Announcement

XTERRA Launches New World Cup Series for 2023

Trey Garman
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January 9, 2023

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 elite@xterraplanet.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.

2023 XTERRA ELITE SERIES RESULTS & UPCOMING RACES
Date
Event
Location/Winners
25 February
XTERRA Wellington Festival
New Zealand
11 March
XTERRA Rotorua Festival
New Zealand
18 March
XTERRA Oman
Musandam, Oman
2 April
XTERRA Australia
Dunsborough, WA
15 April
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship
Kenting, Taiwan
22 April
XTERRA Greece
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
XTERRA France
Xonrupt, France
9 July
XTERRA Victoria
British Columbia, Canada
23 July
XTERRA Lake Scanno
L'Aquila, Italy
12 August
XTERRA Czech
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
XTERRA Tahiti
Moorea, Frech Polynesia

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