December 05, 2021
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui
2021 At-Large Entry Sold Out
ALOHA AND WELCOME TO MAUI
The world’s premier off-road triathlon will celebrate its 25th year off-road on December 5, 2021. The event combines a 1.5-kilometer (1-mile) swim that starts at D.T. Fleming Beach in front of the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, a 31-kilometer (19.2-miles) mountain bike that climbs 3,500 feet up and down the lower slopes of the West Maui Mountains, and a 10.5-kilometer (6.5-miles) trail run that traverses forest trails, and beach sand.
WHO: 800 of the world’s best professional and amateur off-road triathletes
WHEN: 8:00 a.m. HST on Sunday, December 5, 2021
WHERE: At The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui’s northwest coast
WHY: The XTERRA World Championship race is the last in a series of 38 off-road triathlon races held in 21 countries. The concept is to provide a bona-fide world championship for amateur and elite off-road triathletes. For pros there is $100,000 in prize money at stake.
EVENT ENTRY FEES: XTERRA is now offering a special Payment Plan to protect your entry investment. Qualified athletes must register for the event here, complete the form, and select “Enroll in Payment Plan” from Check Out Payment Options menu to hold their slot. Upon initial registration, only Active fees, USA Triathlon one day license fees, “Active Refund” (if selected) and donations will be charged. You may cancel at any time until August 31, 2021 and receive a full refund of all fees paid (except donations) by emailing info [at] xterraplanet.com. Your credit card will be charged in full for the entry fee on September 1, 2021.
If you select “Pay in Full” at time of initial registration, refunds are not available from XTERRA. “Active Refunds” (if purchased) would apply.
REFUNDS: No refunds are given by XTERRA on or after September 1, 2021. Medical reasons and military transfer will be considered for refunds but not guaranteed. Application must be made in writing to info [at] xterraplanet.com with all supporting documentation.
We encourage competitors residing in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia to buy “Active Refund” at the time of your initial registration. “Active Refund” allows you to cancel for any reason up until 48 hours prior to the event and receive a full refund of entry fee and USA Triathlon one-day license. (The cost of donations, Active Refund and Active registration fees are not refundable). *Full refunds (not including Active registration fees) will be given if the event must be cancelled due to COVID-19. Learn more here.
WORLD’S PREMIER OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON
This will be the 25th year for the XTERRA World Championship on Maui, the birthplace of off-road triathlon. The first XTERRA race was held here on November 3, 1996 and was televised on Fox Sports Net. The demand for the sport of XTERRA exploded thereafter and there are now more than 50,000 competitors from all 50 states and more than 50 countries worldwide.
WINNER TAKES ALL
It is a “winner take all” race, with one of the richest pro purses in multisport at $105,000, and it is awarded solely on the basis of the Maui performance. Since this race is a stand-alone event, it offers a unique opportunity to competitors as even those who have had a less than stellar season are given an opportunity to redeem themselves and earn the coveted title of XTERRA World Champion.
The XTERRA Trail Run World Championship 21K has moved to Maui and will be held on Saturday, December 4 in conjunction with the XTERRA Kapalua Keiki K, 3.3K, 5K, and 10K Trail Runs.
HOW TO QUALIFY TO RACE IN MAUI
Amateurs can earn a qualifying spot to race at the XTERRA World Championship at all XTERRA World Tour qualifier events.
PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED ATHLETES
Physically challenged athletes are required to compete in at least one XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series race then request an entry by emailing info [at] xterraplanet.com.
For 2021 only, professional athletes are NOT required to compete in at least one XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series race but must request an entry by emailing pro [at] xterraplanet.com.
Learn more at our elite racing information page.
2021 AT-LARGE AND WAITING LIST
The 2021 At-Large list was filled in January. However, it is free to place yourself on the At Large Waiting List, which will be used to fill at-large slots on a first-come, first-served basis until all at-large slots have been filled. Email invitations will be issued starting in September, 2021.
Athletes are advised NOT to book travel until registration fees have been paid and your slot has been confirmed.
QUALIFYING SLOTS PER DIVISION
Events with 51 Maui slots are awarded as follows:
Men – 29 Women – 22
15-19, 1 15-19, 1
20-24, 2 20-24, 2
25-29, 2 25-29, 2
30-34, 3 30-34, 2
35-39, 3 35-39, 2
40-44, 3 40-44, 2
45-49, 3 45-49, 2
50-54, 3 50-54, 2
55-59, 2 55-59, 2
60-64, 2 60-64, 2
65-69, 2 65-69, 2
70-74, 1 70+, 1
– 51 slot events will roll down among the top 10 until filled.
Events with 26 Maui slots are awarded as follows:
– One to the first-place person in each age group noted above.
– 26 slot events will roll down among the top 5, if the first-place person declines.
Men’s Record Book
Swim Record: Glenn Wachtel (USA) 18:10 (2000)
Bike Record: Michael Weiss (AUT) 1:17:30 (2011)
Run Record: Jan Rehula (CZE) 33:14 (2004)
NOTE: Course records mean little as routes change thru the years.
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Kapalua, HI – 10/27
- Bradley Weiss 2:33:39
- Arthur Serrieres 2:34:54
- Ruben Ruzafa 2:35:23
- Flora Duffy 2:49:23
- Lesley Paterson 3:03:35
- Helena Karaskova Erbenova 3:04:37
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Kapalua, HI – 10/28
- Rom Akerson 2:52:41
- Bradley Weiss 2:53:16
- Sam Osborne 2:54:37
- Lesley Paterson 3:29:07
- Michelle Flipo 3:39:55
- Lizzie Orchard 3:40:53
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Kapalua, HI – 10/29
- Bradley Weiss 2:32:09
- Mauricio Mendez 2:33:24
- Ruben Ruzafa 2:33:45
- Flora Duffy 2:47:47
- Barbara Riveros 2:56:11
- Laura Philip 2:57:24
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Kapalua, HI – 10/23
- Mauricio Mendez 2:49:38
- Ruben Ruzafa 2:51:02
- Ben Allen 2:53:49
- Flora Duffy 3:14:59
- Lesley Paterson 3:24:58
- Suzie Snyder 3:29:03
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Kapalua, HI – 11/1
- Josiah Middaugh 2:35:32
- Braden Currie 2:38:30
- Ruben Ruzafa 2:40:40
- Flora Duffy 2:54:17
- Lesley Paterson 2:59:16
- Emma Garrard 3:03:28
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Kapalua, HI – 10/26
- Ruben Ruzafa 2:29:56
- Josiah Middaugh 2:31:11
- Ben Allen 2:34:50
- Flora Duffy 2:47:59
- Barbara Riveros 2:50:04
- Nicky Samuels 2:56:31
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Kapalua, HI – 10/27
- Ruben Ruzafa 2:34:34
- Asa Shaw 2:36:01
- Ben Allen 2:36:24
- Nicky Samuels 2:57:48
- Lesley Paterson 3:00:14
- Flora Duffy 3:00:19
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Kapalua, HI – 10/28
- Javier Gomez 2:26:50
- Josiah Middaugh 2:27:40
- Conrad Stoltz 2:30:03
- Lesley Paterson 2:44:11
- Barbara Riveros 2:48:18
- Mari Rabie 2:53:55
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Kapalua, HI – 10/23
- Michael Weiss 2:27:00
- Dan Hugo 2:27:33
- Eneko Llanos 2:28:26
- Lesley Paterson 2:45:59
- Marion Lorblanchet 2:48:08
- Helena Erbenová 2:51:51
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Makena, HI – 10/24
- Conrad Stotlz 2:31:07
- Franky Batelier 2:36:14
- Michi Weiss 2:36:45
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Eneko Llanos (11:02:46),
- Shonny Vanlandingham 2:58:20
- Julie Dibens 2:59:33
- Marion Lorblanchet 3:06:11
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Eneko Llanos (12:09:36),
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Makena, HI – 10/25
- Eneko Llanos 2:37:22
- Nico Lebrun 2:38:17
- Michi Weiss 2:40:24
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Eneko Llanos (11:15:17),
- Julie Dibens 2:56:42
- Lesley Paterson 3:04:16
- Melanie McQuaid 3:05:46
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Makena, HI – 10/26
- Ruben Ruzafa 2:37:36
- Michi Weiss 2:38:10
- Brent McMahon 2:40:56
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Eneko Llanos (11:03:39),
- Julie Dibens 3:03:57
- Danelle Kabush 3:04:56
- Shonny Vanlandingham 3:10:49
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Sibylle Matter (13:12:08)
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Makena, HI – 10/28
- Conrad Stoltz 2:40:54
- Olivier Marceau 2:42:05
- Brian Smith 2:42:35
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Eneko Llanos (11:17:17),
- Julie Dibens 3:01:24
- Melanie McQuaid 3:09:52
- Jamie Whitmore 3:11:37
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Erika Csomor (13:12:50)
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Makena, HI – 10/29
- Hamish Carter 2:42:36
- Olivier Marceau 2:42:55
- Seth Wealing 2:44:05
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Eneko Llanos (11:09:17),
- Melanie McQuaid 3:07:53
- Danelle Kabush 3:15:58
- Sibylle Matter 3:19:50
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Sibylle Matter (13:24:06)
Women’s Record Book
Swim Record: Raeleigh Tennant (AUS) 18:31 (2000)
Bike Record: Melanie McQuaid (CAN) 1:29:27 (2011)
Run Record: Erika Csomor (HUN) 38:18 (2004)
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Makena, HI – 10/23
- Nicolas Lebrun 2:38:19
- Eneko Llanos 2:41:41
- Brent McMahon 2:42:01
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Peter Reid (11:10:09),
- Melanie McQuaid 3:07:16
- Sibylle Matter 3:08:00
- Jamie Whitmore 3:13:51
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Kate Major (12:51:01)
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Wailea, HI – 10/24
- Eneko Llanos 2:28:44
- Olivier Marceau 2:29:45
- Josiah Middaugh 2:33:28
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Peter Reid (11:27:59),
- Jamie Whitmore 3:01:35
- Melanie McQuaid 3:04:25
- Danelle Kabush 3:05:19
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Heather Fuhr (13:18:17)
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Wailea, HI – 10/26
- Eneko Llanos 2:32:56
- Nicolas LeBrun 2:36:31
- Justin Thomas 2:37:31
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Peter Reid (11:03:50),
- Melanie McQuaid 2:57:08
- Jamie Whitmore 3:01:14
- Candy Angle 3:06:09
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Heather Fuhr (12:42:03)
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Wailea, HI – 10/27
- Conrad Stoltz 2:22:55
- Eneko Llanos 2:23:57
- Nicolas LeBrun 2:27:37
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Peter Reid (11:18:23),
- Candy Angle 2:57:33
- Jamie Whitmore 2:59:10
- Shari Kain 3:03:20
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Ariane Gutknecht (13:30:26)
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Wailea, Maui – 10/22
- Conrad Stoltz 2:28:48
- Kerry Classen 2:37:02
- Jimmy Riccitello 2:37:31
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Cameron Widoff (11:54:30),
- Anke Erlank 3:00:59
- Cherie Touchette 3:11:51
- Kerstin Weule 3:12:37
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Wendy Ingraham (13:37:04)
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Wailea, Maui – 10/22
- Michael Tobin 2:30:53
- Mike Vine 2:33:10
- Michael Pigg 2:33:43
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Peter Reid (11:05:07)
- Kerstin Weule 3:07:04
- Melanie McQuaid 3:09:17
- Uli Blank 3:17:32
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Beth Zinkland (13:15:26)
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Wailea, Maui – 10/31
- Ned Overend 2:32:50
- Michael Tobin 2:34:26
- Jimmy Riccitello 2:35:54
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Olivier Bernhart (11:05:09)
- Shari Kain 3:04:19
- Kerstin Weule 3:06:27
- Jody Purcell 3:08:42
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Uli Blank (13:09:57)
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Wailea, Maui – 10/11
- Ned Overend 2:24:46
- Wes Hobson 2:29:16
- Michael Tobin 2:31:22
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Peter Reid (10:59:49)
- Sue Latshaw 2:58:49
- Uli Blank 3:00:05
- Caroline Rahner 3:06:27
The Hawaiian Airlines Double: Wendy Ingraham (12:58:32)
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Wailea, Maui – 10/26
- Mike Pigg 2:28:48
- Ned Overend 2:32:12
- Jimmy Riccitello 2:34:49
- Cameron Randolph 3:04:25
- Lesley Tomlinson 3:04:31
- Sue Latshaw 3:11:32
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Wailea, Maui – 11/3
- Jimmy Riccitello 2:27:42
- Mike Pigg 2:31:13
- Ned Overend 2:33:39
- Michellie Jones 3:04:53
- Shari Kain 3:05:05
- Sian Welch 3:20:55
Note: 1998 was the first year for the “double”
Schedule of Events
*Schedule is tentative. All events are at the host hotel, The Ritz Carlton Kapalua, unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, December 1
|9am-2pm||Registration and Packet Pick-up, XTERRA Athlete Village Open|
Thursday, December 2
|9am-2pm||Registration and Packet Pick-up, XTERRA Athlete Village Open|
Friday, December 3
|5:45am||“Hiuwai and E ala E” - Sunrise Hawaiian “Cleansing & Rejuvenation” Ceremony - open to all athletes, friends and family who wish to participate (Wear swim gear, meet at the Beach House Lawn at D.T. Fleming Beach. Please be on time – we start promptly at 5:45)|
|9am||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Swim Clinic|
|9am-5pm||Registration and Packet Pick-up, XTERRA Athlete Village Open|
|2pm||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – MTB Clinic|
|3pm||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Run Clinic|
|6:30pm||XTERRA World Championship Welcome Dinner – (complimentary for competitors, tickets for friends and family available at registration and at the door)|
Saturday, December 4
|7-8am||Registration Open for NEW Trail Run Entries, XTERRA Expo Village|
|7-8:30am||XTERRA Kapalua Trail Run Packet Pickup (pre-registered athletes only)|
|9am-12pm||Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Cut-a-thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation|
|9am-4pm||Triathlon Packet and Timing Chip Pick-up, XTERRA Expo Village|
|9am||XTERRA Trail Run World Championship (21K) Start|
|9:10am||Leilani's XTERRA Kapalua 3.3K Trail Run Start|
|9:20am||Hula Grill XTERRA Kapalua 5K Trail Run Start|
|9:40am||Duke’s Beach House XTERRA Kapalua 10K Trail Run Start|
|10:30am||3.3/5/10K Trail Run Awards Ceremony|
|11am||Kimo’s XTERRA Kapalua Keiki K Run (free for kids 10 and under)|
|11am||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – “Art of XTERRA”|
|12pm||21K cut-off at Mile 8 (runners will not be allowed to continue after this time)|
|12pm||Mandatory Competitor Briefing|
|12pm||XTERRA Trail Run Worlds Awards Ceremony|
|2pm||Bike and Run Courses Open for Practice|
Sunday, December 5
|6:30am||Transition Open for set-up|
|6:30am||Body Marking, Swim Cap and Timing Chip Pickup Open near finish line|
|8:00am||XTERRA World Championship ELITE START|
|9am||XTERRA World Championship Start (see swim wave information)|
|10am-3pm||XTERRA Spectator Village Open at the finish area – bounce slide, face painting and tattoos for kids, food & drink, exhibits and big screen live race coverage|
|10am-3pm||Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Cut-a-thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation|
|10:30am||World Championship elite winner expected|
|11:50am||World Championship age group winner expected|
|1:30pm||Elite Awards for top 5 Men/Women (finish area)|
|2:15pm||Cut-off at T2|
|3pm||Transition closed – all gear removed|
|6:30-10pm||Awards Dinner and Dance Party, (complimentary for competitors, tickets for friends and family available at registration and at the door)|
|10pm-2am||Costume After Party (sorry, 21 and over only) – Costumes desired but not required.|
Monday, December 6
|9am-12pm||Lost & Found, Board Room at the Ritz-Carlton|
Course Information (Tentative and Subject to Changes)
SWIM DISTANCE: 1.5-kilometers (0.93 miles)
MOUNTAIN BIKE DISTANCE: Two 15.5km loops (9.6 miles) on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains
TRAIL RUN DISTANCE: 10.5 Kilometers (6.5 miles)
The XTERRA World Championship course is perpetually evolving. In 1996 the race featured point-to-point swim, bike, and run legs over sharp lava rocks and dry, dusty bowls on Maui’s south shore.
In 2011 the race moved to Kapalua and into wet forest trails, pineapple fields, and ridgelines high above the northwest coast on Maui Land & Pineapple Company’s private 22,000-acre oasis. Improvements to the trail structure have been made each season, in 2019, the mountain bike course was re-imagined from one big 32-kilometer loop to two 15.5-kilometer loops to improve the race experience and minimize the impact severe weather has on the route.
The two-loop course will also route all the way on to hotel grounds to provide a much better spectator experience and a more engaging live stream for viewers at home.
The swim course remains a 1.5-kilometer rough water swim at D.T. Fleming Beach fronting the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, and once on the run competitors will be faced with obstacles everywhere, including a technical, steep downhill into a gully where racers will have to jump over and duck under fallen trees, navigate a rocky dry creek, head through thick elephant grass, and along a narrow single track trail with switchbacks that drop all the way down to the beach. The final test of skill and endurance is a calf-busting 250-meter white sand beach run.
START AND SWIM
The race starts with a 1.5-kilometer rough water swim (two 750m laps ) at D.T. Fleming Beach fronting the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; and will feature wave starts beginning with age group men, then age group women. A short beach sprint mid-race between and triangle shaped course gives spectators a chance to pick out their friends and family from the field.
WAVE SWIM STARTS
To provide a clean race for the professional field, the elite race will start at 8am and the age group field will start at 9:00am (tentatively), which would allow elites to get on to their second lap of the bike before the first age groupers start their first lap. We tentatively anticipate four age-group waves per below, but this will not be finalized until mid-November after all entries are in and covid-safety measures accommodated.
Start Times Note: Times may change. Changes will be announced at the athlete briefing.
|1||Elite men and women||8:00 AM|
|2||Age-group Men 39 and Under||9:00 AM|
|3||Age-group Men 40-49||9:03 AM|
|4||Age-group Men 50+, Challenged Men and Organizers||9:06 AM|
|5||Age-group Women||9:09 AM|
XTERRA follows USA Triathlon rules regarding wetsuits and speedsuits.
NO WETSUITS ALLOWED for PROS and AGE GROUPERS.
SPEED SUITS or SKIN SUITS ARE PERMITTED.
Competitors are encouraged to be responsible for their own hydration during the race (ie. Bring your own bike bottles and hydration packs). Water and Gatorade will be available on course. There will be five aid stations on the run, each roughly a mile apart, serving water and Gatorade.
XTERRA COURSE MAPS
COURSE MAPS ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Here is some advice from our elite racer Ben Allen on tires: A fast tread xc tire is the best with clingy edges. Maxxis ikon or Schwalbe racing Ralph are very good. Also WTB wolverine is a great tire too. These tires offer a fast rolling moderately spaced tread pattern that combines plentiful working edges that cling to hard packed surfaces and the outside knobs that let you shred the sandy & grassy corners. Top three tire brands specifically for Maui: Maxxis, Schwalbe, WTB.
COURSE PRACTICE HOURS
The course will be open, marked, and ready to ride on Saturday, November 27, simply be respectful of regular users playing Frisbee, walking dogs, jogging, etc.
The entire bike and run course is available anytime from sunrise to sunset, except Saturday during our XTERRA Trail Run World Championship and Kapalua 3.3k/5k/10k races from 9am-2pm. It will reopen for riding/running after the trail runners have cleared the course.
ON ROAD RIDING
We recommend you head north from Kapalua on Highway 30 – a mile north the road turns into a winding country road with plenty of hill and gorgeous scenery. The village of Kahakola is 14 miles away.
RUN PRACTICE COURSE
The run course is part of the Village Walking Trails and is open to the public. You can run any day between sunrise and sunset except Saturday, December 4. The course will be closed until 2pm for XTERRA Trail Run Worlds and Kapalua Trail Runs. Follow the Red Arrows.
D.T. Fleming Beach: This is where the swim will be held and we encourage you to practice on the days leading up to the race. Surf conditions can be rough. Please obey lifeguard instructions.
Napili Bay: offers a sheltered spot for swimming and you may see turtles.
Lahaina Aquatics Center: The pool is located at the corner of Highway 30 and Shaw Street on the southern edge of the town of Lahaina, and is a 15-20 minute drive from Kapalua. The pool is typically set for 25 meter swimming. Admission is free and the pool is open 10am-4pm Monday – Saturday and 12-4pm on Sunday. A Masters Swim is available for $5 fee at 5:30am Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 6:30pm Tuesday and Thursday.
TRAIN WITH WHAT’S ON COURSE
Lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on course at all aid stations. Endurance Formula has nearly two times the sodium and three times the potassium of traditional Gatorade. Newly reformulated, it now contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners and a new, lighter flavor.
Reception and Dinner
Friday, 6:30pm - Aloha Friday Welcome Dinner
On Friday evening, the XTERRA Tribe will be treated to a Hawaiian-style welcome dinner featuring live island music and dance, 'ono food, and special presentations celebrating the traditions of XTERRA.
A living legend will be inducted into the XTERRA Hall of Fame, and a member of our racing 'Ohana who has shown exemplary courage in the face of adversity will be honored with the Dave DeSantis XTERRA Warrior Award.
There will also be highlight videos to entertain and inspire; and the chance for one-and-all to connect with friends both new and old.
Your race entry includes entry to the event and friends and family may purchase a ticket for $80 Adult/$40 Child 5-12. Children 4 and under are free.
Sunday, 6:30-10pm - Awards Dinner
Celebrate your accomplishment of competing on Maui at this gala dinner. Your race entry includes entry to the event and friends and family may purchase a ticket for $80 Adult/$40 Child 5-12. Children 4 and under are free. All ticket holders will receive a coupon for a celebratory beer (21 and over).
Top finishers in each division will step up to the podium, relive your race with the famed race highlight video, and rock out with a live band.
This is a night to remember! Polynesian fire knife dancers and drummers will welcome you at the entrance.
Following the awards we’ll show the race Highlight Video and then dance the night away.
Sunday, 10pm-2am - Costume Party
Party on at the XTERRA After Party - known as the greatest after party in triathlon. Sorry, 21 and over only.
It is a “winner take all” race, with one of the richest pro purses in multi-sport at $100,000 USD and it is awarded solely on the basis of the Maui performance. Since this race is a stand-alone event, it offers a unique opportunity to competitors as even those who have had a less than stellar season are given an opportunity to redeem themselves and earn the coveted title of XTERRA World Champion.
2021 Elite Prize Money Policy:
All elites earning prize money will receive onsite a W-9 (US resident) or W-8BEN (foreign national) form and a bank wire information form. Return your completed forms by email to samantha.paulson [at] xterraplanet.com.
Prize money will be paid by bank wire within two-to-four weeks.
Foreign elites will be subject to 30% withholding and may file a refund through the IRS 2021 form 1040NR by April 15, 2022.
The Double award is given annually to the elite and amateur man and woman with the fastest combined XTERRA World Championship and Ironman Hawaii Championship time. The fastest elite man and woman earn $2,500 cash each. All Double participants receive a commemorative t-shirt.
DAVE DESANTIS XTERRA LEGACY GRANT
Made possible by 2015 XTERRA Warrior award recipient Dave DeSantis, the Dave DeSantis XTERRA Legacy Grant provides one man and one woman, each year for five years (2018-2022), an opportunity to experience an international XTERRA race. Travel funded by the grant is designed to support recipients with financial need to go after their boldest XTERRA travel dream, and result in a connection with the global XTERRA community through a shared love of the "Live More" spirit.
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGE GROUP AUTOMATIC QUALIFIER
All age group World Champions are offered the opportunity to defend their title at the following XTERRA World Championship. Sign up to race by January 1st, 2022.
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPION BIKE JERSEY
XTERRA World Champions in all divisions will receive a complimentary official World Champion bike jersey.
Payments, Cancellations, and Refunds
In this unprecedented year, we are offering athletes the option to purchase race entries on a payment plan vs. pay in full.
Payment Plan - You must select the "Enroll in a Payment Plan" option when registering, or the system will default to Pay in Full.
The Payment Plan offers two payments:
1. Payment 1/At the time of registration - Active registration fees, USA Triathlon license, plus Active Refund (if selected) will be charged, plus any donation that you choose to include.
Athletes may cancel at any time up until August 31 (11:59 pm EST) and receive a refund of the Active fees and Active Refund. Donations are non-refundable. Cancel by email by writing to info [at] xterraplanet.com with your name and event name in the request.
2. Payment 2/On September 1, 2021 - Credit cards will be automatically charged for the entry fee only. No refunds are available on or after September 1, 2021, with the exception of those who purchased "Active Refund".
Paid in Full Athletes may request a partial refund of $125 with written notice to info [at] xterraplanet.com on or before August 31, 2021. No refunds on or after September 1, 2021.
No refunds are available on or after September 1, 2021.
Medical or military assignment refund requests after August 31, 2021, will be considered, but not guaranteed. Email a written request to info [at] xterraplanet.com with your name, event name, and reason for the request, accompanied by a doctor’s note or military orders.
Active Refund (If purchased)- Athletes who are residents of the USA, Canada, UK, or Australia are encouraged to consider protecting their registration with "Active Refund" during the initial registration process. Athletes may cancel for any reason up to 48 hours prior to the event, and receive a full refund from Active Refunds. The cost of Active Refund, donations, and Active fees are non-refundable. Just the entry fee would be refunded.
Positive COVID-19 test - athletes who test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the event may not compete. A full refund (minus Active fees) will be provided with an email to info [at] xterraplanet.com and a copy of your positive test result.
2021 Cancellation of the event due to COVID-19
Athletes will be offered their choice of the following options: Full refund (minus Active fees) OR deferral to the 2022 XTERRA World Championship.
HOST DESTINATION – KAPALUA RESORT
The XTERRA World Championship is headquartered at the Kapalua Resort, which will serve as base camp for off-road triathlon’s greatest day.
Race expo will be at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
The AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua showcases a stunning, fully-renovated destination resort offering 463 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, boasting warm-hued wood floors, rich travertine bathrooms, flat-screen LCD televisions and Hawaiian-inspired artwork. The Waihua Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, steam, sauna and whirlpool therapies, outdoor couple’s hale (cabanas) and a fitness center and movement studio with spectacular ocean views. Learn more at www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.
Special XTERRA room rates at The Ritz-Carlton are not yet available. Registered athletes will be notified by email and details will be posted here when bookings open.
STATE OF HAWAII TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
Regulations regarding travel to the U.S. and the State of Hawaii are subject to change. For the most current information, check your in-country travel resources, the Center for Disease Control and Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau.
Hawaii employs a Safe Travels pre-travel testing program, even for fully vaccinated passengers. Travelers must have their negative test results within 72 hours of departure to Hawaii as an alternative to Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine.
For more information visit hawaiicovid19.com/travel and register with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels online system. Only test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners will be accepted. All incoming travelers are required to have their temperatures checked and complete a health questionnaire online before they can leave the airport. See full details below on steps and resources to efficiently plan your trip to the Hawaiian Islands.
INFORMATION FOR TRANS-PACIFIC TRAVELERS, INCLUDING U.S. AND CANADA Effective January 26, 2021, this CDC Order went into effect. For international travelers coming to the State of Hawaii, only tests from Trusted Testing Partners will be accepted for purposes of bypassing the State’s 10-day traveler quarantine.
On January 21, 2021, the President of the United States issued an executive order related to travel. For the time being, no changes to the Safe Travels program.
Travelers from Canada may bypass the state’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they have a negative COVID-19 test result from a lab identified by Air Canada or WestJet prior to departure.
There are two airports on Maui, Kahului and Kapalua. Kahului (OGG) is the main airport and handles most of the arrivals to Maui. There are direct flights to Kahului from many U.S. cities. If you are flying into Honolulu and then on to Maui, Kahului offers the most options.
Flying into Kapalua airport from Honolulu or Kona on Mokulele Airlines is also an option. The schedule is limited, however the airport is only a ten minute drive from Kapalua Resort and there is a complimentary shuttle to properties within the Resort (Phone: 808-665-9110).
IMPORTANT TSA TRAVEL INFORMATION
The TSA at Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) would like to offer you a few helpful tips for your return flight home that will help expedite you through the Pre-Flight Airline Check-In and TSA Security Process.
(Available languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese)
Hertz - our Preferred Car Rental Agency, offers 5% off all rentals to XTERRA participants, friends and family.
Use code 2213376 when you book your car. Good for travel to XTERRA events and personal travel.
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You can also enroll in “Hertz Gold Plus Rewards” at no additional cost to bypass the counter and go straight to your car.
To enroll in the program, click here to go to the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards enrollment page. Once you complete the enrollment process, you will be issued a #1 Club Gold Number instantly, which will be sent to your email. Existing Gold members, please log in to your profile if you have not already, and change your Corporate Discount Program to 2213376.
If you want to explore the island during your stay, a rental car is your best option and all the major companies are available at the Kahului Airport.
If you need a large vehicle to transport a large group or a lot of equipment, check out www.mauivans.com.
SpeediShuttle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles between OGG the Ritz Carlton Kapalua. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met in the baggage claim area, then directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, three point seat restraints, adjustable headrests and roomy comfortable seats.
KAPALUA RESORT SHUTTLE
The Kapalua Resort Shuttle offers transportation between any two points within the resort. Simply call the shuttle service center at 808-665-9110 and a shuttle will be dispatched as soon as possible.
On Saturday and Sunday, please park in the XTERRA Event lot by D.T. Fleming Beach. Take Hanoapiilani Highway to Kapalua. Pass the entrance to Kapalua Resort (Office Road) and turn left at Lower Hanoapiilani Road. Follow the road to D.T. Fleming Beach and turn right into the parking lot just past the pre school.
LOCAL BUS SERVICE
There is bus service on Maui but you can’t bring luggage on board. it’s good for getting around locally and has a bike rack on the front. However, the bus makes frequent stops and it takes some time to get around.
Driving to Kapalua Kapalua is about an hour’s drive from Maui’s main airport in Kahului. From the airport, follow the signs to Lahaina/Kaanapali. You will be on Highway 380 (Dairy Road) through the town of Kahului and turn left on Highway 30, which takes you to West Maui. Drive 25 miles past Maui’s famed Pali cliffs, scenic beaches, the old whaling town of Lahaina, and the resort areas of Kaanapali, Kahana, and Napili before entering Kapalua, on Office Road.
Event address is The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761 and telephone 808-669-6200. Here you’ll find athlete packet pickup, event registration, bike technical support, clinics, and expo booths. The hotel grounds are home to the race start and finish and transition. The start line for the triathlon is at DT Fleming Beach, adjacent to the resort.
Parking On race day – Saturday and Sunday – Please park in the XTERRA Event lot. Follow the XTERRA parking signs on Hanoapiilani Highway past the entrance to Kapalua Resort (Office Road) and turn left into the parking lot. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has limited parking and it is used primarily by hotel guests. If you park in the lot, validate your parking ticket at the XTERRA Village, Dinner check-in, or at the bell desk in front of the hotel. For our dinner functions, parking is in the lot at The Ritz-Carlton, as well as public lots and streets in the area. Please be courteous to our host community by not blocking driveways and not parking in marked No Parking Zones.
Discover Maui and the Islands of Aloha
Maui is the birthplace of XTERRA, and Hawai’i is our home. We invite you to explore the distinct and unique experiences of all of the Hawaiian Islands.
Make the most of your trip to Maui by letting the local experts help you plan your trip. Find hotels, rental cars, maps and more!
“HIUWAI AND E AL E” HAWAIIAN CLEANSING AND REJUVENATION CEREMONY
The Beach House Lawn at D.T. Fleming Beach
Athletes, friends and family are welcome to participate in this very special Sunrise Hawaiian Cleansing and Rejuvenation Ceremony where you will be met by renowned cultural advisor, Clifford Naeole.
Clifford will lead you in a ceremony where you will enter the water (or just wade and bath in it) to release negative thoughts, actions, and any other concerns from your life. As the sun rises to the chanter’s voice, all is forgiven, and you will begin your life renewed and rejuvenated.
All present will be considered participants – and please be there on time, as the ceremony is timed to meet the sunrise and will start promptly Friday at 5:45am.
XTERRA would like to thank all of the sponsors that make the XTERRA World Championship event happen.
Presenting Sponsor of XTERRA
Founded in 1980 by John Paul DeJoria and Paul Mitchell, John Paul Mitchell Systems produces more than 100 products—from award-winning styling and care products to cutting-edge heat styling tools and professional hair color—and is available in over 80 countries worldwide.
Learn more at www.paulmitchell.com
Official XTERRA Host Destination
Kapalua Resort is a 22,000-acre, master-planned community on Maui ’s northwest coast. The resort is renowned for its world-class golf courses – The Bay and The Plantation Courses; 11 residential communities; premier accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and The Kapalua Villas, a tennis complex; the all new 30,000 square foot Kapalua Spa, three white sand beaches, including two of America’s Best Beaches, and a myriad of restaurants and shops. Kapalua Resort hosts signature events each year: the PGA TOUR’s season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s Celebration of the Arts Festival in April and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival in June. For more information, visit kapalua.com or call 1-800-KAPALUA.
THE RITZ CARLTON, KAPALUA
Official XTERRA Host Property
The AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua showcases a stunning, fully-renovated destination resort offering 463 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, boasting warm-hued wood floors, rich travertine bathrooms, flat-screen LCD televisions and Hawaiian-inspired artwork. The Waihua Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, steam, sauna and whirlpool therapies, outdoor couple’s hale (cabanas) and a fitness center and movement studio with spectacular ocean views. Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program offers all interest levels an array of outdoor activities from land to sea, led by trained naturalists. The breathtaking island resort also features six restaurants, enhanced indoor/outdoor meeting space, an inviting children’s pool and luxury cabanas. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is nestled on 54 acres and enveloped by the 23,000 acre Kapalua Resort, renowned for two championship golf courses, award-winning restaurants and a historic pineapple plantation.
MAUI VISITORS BUREAU
On the island of Maui, mornings of birdsong swell into days of pure exhilaration. From staggering natural beauty to one-of-a-kind adventures, Maui is a magical, tropical playground like no other.
Indeed, Maui is everything you have dreamed Hawaii to be, and almost certainly more than you imagined. Palm-shaded, powdery beaches and lush rainforests… Eclectic small towns and world-famous enclaves… Exclusive, world-class resorts and gem-like B&B’s. It’s all here.
But more importantly, Maui is home to a unique spirit. You will recognize it in the natural smiles that greet you daily, and you will feel its presence long after you depart.
Official Energy Drink of XTERRA
We see you out there putting in the training to get ready for the XTERRA World Championship! G Endurance products are created specifically to help tough athletes like you replace the fluids and electrolytes lost when training and racing over prolonged periods. These products are backed by over 50 years of nutrition and hydration research at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI). They deliver a 2:1 glucose:fructose blend that helps the body maximize carbohydrate absorption while minimizing GI distress. That means that with each serving, you’ll get the fluids and nutrients you need to dig deeper and work harder. G Endurance Formula will be available on-course delivering the fuel to unlock your best, start to finish.
Presenting Sponsor of XTERRA Kapalua Trail Runs
TS Restaurants have some of the best dining options in Maui and all are located a short distance from Kapalua near the resort areas of Ka’anapali and Lahaina Town.
MAUI MOTORCYCLE CO.
Maui Motorcycle Co. is conveniently located in the heart of Kahului, just minutes away from the airport. Our retail store features motorcycle, ATV, utility vehicle, and much, much more!
Visit www.mauimotorcycleco.com to learn more.
To become a partner or exhibitor, please reach out to:
Sales & Strategic Partnerships
sponsorship [at] xterraplanet.com
Members of the media are invited to join us in the XTERRA press room located on the Lower Lobby Level of the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. During the championship race XTERRA staff members will escort interested press members to key strategic locations throughout the course to track leaders and course happenings, and to get the best possible photos. You must reserve your seat in the press van in advance.
Note: the press van leaves promptly at the designated time.
A press pass is required on race day for admittance to the finish area. Passes can be obtained at the XTERRA Pressroom. Log on to XTERRAMaui.com for complete race coverage. Live timing updates and social media feeds beginning race day at 9:00 a.m. Race report and results will be posted shortly after the race has concluded. Professional, high-resolution, full-color images from the race will be available to the media after the race.
Direct media inquiries to Trey Garman, trey [at] xterraplanet.com | 808-216-8606 (cell)
XTERRA TRAIL RUN WORLDS HAS A NEW HOME IN MAUI!
The XTERRA Trail Run World Championships 21K, which was held at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu for 12 years from 2008 – 2019, offers a challenging new course in the Kapalua Rainforest featuring lots of climbing, tropical jungle trails, epic views, and even some soft sand. No qualification is necessary.
XTERRA KAPALUA TRAIL RUNS
Duke’s Beach House XTERRA 10km – Hula Grill XTERRA 5km – Leilani’s 3.3km – Kimo’s Keiki K
DATE: Saturday, December 4, 2021 – 9am 21K – 9:10am 3.3K – 9:20am 5K – 9:40am 10K - 11am - Keiki K
WHERE: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui
DISTANCE: 21K World Championship, 3.3/5/10K trail runs, and Keiki K (10 and under)
The off-road adventurous spirit of XTERRA reaches out to the community with the XTERRA Trail Running World Championship and Kapalua Trail Runs as well as Kimo’s XTERRA Keiki K (free for kids 10 and under).
The XTERRA Trail Running World Championship will challenge runners from around the world on a brand-new-for-2021 21K course. No qualification is necessary, so test your skills against the best of the best or just come out to check out this brand new, beautiful course. A $10,000 prize purse will be split between the top 7 women and top 7 men overall.
Duke’s Beach House XTERRA 10K, Hula Grill XTERRA 5K and Leilani’s XTERRA 3.3K races are open to one-and-all (the 3.3km is open for walkers too!). All competitors will experience the famed XTERRA World Championship run course. Parents must register their children for any of the races. Paul Mitchell stylists will be there cutting hair in exchange for a donation to the Challenged Athlete Foundation.
KEIKI K: Free fun run for kids 10 and under. Distances are age appropriate 6-10 year olds run about 1/2km with 5 and under 100 yards. Parents must register their children. All participants get awards and post-race refreshments. Sorry, no t-shirts for children.
ONSITE REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICKUP – New registration and packet pickup will be at the XTERRA Athlete Village at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua.
Our dedicated team of volunteers across the US and abroad has been key to bringing the XTERRA experience to more people in more places. As the sport grows the need for volunteers increases. This year we need people to help with pre-race and race-day activities. Please e-mail our volunteer [at] xterraplanet.com (volunteer) coordinator or call 877-751-8880 x 3. Tell us what you’re interested in doing and what your availability is. We’ll try to find a place for you at XTERRA. We hope you can join us!
For XTERRA World Championship information, email info [at] xterraplanet.com or call 877-751-8880.