Golden segments - Win a Golden Ticket

17th Jul 2020

We are pleased to announce that the UK has been allocated 4 'Golden Tickets' to the Golden Trail Championship in the Azores at the end of October. The Golden Tickets include your race entry, flights, accommodation and food.

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Golden Trail Championship

The Golden Trail Championship will take place in the Azores from the 29th October to 1st November 2020. As previously announced, it will be a four-day stage race and the 2020 Golden Trail Champion will be the male and female runner with the lowest cumulated time of all the stages. There will also be awards for the best downhillers, uphillers and sprinters. Find out more here.

Anyone can participate in the Golden Trail Championship, and we advise that you pre-register for the race before August 15th 2020.

There are two options when registering: 

  • Option A: “I register,  I want to go to the race even if I don’t get a golden ticket”
  • Option B: “I register, I will only go if I have a golden ticket”

There will be a lottery for those who choose option A on 31st August 2020.

How to win a golden ticket

To win a golden ticket, runners will need to compete in one of two golden Strava segments in the UK. The Top Male and Female of each segment will win their place for the Azores. 2nd and 3rd place will also win a pair of Sense Ride 3 GTS Edition.

For the golden segments on Strava, runners will be able to run the segment as many times as they want from July 1st to October 1st. At the end of this period, the golden tickets will be awarded to the fastest runners during this period of time. Runners must write to contact@goldentrailseries.com to obtain their golden ticket.

Join the GTWC Strava Club

The golden segment in the Lake District 

The golden segment in the Peak District

If a country is in lockdown again and not allowed to travel to the Azores in October, the golden ticket winners of this country will get €500 in prize money to compensate for the fact that they won’t be able to travel and participate in the Golden Trail Championship.

If the whole Golden Trail Championship has to be cancelled, all the golden tickets winners will get €500 in prize money.

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