Ritz Carlton, Maui. You don’t get better places around than globe than this to race at.

On the Hawaiian island’s west shore each year hosts the World Championships of off-road racing; Xterra Maui.

Here’s a look at my recon of the 6 mile (10k) Xterra run to finish the race.

Xterra Maui Run topo

About 5 km up and 5km back down. Took around 60mins at an easy pace to run and with the heat and humidity still is taxing just as a training run.

Xterra Run Course Map by Courtney Atkinson

What the race location at Ritz Carlton looks like from above.

kapalua aerial

 

Maui Xterra Run Course with Courtney Atkinson

Finish Line @ Ritz Carlton Maui

Xterra Run Course - D.T. Fleming Beach Park, Kapalua

Final Run along the soft sand to finish

Xterra Run Course Topo by Courtney Atkinson

Some Maui Wild life on course

Maui Xterra Run Course with Courtney Atkinson

One of the few road crossings

Maui Xterra Run Course with Courtney Atkinson

Not sure if it’s a good idea seeing mile markers

Maui Xterra Run Course with Courtney Atkinson

Entrance to the red Maui trails

Maui Xterra Run Course with Courtney Atkinson

Maui Xterra Run Course with Courtney Atkinson

Another crossing before hitting beach

Maui Xterra Run Course with Courtney Atkinson

Little lake breaks up the red dirt for a few hundred meters

Maui Xterra Run Course with Courtney Atkinson

Uphill single track 5km