2013 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship Sept 22nd


XTERRA Trail Running National Championship Xduro
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.

COURSE MAP

XTERRA Trail Run National Championship Course Map

KING CONTINUES REIGN OVER XTERRA TRAIL RUN NATION; WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT

Max King from Oregon continued his amazing streak of XTERRA Trail Run Championships with another amazing weekend.

King, 32, won the 2012 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship for the fifth consecutive year on Sunday, September 23, at the Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah. The XTERRA Trail Run National Championship 21K has been staged five times, and King has won each one in convincing fashion.

“It means a lot,” he said. “I love coming back. This is actually one of the best courses for a trail run I’ve ever seen. It’s a beautiful course and XTERRA keeps putting on a great race. It’s a phenomenal event.”

King’s latest victory is all the remarkable when considering his weekend itinerary. During a 24-hour period, he completed 71 kilometers of trail running in two different states, traveled more than 1,000 flight miles, and won two national events.

On Saturday, he won the USATF 50K Trail Championship in his hometown of Bend, Oregon. He got on a flight shortly after that race and arrived in Ogden after midnight on Sunday morning.

“I didn’t get much sleep,” he said. “It was tough for me to get here. But I got a couple of hours of sleep and got here ready to race.”

Perhaps familiarity with such a hectic schedule helped — he also won those same two races on back-to-back days last year.

“It felt just like last year,” he said. “This morning on my warn-up it was tough, but once I got going and got my legs under me, it was alright.”

King took the lead for good midway through the 21K course. He finished with a time of 1:22:12, which was 1 minute, 36 seconds faster than the runner-up, J. Marshall Thomson. King said he knew Thomson was a good uphill runner, so he tried to push the pace before they hit the steep climb on the course called “Sardine Peak.”

Thomson, who is from Crested Butte, Colorado, said he was aware of King’s accomplishments prior to the race.

“I wanted to be within a few minues of him,” Thomson said. “That was kind of my goal and I think I did that.”

Thomson (pictured) actually was in the lead for a short portion of the race, but said he “stood still” as King passed him on a flat stretch just before the climb to Sardine Peark. “It was pretty impressive to see,” Thomson said. “He’s pretty awesome.”

Thomson said he enjoyed his first experience on the trails at Snowbasin Resort and will “definitely” return to chase after King’s crown next year.

“This could be the coolest trail I’ve ever been on for a race,” he said. “It was awesome. Up, down, up down. I love the climbing. I wish I had more time to look around.”

B.J. Christenson of Salt Lake City, Utah, placed with a time of 1:24:29. It was the second consecutive year that he placed third at this event.

Nick Mosey of California took fourth (1:24:41), followed by Will Christian (1:25:08) of Virginia.

Rounding out the top 10 were (in order): Calum Neff from Canada, Ron Tibaduiza from Nevada, Bret Ferrier from Ogden, Utah, Brandon Mader from Alabama, and David Clinger from Sandy, Utah.

Anderson takes women’s title in first try

Lindsey Anderson was the hometown hero in the women’s division. She placed 14th overall and was the top female with a time of 1:33:23.

Anderson was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympics team for the steeplechase, and this was her first trail run.

“I’ve practiced on trails before, but this is my first race,” she said. “My coach told me to try this race and it was great.”

Anderson, 27, resides in Ogden and is regarded as one of the top distance runners in the history of the track program at Weber State University, which is located in Ogden. She is currently an assistant coach at Weber State.

A lead pack women ran together for the first half of the race, then Anderson and Kerri Lyons took the lead up the climb to Sardine Peak. Anderson eventually broke away for the win and finished more than a minute ahead of Lyons (1:34:27).

“It was just a lot of fun,” said Anderson, who took most of the last year off from training due to the birth of her daughter. “I would encourage anybody to do this.”

Lyons is from Salt Lake City, and interestingly enough, this was her first trail run race as well. She registered for this race only an hour before it started. “It was kind of an impulsive decision,” she said.

“I’ve actually been cycling a lot, but I started running a bit more and my friends all said I’d like the trails,” said Lyons, 23. “I loved it. I had a little trouble on the downhills, but it was a great race.”

Amber Moran from North Carolina took third in 1:38:53, followed by Megan Kimmel of Colorado in 1:40:09.

The rest of the top 10 were (in order): Jamie Pilkington from West Haven, Utah, Michele Suszek from Colorado, Nicole Hunt from Deer Lodge, Montana, Malaika Homo from Ogden, Utah, Alyssa Larsen from Jackson, Wyoming, Rachel Cieslewicz from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Selina Sekulik from Park City, Utah.

The top five men and top five women received cash prizes, including $1,000 each to champions King and Anderson.

Hildebrand wins fifth age-group title

Max King keeps winning XTERRA National Championships, and so does Don Hildebrand.

He won his fifth consecutive age-group title, this time taking first place in the 80-older division. At 80, Hildebrand was the oldest runner in the field.

The youngest runner in the field was 10-year-old Heather Welsch from Texas. She placed second in the 10-14 female division. Her sister, 12-year-old Kaytlynn, took first in the division, and placed 30th overall among all females with a time of 2:08:29.

Other runners who won age-group championships for the second or more time were Kevin Tuck from Utah (2 titles), Bob Evers from Utah (2), Hans Unger from California (2) and Amy Galbraith from California (3).

“It’s a beautiful course, and what I really like is you bring all these runners from different parts of the country here to Utah for this race,” said Evers, who resides in Park City. “It’s great competition.”

All the other age-group winners were first time XTERRA National Champions. Each age-group champion received a free entry to the 2012 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, which is scheduled for December 2 at Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii.

For complete results CLICK HERE.

XTERRA Utah 10K / 5K Races

The XTERRA Trail Run National Championship also included 10K and 5K courses for runners of all ages.

Tom Ato from Deer Lodge, Montana, was the overall winner of the 10K, finishing in 42:02. He ran way from the rest of the field, as runner-up Carlo Cappellano from Salt Lake City came in next at 47:29.

Vania Grandi from Salt Lake City was the first female finisher in the 10K with a time of 51:42.

Ross Marabella from Brigham City, Utah, finished first in the 5K with a time of 25:16. Dylan Matlock from Ogden was second (26:43). Bob Marabella, Ross’ father, was fourth.

Sarah Taylor from Salt Lake City was the first female for the 5K with a time of 34:07.

2012 Xterra USA Championships Sept 22nd

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. $60,000 for the XTERRA America Tour Championship, and $20,000 goes to the fastest pros at nationals.

 

GOAL FoundationIn 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.

 

Historic 25th Street, Ogden, UtahIn 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.

2012 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship Sept 23rd

The 2012 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship will be hosted by Snowbasin Resort for the second year on Sept. 23.

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.

COURSE MAP

XTERRA Trail Run National Championship Course Map

The course is a true championship masterpiece.  There is nothing amiss in this perfectly designed thriller, highlighting everything Snowbasin Resort’s terrain has to offer.  If you enjoy gut-wrenching climbs leading to breathtaking views, twisted single track dotted with rock gardens, fast flat sections, and of course, flying effortlessly down rewarding descents, you are in for the race of your life! It hosts the perfect symphony of challenging components to favor the all-around runner.  For those curious about the elevation, the low point hits in at 6,133 feet. High point is just shy of 7,300 feet.  Expect 2,200 feet of climbing.

Read Course Description by Rachel Cieslewicz

PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS

The fastest runners will be racing for $5,000 in prize money – awarded to the top five men and women as follows: $1,000, $600, $400, $300, $200.  XTERRA will also be crowning national champs in age groups starting at 9 & under, then every five years (ex. 10-14, 15-19, etc…) up to 80+.  Champs win a commemorative long-sleeve winners T and all racers get a short sleeve shirt and goody bag filled with cool swag.

Note: You must be present to receive your award. Awards will not be mailed after the event.

Place
Men
Women
1
$1,000
$1,000
2
$600
$600
3
$400
$400
4
$300
$300
5
$200
$200

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

 

 

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2011 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship

XTERRA Trail Running National Championship XduroThe 2011 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship is moving to Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah, on Sept. 25.

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.

PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS

The fastest runners will be racing for $5,000 in prize money – awarded to the top five men and women as follows: $1,000, $600, $400, $300, $200.  XTERRA will also be crowning national champs in age groups starting at 9 & under, then every five years (ex. 10-14, 15-19, etc…) up to 80+.  Champs win a commemorative long-sleeve winners T and all racers get a short sleeve shirt and goody bag filled with cool swag.

Note: You must be present to receive your award. Awards will not be mailed after the event.

Place
Men
Women
1
$1,000
$1,000
2
$600
$600
3
$400
$400
4
$300
$300
5
$200
$200