Rules

XTERRA Trail Run World Championship Qualification

Qualifying spots into the 2023 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship half and full marathon races will be awarded to the top finishing individual runners and teams at each event on the XTERRA Trail Run World Series as follows:

Half Marathon Distance Races:
Division
Men (58 total)
Women (58 total)
15 - 19
2
2
20 - 24
4
4
25 - 29
4
4
30 - 34
6
6
35 - 39
6
6
40 - 44
6
6
45 - 49
6
6
50 - 54
6
6
55 - 59
4
4
60 - 64
4
4
65 - 69
4
4
70 - 74
2
2
75 - 79
2
2
80+
2
2
Marathon Distance Races:
Division
Men (58 total)
Women (58 total)
15 - 19
2
2
20 - 24
4
4
25 - 29
4
4
30 - 34
6
6
35 - 39
6
6
40 - 44
6
6
45 - 49
6
6
50 - 54
6
6
55 - 59
4
4
60 - 64
4
4
65 - 69
4
4
70 - 74
2
2
75 - 79
2
2
80+
2
2

Note: Slots are only valid for the distance in which they were earned. If you earn a slot at a half marathon race, it qualifies you for the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship half-marathon. If you earn a slot at a marathon, it qualifies you for the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship marathon.

Age Group Classification – Your age on December 31, 2023 will determine your age group division.

Divisions for men and women: <19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+, and Physically Challenged.  

Physically Challenged (PC) Athletes:

- Physically Challenged athletes may choose to compete in the XTERRA Physically Challenged male/female division or in the XTERRA age group divisions. PC athletes must choose whether to race in the PC or age group division at their first race of the season and remain in that category for the remainder of the year.

- There are no PC age group divisions (<19, 20-24, etc.…) or disability categories (PT1, PT2, etc.…)

- All PC athletes who race at least once during the regular season will earn an XTERRA Trail Run World Championship half-marathon or full-marathon slot (depending on the distance they qualified at).

Exceptions:

Exceptions will be considered for the following reasons:

  • No desired distance format is available in a radius of 500km.
    Example : If an athlete wishes to win a slot for the marathon distance but only a half-marathon is available within 500km of his home, the athlete can request to change the slot to marathon IF the runner finishes in the top 30 of the athlete’s completed half-marathon race.
  • The top 3 men and women overall in half marathon distance races at all events can request to change their slot from half distance to full marathon distance.

Requests need to be made by writing trailrun@xterraplanet.com.

Exceptions Wild Cards: Elites can request slots by submitting proof of performances to trailrun@xterraplanet.com.

Elites men:

  • Less than 2h35 min Marathon time (Within 2 years)
  • Less than 1h15 min Half marathon Time (Within 2 years)
  • Less Than 32 min on 10km
  • Over 775 ITRA score for Men

Elites Women:

  • Less than 2h50 min Marathon time (Within 2 years)
  • Less than 1h25 min Half marathon Time (Within 2 years)
  • Less Then 35 min on 10km
  • Over 650 ITRA score for Women

If you have any questions about qualification, please contact us at trailrun@xterraplanet.com.