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When is the race held?
April 15th 2017 (the original race took place in 1884)
How long is the race?
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 6 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.
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 parking spots for friends and family in Purkijaur.
Spectators that follow the race by snowmachines are not allowed to drive in 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 water belt.
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?
Headlamps: All participants who expect finishing time longer than 15 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.
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 abort the race?
Yes, it is possible to abort 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 ski service on the track?
Yes, there will be ski service on 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 potato-leek soup, reindeer stew with potatoes and lingonberry jam, cakes etc.
Do you have tips for accommodation and transportation?
Yes! Watch “Travel & Accommodation” below.