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:
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).
Half Marathon qualifiers can race in the Marathon distance under the following exceptions:
Exceptions will be considered for the following reasons:
Requests need to be made by writing email@example.com.
Support your local trail races and get your XTERRA Pass to run at the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship half-or-full marathons at Sugarloaf on October 1! Contact your local race director or race website for details on how many slots are available.
Upcoming XTERRA Pass Races
July 9 - Bradbury Scuffle - Pownal
Aug 13 - Bradbury Mountain Breaker - Pownal
Aug 26 - Firebird Ultra Races - Cumberland
Sep 9 - Megunticook 50K - Camden
Sep 10 - Bradbury Bruiser - Pownal
The trails to Sugarloaf are all around you!
Exceptions Wild Cards: Elites can request slots by submitting proof of road or trail performances to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about qualification, please contact us at email@example.com.