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, 2018 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. 28, 2018 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
XTERRA European Tour organizers will provide complimentary race entries to the top 10 men and women from the 2017 XTERRA European Tour standings. 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.
2018 ELITE ATHLETE COMPLIMENTARY ENTRY GUIDELINES
The following are our recommended guidelines for elite athlete complimentary entry into 2018 XTERRA European Tour events:
- Top 10 elite men and women in the 2017 XTERRA European Tour receive complimentary entry in all races held up to and including April 29, 2018 (XTERRA Greece).
- Top 10 elite men and women in the 2018 XTERRA European Tour standings after Greece will receive complimentary entry in all races held May 1 through July 1, 2018 (XTERRA Garda through XTERRA France).
- Top 10 elite men and women in the 2018 XTERRA European Tour standings after France will receive complimentary entry in all races held July 2 – September 16, 2018 (XTERRA Czech through XTERRA Spain).
- Top 10 elite men and women in the 2017 XTERRA World Championship receive complimentary entry at all races in the 2018 XTERRA European Tour.
- Elites must confirm their complimentary entries with each race organizer prior to the first race of the 2018 season, following XTERRA Greece and no later than May 7, 2018, and following XTERRA France and no later than July 9, 2018. The offer is not available after that time.
- Organizers may offer additional complimentary entries at their discretion eg. top 10 men and women in the 2017 XTERRA race in their country.
Organizers have no obligation to provide complimentary accommodations or other benefits for elite athletes. This is discretionary only.
2018 Complimentary Elite Athlete list for use through April 29, 2018 (XTERRA Greece) – 2017 XTERRA European Tour Final Standings
|1||Ruben Ruzafa, ESP||1||Helena Karaskova-Erbenova, CZE|
|2||Sam Osborne, NZL||2||Brigitta Poor, HUN|
|3||Francois Carloni, FRA||3||Carina Wasle, AUT|
|4||Xavier Dafflon, SUI||4||Nicole Walters, GBR|
|5||Rui Dolores, POR||5||Maud Golsteyn, NED|
|6||Maxim Chane, FRA||6||Louise Fox, GBR|
|7||Yeray Luxem, BEL||7||Elizabeth Orchard, NZL|
|8||Roger Serrano, ESP||8||Morgane Riou, FRA|
|9||Arthur Serrieres , FRA||9||Cecila Jessen, SWE|
|10||Bradley Weiss, RSA||10||Angela Niklaus, SUI|
2018 Complimentary Elite Athletes list for all 2018 – 2017 XTERRA World Championship
|1||Bradley Weiss, RSA||1||Flora Duffy, BER|
|2||Mauricio Mendez, MEX||2||Barbara Riveros, CHI|
|3||Ruben Ruzafa, ESP||3||Laura Philipp, FRA|
|4||Francisco Serrano, MEX||4||Brigitta Poor, HUN|
|5||Cedric Fleureton, FRA||5||Lesley Paterson, GBR|
|6||Sam Osborne, NZL||6||Suzie Snyder, USA|
|7||Braden Currie, NZL||7||Elizabeth Orchard, NZL|
|8||Josiah Middaugh, USA||8||Helena Karaskova, CZE|
|9||Brice Daubord, FRA||9||Carina Wasle, AUT|
|10||Rom Akerson, CRC||10||Emma Garrard, USA|
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 Germany Championship on August 18 at Zittau. This is a one day award as opposed to the Tour Championship which counts all races. In Germany, the top overall finisher, regardless of nationality, in each age group will be honored as the XTERRA European Champion. The top German finisher in each age group will be named the XTERRA Germany Champion.