2018 XTERRA World Tour overview

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

12/17–9/1XTERRA Australia SeriesNSW, VIC, Townsville QLD
24-FebXTERRA South AfricaGrabouw, Western Cape
10-MarXTERRA MotatapuSouth Island, New Zealand
4-MarXTERRA AlbayLegaspi, PhilippinesAP1
18-MarXTERRA ChileSan Bernardo, SantiagoPA1
24-MarXTERRA ArgentinaDique Ullum, San JuanPA2
25-MarXTERRA Costa RicaPlaya Reserva ConchalPA3
7-AprXTERRA New ZealandRotoruaAP2
8-AprXTERRA ReunionReunion Island
15-AprXTERRA MaltaMajjistral Nature ReserveE1
22-AprXTERRA CyprusAkamasE2
22-AprXTERRA Asia-Pacific ChampionshipDanao, Cebu, PhilippinesAP3
29-AprXTERRA GreeceVouliagmeniE3
5-MayXTERRA UruguayPunta del EstePA4
11-MayXTERRA TahitiMooreaAP4
13-MayXTERRA BrazilIlhabella, Sao PaoloPA5
19-MayXTERRA Oak MountainPelham, Alabama, USAPA6
27-MayXTERRA GardaLake Garda, ItalyE4
2-JunXTERRA PortugalGolegaE5
3-JunXTERRA Dominican RepublicSamanaPA7
9-JunXTERRA BelgiumNamurE6
16-JunXTERRA Mine over MatterMilton, Ontario, Canada
17-JunXTERRA SwedenStockholmE7
23-JunXTERRA SwitzerlandVallee de JouxE8
1-JulXTERRA FranceXonruptE9
8-JulXTERRA VictoriaVictoria, B.C., CanadaPA8
15-JulXTERRA CzechPrachaticeE11
21-JulXTERRA Beaver CreekBeaver Creek, Colorado, USAPA9
22-JulXTERRA AbruzzoAbruzzoE20
4-AugXTERRA MexicoTapalpaPA10
5-AugXTERRA RomaniaTirgu Mures, TransylvaniaE12
12-AugXTERRA PolandKrakowE13
18-AugXTERRA European ChampionshipZittau, GermanyE14
18-AugXTERRA QuebecQuebec City, Quebec, CanadaPA11
25-AugXTERRA Sleeping GiantThunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
26-AugXTERRA FinlandImatraE15
1-SepXTERRA NorwayNorefjellE16
2-SepXTERRA CanmoreCanmore, Alberta, Canada
9-SepXTERRA DenmarkMons KlintE17
15-SepXTERRA Pan Am ChampionshipOgden, Utah, USAPA12
15-SepXTERRA KoreaWonju City
16-SepXTERRA SpainMadridE18
28-OctXTERRA World ChampionshipKapalua, Maui, Hawaii, USA

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



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