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XTERRA Celebrates 18th Year in 2013

January 14th, 2013

Boast 70 races in 35 states in this year's XTERRA America Tour, 70+ races in the nationwide XTERRA Trail Run Series, and an unprecedented 20 World Tour Championship events

As XTERRA enters its 18th year its footprint on the endurance sports community has never been greater.  With 70 races in 35 states in this year’s XTERRA America Tour, 70+ races in the nationwide  XTERRA Trail Run Series, 20 World Tour Championship events, an incredible line-up of sponsors and partners, a bevy of national and internationally broadcast TV productions, an online video channel, branded products ranging from treadmills to wetsuits, and tens of thousands of the most enthusiastic participants on the planet – the XTERRA brand is vibrant and ready to rock in 2013.

2013 XTERRA AMERICA TOUR SCHEDULE

Below is the tentative 2013 XTERRA America Tour off-road triathlon schedule featuring 70 races in 35 states, plus the U.S. Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Of note, XTERRA started year-round scheduling last season, so three points-scoring races for 2013 – XTERRA Deuces Wild, Degray Lake and Epic Iron Mountain – have already taken place in 2012.  This year, there are five races scheduled in September and October that will count towards the 2014 season.

The XTERRA Saipan Championship on March 9 opens the 2013 schedule and XTERRA’s regular season ends on the last full weekend of August in order to crown regional champions and send invitations to the top scorers in each division nationwide with enough time for them to make travel plans to compete at the XTERRA USA Championship in Utah on September 21.

2013 XTERRA America Tour Schedule as of 1.14.13

Date Race  Location Region
9-Mar XTERRA Saipan Championship No. Marianas W
17-Mar XTERRA Miami No. Miami, FL SE
23-Mar XTERRA Guam Championship Piti, Guam W
24-Mar XTERRA Camp Eagle Rocksprings, TX SC
24-Mar XTERRA  Hickory Knob McCormick  SC SE
30-Mar XTERRA REAL Granite Bay, CA W
6-Apr XTERRA Renegade San Dimas, CA W
13-Apr XTERRA  West Championship Lake Las Vegas, NV W
21-Apr XTERRA Bluebonnet Burnet, TX SC
27-Apr XTERRA Fort Yargo Winder, GA SE
28-Apr XTERRA Jersey Devil Barnegat, NJ NE
4-May XTERRA Epic – Rustman Ruston, LA SC
5-May XTERRA Gator Terra Ruston, LA SC
12-May XTERRA Key Biscayne Key Biscayne, FL SE
18-May XTERRA Southeast Championship Pelham, AL SE
19-May XTERRA King Of The Hill Lebanon, NJ NE
19-May XTERRA Last Stand Augusta, MI MW
19-May XTERRA Muleshoe Spicewood, TX SC
1-Jun XTERRA Lory Bellvue, CO MT
1-Jun XTERRA Four Corners Farmington, NM SC
2-Jun XTERRA Tsali Bryson City, NC SE
8-Jun XTERRA Moab Moab, UT MT
9-Jun XTERRA East Championship Richmond, VA NE
9-Jun XTERRA Eureka Springs Eureka Springs, AR SC
9-Jun XTERRA East Fork Bethel, OH MW
15-Jun XTERRA Scales Lake Boonville, IN MW
16-Jun XTERRA Torn Shirt Brighton, MI MW
22-Jun XTERRA Clemson Clemson, SC SE
22-Jun XTERRA Pipestem Creek Jamestown, ND MT
23-Jun XTERRA Sugar Bottom North Liberty, IA MW
23-Jun XTERRA Curt Gowdy Cheyenne, WY MT
23-Jun XTERRA Cameron Park Waco, TX SC
29-Jun XTERRA Tahoe City Tahoe City, CA W
29-Jun XTERRA Dairyland Sheboygan, WI MW
29-Jun XTERRA Lock 4 Blast Gallatin, TN SE
7-Jul XTERRA Freedom Fest Ka’a’awa, HI W
7-Jul XTERRA Vashon Island Vashon Island, WA NW
20-Jul XTERRA  Sky High Grafton, NY NE
14-Jul XTERRA Magnolia Hill Navasota, TX SC
14-Jul XTERRA Whitewater Charlotte, NC SE
14-Jul XTERRA EX2 Flintstone, MA NE
20-Jul XTERRA  Mountain Championship Avon, CO MT
20-Jul XTERRA La Grande La Grande, OR NW
20-Jul XTERRA Hammerman Anchorage, AK NW
20-Jul XTERRA DINO Versailles Versailles, IN MW
27-Jul XTERRA Snow Valley Running Springs, CA W
27-Jul XTERRA Indian Peaks Nederland, CO MT
28-Jul XTERRA Panther Creek Morristown, TN SE
28-Jul XTERRA Wild Horse Creek Bozeman, MT MT
4-Aug XTERRA Appalachia Indiana, PA NE
4-Aug XTERRA Black Diamond Black Diamond, WA NW
10-Aug XTERRA DINO Logansport Logansport, IN MW
10-Aug XTERRA B.O.L.T. Raymond, NE MT
10-Aug XTERRA Portland Forest Grove, OR NW
17-Aug XTERRA Iron Creek Spearfish, SD MT
11-Aug XTERRA STOAKED Hanover, NH NE
17-Aug XTERRA Lake Tahoe Incline Village, NV W
17-Aug XTERRA Illinois Wilds Hanna City, IL MW
18-Aug XTERRA Charlottesville Charlottesville, VA NE
18-Aug XTERRA Wild Ride McCall, ID NW
18-Aug XTERRA MountainMan Ka’a’awa, HI W
24-Aug XTERRA Buffalo Creek Bailey, CO MT
7-Sep XTERRA  Epic – Marquette (2014) Marquette, MI MW
28-Sep XTERRA Dread Mon (2014)  To’C, NM SC
6-Oct XTERRA Grand Rapids (2014) Middleville, MI MW
26-Oct XTERRA  Epic – Iron Mountain (2014) Arkadelphia, AR  SC
26-Oct XTERRA  Degray Lake (2014) Arkadelphia, AR SC
21-Sep XTERRA Utah Ogden/Snowbasin, UT
21-Sep XTERRA  USA Championship Ogden/Snowbasin, UT
27-Oct XTERRA World Championship Kapalua, Maui, HI

Of note, XTERRA started year-round scheduling last season, so three points-scoring races for 2013 – XTERRA Deuces Wild, Degray Lake and Epic Iron Mountain – have already taken place in 2012.  This year, there are five races scheduled in September and October that will count towards the 2014 season.

HOW THE AMERICA TOUR WORKS

The 2013 XTERRA America Tour is comprised of 58 XTERRA Point Series races (XPS) and five XTERRA Championship Series (XCS) races – also known as the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series.  Amateurs are welcome at XCS events, and can earn more points at these races because, generally, participation is higher and the courses are tougher.

XTERRA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (U.S. PRO SERIES)

All four regional championship venues from 2012 return in 2013, as does the USA Championship at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah.

Follow the registration links below for more information on each:
April 13 – XTERRA West Championship – Lake Las Vegas, NV
May 18 – XTERRA Southeast Championship – Pelham, AL
June 9 – XTERRA East Championship – Richmond, VA
July 20 – XTERRA Mountain Championship – Beaver Creek, CO
Sep 21 – XTERRA USA Championship – Ogden/Snowbasin Resort, UT

For Pros: The top 15 pros at each championship event are awarded points based on overall pro finish.  Pros count their best three-of-four regional scores plus the points they get (or don’t get) at the XTERRA USA Championship in Utah. Thus, the final point total combines the best three scores in the first four races, plus the USA Championship race points.  He/she with the most points in the end is declared the U.S. Pro Series Champ. The U.S. Series will dish out $140,000 in prize money: $15,000 at each regional championship race, $20,000 at the USA Championship, and $60,000 to the top overall points scorers in the Series. Note:  The XTERRA World Championship on Oct. 27 in Maui is a stand-alone event worth $100,000.

For Amateurs:  The XTERRA America Tour is designed to provide age group athletes (amateurs) with a bona-fide championship to compete for within their geographic region. At the end of the regular season the top performers in each of seven regions are invited to compete against other athletes their same age – but from different regions – at the national championship in Utah on Sept. 21.

Here’s how the Series works:

1) CHOOSE REGION: There are seven regions, determined by a competitor’s primary residence at the time of their first race.  New for this year the Atlantic and Northeast regions have merged – creating 8 races in that region.  There are six races in the Northwest, nine in the Midwest and Central regions, and 10 events in the Southeast, Mountain, and West Regions.

2) DETERMINE YOUR DIVISION/AGE GROUP: “XTERRA Age” is based on a competitor’s age on December 31, 2012.  Athletes compete in the following age categories: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 (men), and 75+ (men). We also have Physically Challenged Divisions.

3) RACE AND SCORE: Series competitors race for points at their choice of events – including XTERRA Points Series (XPS) races & XTERRA Championship Series (XCS) races.  Competitors can enter as many events as they’d like but just their best four finishes count towards their total points score.  Competitors are required to race in at least one event in their region, and must COUNT two events in their region.  Note: You don’t have to race in two, but you have to count two in your region.  Bottom line, to play the game (to qualify for nationals and win a regional championship) you have to race in at least one event in your region, and everything more than that is gravy and increases your chances of scoring points and winning.

4) COUNT ‘EM UP:  Points are awarded to the top 15 finishers in each age group at each race. Athletes can earn more points at championship series races because, generally, participation is higher and the courses are tougher.  If an athlete races at more than one championship event, only the best finish counts at full points. Any other finishes earn points at the same rate as the XTERRA Points Series races.  See the points allocation at xterraplanet.com.

5) BECOMING A REGIONAL CHAMP: At the end of the regular season in late August, the athlete with the most points – by gender, by division, by region – earns the title of XTERRA Regional Champion.  In addition, the highest points scorers in each region are invited to compete for a national title at the XTERRA USA Championship in Utah.  See breakdown of invites.

Note: All XTERRA America Tour events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body of multisport in the United States. As such all athletes are subject to the rules and regulations set forth by the USAT.  Details available at usatriathlon.org.

The XTERRA Points Series races are a collection of independently produced off-road triathlons owned and operated by local promoters, while the championship series events are bigger races with pro purses on full-length courses operated by TEAM Unlimited / XTERRA.

XTERRA EARLY BIRD SPECIALS THRU JAN. 31

From now until January 31 XTERRA is offering rock-bottom prices on registration rates for its regional championship races, XTERRA Utah, and the trail runs held at regional champ venues.  Entry fees are guaranteed to be the lowest rates racers will see all season.

Entry fees are just $75 for the regional championships ($110 for teams), $50 for Sprint races ($75 for Sport teams), $40 for 21km trail runs, $30 for 10km races, and $20 for 5km runs.

Follow he registration links below for more information:
April 13 – XTERRA West Championship – Lake Las Vegas, NV
May 18 – XTERRA Southeast Championship – Pelham, AL
June 9 – XTERRA East Championship – Richmond, VA
July 20 – XTERRA Mountain Championship – Beaver Creek, CO
Sep 21 – XTERRA Utah – Ogden/Snowbasin Resort, UT

ABOUT THE XTERRA TRAIL RUN SERIES

If you’re looking for a trail run in 2013, check out the expanded selection of the XTERRA Trail Run Series. The 2013 schedule features more than 70 races across America, with race distances ranging from 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers.

Twenty different states will host at least one XTERRA Trail Run event in 2013, including new races in Delaware, Maryland, Oregon, Tennessee and Utah.

Every race on the schedule is open to runners of all ages and skill levels. Most events have two or three course options to accommodate the various levels of runners.

What’s more, there will be a record 16 XTERRA Trail Run Series on the 2013 schedule. The following regions will all have at least three races (thus making it a series): Alabama, Arizona, Atlantic (Delaware/Maryland), Southern California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, Pocono, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington.

Runners who win age-group titles in any of those regions will receive a free entry to the 2013 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship at Ogden, Utah, in September.

The crowning event for the year is the 2013 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, which is scheduled for December 1 at Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii.

The 2013 schedule started on January 6 with races in Southern California (XTERRA Boney Mountain Trail Run) and Arizona (XTERRA White Tanks Trail Run).

Jonathan Toker and Jennifer Todd won in California while Nick Coury and Angi Axmann took top honors in Arizona.  Read full reports from those races by clicking on the links.

Events will continue virtually every weekend throughout the year, and to find a race near you, please visit www.xterratrailrun.com.

2013 XTERRA WORLD TOUR SCHEDULE

Tentative as of Jan. 11, 2013

Date – Race, Location
Feb 24 – XTERRA South Africa Championship, Western Cape
Mar 2 – XTERRA Philippines Championship, Cebu
Mar 9 – XTERRA Motatapu, South Island, New Zealand
Mar 9 – XTERRA Saipan Championship, Northern Marianas
Mar 23 – XTERRA Guam Championship, Piti
Apr 7 – XTERRA Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, Victoria, Australia
Apr 13 – XTERRA New Zealand Championship, Rotorua
Apr 28 – XTERRA Malaysia Championhip, Putrajaya
June 2  –XTERRA Spain Championship, Cieza, Murcia
June 15 – XTERRA Greece, Lake Plastira
June 29 – XTERRA Switzerland Championship, Vallee de Joux
July 7 – XTERRA France Championship, Xonrupt, Gerardmer
July 20 – XTERRA Brazil Championship, Ilhabela, SP
July 20 – XTERRA Abruzzo, Lago di Scanno, Italy
Aug 3 – XTERRA Mexico Championship, Tapalpa, Jalisco
Aug 10 – XTERRA Czech Championship, Prachatice
Aug 17 –XTERRA Germany Championship, Zittau
Aug 24 –XTERRA Japan Championship, Marunuma
Sept 8 – XTERRA England, Cranleigh, Surrey
Sept 21 – XTERRA USA Championship, Ogden/Snowbasin, UT
Oct 27 – XTERRA World Championship, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

XTERRA is presented by Paul Mitchell and AVIA, and sponsored by the Utah Sports Commission, Gatorade, PowerBar, Muscle Milk, XTERRA Wetsuits, XTERRA Fitness,
LifeProof, Footbalance, Zorrel, Choice Hotels, and Rudy Project.

About TEAM Unlimited/XTERRA

TEAM Unlimited is a Hawaii-based television events and marketing company, founded in 1988.  It owns and produces XTERRA and in 2012 produced more than 100 XTERRA off-road triathlon and trail running races in 15 countries worldwide.  In the U.S. alone nearly 200,000 participants took part in the XTERRA lifestyle last year.  In addition, TEAM TV has produced more than 300 adventure television shows resulting in three Emmy’s and 42 Telly Awards for production excellence since 1990.  View samples at www.xterra.tv, and learn more at xterraplanet.com and xterratrailrun.com.

TEAM Unlimited / XTERRA

XTERRA Celebrates 18th Year in 2013

Contact Info

Trey Garman
808-792-2603
trey@xterraplanet.com
http://www.xterraplanet.com/index.html

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