2023 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Starts February 25

Trey Garman
February 14, 2023

The 2023 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour kicks off in just two weeks at the XTERRA Wellington off-road triathlon festival, February 25, on the north island of New Zealand.

The rugged Kiwi coastline event in Kapiti is the first of six stops in the resurgent series that welcomes the return of XTERRA racing to Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Japan, and Tahiti.

New this year, amateur athletes have the opportunity to compete for Asia-Pacific Tour titles using the World Performance Index, the new custom-built XTERRA scoring system that will be used to determine tour champions in all three regions.

The WPI was inspired by ITRA (trail running) and FIS (Skiing) points scoring systems, but built specifically to rank XTERRA athletes at XTERRA races. Athletes must start at least two events in the Asia-Pacific region to be eligible for tour honors. Detailed rules and a complete set of FAQ's can be found on the XTERRA APAC Tour page.

There are five prize paying races for elite athletes on the schedule as well, with $10,000NZL up for grabs at both Wellington and Rotorua, $7,500USD on the line at XTERRA Australia and XTERRA Tahiti, and $25,000USD on offer at the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championships in Taiwan - which is the first of seven stops on the all-new XTERRA World Cup where elites will go head to head for their share of $340,000 in prize money.

In addition, there are more than a dozen opportunities in the region for trail runners to qualify for the XTERRA Trail Run World Championships to be held at Sugarloaf Resort in Maine on October 1, highlighted by the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Trail Run Championships in Kenting, TWN.

Read here for a full preview of the 2023 APAC Tour, including dates, locations and what makes each race a must-race.

2023 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Schedule

Date - Race (Location)

Feb 25 - XTERRA Wellington Festival (New Zealand)

Mar 11 - XTERRA Rotorua Festival (New Zealand)

Apr 01 - XTERRA Australia (Dunsborough, WA)

Apr 15 - XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship (Kenting, TWN)

Sep 15 - XTERRA Japan (Marunuma)

Oct 21 - XTERRA Tahiti (Moorea)

25 February
XTERRA Wellington Festival
New Zealand
11 March
XTERRA Rotorua Festival
New Zealand
18 March
Musandam, Oman
2 April
XTERRA Australia
Dunsborough, WA
15 April
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship
Kenting, Taiwan
22 April
Vouliagmeni, Greece
13 May
XTERRA Weston Park
Shropshire, Great Britian
20 May
XTERRA Portugal
Golega, Portugal
20 May
XTERRA Oak Mountain
Alabama, USA
27 May
XTERRA Lake Garda
Toscolano, Italy
10 June
XTERRA European Championship
Namur, Belgium
11 June
XTERRA Belgium Short Track
Namur, Belgium
2 July
Xonrupt, France
9 July
XTERRA Victoria
British Columbia, Canada
23 July
XTERRA Lake Scanno
L'Aquila, Italy
12 August
Prachatice, Czech Republic
13 August
XTERRA Czech Short Track
Prachatice, Czech Republic
18 August
XTERRA Germany Short Track
Zittau, Germany
19 August
XTERRA Germany
Zittau, Germany
26 August
XTERRA Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Mouliets, France
26 August
XTERRA USA Championship
Avon, Colorada, USA
3 September
XTERRA Dominican Republic
Coson Bay, Dominican Republic
17 September
XTERRA Whistler
British Vancouver, Canada
23 September
XTERRA World Championship
Trentino, Italy
24 September
XTERRA Trentino Short Track
Trentino, Italy
21 October
Moorea, Frech Polynesia


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