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

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

The World Trail Majors, in partnership with the Pro Trail Runners Association announce their scoring system for elites (folks possibly making it into the top 20 at one of their races). This system will be implemented for their 2024 racing season.

PTRA explains further in the comments on Instagram:

the WTM scoring system will take into account ONLY two races per year exactly to limit unnecessary travel around the world. Athletes DON’T need to run all the races. And we need to be realistic: trailrunning will become global, but we also need to be truly careful with the environment

The calls, especially from European trail runners to minimize international (airplane) travel to fight climate change aren’t going away.

This slow and steady rollout of additional features and steps and the clear communication partnership between WTM and PTRA seems to indicate that elites are excited about an alternative races series to UTMB. It’s too soon to tell if UTMB will become the amateurs racing series and WTM the elites.