THE GOLDEN TRAIL SERIES ANNOUNCES NORDICS GOLDEN TRAIL NATIONAL SERIES
New Nordics Golden Trail Series will include four races in 2021.
The Golden Trail Series supported by Salomon announces the launch of the Nordics Series (GTNS), inviting trail runners across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden to run local events for a chance to compete in the GTNS Grand Final, a three-day stage race in the Azores Archipelago.
“We are excited to have GTNS for the first time in the Nordics. Salomon is further investing in trail running by bringing this popular global series to the Nordics that will grow and evolve the sport in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden” says Sarianne Tuomisto, marketing manager for Salomon Nordics. “The partner races will gather the greatest athletes from four countries to compete on the most beautiful courses in the regions and at the end to compete at Nordics Finals in Finland. We’re really looking forward for our first year with Golden Trail National Series in 2021.”
The Nordics GTNS will include Hammer Trail in Denmark, Bodom Trail in Finland, Salomon 27K in Sweden and Stranda Fjord Trail Race in Norway. Two winners of each qualifying races will have an opportunity to get a ticket to Nordics Finals which will be held in Finland in September at Nuuksio Classic Trail Race. Two winners of the Nordics finals will get tickets to GTNS Grand Final in Azores. https://www.goldentrailseries.com/rules-gtws/rules-gtns-nordics/
The GTNS Grand Final in the Azores will feature the top athletes from each of the GTNS around the world, including France/Belgium, Spain/Portugal, Italy, UK, Czech Republic/Slovakia/Poland, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, USA/Canada and Mexico. Top 3 female and male of the GTNS Grand Final will get their golden tickets for the Golden Trail Championship 2022.
The 2021 Nordics Golden Trail National Series will take place at the following locations:
Salomon Hammer Trail – Denmark 11-12 May
The Salomon Hammer Trail is one of the most technical trail races in the north. The course will constantly push your limits with challenging uphill climbs and steep downhill passages in different trail terrains you haven’t explored anywhere else. The distance of 33K will also let you experience some of the most beautiful nature in Denmark and attractions such as Hammershus, Jons Kapel and Hammeren – we dare you to try it!
Bodom Trail – Finland 11-12 June
if running 21 km on narrow, winding forest trails along small lakes, rocky pine ridges through the gentle green nature that wakes up into spring sounds fascinating, then Bodom Trail is a perfect event for you. Many have noticed the awesomeness of running on these trails, which means that Bodom Trail has been sold out in many years.
Salomon 27K – Sweden 31 July
Salomon 27K is definitely one of Sweden’s most beautiful trails, taking the participants from the start in Trillevallen over three mountains; Välliste, Grofjället and Hållfjället to the finish line in Ottsjö.
Standa Fjord Trail Race– Norway 7 August
SFTR 25K takes you on a wild ride in the Norwegian fjords. The course got everything from fast and flowy trails, step climbs and technical downhill running. It is has become one of the “classical” trail races in Norway being arranged for many years
NORDIC FINALS: Nuuksio Classic – Finland 4 September
This year is already the 10th edition of Nuuksio Classic. Over the years, the event has become one of the cornerstones of trail running in Finland. Start and finish area of 42km race is right in front of the hotel Nuuksio. The course connects the best trails and the most beautiful spots of Nuuksio National Park.
The Golden Trail Series supported by Salomon is dedicated to following COVID safety protocols for the Nordics GTNS races to ensure a safe and fun experience for all competitors and staff. Please check the GTNS website or event partners website for the most up-to-date race information.
About the GTS: The Golden Trail Series different formats are here to celebrate and grow the trail running sport. They stand out in the modern sports world by respecting unique values like parity, equity, transparency and honesty
While the Golden Trail World Series aims to gather together the best international athletes, the GTNS aims to get the best national athletes together and give them an opportunity to be invited to the Golden Trail Championship, the most prestigious international trail running championship the following year and measure themselves against the world’s best athletes.