Xterra Nationals Event Overview Sept 24-25th

Snowbasin Resort andOgden,Utah transform intoXTERRA Title TownUSA September 24-25 as all 140 of XTERRA’sU.S. off-road triathlon and trail running events culminate at Nationals in one magical weekend on the mountain. 


The two events will bring more than 1,200 of the nation’s very best amateur and professional triathletes and trail runners to battle for the title of XTERRA National Champion.


The off-road tri Nationals is Saturday, Sept. 24, along with full and half-distance XTERRA Utah races open to everyone.

The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals half-marathon is Sunday, Sept. 25, accompanied by 5K and 10K trail runs.  Both events will be filmed for nationally syndicated TV programs exposing the beauty ofUtahto millions.


In addition to the races, XTERRA will host an expo in downtownOgdenwith free kids races, vendor booths, a Paul Mitchell hair cut-a-thon for charity, and evening dinner parties. Simultaneously,Ogdenhosts its 10th annual Harvest Moon Festival with more than 25 family-friendly activities planned for all ages including live music, kid’s activities, and downtown criterium races.


“We are excited to bring our entire XTERRA Tribe together in Utah this September, the energy level is going to be off-the-charts,” said Janet Clark, president of XTERRA. “Ogden and Snowbasin are proven winners – between the facilities at Snowbasin, the great restaurants and atmosphere along Historic 25th Street in Ogden, the Harvest Moon Festival, and the unbelievably supportive community – we couldn’t have asked for a better situation.”


While the USA Championship off-road triathlon is an invite only race, the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship is open to the public, so one and all can challenge the best-of-the-best trail runners and race for a national championship.


Both events finish at Snowbasin Resort – a world-class ski resort that hosted the downhill and super G races for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and most recently served as the final stop of the Winter Dew Tour.  Located just 35 miles north ofSalt Lake City, and just up the road from the adventure capitol of Ogden, Snowbasin is an easy get to and increasingly popular adventure travel destination. It has an incredible collection of trails, which are nothing short of spectacular in late September as the fall colors start bursting in an array of red, pink, orange, and yellow.

For more information and links to registration visit xterrautah.com, or call toll-free to 877-XTERRA-1.


The XTERRA USA Championship weekend is sponsored by the Utah Sports Commission, and Paul Mitchell. Sponsors include GU, Gatorade, Zorrel, Snowbasin Resort, GOAL Foundation, MediaOne of Utah, U.S. Forest Service, KSL TV, and the XTERRA Alliance – Wetsuits, Vitality, Cycling, Fitness, Flex, and Footwear.



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XTERRA National Championships of Triathlon and Trail Running Event Schedule

Sept 23-25, 2011 // Ogden/Snowbasin, Utah




Friday, September 23

Opening Festivities in downtown Ogden @ Ogden’s Amphitheater Park (corner 25th/Grant)


12-6pm                  Expo and XTERRA Kids Zone Challenge Stations Open

12-6pm                 Registration and Packet Pick-up (All events – XTERRA Utah/XTERRA USA Championship/

XTERRA Trail Run Nationals, 10K and 5K)

12-5pm                 Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, benefit for the Challenged Athlete Foundation

3:00pm                  XTERRA Race Briefing (mandatory for USA Championship triathletes – also available at 6pm)

4pm                        XTERRA Kids Bike Race (free)

4:30-6pm               XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Art of XTERRA

5pm                        XTERRA Kids Sprint (free)

6:00pm                  XTERRA Race Briefing (mandatory for USA Championship triathletes, also available at 3pm)

6:30-9pm               “Night of Champions” Dinner, Grand Lobby, Union Station – Introduction of XTERRA Regional Champions & Mr/Ms XTERRA 2010.  Admission: complimentary for USA Championship competitors, $25 for guests/public.  Note that tickets are limited – first come, first served.


Saturday, September 24

XTERRA TRIATHLON at Snowbasin Resort


6am                      Shuttle operating to/from Snowbasin to Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir

6:30am                 Late packet pickup at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir (no registration)

6:30am                 T1 open for set-up at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir

6:30am                 T2 open for Set-up at Snowbasin

6:30am                 Body marking at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir

8:20am                 Last shuttle from Snowbasin

9:00am                  XTERRA USA Championship Start at Port Ramp Marina (1.5k swim, 30k mtb, 10k trail run)

9:20am                  XTERRA Utah Start – Long Course at Port Ramp Marina (1.5k swim, 30k mtb, 10k trail run)                       

9:40am                  XTERRA Utah Start – Sport Course at Port Ramp Marina (750m swim, 16k mtb, 5k trail run)

10am-2pm            Expo area open at Snowbasin – exhibits, live music, food service

10am-3pm            Registration and packet pickup for XTERRA Trail Runs – Nationals, 10K and 5K

10:30am-2:30pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon - benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation

11am                     XTERRA Sport winner expected at Snowbasin

11:15/11:45am      XTERRAUSAChampionship Male/Female Winner Expected

12:00pm               XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Trail Running

1:50pm                  XTERRA Cut-off at T2

2pm                       XTERRA USAChampionship/XTERRA UtahAwards Ceremony at Snowbasin

After Party at Harvest Moon Festival in downtownOgden

12-10:00pm          Harvest Moon Festival on 25th Street  -  kids activities, farmer’s market, food and beverage booths,

                                live bands – Headliner “Old Californio”.

8:30pm                  XTERRA USA Championship highlight video showing and introduction of Champions – Main Stage



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XTERRA National Championships of Triathlon and Trail Running Event Schedule

Sept 23-25, 2011 // Ogden/Snowbasin, Utah




Sunday, September 25

XTERRA TRAIL RUNNING at Snowbasin Resort


7:00-8:00am         Late Registration

7:00-8:30am         Late packet pick up

8:00am                  XTERRA Expo open

9:00am                  XTERRA Trail Running National Championship Half Marathon Start

9:05am                  XTERRA 5km and 10km Trail Run starts

9:00am-2:00pm  Paul Mitchell Cut-a-Thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation

9:20am/9:40am    5km/10km winners expected

10:06/10:19am     Men’s and Women’s National Championship male/female winners expected

11:00am               XTERRA Kids Sprint (free)

11:00am                                XTERRA 5km and 10km awards ceremony

11:45am                                XTERRA National Championship race awards ceremony

2:00pm                  XTERRA Expo closes


After Party in downtown Ogden

6:00pm                  XTERRA After Party (Location TBA)

7:00pm                  Video Highlights




Xterra USA Championships September 24th

The XTERRA USA Championship is the culmination of a series of more than 50 qualifying events across the US that award points to the top athletes in XTERRA’s eight regions. The USA Championship is held in conjunction with the Harvest Moon Festival.

Pro athletes race for their share of the $80,000 prize purse. Sixty-thousand for the XTERRA America Tour Championship , and $20,000 goes to the fastest pros at nationals.

 In addition to the championship, XTERRA offers races for trail runners, as well as the XTERRA Utah short and long course off-road triathlons. Pick up tips from the pros at one of our XTERRA University clinics or enjoy the XTERRA Expo. Kids can get into the fun at the XTERRA Kids Zone.

 The XTERRA USA Championship is open to pros and qualified amateur athletes from the US. Here is how to qualify. Non-qualified athletes can race on our championship course by signing up for the XTERRA Utah long course off-road tri, which is open to everyone, or the short course which is half the distance.

Top finishers in each age division are awarded a coveted slot to the XTERRA World Championship on Maui where 550 of the world’s best competitors vie for the world championship title. Also, the fastest age group male and female swimmer timed from start to exit of T1 receive a XTERRA Vortex 3 Full wetsuit. Note: You must be present to receive your award. Awards will not be mailed after the event.

 Pro athletes from the US with a valid pro license can compete for the USA Championship title. International athletes may compete for prize money, but are not eligible for the USA Championship title. Visit the pro racing for more information.

In Association with the Harvest Moon Festival

XTERRA and the annual Harvest Moon Festival on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street team up to bring you one great weekend of family events. Whether you volunteer, participate or just spectate, there is truly something for everyone young and old


Snowbasin Trail Closure Updates

We are excited to see so many people enjoying the trails at Snowbasin this summer! Please note that due to safety reasons, there are a couple trail closures due to events on the mountain. Thank you for your cooperation!

Saturday, July 30th- Trails closed until 1 pm for the Intermountain Cup. Shuttle service will be running that day for scheduled pick-ups after 1pm.

Saturday, August 27th- Mt. Ogden50/100k at Snowbasin – All trails will be closed for the race. No bike shuttle service.

Saturday/Sunday, September 24/25th – XTERRA USA Championships – All trails will be closed for the race. No bike shuttle service.