Québec Mega Trail (QMT) is proud to announce that, for the third year in a row, one of its events has been selected to be part of the prestigious Salomon’s Golden Trail National Series (GTNS). Thanks to a special agreement with the organization, the QMT-25, which will be happening on July 2nd 2023, will allow the participating athletes to earn twice the points in the GTNS ranking.
This makes the QMT the only Canadian race in the GTNS in 2023. There are four other races in the USA : Breakneck point 21k, +1,300m, The Broken Arrow Skyrace 26k, +1,510m, Pikes Peak Marathon & Ascent 21k, +2,832m et le Mammoth Trailfest 26k, +1,400m to complete the North american calendar of the mythical circuit.
” We are very excited to know that our most popular event is the only Canadian event of the Golden Trail Series. There is no doubt that it’ll be an incredible show to watch! By offering the runners twice the points, we are consolidating our status as the most competitive race in the country, both on long and short distances.” – Jean Fortier, General director and founder of Québec Méga Trail.
” QMT is recognized as one of the most beautiful and most challenging race in Canada. Salomon is thrilled to highlight this prestigious event as part of the Golden Trail National series for the 3rd consecutive year, giving the opportunity to elite runners to measure themselves against the world’s bests. Whether you are new to the sport or a professional athlete, QMT is a true celebration of Trail Running and should be on everyone’s bucket list! » – Virginie Murdison, marketing manager for Salomon
The grand finale of the GTNS, which will welcome the highest ranked athletes, will take place from October 19 to 22 during the Il Golfo dell’Isola Trail Race ITA event, in Italy (23k, +1,200m).
Last year, Jean-Philippe Thibodeau (Québec) and Katheryne Short (British-Columbia) won the QMT-50 event, which was on the GTNS, in 5:01:49 and 5:40:42 respectively.