The world-class facilities at Snowbasin Resort and the high-adventure recreation destination of Ogden, Utah team-up to host XTERRA Nationals for the fourth straight year on September 22-23.
HONOLULU, HI (August 28, 2012) – The world-class facilities at Snowbasin Resort and the high-adventure recreation destination of Ogden, Utah team-up to host XTERRA Nationals for the fourth straight year on September 22-23.
“Nationals” is the culmination of all 140 XTERRA U.S. off-road triathlon and trail running events in 2012. The 70-race XTERRA America Tour ended its regular season Sunday and invites to Utah were sent to the top performers in each age group from across the country – setting up a bona-fide USA championship race to determine the best-of-the-best in off-road triathlon.
The off-road tri Nationals is Saturday, Sept. 22, along with full and half-distance XTERRA Utah races open to everyone.
The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals half-marathon is Sunday, Sept. 23, accompanied by 5K and 10K trail runs. Both events will be filmed for nationally syndicated TV programs exposing the beauty of Utah to millions.
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 XTERRA’s most decorated 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. Located just 35 miles north of Salt Lake City, Snowbasin is easy get to and boasts 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.
The two events will bring more than 1,000 amateur and professional triathletes and trail runners to battle for the title of XTERRA National Champion.
In addition to the races, XTERRA will host an expo in downtown Ogden with free kids races, vendor booths, a Paul Mitchell hair cut-a-thon for charity, and evening dinner parties. Simultaneously, Ogden hosts its 11th annual Harvest Moon Festival with a wealth of family-friendly activities planned for all ages including live music, kid’s activities, and downtown crit races.
“We love bringing the XTERRA Tribe together in Utah, the energy level is off-the-charts,” said Janet Clark, president of XTERRA. “Ogden and Snowbasin are simply the best – 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 can’t ask for a better venue.”
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 Paul Mitchell, AVIA, and the Utah Sports Commission. Sponsors include PowerBar, Gatorade, Rudy Project, XTERRAShop.com, Zorrel, Snowbasin Resort, ENVE Composites, GOAL Foundation, MediaOne of Utah, U.S. Forest Service, KSL TV, XTERRA Wetsuits, XTERRA Fitness, and XTERRA Footwear.
XTERRA National Championships of Triathlon and Trail Running Event Schedule
Sept 21-23, 2012 // Ogden/Snowbasin Resort, Utah
Friday, September 21
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)
3:30pm – “Ask AVIA” one-on-one session with AVIA Pro
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, ENVE “Performer of the Year” & Mr/Ms XTERRA 2012. Admission: complimentary for USA Championship competitors, $25 for guests/public. Note that tickets are limited – first come, first served.
Saturday, September 22
XTERRATRIATHLON 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 to Port Ramp Marina
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 – Sprint 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
10:15am – Last shuttle from Port Ramp Marina to Snowbasin
10:30-2:30pm – Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon - benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation
11am – XTERRA Sprint Course winner expected at Snowbasin
11:15/11:45am – XTERRA USA Championship Male/Female Winner Expected
12:00pm – XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Trail Running
1:50pm – XTERRA Cut-off at T2
2pm – XTERRA USA Championship/XTERRA Utah Awards Ceremony at Snowbasin
After Party at Harvest Moon Festival in downtown Ogden
12-10:00pm – Harvest Moon Festival on 25th Street – kids activities, farmer’s market, food booths, and live bands
8:00pm – XTERRA USA Championship highlight video showing and introduction of Champions – Main Stage
Sunday, September 23
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
About TEAM Unlimited/XTERRA
TEAM Unlimited is a Hawaii-based television events and marketing company, founded in 1988. It owns and produces XTERRA and in 2012 produced more than 100 XTERRA off-road triathlon and trail running races in 15 countries worldwide. View samples at www.xterra.tv, and learn more at xterraplanet.com and xterratrailrun.com.