XTERRA Trail Run World Series

Races, Dates and Championship Qualification

A global trail run series that celebrates community and adventure above all else, combining the spirit of XTERRA with the most spectacular and iconic trails in countries across the globe.
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TOGETHER, WE EXPLORE
The XTERRA Trail Run World Series invites all trail enthusiasts to join the XTERRA community as we connect, explore, and discover new and existing trails in idyllic running terrains the world over. From the tropical trails of Asia-Pacific to the narrow ridges of Europe's mountain peaks and through the dusty desert trails in parts of the USA, the XTERRA Trail Run World Series is a global journey designed to connect runners who truly live to explore.
Qualifying races are open to all runners, from amateur to elite, but those looking for the ultimate challenge at the invite-only XTERRA Trail Run World Championship must earn their place on the starting line by claiming one of the limited slots available at every XTERRA Trail Run World Series race.
TRAIL RUN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION
Every race in the XTERRA Trail Run World Series serves as a qualifying race for the Trail Run World Championship, with each race offering a limited amount of championship slots to top performances within each age division.
Most races within the series offer 58 World Championship slots per distance (Half and Full Marathon), while larger, more competitive events offer 116. Slots are split equally between men and women, and distributed across fourteen age divisions, based on five year segments. A full breakdown of age group classifications and more is available on the rules and criteria page.
THE XTERRA PASS PROGRAM
The XTERRA Pass program offers trail runners the opportunity to earn a place on the starting line at the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship by supporting local trail run races.
Through the XTERRA Pass Program, trail run races that meet the distance requirements for a Half or Full Marathon but are not yet officially part of the XTERRA Trail Run World Series will be allocated up to 28 XTERRA Passes that will be awarded to top performing age group athletes.
Races that form part of the XTERRA Pass Program will be listed on the XTERRA Pass page.
2024 Schedule
Dates are not yet confirmed
Regional Filters:
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HM = Half Marathon, M = Marathon
Qualifying events for 2024 Trail Run World Championship
Date
Event
Distances
Location
WC Slots
XTERRA South Africa
XTERRA South Africa
EMEA
HM
Elgin Valley, Grabouw, Western Cape
,
South Africa
58
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Wellington Festival
XTERRA Wellington Festival
APAC
HM
Wellington
,
New Zealand
58
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Black Canyon Trail Run
XTERRA Black Canyon Trail Run
PANAM
HM | M
Black Canyon City, AZ
,
United States
116
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship
APAC
HM | M
Kenting National Park
,
Taiwan
116
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Puerto Rico
XTERRA Puerto Rico
PANAM
HM
Cabo Rojo, PR
,
Puerto Rico
58
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Trail des Balcons d’Azur
XTERRA Trail des Balcons d’Azur
EMEA
HM | M
Mandelieu la Napoule
,
France
232
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Chile
XTERRA Chile
PANAM
HM
Cachagua, Zapallar
,
Chile
58
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Australia
XTERRA Australia
APAC
HM
Dunsborough
,
Australia
58
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Gozo Trail Run
XTERRA Gozo Trail Run
EMEA
HM | M
Island of Gozo
,
Malta
116
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Tahiti Trail Run
XTERRA Tahiti Trail Run
APAC
HM | M
Moorea
,
French Polynesia
232
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Woolshed Trail Run
XTERRA Woolshed Trail Run
APAC
HM
Belmont Regional Park
,
New Zealand
58
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Colombia
XTERRA Colombia
PANAM
HM
Paipa
,
Colombia
116
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon
XTERRA Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon
PANAM
HM | M
Deadwood, SD
,
United States
232
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Pemberton Trail Run
XTERRA Pemberton Trail Run
PANAM
HM
Pemberton, BC
,
Canada
58
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Garmin Mountain Festival
XTERRA Garmin Mountain Festival
EMEA
HM | M
Vall de Boí
,
Spain
232
Trail Run World Championship Slots
Qualifying events for 2024 or 2025 Trail Run World Championship
Date
Event
Distances
Location
WC Slots
XTERRA Snowdonia Trail Marathon
XTERRA Snowdonia Trail Marathon
EMEA
HM | M
Wales
,
United Kingdom
232
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Brazil
XTERRA Brazil
PANAM
HM | M
Amazon - Manaus - AM - Brasil
,
Brazil
232
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA European Trail Run Championship
XTERRA European Trail Run Championship
EMEA
HM | M
Arinsal, La Massana
,
Andorra
232
Trail Run World Championship Slots
Qualifying events for 2025 Trail Run World Championship
Date
Event
Distances
Location
WC Slots
XTERRA Riverhead Forest Trail Run
XTERRA Riverhead Forest Trail Run
APAC
HM
Riverhead Forest
,
New Zealand
58
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Costa Rica
XTERRA Costa Rica
PANAM
HM
Las Catalinas, Guanacaste
,
Costa Rica
58
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Trail Run World Championship
XTERRA Trail Run World Championship
PANAM
HM | M
Maine
,
United States
288
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail
XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail
EMEA
HM | M
Molveno, Trentino
,
Italy
232
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Trail Vallee de Joux
XTERRA Trail Vallee de Joux
EMEA
HM | M
Vallee de Joux
,
Switzerland
116
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA O-SEE Ultra Trail
XTERRA O-SEE Ultra Trail
EMEA
HM | M
Kurort Oybin
,
Germany
232
Trail Run World Championship Slots
XTERRA Zhangjiajie Trail Run
XTERRA Zhangjiajie Trail Run
APAC
HM | M
Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan
,
China
232
Trail Run World Championship Slots
Prize Money
Prize money is awarded to the top three male and female athletes at the Regional Championships and at the Trail Run World Championship. Each of the three regional championships have a prize pool of US$5,200 and the Trail Run World Championship has a total prize pool of US$10,000.
WORLD Championship Prize Money - US$10,000
The amounts indicated are awarded equally to men and women.
Ranking
Marathon
Half Marathon
FUll Marathon
Half Marathon
1st
US$2,000
US$750
2nd
US$1,000
US$500
3rd
US$500
US$250
Regional Championship Prize Money - US$5,200
The amounts indicated are awarded equally to men and women.
Ranking
Marathon
Half Marathon
FUll Marathon
Half Marathon
1st
US$1,000
US$300
2nd
US$600
US$200
3rd
US$400
US$100
World Championship
The 15th edition of the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship will return for a second time to the top-tier trails of Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, USA on September 1st, 2024, where cool autumn weather and diverse competition from multiple nationalities around the world will once again greet those ready to run themselves into the XTERRA history books.
In 2023, Sugarloaf Mountain played host to the fist ever qualification-only XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, a day where Mason Coppi and Caitlin Patterson were crowned as XTERRA’s first Full Distance Trail Run World Champions, Rachel Tomajczyk and Andy Wacker became the Half Marathon World Champions, and the current reigning champions of every age division claimed their titles.
The pinnacle event of the series is now set to return to Sugarloaf over the Labor Day weekend, from August 30 to September 1, 2024, drawing hundreds of competitors to the well-worn trails in pursuit of their share of the $10,000 prize money and the title of 2024 XTERRA Trail Run World Champion.
See the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship event page for information regarding the event, or click here for qualification rules and criteria.
Rankings
The XTERRA Trail Run World Series Rankings is a custom system where each trail runner is awarded points based on factors such as distance, participation, and segment speeds. Earn more points by racing more, or going further and see how you stack up against the rest of the XTERRA Trail Running community world-wide. Rankings will be updated the week following each event.
THE SEGMENT CHALLENGE
Available in select races, including the Trail Run World Championship, segment challenges offer additional series ranking points to the top 20 speedsters, climbers and downhill bombers over defined sections of the course.

Segment challenges will be indicated on the event page, so check the event details, play to your skills, and choose your moment to show what you’re made of. Runners have the ability to win one, two, or all three segment challenges.

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