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XTERRA announces 2012 American race schedule

Posted Jan 08 2012 11:48am

Noname Click ( 2012 XTERRA America Tour as of 1-2.6.12) to download a PDF of the tentative 2012 XTERRA America Tour off-road triathlon schedule featuring 70 races in 38 states, two U.S. Territories, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Of note, XTERRA started "year-round' scheduling this season, so two points-scoring races for 2012 - XTERRA Big Bear in West Virginia and XTERRA Epic Iron Mountain in Arkansas - actually took place in 2011.  This year, there are three races scheduled in September that will count towards the 2013 season.

XTERRA's regular season ends on the last weekend of August in order to crown regional champions and send invitations to the top scorers in each division nationwide with enough time for them to make travel plans to compete at the XTERRA USA Championship in Utah on September 22.

The XTERRA Guam Championship race opens the 2012 schedule on March 10.  While Guam has offered a points series race since 2006, this is their first year as a full-fledged World Tour stop featuring a $15,000 pro prize purse and qualifying slots into the XTERRA World Championship for amateurs.  Combined with the XTERRA Philippines Championship on March 18, and the XTERRA Saipan Championship on March 24 - an early season month-long Asia Tour offers an enticing way to train and race in the warm and beautiful South Pacific.

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