When is the race held?
March 30th 2019 (the original race took place in 1884)
How long is the race?
What is the total climb?
+ 1850 meter
When is the start?
The start is at 06.00 in Purkijaur. (Starting gates are open for placement of skis from 05.00).
When and where is the price ceremony?
The price ceremony is at 19.00 at the finish area at Jokkmokk Skidstadion.
When do you expect the first skiers to finish?
We expect the fastest skiers to finish between 4 and 7 pm depending on snow conditions.
Can family and friends follow my progress in the race from home?
Yes, results and timings are published live on the live results page (link will be added some days before the race).
Can family and friends follow the race on-site in Jokkmokk?
The best places to follow the race in Jokkmokk is by the start and return point in Årrenjarka. The finish is at Jokkmokk Skidstadion.
Only contestants are allowed on the shuttle buses to the start.
There are limited parking spots for friends and family in Purkijaur.
Spectators that follow the race by snowmobiles are absolutely not allowed to drive on the tracks!
What’s the official hashtag?
Any extra tips for participants?
- Samelandsresors wigwam has drinks, bars, bananas.
- Control of ski markings takes place at the check in for the start.
- We recommend participants to use a drink belt.
How do I sign up?
Easy! Just head here.
Can both elite and amateurs participate?
Yes, the race is open for both classes (you choose when you sign up)
Is the entire track prepared?
Are you only allowed to ski in classic style?
All participants who expect finishing time longer than 14 hours need a headlamp. All participants are solely responsible for having headlamps. Headlamps can be transported together with clothes to certain controls – see “clothing transportation”. Spare batteries are available at controls.
What food is served during the race?
Red Bull. Umara energy bars and energy gel, sport drink, cheese sandwiches and sweet rolls, bananas and oranges, coffee, salt pills and more at a total of 19 stations
Warm food like pasta and meat soup at 3 stations (5 passings).
If you break a pole:
A number of reserve poles is available at the checkpoints. These poles are marked with the race`s logo and must be returned after finishing the race. Failing to return the pole adds a charge of 500 SEK.
Is it possible to quit the race?
Yes, it is possible to quit the race at any station along the track. Transport by snowmobiles and minibuses back to Jokkmokk is available along the entire race track.
Do you have vaxing service on the track?
Yes, there will be vaxing service at selected stations.
What is the maximum time to complete the race?
Showers can be found at the Competition Center Västra Skolan.
Food after finishing is served at Competition Center Västra skolan: vegetarian soup, reindeer stew with potatoes and lingonberry jam, cakes, coffee etc.
Do you have tips for accommodation and transportation?
Yes! Check “Travel & Accommodation” below.