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).
Exceptions will be considered for the following reasons:
Requests need to be made by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exceptions Wild Cards: Elites can request slots by submitting proof of performances to email@example.com.
If you have any questions about qualification, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.