ELITE OFF-ROAD RACING IN NORTH AMERICA
The 7-stop series for professional athletes starts May 23rd at XTERRA Oak Mountain and concludes September 18 with the XTERRA USA Championship race in Ogden, Utah.
The best four scores count, and the XTERRA USA Championship race must count as one of your four scores regardless if you race in Utah or not.
The male and female elite with the most points at the end of the season earns the title of XTERRA North America Tour Champion.
No standings posted at this time. Check back soon.
North American Tour Schedule
2020 North American Tour Rules
Step 1: 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 three 75-point scale “Silver” races. The season is from May to September.
Gold races: Oak Mountain, Beaver Creek, Mexico, Utah
Silver races: Victoria, Quebec, Dominican Republic
Step 2: Your best four scores count, and the XTERRA USA Championship race must count as one of your four scores regardless if you race in Utah or not.
Step 3: The male and female elite with the most points at the end of the season earns the title of XTERRA North America 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.
2020 XTERRA UISA Championship: It is not necessary for elites to qualify to race at the XTERRA USA Championship in Utah. This is a one-day award as opposed to the Tour title which counts an elites’ best four race scores (inclusive of the USA Championship). In Utah, the top American male and female elite finishers will be named the XTERRA USA Champions.
Top 10 Free Entry Rule: Elite men and women ranked in the top 10 of the final 2019 XTERRA Pan American Tour standings are eligible for free entry into the first six races of 2020 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 Dominican Republic will be eligible for a free race entry into the XTERRA USA Championship.
Silver races offer the equivalent of $7,500 USD in elite prize money to the top five men and women. Gold events offer the equivalent of $15,000 USD in elite prize money to the top seven men and women. The XTERRA USA Championship race in Utah will offer $25,000 USD for the race and distribute an additional $50,000 USD in prize money to the top 10 men and women in the final XTERRA North American Tour Elite standings.
XTERRA follows the Swimming Conduct rules for Wetsuit and Speedsuit Use established by the USA Triathlon at XTERRA Oak Mountain, XTERRA Beaver Creek and the XTERRA USA 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.