July opens with the biggest event of the year so far as the first of the European showdowns and the Short Track series descend on the village of Xonrupt. And it doesn’t cool down from there. From Auckland to Quebec, adventure and challenge is the name of the game as the XTERRA community get’s the second half of 2022 started on the right foot.
It’s the most explosive series on the circuit; raced by the best of the best, fuelled by pure adrenaline, and streamed live from the heart of 4 packed and pulsating race venues. Just days to go to round 1, here’s everything you need to know about XTERRA Short Track 2022.
From trail runs through Tahiti to a big weekend at Whistler and the infamous XTERRA Belgium afterparty, June is stacked with back-to-back weekends of incredible adventures for a brimming off-road community that is itching to get out, conquer, and explore.
by Doug Hall
XTERRA Short Track is back and bigger than ever! With 4 rounds in 4 countries and no shortage of adrenaline-induced action, expect plenty of dramatic head-to-head racing in each compact course as the best of the best compete for their share of the €45,000.
This month XTERRA touches down in Brazil and Portugal for an all-out feast of culture, cuisine, and off-road racing, while the trail runners head to Malta, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and back to Brazil to battle it out as the 2022 season gets into full swing.
XTERRA is set to introduce a brand-new event format – XTERRA Long Distance - with the first of 4 races kicking off in Europe this year. An exciting addition to the European schedule, the Long Distance events will combine in equal parts endurance, adventure, and stunning locations, with World Championship slots up for grabs.
by Sam Joyner
Ready to ring in the start of summer and 5 years of off-road adventure, this weekend XTERRA Taiwan welcomes the 2022 athletes back to tropical Kenting for an event that features more races, new initiatives, and all the grit and glory that’s come to be expected from Taiwan’s premier off-road race.
2022 is set to be bigger and better than ever for XTERRA fans, athletes and organisers, the exciting new 7-race series bolsters the current XTERRA calendar whilst also offering runners the chance to explore and discover new destinations within the discipline of long-distance trail running.
by Sam Joyner
From 2022 onwards, the XTERRA World Championship will move to a new yet equally enticing destination every 2 to 3 years, allowing multiple countries to create an everlasting legacy and help build towards a greater, more diverse XTERRA community bound by a passion for outdoor adventure.
XTERRA Short Track is a short course race concept that debuted in Czech Republic in 2019. An elite-only event where athletes have to qualify during the full distance event or in a preliminary short track race to claim the best starting position in the final grid.
by XTERRA Taiwan
Body stretch yoga for athletes to sooth sore muscles and boost recovery.
by XTERRA Taiwan
Leave the road, take the trails. Adventure is closer than you think. Kate, who is good at finding untraversed trails, is a true explorer. Follow her steps, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by serene beauty of nature, and lost in wonderland.