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XTERRA Wild Forest VR powered by COROS, December 3-7

November 20, 2020

Events to be held over five days from December 3-7, 2020, are the seventh in a series of XTERRA VR events to engage the endurance community and their families as they train to stay fit and healthy. Plus, XTERRA World Tour schedule, new episode of XTERRA Adventures, and more.

HONOLULU, HI (November 20, 2020) – The XTERRA Wild Forest VR Trail Runs and Duathlons powered by COROS, to be held over five days from December 3-7, 2020, are the seventh in a series of XTERRA VR events to engage the endurance community and their families as they train to stay fit and healthy.

Inspired by Germany, home to the XTERRA European Championships, the Wild Forest VR races invite the entire family to join in the fun with five running races ranging from a kids’ K to a full marathon, plus short-and-long course duathlon options.

“As we enter the holiday season we’ve got family on our minds and in our hearts,” said XTERRA President, Janet Clark.  “With the XTERRA Wild Forest VR races we hope to provide an adventure opportunity for the young ones, an escape into nature for their parents, and a playful experience for all involved.”

Entry into XTERRA Wild Forest VR events is free and each individual registrant will be entered to win a COROS APEX Premium Multisport watch*.

“We’re grateful for the support of our partners at COROS, the official sports watch of the XTERRA U.S. Trail Run Series, who enable us to produce fun events like this that inspire our community to get outside, go for an adventure, and stay active.”

COROS is also offering a free additional cable charger with every watch purchase by using the code “XTERRA” and adding the charger to your cart at checkout.

The events are a benefit for the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union, one of the oldest and largest environment associations in Germany, who provide a framework for children and young adults aged 6-to-27 to protect nature.

XTERRA Kids will receive a digital bib they can color themselves and all VR participants will receive a digital XTERRA Passport to collect a commemorative event stamp to display on their Instagram or Facebook stories.  XTERRA will recognize the top 25 in each division – men, women, and team through leaderboards updated as results are posted and authenticated.  Final results will be published on December 8, 2020.

Full event details and registration are available now at xterraplanet.com/wild-forest.

*To be entered to win participants simply need to register for one of the XTERRA Wild Forest VR events. One entry per person.  A winner will be chosen at random on December 8.  Prize is a COROS Apex Premium Multisport watch or equivalent value ($299USD) and other restrictions apply.

About COROS Wearables

COROS is a performance sports technology company that helps athletes train to be their best. For COROS it’s all about the outdoors, mountains, and a passionate active lifestyle. We combine high grade hardware with innovative technology to provide endurance athletes with the gear they rely on in the world’s most extreme environments. Advanced technology with an efficient and intuitive user experience is at our core – when you use a COROS product, you know you are getting a tool that has been designed, tested and perfected for the athlete, by the athlete. COROS users have set World Records and been to the highest point on earth, pushing our products to the extremes. At COROS, creation and innovation are never ending. Our customers, the athletes make COROS – be a part of our community @COROSGlobal on Facebook and Instagram.

In other XTERRA News

 2021 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series Schedule Released
The 2021 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series schedule features 40 events in 21 countries from February through October, offering adventure and opportunity for athletes looking to challenge themselves and secure a spot on the start line for the 25th annual XTERRA World Championship in Maui on October 31.

XTERRA is committed to hosting its 2021 events utilizing safe-race protocols and by following the direction provided by the CDC, national federations, and local government mandates as it relates to the coronavirus.

Links to individual event pages and event status updates is posted at: xterraplanet.com/2021-world-tour. Tentative as of November 18, 2020

Highlight Video/ Downloadable PDF

XTERRA Adventures Ep5 streaming free now on xterraplanet.com
XTERRA’s gnarliest crashes, most distinctive courses, closest finishes, and best rivalries are on display in an action-packed flashback to the sports’ all-time “Top Plays,” streaming free on xterraplanet.com/xterra -adventures

XTERRA Trentino to host ET Cross Tri Championships
The XTERRA Trentino-Dolomiti Paganella off-road triathlon and duathlon races scheduled for September 24-26, 2021 in Molveno, Italy will double as the European Triathlon Cross Duathlon and Triathlon Championships.

The breathtaking venue situated on the shores of Lake Molveno fronting the Brenta Dolomites, which hosted the inaugural XTERRA Molveno ShortTrack races in October, is the perfect destination for off-road racers and their families looking for a gorgeous holiday getaway.

“It is a real honor for us to host such a great international event,” said Luca D’Angelo, the Dolomiti Paganella Tourism Board Managing Director.  “We are really excited to organize another epic race, after the first international XTERRA ShortTrack events in 2020, and we are looking forward to sharing this adventure with our mountain community. We really believe our destination could become a favorite hotspot for professional and amateur endurance athletes with our stunning Dolomites landscape, great tourism facilities, and wide range of outdoor experiences for the entire family.”

The event will be held in cooperation with Europe Triathlon and the Italian Triathlon Federation.

“The municipalities of Molveno and Andalo in the heart of Brenda Dolomites are the perfect location for off-road duathlon and triathlon racing.  It’s a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast and offers the perfect infrastructure,” said Renato Bertrandi, the president of Europe Triathlon. “I am delighted the 2021 European Champs of Cross Triathlon and Duathlon have been assigned to XTERRA. Europe Triathlon has for many years enjoyed good collaborations with other professional organizers and we are happy to start this new experience with XTERRA.”

Konstantinos Koumargialis, the marketing director for XTERRA Europe, shared Bertrandi’s enthusiasm for the partnership.

“XTERRA Europe is delighted to join forces with Europe Triathlon to host the 2021 Cross Triathlon and Cross Duathlon Championships in conjunction with XTERRA Trentino-Dolomiti Paganella,” said Koumargialis.  “With their support, the backing of Trentino and the Dolomiti Paganella regions, and the cooperation with the Italian Triathlon Federation, we’ll work together to produce a magnificent event weekend that will help grow the sport we all love.”

Learn more at xterraplanet.com/trentinodolomitipaganella

Li, Tang win inaugural XTERRA Taihu Trail 50K

Jiajia Li and Jingyan “Leti” Tang of China captured the inaugural XTERRA Taihu Trail 50K trail races at the Taihu National Tourism Vacation Zone in Suzhou on Sunday, November 15, 2020 with winning times of 4:50:02 and 5:50:15, respectively.

The 50K race, which routed through Yuyang Mountain and Guangfu scenic spots surrounding the famous Taihu Lake, boasted more than 2,100-meters of elevation gain and awarded two International Trail Running Association (ITRA) points.

Chinese Paralympian and XTERRA standout Jiachao Wang placed second in the men’s 50K race, followed by Weiming Fu, while Huiru Zhuang and Fen Li placed second and third in the women’s race.

In the 30K race, which awarded one ITRA point, Fei Li took the tape in 2:50:45, with Hsinshan Le in second and Chang Liu in third.  Xing Wu won the women’s race in 3:57:42, followed by Ling Lin and Chuanli Zhang in second and third.’

More than 1,000 trail runners took part in the inaugural XTERRA Taihu events, which also included 5K and 10K trail runs. The events were just one part of a “green weekend” to celebrate and honor the XTERRA China running community who successfully completed a six-month “X-plogging” sustainability initiative.

“XTERRA is a brand of health, good lifestyle, and environmental sustainability,” said XTERRA China general manager, Joffie Qiao.  “We hope this way we could see more people involved in this sport, promote more awareness of our concept.”

The XTERRA China team hosted additional sustainability initiatives over the weekend including plogging events around the Taihu National Tourism Vacation Zone, they donated $2,000 USD to the China Green Foundation to plant one tree for every athlete who participated, and provided reusable cups for participants.

“What impressed me the most with this event was the emphasis on environmental preservation, from the racing bags to small details implemented during the race to protect our nature,” said participant Huang Zhi Shan, an X-Plogging Ambassador.  “It was not entirely a sporting competition; it was more of a joyful union of like-minded people.”

Find complete results, trail ratings, and course details on the ITRA website at: https://itra.run/race/27200-xterra-taihu-trail-run-suzhou-2020-trail-run-30k&2020

Highlight Video: https://youtu.be/oZV2WPT6AQ8

XTERRA Connect : Strength training, Yoga, Pilates, and more

XTERRA Connect released several new videos this week, including the third in a five-part series of instructional exercise videos with XTERRA elite Suzie Snyder, a twist preparation Yoga sequence from Hailey Stockbrugger, and in Pilates for XTERRA, Mieko Carey demonstrated all the variations of the classic “Hundred” abdominal exercise.

Find these videos and more XTERRA Connect features at xterraplanet.com.

About XTERRA

XTERRA® is a global lifestyle brand and off-road race series. What started in 1996 as the world’s first off-road triathlon in Maui, Hawaii, is now an endurance sports lifestyle with a racing presence in over 30 countries worldwide and expanding. XTERRA® cultivates a passionate and dedicated community, celebrated by intrepid triathletes, trail runners and outdoor adventurists around the globe. Learn more at www.xterraplanet.com.

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