ARCTIC CIRCLE RACE
RUN THROUGH THE WILD
15th AUGUST 2020
To fly a helicopter through the wilderness in this region is nothing unusual.
Many of the residents of Arjeplog has probably done it more than once. Perhaps for the grouse hunt that begins in late summer. Or reindeer keepers who use the helicopter as an effective resource in their business.
A less common cause is to be flown 17 km in the wilderness to run back to civilization, but now you have your chance!
Registration for Arctic circle race 2020 opens in
Registration opens at january 1st 6.00am
The challenge is 17 kms through rought terrain.
You will fly with helicopter 17 kms into the wilderness and run along the polar circle back to the civilization. Take the chance to experience the magnificent nature and sense of freedom that is present in this race.
Entry fee: 1000 SEK
Entry fee including heli transfer: 1600 SEK
(Yes, you can choose to hike to the starting point.)
The contestants will be flown with helicopter out to the start point at the east side of lake Guijaure, 17 km west of Camp Polcirkeln. The race will then with almost precision follow along the Arctic Circle. The contestans are divided in four classes. The timing and flight arrangements are determined by the differnt classes.
The trail will be marked with signs and distance information every kilometer. The course is about 17.2 km of varied rought terrain.
The start is 690 m.a.s.l. the highest point is 805 m.a.s.l. and the target is 480 m. The last 4 km of the course is quite steep dowhill and drops from 740 m.a.s.l. to 480 m.a.s.l.
You choose your group/class/category when you registrate for the race. There is four categories: men’s competition, women’s competition, men’s exercise, women’s exercise.
Competition categories start first and men’s start is estimated to 10.00am. There will be a time span between the starters and timing for start arrangements will be announced in your booking confirmation.
Prize ceremony to the top three for competition categories will take place at finish area around one hour after third place in both men’s and women’s competition category crossed the finish line.