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The rules are simple. Amateur athletes can compete in as many events as they want and at the end of the season the athlete with the most points in each region by division wins.
The more you race, the more points you collect and the more likely you are to win a Regional Championship. Enter as many races as you want and score points by finishing in the top 15 of your age group.
You must race ONE XTERRA event in your region of residence and TWO XTERRA events total (second race can be from any region) to be eligible for XTERRA Regional Championship honors.
The athlete with the most points ‐ by gender, by age group, and by region of residence ‐ earns the title of XTERRA Regional Champion, exclusive apparel identifying them as the champ, and a qualifying spot into the XTERRA World Championship race to be held Oct. 28, 2018 in Kapalua, Maui. No deferrals.
May 19, 2018 – XTERRA Oak Mountain State Park – Pelham, Shelby County, Alabama (100 Points + 51 Maui Slots)
July 21, 2018 – XTERRA Beaver Creek – Beaver Creek, Colorado (100 Points + 51 Maui Slots)
It is not necessary to qualify, nor be an American, to race at the XTERRA USA Championship, which will double as the XTERRA Pan American Championship on September 15 at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah.
In Utah, the top American finisher in each age group will be honored as the XTERRA USA Champion.
The top overall finisher in each age group, regardless of nationality, will be named the XTERRA Pan America Champion. See XTERRA Pan America Tour details at www.xterrapanam.com.
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Step 1: Identify your XTERRA Region ‐ as determined by the location of your primary residence at the time of your first race in the 2018 season.
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C.
Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky
South Central: (SC)
Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas
Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska
California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Pacific Territories
Step 2: Identify your Age Group – How old you are on December 31, 2018 determines your age group.
We have divisions for men and women; 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+ and Physically Challenged.
At the discretion of the race director athletes with an XTERRA age under 15 may participate, but they will not earn XAT Points.
Step 3: Race and Score -Enter as many races as you want and score points by finishing in the top 15 of your age group.
There are two 100‐point scale “Gold” races (Oak Mtn and Beaver Creek) and the remainder are 75-point scale “Silver” races.
Find the most current schedule of events on our race finder.
Step 4: Minimums – You must race one XTERRA event in your region of residence and two XTERRA events total (second race can be from any region) to be eligible for XTERRA Regional Championship honors.
Points awarded at the 2018 XTERRA America Tour Races
(GOLD) 100-point scale allocation: 1=100, 2=90, 3=82 4=75, 5=69, 6=63, 7th=58, 8th=53, 9th=49, 10th=45, 11th=41, 12th=37, 13th=34, 14th=31, 15th=28
(SILVER) 75-point scale allocation: 1=75, 2=67, 3=61 4=56, 5=51, 6=47, 7th=43, 8th=39, 9th=36, 10th=33, 11th=30, 12th=27, 13th=25, 14th=23, 15th=21
Note: Points are not offered at XTERRA Sprint/Short Courses or Xticer races
Step 5: Most Points Win ‐ The athlete with the most points ‐ by gender, by age group, and by region of residence earns the title of XTERRA Regional Champion, and a qualifying spot into the XTERRA World Championship race to be held Oct. 28, 2018 in Kapalua, Maui.
Roll downs will be permitted in instances where the regional champion has already qualified and registered to race at XTERRA Worlds.
There are no deferrals.
2018 XTERRA USA Championship: It is not necessary to qualify, nor be an American, to race at the XTERRA USA Championship, which will double as the XTERRA Pan America Championship on September 15 at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah.
In Utah, the top American finisher in each age group will be honored as the XTERRA USA Champion. The top overall finisher in each age group, regardless of nationality, will be named the XTERRA Pan America Champion.
XTERRA follows the Swimming Conduct rules for Wetsuit and Speedsuit Use established by the USA Triathlon at all XTERRA World Tour events, and the XTERRA World Championship.
Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council. The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite athletes at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater. Any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.
XTERRA World Championship: Wetsuits ARE NOT allowed for pro or amateur athletes racing in Maui. Speedsuits or skin suits ARE permitted. View list of permitted speedsuits.
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