OFF-ROAD MULTI-SPORT RACING ACROSS EUROPE
XTERRA is the world’s premier off-road multisport event. An extreme competition, the XTERRA format combines swimming with mountain biking and trail running. It has been described as one part triathlon, one part mountain bike race, and one part “survival of the fittest”.
The typical distances are a 1.5k swim, 30k mountain bike, and 10k trail run. Courses are designed to have top pros finish in roughly two-and-a-half hours. Generally the swim comprises 10% of the total time it takes to finish the race, the mountain bike 65%, and the run 25%.
HOW THE SERIES WORKS
Identify Your Age Group
How old you are on December 31, 2017 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.
Race and Score
Enter as many races as you want and score points by finishing in the top 15 of your age group.
(GOLD) 100-point scale allocation: 1=100, 2=90, 3=82 4=75, 5=69, 6=63, 7th=58, 8th=53, 9th=49, 10th=45, 11th=41, 12th=37, 13th=34, 14th=31, 15th=28
(SILVER) 75-point scale allocation: 1=75, 2=67, 3=61 4=56, 5=51, 6=47, 7th=43, 8th=39, 9th=36, 10th=33, 11th=30, 12th=27, 13th=25, 14th=23, 15th=21
Must Race Two: You must race at least two (2) XTERRA events during the season to be named the XTERRA European Tour Champion. There is no limit to how many races you can count.
Most Points Wins: The athlete with the most points at the end of the season ‐ by gender and age group ‐ earns the title of XTERRA European Tour Champion and a qualifying spot into the XTERRA World Championship race to be held Oct. 29, 2017 in Kapalua, Maui.
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.
ELITE PRIZE MONEY AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION SLOTS
Gold labeled events will feature a minimum of $15,000 USD elite prize purse with Silver labeled events featuring a minimum of $7,500 USD elite prize purse. * Organizers may choose to pay more prize money.
Pros apply directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elite Top 10 Comp Entry Policy
New in 2017, XTERRA European Tour organizers will provide complimentary race entries to the top 10 men and women from the 2016 XTERRA European Tour standings. Following XTERRA France on July 2, we will update the list to reflect the top 10 men/women in the standings at that time as eligible for free entries.
Learn more about pro racing at http://www.xterraplanet.com/races/pro-racing.
World Championship Qualification:
Gold labeled events will offer 51 amateur qualifying spots into the XTERRA World Championship.
Silver labeled events will offer 26 amateur qualifying spots into the XTERRA World Championship.
(GOLD) 51 Qualifying spots allocation:
(SILVER) 26 Qualifying spots allocation:
One to the first place person in each age group noted above. Slot will roll down among the top 3 if the first place person declines.
2017 XTERRA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
It is not necessary to qualify, nor be European, to race at the XTERRA European Championship, which will double as the XTERRA Denmark Championship on September 3 at Mons Klint. This is a one day award as opposed to the Tour Championship which counts all races. In Denmark, the top overall finisher, regardless of nationality, in each age group will be honored as the XTERRA European Champion. The top Danish finisher in each age group will be named the XTERRA Denmark Champion.
TEAM Unlimited LLC, a Hawaii-based television events and marketing company, created the sport back in 1996. It started in Maui with a single race and evolved into the XTERRA World Tour with more than 300 races in 32 countries.
The XTERRA motto is “Live More”, and we encourage athletes to get out and go off-road, travel and explore, meet new people, and stay active with sport.