The concept of the XTERRA America Tour is to provide amateur multisporters with a bona-fide championship to compete for within his or her geographic region against other athletes the same age.
All of Big Blue Adventure’s XTERRAs are considered part of the West Region: California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Pacific Territories.
Determining you Age Group:
Your XTERRA race age is based on how old you are on December 31, of the race year. Athletes with an XTERRA Age under 15 cannot earn XAT Points.
Challenged Athletes Division:
Athletes who are physically challenged and do not wish to compete as an Age Group athlete may compete in the XTERRA Challenged Athlete Division. For more information about the challenged athletes division please email email@example.com
To qualify as a Collegiate athlete, a current photo student ID must be presented at registration.
Awards will be presented to the top 3 male/female collegiate division finishers. A school must have a minimum of 3 athletes of the same gender to qualify for a male or female team award. There must be at least two schools with both a male and female team for an overall team award to be presented. Athletes competing in the Collegiate Division are NOT eligible for XTERRA Points, they can earn points in the Collegiate Division only. For more information about the collegiate division please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan Your Schedule:
Enter as many races as you want. Your best four (4) finishes count. You must compete in at least one (1) race in your XTERRA Region of Residence and count at least two (2) races in your XTERRA Region Of Residence. See Schedule. Athletes do not have to qualify to participate in XTERRA Regional Championship Series races. Example: John finishes 2nd in one regional race. He gets injured and cannot compete in another regional race. He can simply count a zero for his second regional race and use his one regional finish and any other two finishes for your final ranking.
Points are awarded to the top fifteen (15) finishers in each Age Group at each XAT race. You can earn more points at the XTERRA Regional Championship Series Races and the XTERRA EPIC because, generally, participation is higher and the courses are tougher and longer. If you race at more than one XC points based race, only your best finish counts at full XC points – any other XC finishes earn points at the same rate as XTERRA Point Series (XPS) events.
Note: XAT Points are not offered at XTERRA Sport races.
Count ‘em up!
The athlete with the most XAT Points – by gender, by Age Group, and by XTERRA Region Of Residence - earns the title of XTERRA Regional Champion and is named as 2011 Regional Champion.
And then comes the showdown, as the highest point scorers in each region are invited to compete against each other in the XTERRA USA Championship race. Win in Utah, and you are the XTERRA National Age Group Champion.
All XTERRA America Tour events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT) the National Governing Body of multisport in the United States. As such all athletes are subject to the rules and regulation set forth by the USAT.
In addition – all athletes are subject to the rules and regulations set forth in the XTERRA Competition Rules document. This document is available is available at: www.xterraplanet.com
Ignorance of the rules is not admitted as an excuse for violations.