THE GOLDEN TRAIL NATIONAL SERIES RULES FOR USA-CANADA
The GTNS races for The United States and Canada 2021 are: , Quebec Mega Trail, Pikes Peak Marathon, Whistler Alpine Meadows, Way too Cool and the GTNS USA/CAN national final: Broken Arrow Skyrace
IT IS EACH INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO RESPECT THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF EACH RACE.
RANKING POINTS BREAKDOWN – 1ST TO 30TH:
Runners must participate in at least 2 out of 4 qualifying races and reach the top 3 to be invited to the GTNS USA/CAN national final. The overall ranking will take into account each runner’s 2 best results from the qualifying races ( Quebec Mega Trail, Pikes Peak Marathon, Whistler Alpine Meadows, Way too Cool) + the result of the national final – Broken Arrow Skyrace.
The national final is mandatory to get a ranking and qualify for the GTNS Grand Final in the Azores, and the national final’s points are double
The GTNS USA/CAN top 3 men and women in the overall ranking will receive tickets* for the GTNS Grand Final, “Triangle Adventure” organized by Azores Trail Run from the 22/10/2021 to the 24/10/2021.
In the event there is a tie:
1- The best place on one of the GTNS USA/CAN 2021 qualifying race
2- The second place on one of the GTNS USA/CAN 2021 qualifying race
3- The third place on one of the GTNS USA/CAN 2021 qualifying race
This Grand Final will gather all the different GTNS (GTNS FR-BEL / GTNS ESP-POR/ GTNS IT / GTNS UK / GTNS CZE-SK-POL/ GTNS GER-AUT-CH/ GTNS USA-CAN). 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.
The top 3 men and women from this Grand Final will win a Golden Ticket to participate in the Golden Trail Championship 2022, under the condition that he/she has participated in one of the GTNS 2021.
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.
In the event races are cancelled, the rules will be modified as follows:
– 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 USA-CAN will win a Golden Ticket for the GTC 2021. The GTNS Grand Final 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 Final is cancelled. The M&W winners of the GTNS USA-CAN will receive a Golden Ticket for the GTC 2022.
In the event there are less than 3 races but the GTWS and the other GTNS are still active, te GTNS USA-CAN is cancelled and the winners of the races not cancelled are invited to the GTNS Grand Final directly.
– In the event there are less than 3 races and the GTWS has already switched to the GTC format, the GTNS USA-CAN switches to a GTC format. The winners of the races which have not been cancelled get a Golden Ticket for the GTC 2021.
There is only one category: scratch male and scratch female
The first 3 men and women from the GTNS USA-CAN overall ranking will receive their tickets* to participate in the GTNS Grand Final. Therefore, they will receive financial support for transport and accommodation.
The first 3 men and women from the GTNS Grand Final will receive their tickets for the Golden Trail Championship 2022. Therefore, they will receive financial support up to the maximum sum specified in the GTC 2022 rules to participate in the Championship and receive free and guaranteed race bib.
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*Ticket: [race bib]+ [accommodation]+ [transport in the maximum sum specified up to €600 from Europe to Europe and up to €1,200 from overseas