New in ‘23, elite athletes have an opportunity to compete in the XTERRA World Cup, 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.
Find schedule, rules, prize money, and points breakdown for the XTERRA World Cup here.
XTERRA World Cup Elite Entry & Travel Incentives
XTERRA World Cup event organizers will provide complimentary entries to the top 10 athletes in the World Cup rankings. Thus, the top 10 elite men/women at the Asia-Pacific Championship will earn free entry into XTERRA Oak Mountain, the top 10 elite men/women in the World Cup standings after Oak Mountain will earn free entry into the XTERRA European Champs in Belgium, and so on.
In addition, the top 5 ranked traveling-foreign
elite men and women (not from that continent) in the World Performance Index
to commit/pre-register their schedule by February 10, 2023 will secure free entry to those selected events. For example, if you are from the Americas region, and one of the top five foreign elite men or women to commit/pre-register by February 10, 2023, you'll receive free entry to the European and Asia-Pacific World Cup events listed on your schedule. The same applies to European elites racing at US or Asia-Pacific World Cup events; and Asia-Pacific elites racing at US or European World Cup events.
THREE FREE NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION: The top five ranked active elites in the World Performance Index (WPI) and the top five ranked elites in the World Cup standings are ELIGIBLE for three free nights. From this pool, a maximum of 10 athletes will be awarded comp accommodations as follows:
The top five elite men/women at the Asia-Pacific Championship (thus the top five in the World Cup standings) have priority to accept 3 nights free at XTERRA Oak Mountain. If there are rooms remaining (for example, if an athlete in the top five isn’t racing at Oak Mountain) then their spot will roll to the highest ranked elite (must be in top 5 WPI) who is attending Oak Mountain. Deadline to confirm Oak Mountain participation is February 20.
The top five elite men/women in the World Cup standings after Oak Mountain have priority to accept 3 nights free at XTERRA Belgium. If there are rooms remaining (for example, if an athlete in the top five isn’t racing Belgium) then their spot will roll to the highest ranked elite (must be in top 5 WPI) who is attending Belgium. Deadline to confirm Belgium participation is March 10.
The top five elite men/women in the World Cup standings after Belgium have priority to accept 3 nights free at XTERRA Czech, Germany, and the USA Championship. If there are rooms remaining (for example, if an athlete in the top five isn’t racing CZE, GER, USA) then their spot will roll to the highest ranked elite (must be in top 5 WPI) who is attending those events. Deadline to confirm CZE, GER, USA participation is June 16.
RACE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: Athletes interested in receiving comp entries and/or lodging as noted above are required to pre-register by the following deadlines:
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship: February 10, 2023
XTERRA Oak Mountain: February 20, 2023
XTERRA European Championship: March 10, 2023
XTERRA Czech: June 16, 2023
XTERRA Germany: June 16, 2023
XTERRA USA Championship: June 16, 2023
XTERRA World Championship: July 1, 2023
Interested elites should email their planned schedule of events at earliest convenience to email@example.com. Elites should only commit/pre-register for races they will attend.
XTERRA Short Track
All five XTERRA Short Track events are part of the XTERRA World Cup, awarding points and prize money to elite participants. XTERRA Short Track races are free to enter for the 25 men and women selected to participate.
2023 Short Track Races:
XTERRA Oak Mountain Short Track - 21st May
XTERRA Belgium Short Track - 11th June
XTERRA Czech Short Track - 13th August
XTERRA Germany Short Track - 18th August
XTERRA Trentino Short Track - 24th September
Find complete XTERRA Short Track rules and qualification criteria here.