Announcement

XTERRA Costa Rica joins 2024 Americas Tour

XTERRA
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August 21, 2023

XTERRA, the global leader in off-road triathlon, is pleased to announce the addition of XTERRA Costa Rica, presented by Coopenae, to the 2024 XTERRA Americas Tour.

The three-day outdoor sports festival will be held August 23-25, 2024, at Las Catalinas, a beautiful car-free beach town in the northwest province on the coast of Guanacaste.

The weekend of events will be produced by Performance Solutions, a Costa Rican events management company led by two-time Olympian and XTERRA veteran, Leonardo Chacon.

“For us, it has always been our dream and our goal to bring XTERRA to Las Catalinas. We think everyone deserves the opportunity to discover this amazing place and the unique experience it provides, and on top of that, it’s a real authentic XTERRA course,” said Chacon, who won the XTERRA USA Championship race in 2013, the very first XTERRA Costa Rica off-road triathlon in 2014, and twice finished in the top five at XTERRA Worlds.

Las Catalinas is just 45 minutes from Liberia International Airport in a resort town with ample accommodations - from luxury hotels to beach front cottages - and boasts more than 20 miles of purpose-built mountain biking trails that weave into the forest hills and along the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Leonardo and his team, who have clearly demonstrated that they have the drive and experience needed to host a world-class XTERRA weekend at a truly dream-worthy destination,” said Steve Andrus, XTERRA Americas Tour manager.

The main event starts with a 1.5-kilometer swim in the warm and calm waters at Playa Danta, a protected bay, follows with a 30K mountain bike course filled with single track trails in the forest reserve surrounding the town, and finishes with a 10K trail run along the coast and across stretches of white-sand beaches before finishing on the cobblestone streets in the city center.

It will offer $7,500 USD in prize money for professionals, and 28 qualifying spots into the 2024 or 2025 XTERRA World Championship, plus points in the XTERRA Americas Tour for amateurs.

“It’s an excellent venue for an XTERRA with miles and miles of well-built single track trails on the ocean,” said Josiah Middaugh, the 2015 XTERRA World Champion who took part in the 10th annual Las Catalinas Triathlon earlier this year. “It’s a very unique development that models an Italian village with its architecture, and there is also a 25 meter 4-lane outdoor lap pool on property where Leo trained during his Olympic preparations.”

In addition to the main event, XTERRA Costa Rica will also offer a 30K trail run that will serve as a qualifier into the 2024 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship half-marathon, plus 5K and 14K trail runs, a variety of popular open-water swims, kids’ races, and live music all weekend long.

Learn more and register here and watch the preview video here.

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Location/Winners
Prize Purse
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,
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XTERRA Rotorua Festival
Rotorua
,
New Zealand
J. Moody/M. Kennedy
$10,000NZL
Mar 16-18
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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
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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
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XTERRA Germany
Zittau
,
Germany
A. Serrières/A. Paties (A. Serrières/A. Paties)
€15,000 + €5,000 (Short Track)
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XTERRA USA Championship
Avon, CO
,
United States
S. Middaugh/L. Paterson
$25,000USD
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XTERRA Nouvelle Aquitaine
Moliets-et-Villemartin
,
France
J. Dumas/S. Marnoni
€7,500
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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
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Tahiti
,
French Polynesia
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