Salomon U.S. Golden Trail National Series Unveils 2024 Calendar, Introducing Two New Races
January 16, 2024
The series continues to progress and celebrate sub-ultra distance trail running through the addition of the Wy’east Trailfest in Oregon and the creation of the Headlands 28k in California
Ogden, UTAH (Jan. 16, 2024)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Salomon is pleased to share the addition of the Wy’East Trailfest and Headlands 28k to the 2024 U.S. Golden Trail National Series (GTNS) race schedule. The 2024 calendar will feature five races across the U.S., including two Golden Trail World Series stops at the Headlands 28k in the Marin Headlands of California and Mammoth Trail Fest 26k in Mammoth, California, where trail runners from around the world will compete for a spot in Salomon’s Golden Trail World Series Final.
Developed exclusively for the U.S. Golden Trail National Series, the first-of-its kind Headlands 28k becomes California’s third iconic event alongside Mammoth Trail Fest and Broken Arrow Skyrace. This unique race spans approximately 28 km with 1,304 meters of vertical gain, featuring a mix of fast fire road running, steep climbs, technical sections and breathtaking views spanning the Bay Area, Pacific Ocean and beyond. The women’s and men’s Headland races are strategically scheduled on separate days to foster support and spectatorship for each gender, promoting a sense of community among trail runners.
“I’m excited to bring the Golden Trail World Series to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2024 with the creation of the Headlands 28k race,” says race director, Jeffrey Stern. “The area is a mecca for trail running with race history going back to 1905 and it will be an honor to have the opportunity to showcase portions of our world class trail network to runners from around the globe come September.”
In addition to the Headlands 28k, the GTNS is expanding into the Pacific Northwest with the Wy’East Trailfest in Oregon on Sunday, July 21, 2024. This 28K course features an elevation gain of 1310+ meters, taking trail-runners on a journey through the stunning alpine terrain of Mt. Hood.
“We are thrilled to have the Wy’east Trailfest event join the Golden Trail National Series next summer,” shares race director, Jeremy Long. “It’s an honor to represent the Pacific Northwest on the series tour and welcome athletes of all abilities to the illustrious alpine trails of Mt. Hood, Oregon’s tallest and most revered volcano.”
Along with the selected race distances in the series, several stops on the tour offer other sub-ultra distance races for trail runners of all levels and abilities. The Wy’East Trailfest provides 50k and 14k courses beside the 28k, catering to a diverse range of participants, from seasoned trail runners seeking a faster challenge, to newcomers looking for an approchable entry into the world of trail running. Additionally, Broken Arrow Skyrace will offer an 11k and 48k course, while Mammoth Trail Fest will hold a kids race, uphill challenge and 50k.
“Trail running is experiencing rocket-ship like growth and popularity right now and sub-ultra distance races are at the center of it,” says Salomon marketing manager, Steff Gardner. “Salomon is psyched to help foster the community and culture of the sport by elevating the Golden Trail National and World Series in the U.S. even more in 2024.”
For its 2024 season, in addition to the two new races, the series will be returning to Broken Arrow Skyrace for the fourth time and celebrating the GTNS Final at Mammoth Trail Fest for the second year in a row. In addition, the series will be returning to Breakneck Point to kick off the 2024 calendar. The top three men and women from the National Series Final will be sent to the World Series Finale, location to be determined.
The races are open to everyone. Watch this video to learn more about the series. Additional information on the races and how to register will be available soon.
Golden Trail U.S. National Series 2024 Schedule
- May 5, 2024: Breakneck Point — 21k / 1,300m
- June 23, 2024: Broken Arrow Skyrace — 23k / 1510m
- July 21, 2024: Wy’East Trailfest — 28k / 1310m
- September 14, 2024: Headlands 28k Women’s — 28k / 1,304m
- September 15, 2024: Headlands 28k Men’s — 28k / 1,304m
- September 22, 2024: Mammoth Trail Fest (FINAL) — 26k / 1,400m
For more information on the Golden Trail National Series, please contact Steff Gardner at email@example.com.
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