The GTNS races for the UK are: Trail Marathon Wales, Serpent Trail 50km, Scafell Pike Marathon and the GTNS UK national final The Ring of Steall.
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 3 qualifying races and reach the top 5 to be invited to the GTNS UK national final. The overall ranking will take into account each runner’s best result from the qualifying race and the result of the national final (Ring of Steall).
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 UK top 3 men and women in the overall ranking will receive tickets* for the GTNS Grand Final in Madeira:
In the event there is a tie:
1- The best place on one of the GTNS UK 2022 qualifying race
2- The second place on one of the GTNS UK 2022 qualifying race
3- The third place on one of the GTNS UK 2022 qualifying race
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).
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.
In the event of race cancellations, the rules will apply as below:
– 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 UK will win a Golden Ticket for the GTC 2023. 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 UK will receive a Golden Ticket for the GTC 2023
– In the event there are less than 3 races but the GTWS and the other GTNS are still active, the GTNS UK is cancelled, then winners of the races that are 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 UK switches to a GTC format. The winners of the races which have not been cancelled get a Golden Ticket for the GTC 2023.
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.
There is only a single category for both Male and female
The first 3 men and women from the GTNS UK overall ranking will receive their tickets* to participate in the GTNS Grand Final in Madeira.
The Top 3 M&W from the OPEN CATEGORY from the GTNS GRAND FINAL 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 €600 from Europe]. Financial support will be provided to cover transport costs.
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