2023 XTERRA World Championship Set for Sept. 23

Trey Garman
November 9, 2022

The 2023 XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon will return to Trentino, Italy for the second straight year on Saturday, September 23, at Lake Molveno.

The new date, one week earlier than in 2022, comes almost exactly a month after the XTERRA USA Championship, where 58 slots will be available for the 2023 World Championship race in Molveno.

"The team is already hard at work and have some great improvements in the pipeline for the second edition of the World Championship in Molveno,” said J-D Cousens, XTERRA VP of Operations & Global Marketing. “Our return to Molveno also means we'll have the pleasure of enjoying the incredible hospitality that our local partners from Trentino and Dolomiti Paganella provide for our athletes, their families, and the spectators."

2022 was the first year XTERRA Worlds had been held outside the Hawaiian island of Maui, and the event was lauded by competitors as one of the most epic of all-time.

“It’s beautiful, magical, and has everything XTERRA needs - a crystal clear lake, vast mountains with smooth tracks, and a forest with incredible trails to run in,” exclaimed Georgia Grobler, who won the women’s 25-29 division. 

“Plus, the food and coffee are incredible, the Italians are friendly and happy to have us, and you can take the bike lifts up the Dolomites and ride the single tracks down. I had the best time.”

While Grobler and her fellow age group XTERRA World Champions earned the right to return to defend their titles in Trentino last October, all others will need to qualify anew. Luckily, there are 40 events in 20 countries across the 2023 XTERRA World Tour offering qualifying spots to the top amateurs in each division. 

The season starts at XTERRA South Africa on January 21, one of several new or returning events to the XTERRA Global event landscape in 2023. Other new or refreshed races include XTERRA Australia in Dunsborough, XTERRA Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, XTERRA Weston Park in the UK, XTERRA New Jersey just an hour outside of New York City, and XTERRA Oak Mountain in Shelby County, Alabama.

To see the the full list of qualifying races, visit the 2023 World Tour page.

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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