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.

16 April
Panagiotis Bitados/Alizee Paties
21 May
XTERRA Portugal
Arthur Serrieres/Solenne Billouin
4 June
XTERRA Italy - Lake Garda
Arthur Serrieres/Jindriska Zemanova
11 June
XTERRA Belgium
Arthur Serrieres/Marta Menditto
12 June
XTERRA Whistler
Edmond Roy/Katie Button
2 July
XTERRA Short Track France
Panagiotis Bitados/Loanne Duvoisin
3 July
Felix Forissier/Marta Menditto
10 July
XTERRA Victoria
Brent McMahon/Katie Button
16 July
XTERRA USA Championship
Sullivan Middaugh/Lesley Paterson
17 July
XTERRA Italy - Lake Scanno
Maxim Chane/Alizee Paties
6 August
XTERRA Nouvelle-Aquataine
Arthur Serrieres/Juliette Duquesne
13 August
XTERRA European Championship
Arthur Serrieres/Sandra Mairhofer
14 August
XTERRA Short Track Czech
Lukas Kocar/Sandra Mairhofer
19 August
XTERRA Short Track Germany
Felix Forissier/Alizee Paties
20 August
XTERRA Germany
Arthur Serrieres/Sandra Mairhofer
4 September
XTERRA Dominican Republic
Francisco Serrano/Suzie Snyder
1 October
XTERRA World Championship
Arthur Serrieres/Solenne Billouin
2 October
XTERRA Short Track Trentino
Lukas Kocar/Daisy Davies
15 October
XTERRA Sardegna
Roth Jens/Saiu Giulia
22 October
Sam Osborne/Alizee Paties


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