The XTERRA Trail Run National Championship will return to the beautiful Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah, in 2013. This year’s event is scheduled for September 22, and it will once again attract some of the best trail runners from across the country.
The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals was staged at Snowbasin Resort for the first time in 2011, and it received rave reviews from the runners. Max King of Bend, Oregon, won his fifth consecutive XTERRA Trail Run National title in 2012, and said of the course at Snowbasin Resort: “I love my hometown of Bend, but this was, I gotta say, a great course. It was a lot more climbing than we get in Bend, so this was tough.”
Runners of all ages and skill levels can participate in the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, as there is no qualifying process. Last year, close to 500 trail runners from 30 different states gathered at Snowbasin Resort for the event.
There will be three different courses to accommodate the various levels of runners. A 21-kilometer half-marathon course will serve as the national championship course, but there will also be a 10K and a 5K.
Every age-group winner from the 21K course will be awarded a free entry to race at the 2013 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii.
The top five overall males and top five overall females from the 21K course will also receive prize money. Medals and other prizes will also be awarded to the top age-group runners from all three courses.
The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals will be held one day after the XTERRA USA Championship off-road triathlon to create the ultimate XTERRA racing weekend. The two events will bring more than 1,000 of the nation’s very best amateur and professional triathletes and trail runners to Northern Utah to battle for the title of XTERRA National Champion.
Registration is now open. For questions or more information, call 877-XTERRA-1.
Note: You must be present to receive your awards at the XTERRA Trail Run Nationals. Awards will not be mailed after the event. Also, as a course rule for safety purposes, headphones are not allowed to be worn by runners.