The Golden Trail Series exists to celebrate and grow the sport of trail running.

The races have been chosen to highlight the most iconic events in the sport today.

The final will offer an unprecedented show giving opportunity to athletes to run not only for themselves but for a cause

It aims to promote professional trail runners as the world-class athletes that they are, to acknowledge the amazing, passionate fans as an essential ingredient in the sport and to showcase and protect the awe-inspiring nature and environments where we play and compete.

Each of the five races in the series has been specifically selected because of 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.


“Zegama is Zegama” – a unique atmosphere with the BEST SUPPORTERS, an entire valley passionately supporting the 400 lucky runners along every step of the course


Chamonix, the heart of the European mountains offers the BEST SCENERY on the majestic MONT BLANC


The FASTEST race of the series, attracting a really high level of athlete. A race that consistently goes down to the wire in a final kilometer sprint for victory.


The summit of the race is at 4,302m altitude making it the HIGHEST of the series. It’s also one of the two races, along with Sierre Zinal, with the seemingly unbreakable course records. Can anyone break them?


The “short” version of the Glen Coe Skyline, chosen as the 2018 Skyrunning World Championship course and the MOST TECHNICAL of the series. 

The Golden Trail Series combines these iconic races into a new and revolutionary concept. A clear and simple format where each runner’s best three results from the five races count. This will generate excitement for the public following the entire season and to ensure that elites meet each other a maximum of times during the year

It is more than just a race series however – it’s a celebration of 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 Series will choose a very special race for the Grand Final. The top 10 men and women – plus a partner or friend – from the series five races will be invited to the Grand Final for a trip of a lifetime where each and every one of the top ten receive €5000 prize money.

To make the challenge even more interesting, human, and unique, the runners will run for a cause. The prize money of the podium will go directly to the causes supported. MORE INFO >>

The 2018 Golden Trail Series Grand Final will be held at OTTER TRAIL, SOUTH AFRICA.