Introducing XTERRA Virtual Racing & the Rally Around XTERRA Planet Challenge
by XTERRA on 07/10/2020
Honolulu, HI (July 7, 2020) - XTERRA today announced the 2020 XTERRA Virtual Race Series, a universal collection of dynamic challenges to unite and inspire the global race community.
XTERRA VR kicks off July 15 with the Rally Around XTERRA Planet Challenge: a 30-day quest calling for the worldwide XTERRA community to join together in human-powered movement to collectively circumnavigate the planet – roughly 40,000 kilometers – as many times as possible.
The Rally Around XTERRA Planet Challenge is open to everyone - individuals, families, and relay teams and it’s free to enter. To be part of the movement, participants simply need to swim, bike, hike, walk, run, rollerblade, or otherwise move without a motor and log the distances online at xterraplanet.com.
RAXP will support GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund to assist communities around the world in their efforts to stop the COVID-19 pandemic.All challengers receive a digital XTERRA VR Passport to collect commemorative stamps, earn discounts on gear and share progress and photos with the community through #xterravr. Leaderboards will post real-time results to track global progress and highlight the most prolific men, women, families, and teams.
Following the Rally Around XTERRA Planet Challenge, XTERRA VR will roll-out a series of eight races designed to highlight the regional championships in places XTERRA races from Europe to the Asia-Pacific, Americas, and Maui as home to the World Championship.
“Each race will last five days, Thursday to Monday, to reflect our typical on-site event week and each region will select a charity to support with donations from participants,” said Clark.
Race offerings will rotate between 5K, 10K, 21K runs, “5x5K” relays, and run/bike duathlons. Full program details are available at www.xterraplanet.com.