Information for participants
We expect 50-70 participants from outside Sweden. Most information and the Facebook page is in Swedish. But don’t worry. We add more and more information in English and you are always welcome to send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. On race day you will find that almost everyone speak English.
Date and time
The races start on Saturday, August 11, 2018:
- 10:00 – 42,2 km, marathon
- 10:30 – 21,1 km, half marathon
- 11:00 – 10,5 km
- 11:30 – 5,5 km
Marathon runners are welcome until 17:00 (7 hours). However, please note that service will be less from 16:00.
Registration and fees
Registration is possible on race day, but there is an additional fee of 50 SEK. The admission page is mostly in Swedish, but it is easy to understand :-). Write your name, distance and contact information. The fee is SEK 250 for 5 km (SEK 100 for participants 15 years or younger), SEK 350 for 10 km, SEK 500 for 21 km and SEK 600 for the marathon, 42 km.
You can change distance and swap names, but we cannot reimburse the fee if you have to cancel the last two weeks.
The first year (2016) attracted 313 participants including runners from the Czech Republic, Holland, UK and US. The second year the weather forecast promised heavy rain, so we had less runners, 301 showed up. But the rain was short, and ended before the first start.
Fjällnora is located 15 km east of Uppsala. Uppsala is easily reached with train from Arlanda airport (20 minutes) or Stockholm (40 minutes). From Uppsala you can go by car, bus 809 or the old steam train Lennakatten. Please observe that the bus stop is 3 km from Fjällnora (transfer is possible to arrange).
We plan to arrange direct buses from Uppsala central station. Please check further information the weeks before the race.
If you choose going here by car, it is very easy. Uppsala is located along the E4 highway. Exit the highway to road 282. After about 10 km on road 282, turn right at the sign Fjällnora. Another 3 km you will find a lot of parking lots.
Those of you staying in the neighbourhood could come here by bicycle, rowing boat or on foot.
Where to stay
It is possible to stay in a hotel in Stockholm, and arrive in the morning, but we recommend to find a place nearer. Uppsala have plenty of alternatives from luxurious hotels to cheap stays. We have a special cooperation with the sports hotel of Uppsala, The Arena hotel. There are however some nice alternatives around the lakes:
Fjällnora have some cottages right beside the start and a camping ground.
Odalgården is a small guesthouse on the opposite side of the lake Trehörningen. A nice option is to ask for a rowing boat or a bike to come here.
Frötuna is a mansion on the very north of the marathon course. The offer retreats and rooms.
We do not provide any insurances for you. All participation is on your own risk. The four distances are relatively safe. The distances 10, 21, 42 km cross the museum railroad “Lennakatten”. Although the train is not fast, it cannot stop in short notice. The marathon cross road 282, where extra caution is needed. A guard will be placed there to assist.
All distances are well marked, but it is possible to loose your way. A smartphone with GPS can become handy. We are happy to get all responses on how to improve the event.