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2018 XTERRA World Tour overview

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Whether scrambling over the rocks at XTERRA Malta, racing into the shadows of the Mayon Volcano at XTERRA Albay, or looking up at the chalk cliffs at XTERRA Denmark, the team at XTERRA note that athletes will ‘all at once lose your breath and find your place’ in the 2018 XTERRA World Tour.

Featuring, rainforests and oceans, fjords and mountains, canyons and forests – there are more than 100 races on the schedule including 50 in the XTERRA America Tour alone, from Oxford, Massachusetts to Laguna Beach, California. In 2018, athletes can choose from 18 major races in Europe, 12 championship events on the XTERRA Pan America Tour, four exotic challenges in the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour, six fierce battles in Canada, and dozens of other adventures around the globe.

In Brazil, XTERRA notes that it has grown into a ‘massive series of weekend off-road festivals that visits cities such as Fernando de Noronha, Ponta Grossa, and Paraty, among others’.

The 2018 series adventures begin at XTERRA East Gippsland in Australia on 10 February, head to XTERRA South Africa for the 15th annual event in Grabouw on 24 February, then race into the Mayon Volcano for XTERRA Albay in the Philippines on 4 March. From there, XTERRA adds that ‘it’s one epic destination after another with off-road triathlon races almost every weekend of the year’ leading up to the 23rd annual XTERRA World Championship in Maui on 28 October 2018.

There are new races in Garda in Italy, Transylvania (XTERRA Romania), Madrid (XTERRA Spain), Stockholm (XTERRA Sweden), Punta del Este (XTERRA Uruguay), and Quebec City (XTERRA Quebec).

XTERRA adds that ‘if you want to stick to your roots, rest assured that all of the classics are back too, from XTERRA Oak Mountain in Alabama to XTERRA France in the Vosges Mountains’.

This year, the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race will be held in Danao, Philippines on 22 April; the XTERRA European Championship is back in Zittau, Germany, on 18 August; and the Pan American Championship will once again be staged at Snowbasin Resort outside Ogden, Utah on 15 September.

Of note, the inaugural XTERRA China off-road triathlon originally scheduled for April 28-29, 2018 has been postponed until further notice but will be rescheduled at a future date.


2018 XTERRA World Tour tentative schedule

Date Event Location
12/17–9/1 XTERRA Australia Series NSW, VIC, Townsville QLD
24-Feb XTERRA South Africa Grabouw, Western Cape
10-Mar XTERRA Motatapu South Island, New Zealand
4-Mar XTERRA Albay Legaspi, Philippines AP1
18-Mar XTERRA Chile San Bernardo, Santiago PA1
24-Mar XTERRA Argentina Dique Ullum, San Juan PA2
25-Mar XTERRA Costa Rica Playa Reserva Conchal PA3
7-Apr XTERRA New Zealand Rotorua AP2
8-Apr XTERRA Reunion Reunion Island
15-Apr XTERRA Malta Majjistral Nature Reserve E1
22-Apr XTERRA Cyprus Akamas E2
22-Apr XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship Danao, Cebu, Philippines AP3
29-Apr XTERRA Greece Vouliagmeni E3
5-May XTERRA Uruguay Punta del Este PA4
11-May XTERRA Tahiti Moorea AP4
13-May XTERRA Brazil Ilhabella, Sao Paolo PA5
19-May XTERRA Oak Mountain Pelham, Alabama, USA PA6
27-May XTERRA Garda Lake Garda, Italy E4
2-Jun XTERRA Portugal Golega E5
3-Jun XTERRA Dominican Republic Samana PA7
9-Jun XTERRA Belgium Namur E6
16-Jun XTERRA Mine over Matter Milton, Ontario, Canada
17-Jun XTERRA Sweden Stockholm E7
23-Jun XTERRA Switzerland Vallee de Joux E8
1-Jul XTERRA France Xonrupt E9
8-Jul XTERRA Victoria Victoria, B.C., Canada PA8
15-Jul XTERRA Czech Prachatice E11
21-Jul XTERRA Beaver Creek Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA PA9
22-Jul XTERRA Abruzzo Abruzzo E20
4-Aug XTERRA Mexico Tapalpa PA10
5-Aug XTERRA Romania Tirgu Mures, Transylvania E12
12-Aug XTERRA Poland Krakow E13
18-Aug XTERRA European Championship Zittau, Germany E14
18-Aug XTERRA Quebec Quebec City, Quebec, Canada PA11
25-Aug XTERRA Sleeping Giant Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
26-Aug XTERRA Finland Imatra E15
1-Sep XTERRA Norway Norefjell E16
2-Sep XTERRA Canmore Canmore, Alberta, Canada
9-Sep XTERRA Denmark Mons Klint E17
15-Sep XTERRA Pan Am Championship Ogden, Utah, USA PA12
15-Sep XTERRA Korea Wonju City
16-Sep XTERRA Spain Madrid E18
28-Oct XTERRA World Championship Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, USA

AP = Asia Pacific Tour / E = European Tour / PA = Pan Am Tour

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