Rules

XTERRA World Championship Qualification

Please note: These criteria and rules apply to qualification for the 2023 XTERRA World Championship in Trentino, Italy.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR XTERRA WORLDS

There are several ways to qualify to race at XTERRA Worlds:

1. Win your division at ANY 2023 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Event:

Qualifying events for 2023 World Championship
DATES
EVENT
LOCATION
COUNTRY
WC SLOTS
XTERRA South Africa
XTERRA South Africa
EMEA
Elgin Valley, Western Cape
,
South Africa
South Africa
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Wellington Festival
XTERRA Wellington Festival
APAC
Queen Elizabeth Park
,
New Zealand
New Zealand
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Iceman
XTERRA Iceman
PANAM
Lake Pleasant, AZ
,
United States
United States
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Rotorua Festival
XTERRA Rotorua Festival
APAC
Rotorua
,
New Zealand
New Zealand
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Malta
XTERRA Malta
EMEA
Majjistral Nature Reserve
,
Malta
Malta
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Argentina
XTERRA Argentina
PANAM
San Juan
,
Argentina
Argentina
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Australia
XTERRA Australia
APAC
Dunsborough
,
Australia
Australia
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship
APAC
Kenting National Park
,
Taiwan
Taiwan
58
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Puerto Rico
XTERRA Puerto Rico
PANAM
Fajardo
,
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Greece
XTERRA Greece
EMEA
Vouliagmeni
,
Greece
Greece
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA ATX
XTERRA ATX
PANAM
Austin, Texas
,
United States
United States
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Brazil
XTERRA Brazil
PANAM
Ilhabela
,
Brazil
Brazil
58
World Championship Slots
XTERRA New Jersey
XTERRA New Jersey
PANAM
New Jersey
,
United States
United States
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Weston Park
XTERRA Weston Park
EMEA
Staffordshire
,
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Oak Mountain
XTERRA Oak Mountain
PANAM
Oak Mtn. State Park
,
United States
United States
58
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Nenouekogen
XTERRA Nenouekogen
APAC
Gifu
,
Japan
Japan
0
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Portugal
XTERRA Portugal
EMEA
Golegã
,
Portugal
Portugal
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Lake Garda
XTERRA Lake Garda
EMEA
Toscolano-Maderno, Lake Garda
,
Italy
Italy
58
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Belgium
XTERRA Belgium
EMEA
Namur
,
Belgium
Belgium
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Cameron Park
XTERRA Cameron Park
PANAM
Waco, Texas
,
United States
United States
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Lory
XTERRA Lory
PANAM
Fort Collins, Colorado
,
United States
United States
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Bromont
XTERRA Bromont
PANAM
Plage Lac Bromont
,
Canada
Canada
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Switzerland
XTERRA Switzerland
EMEA
Vallee de Joux
,
Switzerland
Switzerland
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA France
XTERRA France
EMEA
Xonrupt, Vosges
,
France
France
58
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Magnolia Hill
XTERRA Magnolia Hill
PANAM
Magnolia Hill Ranch
,
United States
United States
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Victoria
XTERRA Victoria
PANAM
Victoria
,
Canada
Canada
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA EX2
XTERRA EX2
PANAM
Rocky Gap State Park
,
United States
United States
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Quebec
XTERRA Quebec
PANAM
Manoir du Lac Delage
,
Canada
Canada
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Conquer the Crater
XTERRA Conquer the Crater
PANAM
Greater Sudbury, Ontario
,
Canada
Canada
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA DINO Northern Indiana
XTERRA DINO Northern Indiana
PANAM
North Liberty, Indiana
,
United States
United States
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Lake Scanno
XTERRA Lake Scanno
EMEA
Lake Scanno
,
Italy
Italy
58
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Super-Besse
XTERRA Super-Besse
EMEA
Lac des Hermines
,
France
France
28
World Championship Slots
Qualifying events for 2023 or 2024 World Championship
DATES
EVENT
LOCATION
COUNTRY
WC SLOTS
XTERRA Portland
XTERRA Portland
PANAM
Gaston, OR
,
United States
United States
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Ardennes
XTERRA Ardennes
EMEA
Lac de la Gileppe
,
Belgium
Belgium
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Czech
XTERRA Czech
EMEA
Prachatice, Czech Republic
,
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
58
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Germany
XTERRA Germany
EMEA
Naturpark Zittauer Gebirge
,
Germany
Germany
58
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Sleeping Giant
XTERRA Sleeping Giant
PANAM
Thunder Bay, ON
,
Canada
Canada
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA USA Championship
XTERRA USA Championship
PANAM
Beaver Creek, Avon, CO
,
United States
United States
58
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Nouvelle Aquitaine
XTERRA Nouvelle Aquitaine
EMEA
Moliets-et-Villemartin, Nouvelle Aquitaine
,
France
France
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Tremblant
XTERRA Tremblant
PANAM
Domaine St-Bernard
,
Canada
Canada
28
World Championship Slots
Qualifying events for 2024 World Championship
DATES
EVENT
LOCATION
COUNTRY
WC SLOTS
XTERRA Sumava
XTERRA Sumava
EMEA
Sumava
,
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Dominican Republic
XTERRA Dominican Republic
PANAM
Dominican Republic
,
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Gaspesia
XTERRA Gaspesia
PANAM
Géoparc Mondial UNESCO de Percé
,
Canada
Canada
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Lake Tahoe
XTERRA Lake Tahoe
PANAM
Lake Tahoe
,
United States
United States
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Japan
XTERRA Japan
APAC
Marunuma
,
Japan
Japan
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Netherlands
XTERRA Netherlands
EMEA
Ameland Island, Netherlands
,
Netherlands
Netherlands
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Whistler
XTERRA Whistler
PANAM
Whistler
,
Canada
Canada
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Laguna Beach
XTERRA Laguna Beach
PANAM
Laguna Beach, CA
,
United States
United States
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Sardegna
XTERRA Sardegna
EMEA
Castiadas
,
Italy
Italy
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Tahiti
XTERRA Tahiti
APAC
Tahiti - Moorea
,
French Polynesia
French Polynesia
28
World Championship Slots
XTERRA Chile
XTERRA Chile
PANAM
Lake Vichuquén
,
Chile
Chile
28
World Championship Slots

2. Finish in a qualifying spot at a 2023 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Event. There are additional qualifying spots at Gold events in Brazil, Taiwan, Lake Garda, France, Lake Scanno, the USA Championship in Colorado, Czech Republic, and Germany as follows:

Minimum Slots Men & Women
Note: The number of slots indicated apply equally to male and female divisions
Division
Slots (Gold Events - 58 slots)
Slots (Silver Events - 28 slots)
15 - 19
1
1
20 - 24
2
1
25 - 29
2
1
30 - 34
3
1
35 - 39
3
1
40 - 44
3
1
45 - 49
3
1
50 - 54
3
1
55 - 59
2
1
60 - 64
2
1
65 - 69
2
1
70 - 74
1
1
75 - 79
1
1
80+
1
1

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 2023 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 3 eligible athletes in each division at Silver races, and the top 5 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 2022 XTERRA World Champions automatically qualify so they can defend their title in Trentino.  The 2023 Champs will be invited to the 2024 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 entries@xterraplanet.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 entries@xterraplanet.com.

7. Athletes may apply for one of the following exemptions (not guaranteed, on case-by-case basis):

  • Geographic Exemption: If you live more than 500 miles away from a qualifying event.
  • Media/Influencers: Accredited journalists and influencers with a letter of assignment and/or verified reach, and proven athletic ability.
  • Discretionary: The XTERRA World Championship committee will consider unique appeals on a case-by-case basis. To make a case for a qualifying spot, email entries@xterraplanet.com with a detailed explanation in English or French.

NOTES

  • The Italian Triathlon Federation does not allow athletes under 18 to compete. Only athletes 18 or older by December 31, 2023, are eligible to race at XTERRA Worlds.
  • If you’re an athlete who qualified at a 2022 event for 2023 Worlds, and have not yet received a registration link and code, email entries@xterraplanet.com.
  • Athletes who qualify for events taking place between August 1st, 2023 and August 31st, 2023, can accept and pay for a slot into the 2023 OR 2024 XTERRA World Championship (not both).  Events taking place after August 31st award slots only to the 2024 XTERRA World Championship.

PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED ATHLETES

Physically Challenged athletes must race one XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series race and then request an entry by emailing entries@xterraplanet.com.

ELITE/PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES

Elite athletes must race one XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series race and then request an entry by emailing elite@xterraplanet.com.

Elites who finished in the top 10 at the 2022 XTERRA World Championship receive complimentary entry into 2023 Worlds. The top 10 in 2023 will earn comp entry to 2024.

Elites who win a 2023 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series event offering at least $7,500 in prize money will earn 50% off entry into XTERRA Worlds.

Geographic and injury exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Email requests to elite@xterraplanet.com.

Learn more about XTERRA elite racing eligibility on our elite racing information page.

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