In 2023, for the first-time in XTERRA off-road triathlon history, the most compelling World Tour events from the EMEA, Americas, and Asia-Pacific regions will unite to create a premier series of events that will award roughly $350,000 to XTERRA’s fastest professional athletes.
The seven-stop, 12-race XTERRA World Cup kicks off April 15, 2023 at the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship in Kenting, Taiwan, and culminates September 23-24 at the XTERRA World Championships in Trentino, Italy.
In addition to seven traditional full-distance events that combine a 1.5-kilometer swim with approximately 30km of mountain biking and 10km of trail running, there are five fast and furious XTERRA Short Track races on the schedule that will be streamed live.
Round two of the XTERRA World Cup will take place at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL (May 20-21), rounds 3-thru-5 are in the EU with the XTERRA European Championship in Namur, Belgium (June 10-11), followed by XTERRA Czech (August 12-13), and XTERRA Germany (August 18-19), and round six heads to the Rockies in Avon, Colorado for the XTERRA USA Championship (August 26).
“The XTERRA World Cup was designed to provide a high aspirational race series for our sports’ biggest stars from across the globe, a series of events where our best athletes can race head-to-head on the most epic courses in the world,” said J-D Cousens, XTERRA VP of Operations & Global Marketing.
To determine XTERRA World Cup Series Champions, elites will add their best four scores from the first six full-distance races with their best three Short Track scores and whatever they get (or don’t get) at the XTERRA World Championship.
“We’re really excited to provide our elites with an opportunity to chase an XTERRA World Cup crown and earn a lot more prize money next year,” said XTERRA Europe technical director, Nico Lebrun. “By being able to drop two scores from the first six races, the schedule provides elites from every region around the world with a variety of options to make the series work for them and be fresh for the ultimate showdown at Worlds in late September.”
To be eligible for the €100.000 XTERRA World Cup Series bonus awarded equally to the top 10 men and women points scorers, elites must start at least two of the three continental championship events which include the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship (April 15 in Kenting, Taiwan), the XTERRA European Championship (June 10 in Namur, Belgium), and/or the XTERRA USA Championship (August 26 in Avon, Colorado, USA).
To learn more and view the points and prize money breakdowns at each round, visit xterraplanet.com/world-cup. Elites interested in racing the series can write email@example.com.
2023 XTERRA WORLD CUP SCHEDULE
As of 12.12.2022
Date - Race (Location) Purse/Points Scale
Apr 15 - XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship (Kenting, TWN) $25,000 / 110
May 20 - XTERRA Oak Mountain (Pelham, AL, USA) $15,000 / 100
May 21 - XTERRA Oak Mountain Short Track (Pelham, AL, USA) $5,000 / 20
June 10 - XTERRA European Championship (Namur, BEL) €25.000 / 110
June 11 - XTERRA Belgium Short Track (Namur, BEL) €5.000 / 20
Aug 12 - XTERRA Czech (Prachatice, CZE) €15.000 / 100
Aug 13 - XTERRA Czech Short Track (Prachatice, CZE) €5.000 / 20
Aug 18 - XTERRA Germany Short Track (Zittau, GER) €5.000 / 20
Aug 19 - XTERRA Germany (Zittau, GER) €15.000 / 100
Aug 26 - XTERRA USA Championship (Avon, CO, USA) $25,000 / 110
Sep 23 - XTERRA World Championship (Trentino, ITA) €100.000 / 120
Sep 24 - XTERRA Trentino Short Track (Trentino, ITA) €5.000 / 20
World Cup Bonus: €100.000
2023 XTERRA ELITE RACE SCHEDULE
In addition to the seven stops on the XTERRA World Cup, there are 29 events across 17 countries offering roughly $500,000 in prize money to elite athletes in 2023.
Date - Race (Location) Purse
Feb 25 - XTERRA Wellington Festival (Wellington, New Zealand) $10,000NZL
Mar 11 - XTERRA Rotorua Festival (Rotorua, New Zealand) $10,000NZL
Mar 18 - XTERRA Oman (Musandam, OMN) $16,000USD
Apr 2 - XTERRA Australia (Dunsborough, WA) $7,500USD
Apr 15 - XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship (Kenting, TWN) $25,000
Apr 16 - XTERRA Puerto Rico $7,500
Apr 22 - XTERRA Greece (Vouliagmeni, GRE) €7.500EUR
May 13 - XTERRA Weston Park (Shropshire, GBR) €7.500EUR
May 20 - XTERRA Portugal (Golega, POR) €7.500EUR
May 20 - XTERRA Oak Mountain (Pelham, AL, USA) $15,000
May 21 - XTERRA Oak Mountain Short Track (Pelham, AL, USA) $5,000
May 27 - XTERRA Lake Garda (Toscolano, ITA) €7.500EUR
June 10 - XTERRA European Championship (Namur, BEL) €25.000
June 11 - XTERRA Belgium Short Track (Namur, BEL) €5.000
July 2 - XTERRA France (Xonrupt, FRA) €15.000EUR
July 9 - XTERRA Victoria (B.C., CAN) $3,000USD
July 16 - XTERRA Quebec (QC, CAN) $7,500USD
July 23 - XTERRA Lake Scanno (L’Aquila, ITA) €7.500EUR
Aug 12 - XTERRA Czech (Prachatice, CZE) €15.000
Aug 13 - XTERRA Czech Short Track (Prachatice, CZE) €5.000
Aug 18 - XTERRA Germany Short Track (Zittau, GER) €5.000
Aug 19 - XTERRA Germany (Zittau, GER) €15.000
Aug 26 - XTERRA Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Mouliets, FRA) €7.500EUR
Aug 26 - XTERRA USA Championship (Avon, CO, USA) $25,000
Sep 17 - XTERRA Whistler (B.C., CAN) $3,000CAD
Sep 23 - XTERRA World Championship (Trentino, ITA) €100.000
Sep 24 - XTERRA Trentino Short Track (Trentino, ITA) €5.000
Oct 21 - XTERRA Tahiti (Moorea) $6,200USD
For more information on XTERRA off-road racing, visit xterraplanet.com.
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