Each of the top 10 traveling with a friend or partner of their choice for a trip of a lifetime. The Grand Final will also act as a stage for the twenty athletes to support a cause they're passionate about.
"Each of the top 10 final athletes will be able to compete in the Grand Final race for a charitable cause they choose to support," says Greg Vollet, Salomon Running Global Sports Marketing Manager. "This allows each athlete to have a voice in the trail running community. For the five qualifying races, the competition will be intense and at the highest level as the athletes compete for a top-10 spot. We want the Grand Final to be different, giving the athletes a chance to support a cause that means something to them."
2018 Golden Trail Series Races will consist of the following events:
- ZEGAMA - SPAIN
- MONT BLANC MARATHON - FRANCE
- SIERRE-ZINAL - SWITZERLAND
- PIKES PEAK – USA
- RING OF STEALL - SCOTLAND
- GRAND FINAL: OTTER TRAIL - SOUTH AFRICA
"We chose the Golden Trail Series races because they are the most exciting races to follow where the winners aren't decided until the very end," Vollet says. "It will be five legendary races full of adventure, emotion and competition, each celebrating a key component of the spirit of trail running. Zegama has the best fans, Mont Blanc Marathon has the best scenery, Sierre-Zinal is the fastest, Pikes Peak has the altitude and Ring of Steall is very technical. So this is the best of the best."