Runners must participate in 2 of 4 qualifying races and reach the top 2 to be invited to the GTNS JAPAN national final. The overall ranking will take into account each runner’s 2 best results from the qualifying races: + the result of the national final – HAKUBA CLASSIC INTERNATIONAL.
The national final is mandatory to get a ranking and qualify for the GTNS Grand Final in Madeira, and the national final’s points are double.
The GTNS JAPAN top 3 men and women in the overall ranking will receive tickets* for the GTNS Grand Final:
This Grand Final will gather all the different GTNS (GTNS FR-BEL / GTNS SP-POR/ GTNS IT / GTNS UK / GTNS CZE-SK-POL/ GTNS GER-AUT-CH/ GTNS US-CAN/ GTNS MEXICO/ GTNS NORDICS / GTNS SOUTH KOREA).
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 World Series 2023, under the condition that he/she has participated in one of the GTNS 2022.
There is only one category: scratch male and scratch female
The first 3 men and women from the GTNS JAPAN overall ranking will receive their tickets* to participate in the GTNS Grand Final in Madeira 2022.
The Top 3 M&W from the OPEN CATEGORY from the GTNS GRAND FINAL 2022 will be invited by the GTS to take part in 3 GTWS 2023 races (Golden Ticket 2023).
The Top 5 M&W from the OPEN CATEGORY from the GTNS GRAND FINAL will be able to win prize money if they finish in the TOP 5 of the overall stage race OPEN CATEGORY:
∙ 1st = €1,500 + Golden Ticket 2023
∙ 2nd = €1,250 + Golden Ticket 2023
∙ 3rd = €1,000 + Golden Ticket 2023
4th = €750
∙ 5th = €500
The Top 3 GTNS Team Ranking from the GTNS GRAND FINAL will have access to financial bonuses to be shared between team members:
∙ 1st TEAM = €9,000
∙ 2nd TEAM = €6,000
∙ 3rd TEAM = €3,000
*Ticket: [race bib]+ [accommodation for 8 days]+ [transport in the maximum sum specified up to €1500 from JAPAN]. Financial support will be provided to cover transport costs.
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