There are several ways to qualify to race at XTERRA Worlds:
1. Win your division at ANY 2022 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Event:
* Slots for XTERRA World Championship 2022 or 2023
** Slots for XTERRA World Championship 2023
2. Finish in a qualifying spot at a 2022 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Event. There are additional qualifying spots at Gold events in Brazil, Lake Garda, France, Lake Scanno, the USA Championship in Colorado, European Championship in Czech, and Germany as follows:
NOTE: At all races, an extra qualifying spot will also be added to every division that has 10 or more racers on the starting line. For example, if there are 11 racers in any division at a Silver event, the top TWO will earn qualifying spots. If there are 20 racers, the top THREE qualify. For Gold events, as an example, if there are 11 racers in the men’s 35-39 division, the top FOUR qualify. *DNS will not be counted toward age group totals.
3. Receive a ROLL-DOWN spot from a 2022 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Event.
- Initial qualifiers have two weeks to confirm and pay for their slot after their race. If they don’t take their slot, it will roll down to the next person in their division, who will also have two weeks to confirm and pay. This process repeats down to the top 5 eligible athletes in each division at Silver races, and the top 10 in each division at Gold races. Slots may roll further at the discretion of XTERRA officials to account for slot winners who previously qualified and are already registered.
4. The reigning 2021 XTERRA World Champions automatically qualify so they can defend their title in Trentino. The 2022 Champs will be invited to the 2023 World Championship.
5. Legacy slots will be awarded to XTERRA athletes who have raced more than 15 events over the last five seasons, or, raced in 15 or more past XTERRA World Championship races. If you meet either requirement, email email@example.com to request a legacy slot.
6. Physically challenged athletes are required to compete in at least one XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series race then request an entry by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Athletes may apply for one of the following exemptions (not guaranteed, on case-by-case basis):
Physically Challenged athletes must race one XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series race and then request an entry by emailing email@example.com.
Elite athletes must race one XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series race and then request an entry by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elites who finished in the top 10 at the 2021 XTERRA World Championship receive complimentary entry into 2022 Worlds. The top 10 in 2022 will earn comp entry to 2023.
Elites who win a 2022 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series event offering at least $7,500 in prize money will earn 50% off entry into XTERRA Worlds.
Learn more about XTERRA elite racing eligibility on our elite racing information page.
We recommend athletes do not book travel until registration is confirmed.
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