XTERRA World Championship Coming to Maui This Week
1 Dec, 2021
The XTERRA Trail Run and XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon races have received the green light from Maui County to proceed as planned on December 4-5, 2021, at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui.
Last year, the 25th edition of the XTERRA World Championship in Maui, Hawai’i, scheduled for November 8, and the 13th annual XTERRA Trail Run World Championship half-marathon on Oahu, on December 6, were cancelled due to COVID-19.
The return of XTERRA to Maui this year will be welcomed by the off-road racing community, with a strict lockdown imposed across Hawai‘i from mid-August to October. This resulted in the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship leaving Hawai‘i for the first time, taking place in St George, Utah on May 7, 2022.
All participants at this year’s XTERRA championship races must be vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 every 72 hours (not required for accompanying children). Proof of vaccination or a negative test will be required prior to packet pick-up and/or at the athlete’s designated race.
The XTERRA Trail Run World Championship 21K and associated trail runs will be limited to 1,000 participants. The XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon will be limited to 500 participants.
Spectators for both events will be limited to family, friends and coaches in the competitor’s travel party. Adult spectators will also be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to enter the race site. Spectator viewing areas will be identified and marked.
Unvaccinated competitors/spectators will need to provide their own test results in order to participate.
XTERRA crew and vendors will also be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
For those traveling to Hawaii, participation in the Safe Hawaii Travels program is mandatory for entry to the state without quarantine. Safe Hawaii Travels requires proof of vaccination for US residents only, or proof of a negative PCR covid test taken within 72 hours of departure on a final travel leg to Hawaii, from a state accredited facility.
All documentation, health questionnaire, and travel details are uploaded to the Safe Hawaii Travels website and upon completion, generate a QR code which is used for entry to the state.