Following on from the global success of the Golden Trail Championship, which culminated in elite athletes from around the world competing over several stages in the Azores, 2021 welcomes in the relaunch of the UK series after the 2020 series was cancelled due to the global pandemic. The objective of the UK series will be the same; to bring together the best athletes on the national circuit in four acclaimed races over a variety of distances and terrain whilst sharing the same philosophies of the world series: showing and protecting nature and the mountains in which we compete and bring together the most passionate players in the sport of trail running.
Trail Marathon Wales – 19th June
The Salomon Serpent Trail 50km – 3rd July
Scafell Pike Marathon – 15th August
Ring of Steall – Glencoe Skyline – 18th September – Series final.
Says UK Organiser Dom Edge-McKee: “Salomon is funding ten complimentary places at each race which will give UK athletes the chance to compete with the best and try to win a place on the world stage. Competitors will have to take part in at least three UK races, including the national series final in Scotland. Following the final round where double points will be awarded, their three best scores will be added up and the top three highest scoring competitors will be invited to the Azores Trail Run for the grand final of the National Series, to compete with the winners from the other European Golden Trail National Circuits. It’s a great springboard to compete at an international level and will showcase the UK’s incredible running talent.”
Interested runners must be ranked on ITRA and can apply via the on-line entry form here.