America's only certified Skyrace course. Race Beast of Big Creek on Mt. Ellinor in Hoodsport, WA on Aug 3rd, 2024.

America's only certified Skyrace course. Race Beast of Big Creek on Mt. Ellinor in Hoodsport, WA on Aug 3rd, 2024.

WTM posts ranking, system and explaination behind it:

For the elite, the World Trail Majors is about competing for glory. Prize money will be the reward for training hard and competing at the highest level. At the same time, we are sure some elites will “cherry pick” a race to suit their calendar and not be in for the series.

How is the Ranking calculated?

Following conversations with the PTRA (Professional Trail Runners Association) we wanted a more predictable points system to make it fairer for comparison and ranking amongst elite runners and races. Allowing runners to easily calculate what position they must finish in a race for their final overall ranking. Therefore, the Top 20 in each race will be scored as per the table below and 21st onwards will be ITRA scoring.

And this is what this looks like after the first two races.

So, while the initial marketing language suggested that the events are meant as “once in a lifetime bucket list races”, this ranking now suggests that for elites this series could become a more serious endeavor, with prize money and prestige on the line. It’ll be interesting to see how this evolves as there’s no “Final”. So runners are listed on the same ranking but aren’t necessarily racing the same events, and aren’t toeing the line together. It’s kind of like a remote competition.

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