XTERRA USA Championships

The 21st annual XTERRA USA Championship off-road triathlon will be held in conjunction with the new family-friendly and community focused weekend of events in Avon, Colorado on July 15-16, 2022.

It’s the first-time XTERRA has hosted its national championship in Avon, following 12 seasons at Snowbasin Resort in Utah (2009-2021) and eight years in Incline Village, Nevada (2001-2008).

There will be $25,000 in 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.

In addition to the main event, XTERRA will host sprint and relay races along with a variety of other endurance events for the whole family including kid’s races, yard games, vendor booths, food trucks, beer gardens, and live music featuring Trout Steak Revival at the marvelous open air Nottingham Park Pavilion in the heart of Avon on Saturday night!

And on Friday night, grab your friends and family and join us at Nottingham Park to enjoy the free movie of the night, MOANA, outdoors on the big screen!  Come early and enjoy a picnic in the park, join in the SUP races Nottingham Lake, stroll through the park, and check out the new playable music instruments or all the amazing Art Around Avon. Movies begin at dusk (around 8:15 p.m.) and seating is on the grass field, so bring a lawn chair or blanket, pack the popcorn, and sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

“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 U.S. 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,” said Andrus.

The Beaver Creek course itself, aka "The Beast," familiar to XTERRA enthusiasts as the former home of the mountain championship. It boasts the highest elevation of any major on the XTERRA World Tour starting with a one-mile swim in Nottingham Lake located at 7,400-feet elevation; followed by a 15-mile mountain bike that climbs 3,500-feet into the thin air of the Rockies topping out at 9,400ft; and finishes with a grueling six-mile trail run through the aspens.

In order to accommodate race activities, Nottingham Lake and Beach will be temporarily closed on:
  • Friday, July 15th between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 16th between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Link to more information and race registration: https://www.xterraplanet.com/usachampionship

Date: Friday, July 15th & Saturday, July 16th
Full Event Schedule Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park, Nottingham Lake and Beaver Creek Resort

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Public Transportation & Parking: 

  • The use of public transportation is encouraged as well as walking or riding a bike to the park.
  • Free on street parking is available, including on West Benchmark Road and Lake Street, as well as at the Avon Elementary School Parking Lots.