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The 11-stop series for both amateur and professional athletes starts March 23rd at XTERRA Argentina and concludes September 14 with the XTERRA Pan American Championship race in Ogden, Utah. 

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 Brazil, Oak Mountain, Beaver Creek, Mexico and Utah, and 26 slots awarded at the Silver level races in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Victoria, Quebec and Dominican Republic.

Age groupers also have the opportunity to win the XTERRA Pan Am 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 11 races on Tour, your best 6 scores count, regardless if gold or silver and must include whatever they score – or don’t score – at the championship race in Utah.

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 Pan Am Tour Rules – For Amateurs / For Elites

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Standings

2019 Amateur Standings

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Schedule

Pan America Tour Schedule

March 23, 2019

XTERRA Argentina

San Juan, AR

Elite Purse: $7500

March 31, 2019

XTERRA Chile

Santiago, CL

Elite Purse: $7500

May 18, 2019

XTERRA Oak Mountain - Full / Sprint / Xticer

Pelham, AL, US

Elite Purse: $15000

May 26, 2019

XTERRA Costa Rica

Cabo Velas, Guanacaste, CR

Elite Purse: $7500

July 07, 2019

XTERRA Victoria

Victoria, BC, CA

Elite Purse: $7500

July 20, 2019

XTERRA Beaver Creek - Full / Sprint

Beaver Creek, CO, US

Elite Purse: $15000

August 03, 2019

XTERRA Mexico

Tapalpa, JAL, MX

Elite Purse: $15000

August 31, 2019

XTERRA Dominican Republic

Samana, DO

Elite Purse: $7500

September 14, 2019

XTERRA Pan Am / USA Championship

Ogden, UT, US

Elite Purse: $20000

October 27, 2019

XTERRA World Championship

Kapalua, HI, US

Elite Purse: $100000

Rules

2019 Pan America 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 five 100-point scale “Gold” races, and the remainder are 75-point scale “Silver” races. The season is from March to September.

Gold races: Brazil, Oak Mountain, Beaver Creek, Mexico, Utah.
Silver races: Argentina, Chile, Victoria, Quebec, Dominican Republic

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

Step 4: Most Points Win - The athlete with the most points at the end of the season - by gender and age group - earns the title of XTERRA Pan American 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, tie-breaker 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 Pan America Tour Champions at the end of the season, and at every XTERRA Pan America Tour Gold and Silver Event.

2019 XTERRA Pan American Championship: It is not necessary to qualify, nor be from the Pan American region, to race at the XTERRA Pan American Championship, which will double as the XTERRA USA Championship on September 14 in Utah. This is a one-day award as opposed to the Tour Championship which counts all races.

In Utah, the top overall finisher, regardless of nationality, in each age group will be honored as the XTERRA Pan American Champion. The top American in each age group will be named the XTERRA USA Champion.

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 athlete with the most points at the end of the season earns the title of XTERRA Pan America Champion.  PC athletes must race at least two events to be eligible for Tour honors.
 

Elite Rules

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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 five 100-point scale “Gold” races, and the remainder are 75-point scale “Silver” races. The season is from March to September.

Gold races: Brazil, Oak Mountain, Beaver Creek, Mexico, Utah
Silver races: Argentina, Chile, Victoria, Quebec, Dominican Republic

Step 2: We count 50% of the races, plus one. If 11 races on the Tour, best six scores count, regardless if gold or silver.
Note: The XTERRA Pan Am Championship race counts as one of six scores regardless if you race or not.

Step 3: The male and female elite athlete with the most points at the end of the season earns the title of XTERRA Pan American 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, tiebreaker goes to the person finishing highest in the most recent race.

2019 XTERRA Pan American Championship: It is not necessary for elites to qualify to race at the XTERRA Pan American Championship, which will double as the XTERRA USA Championship on September 14 in Ogden, Utah. This is a one-day award as opposed to the Tour title which counts an elites’ best six race scores (inclusive of the Pan Am Championship). In Utah, the top overall male/female elite finisher, regardless of nationality, will be honored as the XTERRA Pan American Champion. The top American male/female elite will be named the XTERRA USA Champion.

Elite Prize Money: 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 Pan American Championship race in Utah will offer $20,000 USD for the race and distribute an additional $60,000 USD in prize money to the top 10 men and women in the final XTERRA Pan Am Tour Elite Rankings.

Wetsuit Policy

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 Pan Am 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.

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