By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
Via the official Instagram account:
Val d’Aran by UTMB will be the Major of Europe again in 2024
Val d’Aran was the Major in 2023 already, so in Europe they are keeping the Major at the same event and announce the new date mere days after the event completed (Val d’Aran 2023 was in early July). In North America the 2023 Major was Canyons which happened in late April and they still haven’t announced anything for 2024. This, although I have no birdies telling me anything, leads me to believe that Canyons won’t be the Major for 2024.
In addition to the double stones this recent rule announcement is important for ‘fast’ runners:
In addition, the first 10 men and the first 10 women to finish the VDA, the CDH and the PDA will have direct access to the UTMB®️ World Series Finals (OCC, CCC®️ or UTMB®️) in the equivalent category. And 55 direct bibs will be allocated for the age categories.
Run a Major, place in the top of your age category, or overall, gain access to UTMB Finals (Chamonix) for the same year.