XTERRA is a series of off-road triathlon races; swimming, mountain bike cycling and trail-running.
The XTERRA Global Tour is owned and produced by TEAM Unlimited. The XTERRA race series is the most-known series of off-road triathlons, and is considered by most to be the “de facto” world championship of the sport.
It began in 1996 on the island of Maui as “Aquaterra”, and was later renamed “XTERRA”.
As an off-road race, the distances vary widely depending on the terrain available. The target distances are as follows:
- Championship/Pro: 1.5 km swim, 30 km mountain biking, 10 km trail run
- Sprint: 750 m swim, 20 km mountain biking, 5 km trail run