HUNTSVILLE, UT - This weekend 1,200 of the nation’s top amatuer and professional triathletes and trail runners are converging at Snowbasin Resort and Ogden, Utah to compete in the XTERRA National Championships of Triathlon and Trail Running.
The off-road tri Nationals is Saturday, Sept. 24, along with full and half-distance XTERRA Utah races open to everyone.
The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals half-marathon is Sunday, Sept. 25, accompanied by 5K and 10K trail runs.
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 10th annual Harvest Moon Festival with more than 25 family-friendly activities planned for all ages including live music, kid’s activities, and downtown criterium races.
“We are excited to bring our entire XTERRA Tribe together in Utah this September, the energy level is going to be off-the-charts,” said Janet Clark, president of XTERRA. “Ogden and Snowbasin are proven winners – 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 couldn’t have asked for a better situation.”
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 the best-of-the-best trail runners and race for a national championship.
Both events share a finish line at Snowbasin Resort which of course is well-known for hosting the downhill and super G races during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
For more information and links to registration visit xterrautah.com, or call toll-free to 877-XTERRA-1.