The 13th annual XTERRA Oak Mountain off-road triathlons and trail runs return to Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, Alabama on the weekend of May 19-20.

The main event combines a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run. For amateurs, there will be 51 spots into the XTERRA World Championship to be held October 28 in Maui up-for-grabs, and for elites, $15,000 USD in prize money and points in the XTERRA Pan Am Pro Series.

XTERRA will also offer a shorter distance Sprint race – 750-meter for the swim, 15km mountain bike and a 5km trail run, and an even shorter distance Xticer race which mixes a fun 200-meter swim with a 10km mountain bike and 2km trail run.

You can also create a two or three-person relay team to conquer the Sprint or Full distance races.

And, runners will revel in our 5, 10, and 21-kilometer trail runs.

Plus, Paul Mitchell stylists will be on-site giving professional hair cuts in exchange for a $15 (or more) donation to the Challenged Athletes Foundation with 100% of the proceeds benefit CAF.



Distance: 1.5km swim / 30km mountain bike / 10km trail run

The race will serve as a qualifier for the 2018 XTERRA World Championship, a gold level XTERRA Pan American Tour stop and a 100-point level XTERRA America Tour championship race.

The event will feature $15,000 USD in prize money for elite athletes, who will compete over a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run. For amateurs, there will be 51 spots into the XTERRA World Championship to be held October 28 in Maui up-for-grabs.


Distance: 750m swim / 13km mountain bike / 5km trail run

XTERRA Sprint is a shorter distance race with a 750 meter swim, 13K mountain bike and a 5K trail run. Athletes can compete in the XTERRA Sprint race as a team or individual. This race is ideal for newcomers and for people seeking a less-demanding XTERRA experience.


Distance: 200m swim / 10K mountain bike / 2K trail run

XTERRA Xticer races are the perfect introduction to XTERRA.


Celebrate the healthy, active, outdoors lifestyle with XTERRA while enjoying the great nature trails at Oak Mountain State Park. Take a stroll in the XTERRA 5km run/walk or lace ’em up for the 10km or 20km distance trail runs.



Get ready to XTERRA with the sport’s best. XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell, offers competitors a chance to take in last-minute advice and pointers from the best off-road multisport athletes in the sport.

The FREE sessions target improved swimming, biking and trail running techniques plus dealing with the specifics of the Pelham course. There will be time for Q & A with the pros during each session. All classes will be held at the race compound at Oak Mountain.


Paul Mitchell has long put the “Style” in Lifestyle Sports and have been a loyal sponsor of XTERRA for more than a decade.  Simply put, the stylists are cool, and with shirts that sport their motto “giving back is the new black” these professionals create the most magnificent cuts for the XTERRA Tribe during our major events.

At the XTERRA Oak Mountain Championship racers, family, friends and spectators will have two chances to get their hair cut by Paul Mitchell stylists.

In exchange for a $15 donation to the non-profit Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) – the official charity of the Paul Mitchell hair-cut-a-thon – you can get your do done right!  The CAF was founded to help physically challenged athletes reach their athletic goals.  Give back, get styled, Live More



Join us and be part of “the greatest race on dirt” - a fantastic international event weekend with some of the best athletes from all over the world swimming, riding, and running right here in Pelham, Alabama.

XTERRA will host a full day of triathlon racing on Saturday (May 19). Then, on Sunday May 20, runners get in the action with 5K, 10K, and 21K trail races.  XTERRA could use help on both days.

Various duties include helping register athletes before the race, body-marking, prepping food/drinks in the recovery tent, handing out water/Gatorade on the course, being a course marshal, helping out the timers, and more.

Volunteers will get a great looking event tee shirt, a lite breakfast, lunch, all the Gatorade they can drink, free entry into any of the XTERRA Trail Runs on Sunday, and the undying gratitude of the XTERRA Tribe!  The XTERRA crew will deploy volunteers to cover road crossings, help with transition (this is where the athletes go from swim-to-bike and later from bike-to-run) and to hand out water and drinks at aid stations, at the finish line, and with timing. 

Please email or call the XTERRA Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@xterraplanet.com.  


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