The great people of Ogden, Utah and the world-class facilities at Snowbasin Resort in the majestic Wasatch Range will once again host the XTERRA USA Championship, the culminating event in the 67-race XTERRA America Tour, on Sept. 25, 2010.
Some 50 pros – Olympians, Adventure Racing World Champs, Mountain Biking Legends alike – will be in town to race for $80,000 in prize money, dozens of cameraman will position themselves around Wheeler Canyon to capture all the action for a nationally syndicated one-hour TV show, and amateur athletes from nearly every state in the union will travel to Utah in pursuit of their dreams to race for and win an XTERRA National Championship crown.
The XTERRA Utah off-road triathlons; a long-course featuring a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike, and 10km trail run and a short course comprised of a 750m swim, 19km mountain bike, and 5km trail run, will take place on the same day, and on the same course.
In addition to the off-road tris there is also the XTERRA Wheeler Canyon half-marathon trail race that runs from Pineview Reservoir to Snowbasin Resort, the Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, Pro Clinics, Expo, party under the stars in downtown Ogden with highlight videos, great food, and live music.
It’s all part of the annual Harvest Moon Festival on Historic 25th Street which is running simultaneously with a host of activities and events for the whole family.
The race, now in its 10th year, is taking place in Utah for the second straight year. The USA Championship is for pros and invited amateurs only, however, locals and others who have not qualified can compete in the XTERRA Utah open competitions.
Registration and more information on the XTERRA Utah off-road tri’s and Wheeler Canyon Half-Marathon is available at www.xterrautah.com. You can watch a highlight video from last year’s race at XTERRA.TV and view photos at http://www.xterraphotos.com/09usa.
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, September 24-25 (see schedule on next page)
WHERE: On Friday athlete registration, XTERRA University clinics, Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon and Free kids bike and run races are at Ogden’s Amphitheater Park on the corner of 25th and Grant in downtown Ogden. Saturday races start at Pineview Reservoir and finish at Snowbasin Resort. The Harvest Moon Festival runs all day and until 10pm at night on 25th Street in Ogden.
WHY: An example of successful collaborative efforts by the Utah Sports Commission, City of Ogden, Weber County, Greater Ogden Athletic Legacy Foundation, Snowbasin Resort, and the local community in creating an effective and entertaining way for Ogden and Snowbasin to continue to build the area’s brand as a top destination for outdoor enthusiast and adventure travelers. Nearly 1,000 athletes representing 45 states and several countries are expected to compete. An hour-long TV show featuring the race will be produced and broadcast via national syndication reaching millions of viewers across the country.
CONTACT: Visit www.xterrautah.com or call toll-free to 877-751-8880
Held in conjunction with Ogden’s Harvest Moon Festival
September 24-25, 2010
Friday, September 24
Opening Festivities in downtown Ogden @ Ogden’s Amphitheater Park (corner 25
12-6pm Expo and XTERRA Kids Zone Challenge Stations Open
12-6pm Registration and Packet Pick-up (All events – XTERRA Utah/XTERRA USA Championship/
XTERRA Wheeler Canyon Xduro)
12-5pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, benefit for the Challenged Athlete Foundation
3:00pm XTERRA Race Briefing (mandatory for USA Championship athletes – also available at 6pm)
4pm XTERRA Kids Bike Race (free)
4:30-6pm XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Art of XTERRA
5pm XTERRA Kids Sprint (free)
6:00pm XTERRA Race Briefing (mandatory for USA Championship athletes, also available at 3pm)
6:30-9pm “Night of Champions” Dinner, Grand Lobby, Union Station – Introduction of XTERRA Regional Champions & Mr/Ms XTERRA 2010. Admission: complimentary for USA Championship competitors, $20 for guests/public. Note that tickets are limited – first come, first served.
Saturday, September 25
XTERRA Racing at Snowbasin Resort
6am Shuttle operating to/from Snowbasin to Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir
6:30am Late packet pickup at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir (no registration)
6:30am T1 open for set-up at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir
6:30am T2 open for Set-up at Snowbasin
6:30am Body marking at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir
7:30am XTERRA Wheeler Canyon Xduro (21K) Start at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir
8:20am Last shuttle from Snowbasin for USA Champs/XTERRA Utah athletes
8:50am XTERRA Wheeler Canyon Winner Expected
9:00am XTERRA USA Championship Start at Port Ramp Marina (1.5k swim, 30k mtb, 10k trail run)
9:20am XTERRA Utah Start – Long Course at Port Ramp Marina (1.5k swim, 30k mtb, 10k trail run)
9:40am XTERRA Utah Start – Sport Course at Port Ramp Marina (750m swim, 16k mtb, 5k trail run)
10am-2pm Expo area open at Snowbasin – exhibits, live music, food service
10:30-2:30pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon - benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation
10:30am Xduro Awards Ceremony
11am XTERRA Sport winner expected at Snowbasin
11am-3pm “Shaky Trade” in concert
11:15/11:45am XTERRA USA Championship Male/Female Winner Expected
1:50pm XTERRA Cut-off at T2
2pm XTERRA USA Championship/XTERRA Utah Awards Ceremony at Snowbasin
After Party at Harvest Moon Festival in downtown Ogden
Activities for children and teens, demos, 2 stages with live music, 11 restaurant booths, farmer’s market, and more…
8am-10pm Harvest Moon Festival on 25th Street
7:30pm “Lukas Nelson” on Main Stage
8:30pm XTERRA USA Championship highlight video showing and introduction of Champions – Main Stage