CAUCHON AND CHAMPAGNE DOMINATE WITH RECORDS AT QUEBEC MEGA TRAIL 2024

The eighth event of the Gran Canaria World Trail Majors series was Quebec Mega Trail. 160 kilometres (100 miles) with 6500 metres of elevation and 6260 metres of descent. Set in the northeast of Quebec City, the French-speaking part of Canada. Jean-François Cauchon and Anne Champagne dominate 2024 race with records times in an amazing weekend of trail and ultra races where around 3300 runners gathered to test themselves against themselves, the terrain, and other runners.

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QUEBEC MEGA TRAIL PROMISES TO BE A TRAIL RUNNING EXTRAVAGANZA

Gran Canaria World Trail Majors is travelling to Canada for the Quebec Mega Trail, the eighth round of the series. Running through the mountains and forests less than an hour outside Quebec City but the Canadian wilderness features heavily throughout the 160 km, 6500 m elevation race as it follows the St. Lawrence River from Charlevoix to Mont-Sainte-Anne. In this pre race report you will fin all the information you need.

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MIGUEL ARSÉNIO AND MARIANNE HOGAN TAKE THE CROWNS AT SWISS CANYON TRAIL 2024

Swiss Canyon Trail 2024, the first time as part of Gran Canaria World Trail Majors, crowns the Portguese Miguel Arsénio and the Canadian Marianne Hogan in a great race that took the best of all. In a busy weekend of trail running with two races for the Gran Canaria World Trail Majors series, the Swiss Canyon Trail in continental Europe and the South Downs Way 100 in the United Kingdom. At Swiss Canyon Trail the 111K, the name that corresponds to its distance, is the queen, but since Friday 7th June there have been races for children, beginners, short and fast, marathon and double marathon, but the 111 km with 5294 m of elevation is the most prestigious of the weekend of events, and the qualifying race for the World Trail Majors series which has already seen races in Hong Kong, Arizona (USA), Gran Canaria (Spain), Madeira (Portugal) and Fuji (Japan).

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SWISS CANYON TRAIL, A NEW ERA BEGINS WITH AN IMPRESSIVE STANDARD OF COMPETITION

About 2700 runners will be on the start lines of the different races at Swiss Canyon Trail, part of the Gran Canaria World Trail Majors circuit and a double header weekend with the South Downs Way 100 in the UK. In the 29th edition begins a new era for the Swiss Canyon Trail with its international relaunch and with an edition that aims to be the showcase to help it become the European Trail Running Championships race in 2026.

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PREPARE TO RACE THROUGH ENGLISH HISTORY ON THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY 100

The South Downs Way 100 returns for its thirteenth edition over the weekend of 8th – 9th June 2024, a weekend which sees 2 races in the Gran Canaria World Trail Majors. 100 miles (161 km) of incredible trails with 13,000 ft (4000 m) elevation, the route follows the South Downs Way National Trail from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east. The race is considered a perfect first 100 mile distance, runners have 30 hours to complete the fully course marked route with 13 aid stations, 2 drop bag points, plus pacers and crew are allowed (all of this is not so common in UK races!), it is also perfect for a fast 100 mile ultra trail. We will tell you in this pre-race report the key data of this edition of South Downs Way 100.

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TRANSGRANCANARIA 2024, ALL THE EMOTIONS IN VIDEO

The North Face Transgrancanaria marked the third event of the Gran Canaria World Trail Majors. During the event, the partnership with Gran Canaria as the title sponsor was announced. The event commenced under warm weather and sunny skies, setting a perfect stage… until the main race, the Classic. The night brought tough conditions—cold, rain, fog, and challenges for both competitors and volunteers. This is the resume in video of the 2024 edition.

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