Information for participants

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 info@6sjoar.se. On race day you will find that almost everyone speak English.

This information is updated July 2021.

Date and time

The races start on Saturday:

  • 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 to run or walk until 17:00 (7 hours). However, please note that service will be limited from 16:00.

Registration and fees

Registrate at Worlds marathons. It is generally possible to register on race day, but there is an additional fee of 100 SEK.

You can change distance and swap names, but we cannot reimburse the fee if you have to cancel the last two weeks. If you cancel well in advance, you can get the fee back minus SEK 50. Another popular alternative is to keep your ticket until next year.

Weather

The first three years we have experience temperatures ranging from +17 to +28° C. A short shower of rain one year, otherwise sunny or cloudy. The water temperature has been a pleasant +19-24° C.

Getting here

Fjällnora is located 15 km east of Uppsala. Uppsala is easily reached with train from Arlanda airport (20 minutes) or Stockholm (40 minutes). On race day, you can use our free bus service from Uppsala or go by car.  There is also the bus 809 or 810. Please observe that the bus stop is 3 km from Fjällnora (transfer is possible to arrange). The old steam train Lennakatten is best for friends watching you finish since the first train is to late for runners.

We arrange free direct buses from Uppsala central station on race day. 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.

Luggage, children and dogs…

Your are welcome to store bags and luggage in the start area in one of our tents.

We can arrange child care for a limited number of children, please contact us in advance.

Dogs are allowed in the area and along the course. If you are disturbed by dogs or if you want to bring your dog, please contact us and we will do our best to avoid problems.

Please note

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.