Trail Run Nationals

September 16, 2018

3925 E. Snowbasin Rd, Ogden, UT, US



Participant Fee

$20 - $50

Thru Feb 28  


Participant Fee

$30 - $55

Mar 1 - Aug 16  


Participant Fee

$35 - $60

Aug 17 - Sep 13  



The XTERRA Trail Run National Championship will return to the beautiful Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah, in 2018. This year’s event is scheduled for September 16, and it will once again attract some of the best trail runners from across the country.

The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals was staged at Snowbasin Resort for the first time in 2011, and it received rave reviews from the runners.

Runners of all ages and skill levels can participate in the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, as there is no qualifying process. Last year, close to 500 trail runners from 30 different states gathered at Snowbasin Resort for the event.

There will be three different courses to accommodate the various levels of runners. A 21-kilometer half-marathon course will serve as the national championship course, but there will also be a 10K and a 5.8K.

Every age-group winner from the 21K course will be awarded a free entry to race at the 2018 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii.

The top five overall males and top five overall females from the 21K course will also receive prize money. Medals and other prizes will also be awarded to the top age-group runners from all three courses.

The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals will be held one day after the XTERRA Pan American Championship off-road triathlon to create the ultimate XTERRA racing weekend. The two events will bring more than 1,000 of the nation’s very best amateur and professional triathletes and trail runners to Northern Utah to battle for the title of XTERRA National Champion.



XTERRA has a race with the perfect distance for the entire family. In addition to the National Championship 21km course there will be 10km and 5.8km trail races.


The best Paul Mitchell stylists in Utah will be onsite giving professional hair cuts in exchange for a $15 (or more) donation to the Challenged Athletes Foundation.  100% of the proceeds benefit CAF.


If you want to learn more about the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, the course at Snowbasin Resort, or anything about trail running in general, the XTERRA University Presented by Paul Mitchell will be the place to be on Saturday.


Join us for an exciting morning of XTERRA racing at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship in Ogden, UT. Amateur and professional runners will be competing for cash and the XTERRA National Trail Running Championship title. We are looking for people who have a few hours to spare to help with the event. We need volunteers for the following times and events. Volunteer Check-In will be at the XTERRA Expo.  All volunteers will receive an XTERRA crew support t-shirt, drinks, and lunch.


XTERRA Trail Running National Championship (21km trail run)
*  Run volunteers will be needed for up 4 hours

What experience or qualifications are required to be an XTERRA volunteer?

  • No experience necessary
  • You must be at least 15 years old, or 12, if accompanied by an adult
  • You must have a willingness and desire to help others
  • You must have a few hours to spare

Please email or call the XTERRA Volunteer Coordinator at  Or just show up at the times posted above and we will find you an exciting spot. Hope to see you there!



*Schedule Tentative


Friday, September 14

Opening Festivities in downtown Ogden @ Ogden’s Amphitheater Park (corner 25th/Grant)


10am-6pm Expo and XTERRA Kids Zone Challenge Stations Open

10am-6pm  Registration and Packet Pick-up (All events – XTERRA Utah Sprint / XTERRA Pan American Championship / XTERRA Trail Run Nationals, 10K and 5.8K)

12-5pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, benefit for the Challenged Athlete Foundation

3:00pm XTERRA Tri and Trail Run Regional Champion Introduction

4pm XTERRA Kids Bike Race (free)

5pm XTERRA Kids Sprint (free)

5-6pm XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Art of XTERRA – with Suzie Snyder and Josiah Middaugh

6:00pm XTERRA Race Briefing (mandatory for Pan American Championship triathletes)


Saturday, September 15

XTERRA TRIATHLON at Snowbasin Resort


6:30am Shuttle operating from Snowbasin to Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir

6:30am Late packet pickup at Snowbasin (no NEW registration)

6:30am T1 open for set-up at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir

6:30am T2 open for Set-up at Snowbasin

6:30am Body marking, timing chip and swim cap distribution at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir

8:20am Last shuttle from Snowbasin to Port Ramp Marina

9:00am XTERRA Pan American Championship Start at Port Ramp Marina (1.5k swim, 29k mtb, 10k trail run)

9:45am XTERRA Utah Start – Sprint Course at Port Ramp Marina (750m swim, 19k mtb, 5.8k trail run)   

10am-2pm Expo area open at Snowbasin – exhibits, food service

10am-3pm Registration and packet pickup for XTERRA Trail Runs – Nationals, 10K and 5.8K

10:30am-2:30pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon – benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation

10:30am XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Trail Running

11:20/11:50am XTERRA Pan American Championship Male/Female Winner Expected

11:30am XTERRA Utah Sprint winner expected at Snowbasin

11:30am Athlete Post-Race meal served in Earl’s Lodge

1:30pm XTERRA Utah Sprint Awards Ceremony

2pm XTERRA Pan American Championship / XTERRA USA Championship / XTERRA Utah Sprint Awards Ceremony at Snowbasin

2:20pm XTERRA Cut-off at T2

6:30pm XTERRA Dinner and After Party @ Hub801 (3525 Riverdale Road, Ogden).  Complimentary entry to XTERRA Pan Am Championship athletes.  XTERRA Utah athletes, friends, family welcome.  Admission $25.

7:30pm XTERRA Pan American/USA Championship introduction of Champions and highlight video


Sunday, September 16

XTERRA TRAIL RUNNING at Snowbasin Resort


7:00-8:00am Late Registration

7:00-8:30am Late packet pick up

8:00am XTERRA Expo open

9:00am XTERRA Trail Running National Championship Half Marathon Start

9:05am XTERRA 5.8km and 10km Trail Run starts

9:00am-2:00pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-Thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation

9:20am/9:40am 5km/10km winners expected

10:06/10:19am Men’s and Women’s National Championship male/female winners expected

11:00am XTERRA Kids Sprint (free)

11:00am XTERRA 5.8km and 10km awards ceremony

11:45am XTERRA National Championship race awards ceremony

12-5:30pm “Blues, Brews and BBQ” – Patio of Earl’s Lodge, free concert – 12:30pm Penrose and 3pm The Weekenders

2:00pm XTERRA Expo closes

After Party in downtown Ogden

6:00pm XTERRA After Party @ Union Grill (315 24th Street, Ogden). No host dinner and drinks.

7pm Video Highlights


The course is a true championship masterpiece.  There is nothing amiss in this perfectly designed thriller, highlighting everything Snowbasin Resort’s terrain has to offer.  If you enjoy gut-wrenching climbs leading to breathtaking views, twisted single track dotted with rock gardens, fast flat sections, and of course, flying effortlessly down rewarding descents, you are in for the race of your life! It hosts the perfect symphony of challenging components to favor the all-around runner.  For those curious about the elevation, the low point hits in at 6,133 feet. High point is just shy of 7,300 feet.  Expect 2,200 feet of climbing.


There will be several aid stations each featuring nutrition and hydration from Gatorade.

5.8k-mile 1,2
10k-mile 1,3,4,5

21k-mile 2,4,5,6,8,10,11.5


Click images for larger versions.

XTERRA Trail Run National Championship Course Map 

21km Elevation Profile

Download Trail Run GPS Files

(Note: If download does start right click or option-click the link and choose “Save As” to download this file.)

Bird’s Eye View of the 10km Trail Run

Note: Google Earth browser plug-in required to view. You will be alerted and given an installation link if your browser does not have the plug-in installed.


Lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on course at all aid stations. Endurance Formula has nearly two times the sodium and three times the potassium of traditional Gatorade. Newly reformulated, it now contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners and a new, lighter flavor.

Prize Information

The fastest runners will be racing for $5,000 in prize money – awarded to the top five men and women as follows: $1,000, $600, $400, $300, $200.  XTERRA will also be crowning national champs in age groups starting at 9 & under, then every five years (ex. 10-14, 15-19, etc…) up to 80+.  Champs win a commemorative long-sleeve winners T and all racers get a short sleeve shirt and goody bag filled with cool swag.

Note: You must be present to receive your awards at the XTERRA Trail Run Nationals. Awards will not be mailed after the event.




















Travel Partners


Lakeside Resort PropertiesThe official host valley property for the XTERRA Pan Am Championship is Lakeside Resort Properties in Huntsville.  They are located on the shores of Pineview Reservoir and are the closest lodging to the venue, Snowbasin.  Amenities include private hot tubs, wi-fi, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer and much more.

Lakeside Resort Properties
6486 E. Highway 39
Huntsville, UT 84317

Holiday Inn Express & Suites OgdenHoliday Inn
2245 South 1200 West Ogden, Utah 84401
1 801.392.5000 – call for “XTERRA rate”.

Courtyard Marriott
247 24th Street Ogden Utah 84401 USACourtyard Marriott
XTERRA rate is available 9/14 thru Mon 9/18.
Call 801-627-1190 and ask for the “XTERRA Athlete rate”.
Book Your Room Now through September 9.

Comfort SuitesComfort Suites
2250 South 1200 West, Ogden Utah
801-621-2545 – call for “XTERRA rate”.
Reservations by August 21.


Other options in the valley:
Jefferson Hunt Campgrounds
920 S 7450 E, Huntsville · (801) 745-8738

Magpie Campground
11635 E Highway 39, Huntsville · (801) 745-1765

Preception Camp Ground
12566 E Highway 39, Huntsville · (801) 745-3464

More Ogden area camping spots





Suggested Races

XTERRA Trail Running World Championship - 5/10/21K

Kualoa Ranch
December 02

XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run - 5/10/20K

Beaver Creek
July 22