TOTAL OF THE PRIZE MONEY ON THE ENTIRE SERIES
BONUS FOR THE OVERALL WINNER OF THE GOLDEN TRAIL NATIONAL SERIES GER/AUT/CH 2023
INDIVIDUAL OVERALL RANKING BONUS FOR EACH ATHLETE FROM 2ND TO 5TH MEN & WOMEN
BONUS FOR THE WINNERS ON EACH QUALIFYING RACES
BONUS FOR THE 2nd ON EACH QUALIFYING RACES
BONUS FOR THE 3rd ON EACH QUALIFYING RACES
An online questionnaire will be open until the 13th of February 2023. You will be able to submit your race choices, and we will get back to you in February 2023 with the level of our support. A national elite athlete, which will be decided by the Golden Trail Series Team, will get free bibs for the selected races.
has the possibility to get a bib or participate in all of the races through the
website of the event. In other words: ALL GTNS Races are open to everyone. Please respect the registration rules for each event.
Ten men and ten women who participate in the National Series will get a free bib for Sierre Zinal.
SIERRE ZINAL is part of the Golden Trail World Series. Sierre Zinal is also part of the National Series GER/AUT/CH. The level of athletes is higher, but you will have your own category. There will be a separate ranking between the GTWS and the GTNS. This means all runners from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will be considered in the GTNS Ranking, plus everyone who participated already in a GTNS race. //
The GTNS races for GER/AUT/CH are:
IT IS EACH INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO RESPECT THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF EACH RACE.
RANKING POINTS BREAKDOWN* – 1st to 30th :
*For Sierre-Zinal all runners will count into the GTNS DACH, points will be doubled.
The winner will receive 200 Points, 59th position will receive 2 points (as shown on the very bottom).
The national final is mandatory to get a ranking and qualify for the GTNS Grand Final in Madeira, and the national final’s points are double
The GTNS GER/AUT/CH top 3 men and women in the overall ranking will receive tickets* for the GTNS Grand Final:
In the event there is a tie:
1- The best place on one of the GTNS GER/AUT/CH 2023 qualifying race
2- The second place on one of the GTNS GER/AUT/CH 2023 qualifying race
3- The third place on one of the GTNS GER/AUT/CH 2023 qualifying race
This Grand Final will gather all the different GTNS (GTNS FR-BEL / GTNS SP-POR/ GTNS IT / GTNS UK / GTNS CZE-SK-POL/ GTNS GER-AUT-CH/ GTNS US-CAN/ GTNS MEXICO/ GTNS NORDICS).
If a runner didn’t reach the top 3 in the national final to receive an invitation to the GTNS Grand Final, he/she can still go at his/her own expense.
Point System Sierre Zinal:
In the event of race cancellations, the rules will apply as below:
– In the event, some races are cancelled but there are still at least 3 races and the GTWS has switched to a GTC format the top 3 M & W of the GTNS GER/AUT/CH will win a Golden Ticket for the GTC 2023. The GTNS Grand Finale is cancelled.
– In the event, there are still at least 3 races active but there are less than 3 GTNS still active, the GTNS Grand Finale is cancelled. The M & W winners of the GTNS GER/AUT/CH will receive a Golden Ticket for the GTC 2023.
– In the event, there are less than 3 races but the GTWS and the other GTNS are still active, the GTNS GER/AUT/CH is cancelled and the winners of the races not cancelled are invited to the GTNS Grand Finale directly.
– In the event, there are less than 3 races and the GTWS has already switched to the GTC format, the GTNS GER/AUT/CH switches to a GTC format. The winners of the races which have not been cancelled get a Golden Ticket for the GTC 2023.
In the event of injury and the inability to compete before the competition, the runner who would have won a ticket for the GTNS Grand Final, or for the GTC, will not receive any compensation and will lose his/her ticket and will not receive travel expenses.
There is only one category per gender: Overall male and overall female.
Every runner is treated equally, has to meet the same requirements and needs to run the same distance.
The GTNS respects parity and requires that the races give the same prize money to men and women. The prize money is paid by the Golden Trail National Series. The format is planned in such a way that every athlete in the DACH region has the opportunity to compete in two races in his/her country and thus qualify for the finals of the Golden Trail National Series. This avoids long travel distances, reduces the ecological footprint and respects the sustainability aspect of the Golden Trail Series.
Each qualifying race of the season give the following prize money for the top 3 men and women:
1st: € 600
2nd: € 300
3rd: € 200
€ 25,000 PRIZE PURSE AT THE GOLDEN TRAIL NATIONAL SERIES GER/AUT/CH 2023.
first 3 men and women from the GTNS DE/AT/CH overall ranking will receive their
tickets* to participate in the GTNS Grand Final in Italy.
The Top 3 M&W from the OPEN CATEGORY from the GTNS GRAND FINAL will be invited by the GTS to take part in 3 GTWS 2024 races (Golden Ticket 2024).
The Top 3 M&W from the OPEN CATEGORY from the GTNS GRAND FINAL will be able to win prize money if they finish in the TOP 3 of the OPEN CATEGORY overall:
1st = €1,500 + Golden Ticket 2023
2nd = €1,250 + Golden Ticket 2023
3rd = €1,000 + Golden Ticket 2023
The Top 3 GTNS Team Ranking from the GTNS GRAND FINAL will have access to financial bonuses to be shared between team members:
TEAM = €3,000
∙ 2nd TEAM = €2,400
∙ 3rd TEAM = €1,800
*Ticket: [race bib]+ [accommodation & meals for 8 days]+ [transport in the maximum sum specified up to €600 from Europe]. Financial support will be provided to cover transport costs.
After every race, the first 3 men and women from the current overall ranking will be supported with 200 € travel allowance for the next GTNS race. If he or she does not participate in the next race, the travel allowance will be terminated.
The first 3 men and women from the GTNS GER-AUT-CH overall ranking (after the national final at Mayrhofen Ultraks) will receive their tickets* to participate in the GTNS Grand Final in Spotorno & Noli. Therefore, they will receive financial support for transport and accommodation.
Then, the first 3 men and women from the GTNS Grand Finale will receive their tickets for the Golden Trail Championship 2024 or GTWS 2024. Therefore, they will receive financial support up to the maximum sum specified in the GTC 2023 rules to participate in the Championship and receive a free and guaranteed race bib.
*Ticket: [race bib]+ [accommodation]+ [transport in the maximum sum specified up to €600 from Europe to Europe and up to €1,200 from overseas]
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