Xterra World Championship returning to Trentino, Italy, in 2024

XTERRA World Championship returning to Trentino, Italy, in 2024 (Picture: press release endurance)

The 2024 Xterra World Championship off-road triathlon will return to Trentino, Italy, for its third and final year on September 21, 2024.

2022 was the first year that the Xterra Worlds was held in Trentino. This marked the first time in 25 years, since Xterra’s inception in 1996, that the event took place outside of Maui, Hawaii.

This year’s Xterra World Championship off-road triathlon weekend of events is set for September 21-24, 2023, and will include Short Track relay team racing for age group athletes on Sunday for the first-time.

“It was important for us to announce Trentino as the host destination for 2024 now so athletes can plan accordingly,” said J-D Cousens, Xterra VP of Operations & Global Marketing.

“We are committed to rotating our championship venues every two to three years, and will strive to announce a new destination for the 2025 Xterra World Championship by July 2024 or sooner.

“The support we’ve received from our local partners from Trentino and Dolomiti Paganella has been overwhelming, and for those who haven’t been yet, we want to give the Xterra Family one last chance to qualify and experience the magic of the Dolomites.”

Michele Viola, President of Tourist Board Dolomiti Paganella, said “We as Dolomiti Paganella are very proud to organize the 2024 Xterra World Championship in Molveno for the third time in a row, after the great success of the first world championship ever to be held in a different location than Maui in 2022.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming Xterra athletes, their families, and fans to the shores of Lake Molveno at the foot of the picturesque peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site.”

Maurizio Rossini, CEO of Trentino Marketing, added “Thanks to the teamwork with APT Dolomiti Paganella and the Xterra Organizing Committee, Trentino has proved to be a challenging and stunning race venue for athletes and we are excitedly awaiting this year’s event and also look forward to 2024 when we will have the honour of hosting the Xterra World Championship once again.”

Athletes who qualify for Worlds at Xterra events held in August 2023 have the option to race in the 2023 or 2024 World Championship, and those who qualify at races held in September 2023 through July 2024 will be eligible for the 2024 Xterra World Championship.

While the Xterra World Championship will rotate venues in 2025, Xterra plans to make Trentino a permanent fixture on the World Tour due to strong local and regional support, facilities, and high-demand from athletes from around the world.