XTERRA England, the country’s biggest off-road triathlon event and part of the international race series, will return to the Vachery Estate in Cranleigh, Surrey next year for more muddy, off-road fun on the trails.
XTERRA England will once again be the final stop on the 2015 XTERRA European Tour will also be its most celebrated as it is the only designated the one-day European Championship race on August 29 & 30, 2015.
The title means more prize money for pros - a $25,000 elite purse – and an opportunity for amateur competitors to stake claim at being the best in Europe on top of being the best in the UK.
With such a prestigious title and the biggest ever prize pot offered in the UK for an off-road triathlon, the event is set to attract international athletes and Olympians to the race, and offers amateur triathletes and first timers the opportunity to be on the course at the same time as their heroes.
It’s also the last chance in Europe for amateurs to secure one of the 50 remaining qualifying spots into the 20th edition of the XTERRA World Championship in Maui, and for elites it’s the culminating event in the 12-stop European Tour that dishes out an additional $20,000 USD to the top performers in the series.
XTERRA World Tour managing director Dave Nicholas said: “We’re thrilled to be able to host a race of this magnitude on the storied grounds of Vachery Estate,
“Our experience last year was superb, from the course itself to the spectating. We felt like we established something special and are excited to share that with the worldwide endurance sports community.”
On offer is the rare chance to swim, ride, run, race, eat, sleep, and dance in the serene and seductive ancient wooded countryside of Surrey. All on a private estate, no less, where huge open fields of grass welcome hundreds of campers, bands, caterers, and racers.
The championship distance is open to all triathletes and athletes of any ability and background and combines a 1.5K swim / 30K bike / 10K trail run on Sunday.
There is also a half-distance sprint race option and athletes can join together to tackle either triathlon as part of a relay team.
Registration is open now with early bird and discounts in effect through untill December 31, 2014. Learn more at www.xterraengland.com