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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.