The 22nd annual XTERRA USA Championship off-road triathlon will be held in conjunction with a new family-friendly and community focused weekend of events in Avon, Colorado on August 26-27, 2023, for the first time in the sports’ history.
There will be $25,000 in prize money awarded equally to the top 10 elite men and women, plus XTERRA USA Championship crowns to age group division winners along with 51 qualifying spots into the 2023 XTERRA World Championship to be held in Trentino, Italy.
The course itself, aka "The Beast at Beaver Creek," is familiar to XTERRA enthusiasts as the home of the mountain championship since 2009. It boasts the highest elevation of any major on the XTERRA World Tour starting with a one-mile swim in Nottingham Lake located at 7,400-feet elevation; followed by a 15-mile mountain bike that climbs 3,500-feet into the thin air of the Rockies topping out at 9,400ft; and finishes with a grueling six-mile trail run through the aspens.
The location is spectacular, as Colorado’s high country during the summertime is something to behold with its big blue skies, white aspens, majestic mountain ranges and cool, fresh air.
In addition to the main event, XTERRA will offer a variety of endurance events, kid’s races, yard games, vendor booths, food trucks, beer gardens, and live music at the marvelous open air Nottingham Park Pavilion in the heart of Avon.
Event details and schedule
For more information, visit https://www.xterraplanet.com/usachampionship.