New XTERRA Trail Run World Series set for 2023

Trey Garman
September 24, 2022

September 12, 2022 - XTERRA is introducing an all-inclusive Trail Run World Series featuring more than 30 events across 20 countries on five continents in 2023.

The new series unifies XTERRA Trail Runs worldwide, awards points to all runners at each race, and has its own custom-built global ranking system.

“Having all our trail runs around the world under one umbrella provides us the opportunity to connect our running community like never before,” said Landry Benoit, XTERRA Asia-Pacific technical director.

The XTERRA Trail Run World Series will incorporate marathon (35-to-60km) and half-marathon (15-to-34km) distances and award national, regional, and world championship recognition to individuals and teams at the 2023 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship.

The team competition, dubbed the “Racing Duo” category, awards points to teams of two people who run (and finish) together. There will also be segment challenges for both individuals and racing duos that award additional points to runners who set the fastest times during various portions of each race including best climb, fastest downhill, and quickest sprinter.

“The rules are quite simple, and the inclusive points system and rankings, new segment challenges, and unique team competition category will be fun to run in and attractive to all athletes, not just the elites,” added Landry.

Everything is scored and put into the global ranking system where individual and racing duos can view their ranking regionally and worldwide, and sort standings by rank, age, and gender to compare themselves to other XTERRA runners across the globe.

In addition, a wealth of qualifying spots into the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship will be available to runners in each division at each race. Select events will also offer prize money to the top male and female finishers.

“This Series is for every runner who runs to explore, who thrives on dirt, hills, and fresh air, embraces personal challenge, and never stops asking what’s around the next corner. It’s a Series for every trail runner, amateur to elite, young and old, the sprinters, the scramblers, the climbers, and the crawlers,” said Emily McIlvaine, XTERRA Americas Event Coordinator.

The best part of the new XTERRA Trail Run World Series is the trails themselves, all bucket-list destinations that embody the spirit of discovery that drives the trail running community.

“Differing from other elite-focused trail running series, the XTERRA Trail Run World Series mixes travel and trail to deliver a running experience like no other to beginner, intermediate, and experienced trail runners alike,” said J-D Cousens, XTERRA VP of Operations & Global Marketing.

The Series starts retroactively from January 2022 to runners who competed in a certified XTERRA half-or-full marathon event.   

Learn more at

Helpful Links:

Schedule of Events

How to Qualify for Worlds

Facebook 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


For news, event updates, stories and more.

Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later..