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XTERRA is the premier off-road multisport brand in the European Union with races in 14 countries providing top competition for professionals and amateurs alike. Multiple distances for all abilities and events for the entire family including trail runs and kids races.

ELITE RACING AND AMATEUR QUALIFICATION TO MAUI

Amateur racers have the chance to secure a spot into the 24th annual XTERRA World Championship in Kapalua, Maui at every race. There are 51 qualifying slots awarded at each of the Gold level events in France, Italy-Scanno, Czech and Germany, and 26 slots awarded at the Silver level races in Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Italy-Garda, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Age groupers also have the opportunity to win the XTERRA European Tour title which will qualify them for their choice of the 2019 or 2020 XTERRA World Championship race.  The rules are simple, every race counts and most points wins. 

New this year, elite racers count 50% of their races, plus one. If 15 races on Tour, your best 8 scores count, regardless if gold or silver and must include whatever they score – or don’t score – at the championship race in the Czech Republic.

Click on the links in the navigation bar above to find more race information, the current standings, and complete Tour rules for both amateurs and elites, or download a PDF here:

2019 XTERRA European Tour Rules – For Amateurs / For Elites

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Standings

2019 Amateur Standings

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Schedule

European Tour Schedule

April 21, 2019

XTERRA Greece

Vouliagmeni, GR

Elite Purse: $7500

May 26, 2019

XTERRA Italy Lake Garda

Toscolano-Maderno, BS, IT

Elite Purse: $7500

June 01, 2019

XTERRA Portugal

Golegã, PT

Elite Purse: $7500

June 29, 2019

XTERRA Switzerland

Charbonnières , CH

Elite Purse: $7500

July 21, 2019

XTERRA Italy Lake Scanno

Scanno, AQ, IT

Elite Purse: $15000

August 03, 2019

XTERRA European Championship - Czech Republic

Prachatice, CZ

Elite Purse: $25000

August 11, 2019

XTERRA Poland

Krakow, PL

Elite Purse: $7500

August 17, 2019

XTERRA Germany

Zittau, DE

Elite Purse: $15000

September 01, 2019

XTERRA Luxembourg

Rosport, LU

Elite Purse: $7500

September 14, 2019

XTERRA Netherlands

Ameland, NL

Elite Purse: $7500

October 27, 2019

XTERRA World Championship

Kapalua, HI, US

Elite Purse: $100000

Rules

2019 European Tour Rules

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AMATEUR RULES

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Step 1: Identify your Age Group – How old you are on December 31, 2019 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 (m), 80+ (m), and Physically Challenged. At the discretion of the race director athletes with an XTERRA age under 15 may participate, but they will not earn points.

Step 2: 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 four 100-point scale “Gold” races and the remainder are 75-point scale “Silver” races. The season is from April to September.

Gold:  France, Italy-Scanno, Czech, Germany
Silver:  Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Italy-Garda, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, Netherlands, Luxembourg

Step 3: Must Race Two – Must Race Two – You must race at least two (2) XTERRA events during the season to be named the XTERRA European Tour Champion. There is no limit to how many races you can count.

Step 4: Most Points Win - Every race counts. The athlete with the most points at the end of the season - by gender and age group - earns the title of XTERRA European Tour Champion and a qualifying spot into the 2019 or 2020 XTERRA World Championship race.

Step 5: Tie Breaker - If there is a tie in points, the tie-breaker will be the person with the most wins. If still tied after counting wins, the person finishing highest in the most recent race where both competed. If no head-to-head exists, tiebreaker goes to the person finishing highest in most recent race.

Step 6: Qualifying for XTERRA Worlds in Maui - Maui slots will be awarded to XTERRA European Tour Champions at the end of the season, and at every XTERRA European Tour Gold and Silver Event.

Note: Races held on and after September 1 qualify athletes for their choice of 2019 or 2020 World Championship slot.

XTERRA Benelux Challenge:
Age group athletes in each division with the most combined points from XTERRA Belgium, XTERRA Luxembourg, and XTERRA Netherlands will be recognized as the XTERRA Benelux Challenge champions and earn a qualifying spot into their choice of the 2019 or 2020 XTERRA World Championship. These slots will roll down to 2nd and 3rd place in each division.

2019 XTERRA European Championship:

It is not necessary to qualify, nor be European, to race at the XTERRA European Championship on August 3 at Prachatice. This is a one-day award as opposed to the Tour Championship which counts all races.

In Czech, the top three finishers in each age group, regardless of nationality, will be given medals on the podium at the XTERRA European Championship awards ceremony. We will also recognize the top three Europeans in each division in situations where a non-European athlete earned a podium spot.

Physically Challenged Athletes: 

- Physically Challenged athletes may choose to compete in the XTERRA Physically Challenged male/female division or in 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 entire year.  
- There are no PC age group divisions (15-19, 20-24, etc…) or disability categories (PT1, PT2, etc…)
- PC athletes who race at least one XTERRA will earn a World Championship slot.
- The male and female PC athletes with the most points at the end of the season earns the title of XTERRA European Tour Champion.  PC Athletes must race at least two events to become the European Tour Champion.

ELITE RULES

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Step 1: Race and Score – Race and Score – Enter as many races as you want and score points by finishing in the top 15 of the elite field. There are four 100-point scale “Gold” races and the remainder are 75-point scale “Silver” races. The season is from April to September.

Gold:  France, Italy-Scanno, Czech, Germany
Silver:  Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Italy-Garda, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, Netherlands, Luxembourg

Step 2:  Count 50% of your races, plus one. If 15 races on Tour, your best 8 scores count, regardless if gold or silver.
Note: The XTERRA European Championship counts as one of your 8 scoring events, regardless if you race or not.

Step 3: Most Points Win - Most Points Win - The male and female elite athlete with the most points at the end of the season earns the title of XTERRA European Tour Champion. If there is a tie in points, the tie-breaker will be the person with the most wins. If still tied after counting wins, the person finishing highest in the most recent race where both competed. If no head-to-head exists, tie-breaker goes to the person finishing highest in the most recent race.

2019 XTERRA European Championship: It is not necessary to qualify, nor be European, to race at the XTERRA European Championship on August 3 in Prachatice.  This is a one-day award as opposed to the Tour Championship which counts an elites’ best eight scores. 

In Czech, the top three elite men and women, regardless of nationality, will be given medals on the podium at the XTERRA European Championship awards ceremony.  We will also recognize the top three Europeans in situations where a non-European athlete earned a podium spot. The top European man/woman will be declared the XTERRA European Champion. If a non-European wins the race, he/she is honored as the XTERRA European Championship race winner.

Top 10 Free Entry Rule: Elite men and women ranked in the top 10 of the final 2018 XTERRA European Tour standings are eligible for free entry into the first seven races of 2019 events and must declare their races and register prior to the start of the season. Athletes ranked in the top 10 in Tour standings after XTERRA Denmark will be eligible for free race entries for the remainder of the 2019 season and must declare their races and register prior to June 23, 2019.

Prize Money: Silver races offer the equivalent of $7,500 USD in prize money to the top five men/women. Gold events offer the equivalent of $15,000 USD to the top seven men/women. The European Championship race in Czech will offer $25,000 USD for the race. An additional $20,000 USD will be distributed to the top 10 men/women in the final XTERRA European Tour rankings. The exact amount of Euros will be based on currency exchange on Feb. 1, 2019.

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