Following the announcement that the legendary race – Zegama – is cancelled for the second year running, the Golden Trail World Series has decided to replace the race instead of reducing the Golden Trail World Series’ (GTWS) number of stages.
The Olla de Nuria, which is already one of the Spain-Portugal’s Golden Trail National Series races, replaces Zegama and becomes the first stage in the Golden Trail World Series 2021.
The GTWS races are the following:
Olla de Nuria – Spain – 13th JUNE 2021
Marathon du Mont-Blanc – France – 27th JUNE 2021
Dolomyths Run – Italy – 18th JULY 2021
Sierre-Zinal – Switzerland – 7th AUGUST 2021
Pikes Peak Marathon – USA – 22nd AUGUST 2021
Ring of Steall – Scotland, UK – 18th SEPTEMBER 2021
GTWS GRAND FINAL: K42 ARGENTINA – Argentina – 6th NOVEMBER 2021
All runners who received a free race bib for Zegama 2021 will receive a free race bib for the Olla de Nuria. All those who paid for a race bib for Zegama, will get a race bib but they must pay for it. No other race bibs will be allocated as the race is already full with the 2020 registrations.
The prize money will remain the same as each stage of the GTWS with €1,000 for the top 5 men and women.
Information about the race route:
The Olla de Núria is located in the province of Gerona in Catalonia.
The race route is 21.5k with 1,940m vertical elevation and zero asphalt. It starts and finishes at Santuari de Núria (1,900m) climbing over some of the Pyrenees’ most iconic peaks including: Puigmal (2,913m), Pic del Segre (2,809m), Pic de Finestrelles (2,827m), Pic de Noufonts (2651m).
72% of the race is 2,700m above sea level in a privileged environment that you can only reach by train or on foot.
See you soon in Nuria’s valley! Ens veiem allà!
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The Golden Trail World 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 this sport today. The Series aims to promote professional trail runners as the world-class athletes that they are, to showcase and protect the awe-inspiring nature and 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 because of the scenery, challenges, history and atmosphere that they offer to both the runners and the public. These are the races that every runner wants to experience and some of the first written on any runner’s bucket list.