XTERRA Trail Running World Championship

Nov 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM

XTERRA Trail Running World Championship

Kaaawa HI,


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Entry Fee $35
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $65
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K
  • 5K
  • 21K

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 25

High Point: 750

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2008

Men's Record: Max King – 1:16:36 – 2010

Women's Record: Sally Meyerhoff – 1:28:58 -2010


The crown jewel of the XTERRA Trail Run Series is the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, and the majestic Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii has served as the host site since the creation of this prestigious event in 2008.

A 21-kilometer half-marathon course is considered the world championship course, and it takes runners through some of the most diverse – and scenic – terrain on the planet.

It is worth noting that there is no qualifying process to enter the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship. It is an event open to runners of all ages, with skill levels that can range from elite to beginner. In order to accommodate the various levels, there will be various courses – the 21K championship course, a 10K, a 5K, and an “adventure walk.”

The trails at Kualoa Ranch are normally closed to the public, so it offers a rare opportunity for runners to experience the unique setting.

The 4,000-acre working cattle ranch reaches from the steep mountain cliffs to the sparkling sea, and the terrain varies from dense rainforest to broad open valleys, with close-up views of beautiful white sand beaches and awesome verdant cliff faces. The epic nature of Kualoa Ranch has served as a scenic backdrop for numerous television shows and Hollywood films such as Jurassic Park, Windtalkers, Pearl Harbor, Godzilla, Tears of the Sun, 50 First Dates, and LOST.

The fastest runners on the 21K course will be competing for a $10,000 total prize purse (top seven overall men and top seven overall women receive money). Everyone who conquers the half-marathon championship course will earn a finisher’s medal, and the top three runners for every age group in the 21K, 10K and 5K will receive medals and other prizes.


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Event Dates

Held on Nov 24, 2019

Held on Dec 02, 2018

Held on Dec 02, 2017

Held on Dec 04, 2016

Held on Dec 06, 2015

Held on Dec 07, 2014

Held on Nov 24, 2013

Held on Dec 02, 2012

Held on Dec 04, 2011

Held on Dec 05, 2010

Held on Dec 06, 2009

Held on Dec 07, 2008

Event Results