They stand out in the modern sports world by respecting unique values like parity, equity, transparency and honesty
The Golden Trail World Series exists to celebrate and evolve trail running as a sport. The series stands out in the modern sports world respecting unique values like parity, equity, transparency, and honesty. The races have been chosen to highlight the most iconic events in the sport today.
It aims to promote professional trail runners as the world-class athletes that they are, to showcase and protect the awe-inspiring natural environments where we play and compete, and to acknowledge the amazing, passionate fans as an essential ingredient in the sport. Each of the six races in the series has been specifically selected for the scenery, the challenge, the history, and the atmosphere that they offer to both the runners and to the public. These are the races that every runner wants to experience and some of the first written on any runner’s bucket list.
It combines these iconic races into a new and revolutionary concept. A clear and simple format where each runner’s best three results from the six races count. This will generate excitement for the public who follow the entire season and to ensure that elites meet each other a maximum of times during the year guaranteeing a high level at each race.
However, it is more than just a race series – it celebrates trail running, trail running athletes and the fans. Every celebration needs a party – a finale that embodies everything we stand for. Each year The Golden Trail World Series will choose a very special race for the Grand Final.
In 2023, the top 30 men and women from the overall ranking after the 6th race will be invited to the Il Golfo dell Isola Trail Race Grand Final. This guarantees an epic battle till the very last finish line.
Il Golfo dell Isola, IT
2020 has been a special year, which forced us to reinvent ourselves.
The Golden Trail Championship was created out of a worldwide lockdown and not being allowed to go to races around the world.
From 2022, The GTC will always be an option that we keep in the event of unusual circumstances that would force us to cancel GTWS races.