For enrollment for NTS 2018 it’s mandatory to fulfill the prerequisite which is:
a) Completion of Nízkotatranská stíhačka (NTS) in 2017.
b) Completion of a UTMB qualifying race with 2 or more points (old ITRA scale) or completion of UTMB event within the time limit given by race organizers between 1.1.2017 and 1 day before the NTS 2018 enrollment form publication. The list of UTMB qualifying races can be found HERE.
c) Completion of one of the following 100 km events in Slovakia or Czech Republic within the time limit given by race organizers between 1.1. 2017 and 1 day before the NTS 2018 enrollment form publication:
Slovakia: Kysucká stovka, Letecká stovka, Bánovská stovka, Lazová stovka, STEFANIK TRAIL (ultra individuals), International Goral Marathon 2014 (Ultramaratón 90+ course and Ultramaratón 70+ course), Malofatranská 50-ka (MF50), Nonstop beh hrebeňom Nízkych Tatier, 100 km Javorníkmi 2014 and Javornícka stovka 2015, Východniarska stovka, Tatranská šelma Ultra, 100 míľ Krajom Malých Karpát (100 MKMK), Malokarpatská Vertikála, Prešporský Ultra Trail (ULTRA course)
Czech Republic: Ledopádová stovka (Brtnické ledopády), Jarním šluknovskem, Jesenická stovka, Špacír, Hostýnská osma, Nezmar – UltraTrail, Beskydská sedmička, Pradědova stovka, 5 beskydských vrcholů (5BV), Boubín-Libín-Kleť (BLK), Loučení s turistickým rokem (100+ km course or EKUT combination)
Group 1 remarks:
- NTS organizers reserve the right to add further races/events to the list for group 1 – c)).
- NTS organizers reserve the right of individual consideration of enrollments received within group 1, where the referenced prerequisite does not fall within the a) – c) category.
Free enrollment without prerequisite required: The group 2 enrollment will be open only in case the start list (150 places) will be not filled with group 1.
Enrollments for NTS 2018 will go through an online enrollment form at NTS website. Available are 150 places.
GROUP 1: The online enrollment form for group 1 will be published at a date and time that will be announced in advance. The enrollments from group 1 will be accepted in order as received until all places reserved for group 1 are occupied.
GROUP 2: The group 2 enrollment will be open only in case the start list (150 places) will be not filled with group 1 participants.
ALTERNATE TEAMS: After receiving 150/150 enrollments from group 1 a 2, 25 more enrollments for alternates will be taken (the same conditions as for group 2).
- The dates of enrollment form accessibility start will be announced in advance (we recommend to enroll for the NTS infomail).
- NTS organizers reserve the right of granting two exceptions (“wild card”) for teams, where excellent race results (and therefore also experience from races) justify the teams participation in NTS.