Beaver Creek Trail Run


XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run

Beaver Creek Mountain

July 16, 2017




Trail runs in Colorado can be a breathtaking experience in more ways than one, and the XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run is no exception. The course offers scenic views while taking runners along 2,400 feet of climbing in the thin Colorado air. It will also count as part of the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series, so 20km runners can earn valuable points toward a series championship.

There will be a 20km, 10K and 5K courses for the whole family to enjoy.

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


The XTERRA Runs at Beaver Creek are adventurous, fun and challenging. From a 5km around Beaver Creek resort to a more challenging 10km or 20km – XTERRA has a challenge just for you.


Distance: 1 mile swim / 25km mountain bike / 9.3km 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. For amateurs, there will be 51 spots into the XTERRA World Championship to be held October 29 in Maui up-for-grabs.


Distance: .5 mile swim / 14.4km mountain bike / 4.9km trail run

The XTERRA Sprint race is a half-distance race run on the same course and day as the championship race. The race is a great opportunity for new competitors, or for those who want a less-demanding XTERRA experience.


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 some of 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 Beaver Creek course. There will be time for Q&A with the pros during each session.

Racing makes you feel good – Paul Mitchell makes you look good! Make a donation to charity and get a professional cut on the spot. No appointment necessary, just come on down. 


Take advantage of a rare opportunity at XTERRA Beaver Creek 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 Beaver Creek. 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] or 808-521-4322.  Hope to see you there!



XTERRA Trail Run

Beaver Creek Resort, Avon, CO, USA

Thursday, July 13 – Avon

5:30-7:30pm    Nottingham Lake open for community swim ($5)

Friday, July 14 – Beaver Creek Village:

2-8pm              Late Registration and Packet Pickup
2-8pm              Expo Open
2-8pm              Expo Open
4pm                  The Brave Athlete Tour: Meet 3x World Champ Lesley Paterson and Sport Psychology expert Dr. Simon Marshall

The Brave Athlete, a new book from Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson, will come to life in Beaver Creek. In this talk Lesley and Simon will help you take control of your brain so you can train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport. Dr. Marshall is a sport psychology expert who trains the brains of elite professional athletes. Paterson is a three-time world champion triathlete and coach. Together, they will talk about the brain training guide they created that draws from both clinical science and real-world experience with athletes. And, your chance to buy a book and get it signed!

5-6pm              XTERRA University and Triathlon Race Briefing, presented by Paul Mitchell – hosted by Josiah Middaugh and Julie Dibens.

Saturday, July 15 – Beaver Creek Village/Nottingham Lake:                 

6-7:30am         Late Packet Pickup
6:30-8am         Transition Area Set-up (setup T2 first at Beaver Creek.  Then bike to T1 or drive to T1 parking and setup).
6:30-8am         Body Marking at Nottingham Lake, Avon
7:30am            T2 Closed for Sprint Athletes
8:00am            T2 Closed for Full Course Athletes
8:00am            XTERRA Sprint Pre-race Briefing
8:05 am           XTERRA Sprint Swim Warm-up
8:15 am           XTERRA Sprint Race Start at Nottingham Lake
8:40am            XTERRA Full Course Pre-race Briefing
8:50am            XTERRA Full Course Swim Warm-up
9:00 am           XTERRA Full Course Race Start (waves TBD) at Nottingham Lake
9:30-2pm         XTERRA Expo Open at Beaver Creek Resort
9:30-2pm         XTERRA Trail Run Registration/Packet Pickup Open
9:45am            First place Sprint Finishers Expected
10am-2pm      Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, benefit for the Challenged Athlete Foundation
11:15am          First XTERRA Full Course Finishers Expected
11:30am          Post Race Barbeque and Party
12:30pm         XTERRA Kids Sprint – free (enter at XTERRA Registration)
1:00pm            T2 Cut-off.
1:00pm            Award Presentations
6:00pm                 After Party – venue TBD

Sunday, July 16 – Beaver Creek Village

7:00-8:00am       XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run Late Registration/Packet Pickup
8:00am-12pm    XTERRA Expo Open
8:00 am              XTERRA 20K Trail Run Start
8:15am               XTERRA 10K Trail Run Start
8:20am               XTERRA 5K Trail Run Start
8am-12pm         Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, benefit for the Challenged Athlete Foundation
9:30am               XTERRA 5K Trail Run Awards Ceremony
10:00am             XTERRA 10K Trail Run Awards Ceremony
10:30am             XTERRA Kids Sprint – free (enter at XTERRA Registration)
11:00am             XTERRA 20K Trail Run Awards Ceremony

Course Info

XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run Course Map


Note: 20km will be two laps of the 10km course.

This year’s XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run will hit the trails for 5K, 10K and 20K runs through aspen glades, along skyways and singletrack, returning to the base of Beaver Creek Village for the post-race party! There is an elevation gain of approximately 700 feet for the 5K, and 1,300 feet for the 10K. It will follow the same trails as the XTERRA Beaver Creek Championship off-road triathlon.

*Sorry strollers and carriers are NOT permitted on the run course.



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 Info

Beaver Creek Mountain Lodging by eastwest

Beaver Creek Mountain Lodging by East West – 15% off for XTERRA Athletes, Friends and Family

  • Convenient locations directly on race course, at start, and finish lines.
  • Full kitchens to cook those powerhouse pre and post race meals.
  • Superior value provided through additional living space and lower rates per room when compared to a hotel.
  • The Club at Allegria Spa, wireless internet, full concierge service, and parking all included.
  • Two night stays let you acclimate to the elevation, check out the local trails, or catch up on some well deserved rest and relaxation.


Suggested Races

XTERRA Pan Am / USA Championship

Ogden / Snowbasin, UT
September 07

XTERRA World Championship

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui
October 27