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XTERRA Colombia Joins 2024 XTERRA Americas Tour

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June 1, 2023

XTERRA, the global leader in off-road triathlon, is pleased to announce the addition of XTERRA Colombia to the 2024 XTERRA Americas Tour.

In partnership with XPORTIVA, a well-respected endurance events production company based in Bogota, the first-ever XTERRA weekend of events in Colombia will be held May 25-26, 2024, in the town of Paipa on the eastern side of the Andes Mountain Range.

“We’re delighted to welcome XPORTIVA to the XTERRA Family," said Steve Andrus, the XTERRA Americas Tour manager. "They have proven their ability to host world-class events and are dedicated to providing participants with an amazing new destination to discover along with a warm XTERRA welcome.”

The inaugural race will combine a 1.5-kilometer swim in Sochagota Lake with a 30K mountain bike and 10K trail run. It will offer $7,500 USD in prize money for professionals, and 28 qualifying spots into the XTERRA World Championship, plus points in the XTERRA Americas Tour for amateurs.

“We are beyond excited to bring such a highly acclaimed international event like XTERRA to Colombia,” said János Kapitány, XPORTIVA CEO. “We believe XTERRA is the ideal event to join our family of races, where we welcome every type of athlete in a safe and familiar environment.”

Paipa, located in the beautiful Boyacá department of central Colombia, is full of history, ancestral culture, local cuisine, and natural beauty. It’s famous for its hot springs and as a place to relax, as well as being the Colombian capital of ecotourism, music, and sports.

“Paipa has a unique geography which is ideal for the preparation and training of high-performance athletes of national and international stature, highlighting the city’s slogan which is, ‘Training here does you well,’” explained Kapitány.

One of the attributes that makes Paipa special and unique to the XTERRA world is its height, since it is located more than 8,000 feet above sea level with spots that approach 10,000-feet. This surpasses the elevation at XTERRA Beaver Creek, which previously boasted the highest starting elevation of any major on the XTERRA World Tour at 7,400-feet.

In addition to the main event, XTERRA Colombia will also offer a 21K trail run that offers qualifying spots into the 2024 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship half-marathon, plus a 10K trail run, 30K mountain bike race, and a variety of kids running events.

“XPORTIVA is a family business made with lots of love, hard work, and passion,” said Manuela Kapitány, the XTERRA Colombia event director who is a triathlete herself. “We are athletes first, and our dream is to host the most amazing XTERRA race for the people of Colombia and around the globe.”

Learn more and register here.  

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Dates
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Location/Winners
Prize Purse
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XTERRA Wellington Festival
Wellington
,
New Zealand
S. Osborne/M. Kennedy
$10,000NZL
Mar 11
XTERRA Rotorua Festival
XTERRA Rotorua Festival
Rotorua
,
New Zealand
J. Moody/M. Kennedy
$10,000NZL
Mar 16-18
XTERRA Oman
XTERRA Oman
Musandam
,
Oman
M. Chane/M. Menditto
$16,000USD
Apr 1-2
XTERRA Australia
XTERRA Australia
Dunsborough
,
Australia
S. Osborne/S. Kingsford
$7,500USD
Apr 15-16
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship
Kenting National Park
,
Taiwan
A. Forissier/A. Paties
$25,000USD
Apr 15-16
XTERRA Puerto Rico
XTERRA Puerto Rico
Fajardo, PR
,
Puerto Rico
A. Plouffe/B. Swicegood
$7,500USD
Apr 22-23
XTERRA Greece Vouliagmeni
XTERRA Greece Vouliagmeni
Vouliagmeni
,
Greece
P. Soukap/E. Ducreux
€7,500
May 13
XTERRA Weston Park
XTERRA Weston Park
Staffordshire
,
United Kingdom
A. Brownlee/E. Orchard
€7,500
May 18-21
XTERRA Oak Mountain
XTERRA Oak Mountain
Pelham, AL
,
United States
A. Serrieres/A. Paties (A. Serrieres/L. Duvoisin)
$15,000 + $5,000 (Short Track)
May 20-21
XTERRA Portugal
XTERRA Portugal
Golegã
,
Portugal
F. Vie/B. Ferreira
€7,500
May 27-28
XTERRA Lake Garda
XTERRA Lake Garda
Toscolano-Maderno
,
Italy
A. Serrières/H. Karásková
€7,500
Jun 10-11
XTERRA European Championship
XTERRA European Championship
Namur
,
Belgium
F. Forissier/L. Duvoisin (A. Forissier/S. Mairhofer)
€25,000 + €5,000 (Short Track)
Jun 17-18
XTERRA Switzerland
XTERRA Switzerland
Vallée de la Brévine
,
Switzerland
A. Forissier/L. Duvoisin
€7,500
Jul 1-2
XTERRA France
XTERRA France
Xonrupt, Vosges
,
France
A. Forissier/S. Mairhofer
€15,000
Jul 8-9
XTERRA Victoria
XTERRA Victoria
Victoria
,
Canada
K. McPherson/C. Drever
$3,000CDN
Jul 14-16
XTERRA Quebec
XTERRA Quebec
Manoir du Lac Delage
,
Canada
K. McPherson/S. Kingsford
$7,500USD
Jul 22-23
XTERRA Lake Scanno
XTERRA Lake Scanno
Lake Scanno
,
Italy
M. Bonacina/C. Wasle
€7,500
Aug 11-13
XTERRA Czech
XTERRA Czech
Prachatice
,
Czech Republic
A. Serrières/S. Billouin (A. Serrières/S. Billouin)
€15,000 + €5,000 (Short Track)
Aug 18-19
XTERRA Germany
XTERRA Germany
Zittau
,
Germany
A. Serrières/A. Paties (A. Serrières/A. Paties)
€15,000 + €5,000 (Short Track)
Aug 25-26
XTERRA USA Championship
XTERRA USA Championship
Avon, CO
,
United States
S. Middaugh/L. Paterson
$25,000USD
Aug 25-26
XTERRA Nouvelle Aquitaine
XTERRA Nouvelle Aquitaine
Moliets-et-Villemartin
,
France
J. Dumas/S. Marnoni
€7,500
Sep 16-17
XTERRA Whistler
XTERRA Whistler
Whistler
,
Canada
N. Killiam/C. Drever
$3,000CAD
Sep 21-24
XTERRA World Championship
XTERRA World Championship
Trentino
,
Italy
€100,000 + €5,000 (Short Track)
Oct 21-22
XTERRA Tahiti
XTERRA Tahiti
Tahiti
,
French Polynesia
$7,500USD

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