Ogden, Utah, and Snowbasin Resort will once again host the XTERRA USA Championship. The culminating event in the 67-race XTERRA America Tour struts in Sept. 25. Some 50 pros - Olympians, Adventure Racing World Champs, Mountain Biking Legends alike - will be in town to race for $80,000 in prize money and dozens of cameraman will position themselves around Wheeler Canyon to capture all the action for a nationally syndicated one-hour TV show. Amateur athletes from nearly every state in the union will also travel to Utah in pursuit of their dreams to race for and win an XTERRA National Championship crown.
Events include the XTERRA Utah off-road triathlons- a long-course featuring a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike, and 10km trail run and a short course comprised of a 750m swim, 19km mountain bike, and 5km trail run; a half-marathon trail race that runs from Pineview Reservoir to Snowbasin Resort; the Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon; Pro Clinics; Expo; party under the stars in downtown Ogden with highlight videos; great food; and live music.
It's all part of the annual Harvest Moon Festival on Historic 25th Street, which is running simultaneously with a host of activities and events for the whole family.
The race, now in its 10th year, is taking place in Utah for the second straight year. The USA Championship is for pros and invited amateurs only; however, locals and others who have not qualified can compete in the XTERRA Utah open competitions.
More information and registration.