On Tuesday, Québec Mega Path (QMT) introduced that for the third consecutive 12 months, one in every of its occasions (the 25K distance) has been chosen to be a part of the celebrated Salomon’s Golden Path Nationwide Sequence (GTNS).
The 2023 finale will welcome the highest-ranked athletes from the GTNS sequence, and might be held Oct. 19 to 22 throughout the Il Golfo Dell’Isola Path Race ITA occasion, in Italy. From there, athletes are invited to compete within the Golden Path World Sequence.
The QMT 25K distance boasts 950m elevation achieve and loss, and might be held on July 2, 2023. Runners will earn twice the factors within the GTNS rating. QMT is the one Canadian race within the GTNS in 2023, becoming a member of 4 U.S. races: Breakneck Level (21K, +1,300m), The Damaged Arrow Skyrace (23K, +1,510m), Pikes Peak Marathon & Ascent (21K, +2,832m) and Mammoth Path Fest (26K, +1,400m) to make up the North American part of the circuit.
Normal director and founding father of QMT, Jean Fortier, expressed pleasure that “our hottest occasion is the one Canadian occasion of the Golden Path Sequence. There isn’t a doubt that it’ll be an unbelievable present to observe.” Fortier provides: “By providing the runners twice the factors, we’re consolidating our standing as essentially the most aggressive race within the nation, each on lengthy and quick distances.”
The Québec Mega Path occasion
Based in 2012, QMT is named one of many hardest and most breathtaking races in Canada. Greater than 2,500 runners cross the Charlevoix and the Côte-de-Beaupré areas to compete in distances that entice each elite athletes and inexperienced persons.
The 2023 QMT might be held from June 29 to July 2, in Mont-Saint-Anne, Québec. The race gives 9 occasions: QMT 100-miler (160 km), 110K, 80K, 50K, 25K, 15K, 10K, 6K and 1K. QMT is the one North American accomplice race of the Grand Raid de l’île de la Réunion and the Madeira Island Extremely Path (MIUT). The 100-mile and 110K races are additionally qualifiers for Western States 100.
Final 12 months, the QMT 50K occasion was a part of the GTNS, and Québec’s Jean-Philippe Thibodeau and Katherine Quick of B.C. gained in 5:01:49 and 5:40:42 respectively.
The QMT 25K occasion (sponsored by PCN Physiothérapie) is a 25.9-kilometre path resulting in Mont-Sainte-Anne (+ 950m elevation). Runners cross the luxurious western plateau of Mont-Sainte-Anne and soak within the Laurentians as they traverse singletrack alongside the Jean-Larose stream. The 25K occasion, already offered out for the 2023 version, will welcome a complete of 600 runners, together with a number of worldwide runners.