The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.

The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.

Via a somewhat cryptic post on Facebook with not much more info available so far:

Discover the new TORX® eXperience RANKING, the ranking of the TORX® circuit.
The RANKING TORX® eXperience is born! The final ranking of the TORX® circuit races will reach its peak with the TOR330 – Tor des Géants® 2024 which will start on Sunday the 8 of September 2024.

So, if I gather this correctly 2024 will be the year where every racing organization is trying to clone, emulate the UTMB World Series and offer a similar scoring, marketing, media system. And yes, many of them had something already in place, but this all feels like it’s tightening up and becoming a bit more professional and structured. Not a bad thing, but a little hard to keep track of it all. Here are the global series I am tracking:

  • UTMB World Series
  • World Trail Majors
  • TORX eXperience
  • Salomon Golden Trail Series
  • Valsir Mountain Running World Cup
  • Skyrunner World Series
  • (and I suppose the) HOKA Golden Ticket races to gain access to Western States almost function in a similar fashion.

Did I miss an important (and global) one?

Most are structured around two main goals: either ranking racers on a global table and/or creating an access system to a de-facto finale. Looking at the locations in all the series in total 80+% of events are in Europe.