By Mathias Eichler
The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.
As the new World Trail Majors global series slowly gains steam more announcements are being made focused on attracting elites to their nine races around the world:
The World Trail Majors series will be held for the first time in 2024 and it is time to announce the prizes for the top finishers in overall categories.
World Trail Majors aims to attract the biggest and best elite runners, and to do so it intends to reward their efforts with substantial cash prizes as well as the possibility of free registration and covered travel expenses. The sum, in cash prizes alone, amounts to €47,000.
And a bit more detail:
To qualify for cash prizes, only the two best results of the season will be considered, regardless of the number of races the runner participates in.
One thing I haven’t been able to figure out is if this is “new money” and if it exceeds the previous (if existing) prize purses the individual races had offered runners. For example, Ultra-Trail Cape Town offered their 100 Mile winners 60,000 South African Rand or apron. $3,250. Could a winner of UTCT double dip and win this, and the WTM prize purse?