BY KATHY HANSBERRY – The Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah, hosted two championship events in one weekend. Ogden was transformed into XTERRA Title Town for the inaugural XTERRA Pan America Championship off-road triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 17, and the XTERRA Train Run National Championship on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. The two events brought in roughly 1,500 of the nation’s very best amateurs, professional triathletes and trail runners, along with their families, to Snowbasin Resort to battle for the title of XTERRA Champion.
As the presenting sponsor, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts had prime visibility a giant inflatable Outrigger arch and activations at the opening festivities in downtown Ogden at the Ogden’s Amphitheater Park and at the finish line at Snowbasin Resort.
The Outrigger hospitality pavilion at the finish line provided a place of comfort and warmth for spectators waiting for loved ones to cross the finish line. Outrigger’s Signature Experience was showcased with free hot coffee, cocoa and make-your-own “Kukui Kupee” (kukui bracelet).
For your viewing pleasure, below are video highlights of both events. Also, as XTERRA has partnered with Amazon, these videos will be uploaded and offered through Amazon TV.
XTERRA Pan Am Championship TV Highlights:
XTERRA Trail Run National Highlights:
Mark your calendars:
Oct. 22 XTERRA Kapalua Trail Run, Maui Kapalua Villas/Ritz Carlton grounds
Oct. 23 XTERRA World Championship, Maui Kapalua Villas/Ritz Carlton grounds
Dec. 4 XTERRA Trailrun World Championship, O‘ahu, Kualoa Ranch
Hope to see you there!