Announcement from the Golden Trail Series supported by American Trail Running Association member Salomon. Photo: Azores Trail Run / Golden Trail Series.
3-DAY STAGE RACE – OCTOBER 22nd TO 24th – THE AZORES, PORTUGAL
The best athletes from the entire Golden Trail National Series (GTNS) supported by Salomon, are gathering on the Azores archipelago for an unprecedented Grand Final!
After a supercharged Golden Trail World Series (GTWS) Grand Final, won by Maude Mathys (Team Salomon, Switzerland) and Francesco Puppi (Team Nike Trail, Italy), the Golden Trail Series unpacks their bags in the Azores for the final event of the year: the Golden Trail National Series Grand Final.
The Best National Athletes
Like the Golden Trail World Series (GTWS) at an international level, throughout the year, the Golden Trail National Series (GTNS) gathers the best national athletes from 11 different zones:
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic/Slovakia/Poland
- The Nordic Countries
Each series saw 3 male and 3 female athletes (except Mexico: top 2 men and 2 women, and the Nordic Countries: the male and female winners) qualify, who will meet for 3 days racing in the Azores archipelago.
On the program: 86.4 kilometers and 5,553 meters elevation gain spread across three stages on the ultra-technical volcanic trails. It’s a similar format to last year’s Golden Trail Championship that took place in the Azores. The bounty; the top 3 men and women from the overall ranking will be invited to 3 stages of the GTC 2022 to compete at the highest international level.
Get The Program
- Wednesday 20th October: press conference in Horta (Faial Island)
- Friday 22nd October: stage 1 – 27km/2,400 m V+ (Pico Island)
- Saturday 23rd October: stage 2 – 29km/1,700 m V+ (Sao Jorge Island)
- Sunday 24th October: stage 3 – 31km/1,350 m V+ (Faial Island)
Each stage will reveal a daily ranking, but only the final overall ranking will count to determine the GTNS 2021 best runners.