Oak Mountain Trail Run


XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Run

Oak Mountain State Park

May 21, 2017




The XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Runs truly has something for everyone. Long-distance runners can choose to race on a half-marathon (20K) course. Others can opt to participate in the 10K and 5K races. All three courses will take place on the award-winning trails at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama. Trail Runner magazine ranked Oak Mountain as one of the top 25 “Crown Jewels” of running trails across America in 2011.
All age-group winners for the 20K will receive a free entry to the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship in Hawaii in December. It will also serve as the season finale for the XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series.

Note: Event t-shirts are guaranteed for all athletes registering by April 30. Walk-ups and registrations after May 1 are not guaranteed a t-shirt. You must be present to receive awards.



Celebrate the healthy, active, outdoors lifestyle with XTERRA while enjoying the great nature trails at Oak Mountain State Park. Take a stroll in the XTERRA 5km run/walk or lace ’em up for the 10km or 20km distance trail runs.



Distance: 1.5km swim / 30km mountain bike / 10km trail run

The race will serve as a qualifier for the 2017 XTERRA World Championship, a gold level XTERRA Pan American Tour stop and a 100-point level XTERRA America Tour championship race.

The event will feature $15,000 USD in prize money for elite athletes, who will compete over a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run. For amateurs, there will be 51 spots into the XTERRA World Championship to be held October 29 in Maui up-for-grabs.



Distance: 750m swim / 13km mountain bike / 5km trail run

XTERRA Sprint is a shorter distance race with a 750 meter swim, 13K mountain bike and a 5K trail run. Athletes can compete in the XTERRA Sprint race as a team or individual. This race is ideal for newcomers and for people seeking a less-demanding XTERRA experience.



Distance: 200m swim / 10K mountain bike / 2K trail run

XTERRA Xticer races are the perfect introduction to XTERRA.



Get ready to XTERRA with the sport’s best. XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell, offers competitors a chance to take in last-minute advice and pointers from the best off-road multisport athletes in the sport.

The FREE sessions target improved swimming, biking and trail running techniques plus dealing with the specifics of the Pelham course. There will be time for Q & A with the pros during each session. All classes will be held at the race compound at Oak Mountain.


Paul Mitchell has long put the “Style” in Lifestyle Sports and have been a loyal sponsor of XTERRA for more than a decade.  Simply put, the stylists are cool, and with shirts that sport their motto “giving back is the new black” these professionals create the most magnificent cuts for the XTERRA Tribe during our major events.

At the XTERRA Oak Mountain Championship racers, family, friends and spectators will have two chances to get their hair cut by Paul Mitchell stylists.

In exchange for a $15 donation to the non-profit Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) – the official charity of the Paul Mitchell hair-cut-a-thon – you can get your do done right!  The CAF was founded to help physically challenged athletes reach their athletic goals.  Give back, get styled, Live More.



Take advantage of a rare opportunity at XTERRA Oak Mountain to get a race shot of yourself captured by XTERRA staff photographer extraordinaire Jesse Peters. It’s the first-time ever Jesse has made his XTERRA images available for sale to the public, and you can get a digital download for $5 (lots of other options too).


Join us for an exciting morning of XTERRA racing at XTERRA Oak Mountain. We are looking for people who have a few hours to spare to help with the event. Volunteer Check-In will be at the XTERRA Expo.  All volunteers will receive an XTERRA crew support t-shirt, drinks, and lunch.

If interested please email or call the XTERRA Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer [at] xterraplanet.com or 808-521-4322.  Hope to see you there!



XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Run

Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL, USA

Thursday, May 18

9:00a MTB Full course pre-ride with race organizer – open to all

Friday, May 19:

2:00-6:00pm Registration and Packet Pickup – all events - Photo I.D. and USAT Membership card required for triathlon registration
3:00pm XTERRA Elite, Lesley Paterson, introduces her new book “The Brave Athlete – Calm the F**k down and Rise to the Occasion”
4:00pm XTERRA University and Race Briefing, presented by Paul Mitchell

Saturday, May 20

6:30am Transition open for set-up and body marking
6:30-8am Late Packet Pickup for Xticer, Sprint and Championship races
Photo I.D. and USAT Membership card required for triathlon registration
8:00am Xticer Start (200m swim, 10K MTB, 2K trail run)
8:10am XTERRA Sprint Start (750m swim, 15K MTB, 4.5K trail run)
8:20am XTERRA Oak Mountain Full Course Start
(1.5K swim, 30K MTB, 10K trail run)
8:45am Xticer finisher expected
9:00am-1pm XTERRA Expo Open/Trail Run Registration and Packet Pickup
9am – 1pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation
9:15/9:30am XTERRA Sprint male/female winner expected
10:40/10:50am XTERRA Oak Mountain Full Course male/female winner expected
12pm XTERRA Xticer, Sprint and Full Course Ceremony
12:30pm Cutoff at T2
1:30pm Cutoff for 2nd lap of the championship run
6pm++ After Party – Margarita Grill, Pelham

Sunday, May 21:

6:30-7:30am XTERRA Trail Runs/Walk Packet Pickup and Late Registration

8:00am-1:00pm XTERRA Expo Open
8:00am XTERRA Oak Mountain 5K Trail Run/Walk Start
8:10am XTERRA Oak Mountain 10K Trail Run Start
8:20am XTERRA Oak Mountain 20K Trail Run Start
(points awarded in the XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series)
9:00am-12:00pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon benefit for The Challenged Athlete Foundation
10:30am XTERRA 5K/10K Trail Run Awards Ceremony
11:00am XTERRA 20K Trail Run Awards Ceremony

Park entry fees: $5 Adult/$2 children 4-11 and Seniors 62+

Course Information

5km course is one loop around the lake. The 20km half-marathon will be two laps of the 10km course.

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Awards will be given to the top three in each age-group division. You must be present to receive your awards. Awards will not be mailed after the event.


Hotel Information

Comfort Suites Comfort Suites
2235 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124

Athlete rate is $65/night plus tax.

Call 1-205-982-1999 and ask for the XTERRA rate.


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XTERRA World Championship

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