After eight years in Nevada and twelf years in Uta the Xterra USA Championship will now move to a new location; Avon, Colorado. The Championship will take place on July 15-17, 2022. There will be US$25,000 in overall 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 2022 Xterra World Championship to be held in Trentino, Italy, on October 1, 2022.
The move to Colorado is part of a global initiative for Xterra to rotate its championship venues every couple of years, or even yearly, to provide new experiences and challenges for the Xterra athletes. “We’re thrilled to bring the Xterra USA Championship to Colorado, it’s long been a mecca for Xterra athletes and outdoor recreation,” said Steve Andrus, Xterra’s new US Tour Manager. “We are reinventing ourselves in a lot of ways, one is by rotating championship venues, and even more important is our renewed focus on delivering exceptional event experiences for both the participants and the local community. To that end, we’ve reached out to our partners in Avon and Beaver Creek to source local musicians, restaurants, sustainability partners, and charitable organizations in order to truly make this a neighbourhood celebration.”