XTERRA Ontario Triathlon Points Series Announced
With the addition of a third off-road triathlon race, and 20 World qualifying spots for all of Ontario, the opportunity to create a mini points series has arrived. Element Racing, license holder of the XTERRA brand in Ontario, has announced the details of how the coveted XTERRA World Championship spots will be awarded for 2015.
“It is so important that there is as much of an equal opportunity as possible across all the age groups and between both genders,” said James Kowalewski, owner of Element Racing. “In order to continue our mandate, which is to help support the growth of off-road triathlon and provide opportunities to as many individuals as possible, we have created a mini points series between the two southern Ontario XTERRA races to reward racing consistency.”
Having a points series and multiple races within the province helps provide a reason to dedicate training to the off-road discipline. It also helps to provide race diversity to a road triathlon dominant market. Add in the opportunity to qualify for a destination race, and you’ve got something to train for!
Since XTERRA Sleeping Giant is geographically separated from the other two Ontario races, 6 direct entry spots have been awarded to XTERRA Sleeping Giant for the top 3 male and top 3 female overall finishers.
The remaining 14 World Championship spots have been entered into the XTERRA Ontario Points Series consisting of XTERRA ‘Mine’ Over Matter, and XTERRA Parry Sound. The spots will be awarded to individuals who have accumulated the greatest number of points from these two races. Additionally, the spots will be divided evenly among the genders, with 7 going to female racers and 7 going to male racers in 10-year age groups.
Find out more about the XTERRA Ontario Points Series.
XTERRA Ontario 2015 Race Calendar:
XTERRA ‘Mine’ Over Matter (Race #1 of the points series)
June 27th 2015, Kelso Quarry, Milton, Ontario
New for 2015 – Open Water Swim category
XTERRA Parry Sound (Race #2 of the points series)
July 25th 2015, Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club, Parry Sound, Ontario
XTERRA Sleeping Giant (6 Direct Entries to XTERRA World Championships)
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Thunder Bay, Ontario
New for 2015 – Mountain Bike Race category
* Registration is now open for all 3 events
Details about all three races are continuously being updated on their event web pages, Element Racings Facebook fan page, and twitter.