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ARCTIC CIRCLE RACE

LONG

JULY 3 2021

 

Trail running in the arctic mountains! You will be flown 25 kms in to the wilderness to run back to civilization. This is your chance to experience this mighty feeling of freedom when traveling across this magnificent wilderness. The terrain will be varied and also a few fields of snow to cross.

ARCTIC CIRCLE RACE – LONG EDITION 2021

The challenge is 25 kms through rought terrain.
You will fly with helicopter 25 kms into the wilderness. The staring point is located close to lake Mavasjaure southern shore. The trail is marked and signs will guide you to the finish line located at a place namned Guoledis, along the Silver road (route 95).

Registration open december 1st 2021
Entry fee including heli transfer: 1800 SEK

ARCTIC AIR

The contestants will be flown with helicopter out to the start point at the south side of lake Mavasjaure, 25 kms north of Guoledis. If you bring your friends we recommend to registrate all persons at once. You will then stay in the same starting group and you will share helicopter. Thats an important part of our job to minimize spread of infection. 

THE TRAIL

The trail will be marked with signs and distance information every kilometer. The course is about 25 kms of varied rought terrain. There will be a lot of snow fields to cross and the finish are higher altitude than the start. 

Open map and altitude diagram here.

CATEGORIES & START ORDER

We are working hard to realize the race with great care of all participants due to the spread of the Corona virus. Therfore, there is important that you share helicopter and start together with your family and friends.
Upon registration there is no option of competition or exercise. Regardless of gender, the starting numbers will be given in numerical order.

The capacity for helicopter transfer from Guoledis to the start of the race is 30 pax per hour. I reality that means that about 10 pax will start every 20 minutes.
Start group 1: Start number 1 – 30. Ready to board helicopter at 08:00.
Start group 2: Start number 31-60. Ready to board helicopter at 09:00.

If national restrictions regarding Covid-19 forces us to change this setup we will inform you as soon as possible.

CHECK IN

Check in, parking, finish and starting point for helicopters are at the parking lot namned Guoledis, 130 kms northwest from Arjeplog along route 95.

Parking lot Guoledis

TIMING & FIRST AID

The timing for the race is an automatic system with chip integrated in the number tag you wear. Start list and results are available online and can be sorted by gender.

First aid equipment and staff are present at the drink checkpoints at 8kms and 16kms. We have helicopter on duty for serious incidents. Emergency phone number in Sweden is 112 and the race emergency number will be given up on check in at the race day.  

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

In this part of Sweden you are most flexible with a car, but there are other options.
If you travel from southern Sweden, a train to Jörn or Älvsbyn and a bus to Arjeplog is an option. 
https://www.sj.se/  Länstrafiken Norrbotten https://ltnbd.se/
Other alternatives can be flights from Stockholm to Arvidsjaur with Nordica https://www.nordica.ee/sv/home/ or flight to Skellefteå or Luleå with SAS https://www.sas.se/ and bus or rental car to Arjeplog.

We will offer shuttle with bus between Arjeplog and Guoledis on the day of the race. Departure from Arjeplog at 08:00 and return to Arjeplog at approximately 16:00. The bus can be booked when booking the race or at a later time. Limited number of seats. Price for round trip  SEK 500 per person.

Recommended accommodation.
Sandviken, 16 kms from Guoledis. https://www.sandvikens.se/
Vuoggatjålme, 30 kms from Guoledis. https://vuoggatjalme.se/
Jäckvik, 70 kms from Guoledis. https://www.jackvikfjallcenter.com/
I Arjeplog, 130 kms from Guoledis.:
Kraja camping, cabins and hotel https://silverresort.se/
Hotell Hornavan https://sv.hornavanhotell.se/
Simloc apartments https://www.simlochotell.se/

Media

2018

Löparfest längs polcirkeln
https://www.arjeplognytt.se/2018/08/arctic-circle-race-2018-loparfest-vid-polcirkeln/
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Carlsson från Abisko snabbast på polcirkeln
http://www.pt.se/sport/carlsson-fran-abisko-snabbast-pa-polcirkeln-10950083.aspx
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Arjeplog helt i tiden med traillöpning
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2017

Arctic Circle Race – trail running i fjällen
https://www.swedishlapland.com/sv/stories/arctic-circle-race-trail-running-i-fjaallen/
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Han vann löptävlingen i fjällen
https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/norrbotten/han-vann-loptavlingen-i-fjallen
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Succé för Arctic circle race
http://www.pt.se/nyheter/arjeplog/succ-for-arctic-circle-race-10606455.aspx
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Sommarens tuffaste traillopp
https://www.swedishlapland.com/sv/stories/sommarens-tuffaste-traillopp/
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80 anmälda tilll nytt terränglopp
http://www.pt.se/nyheter/arjeplog/80-anmalda-till-nytt-terranglopp-10603282.aspx
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Ytterligheternas äventyr nästa
http://www.pt.se/nyheter/arjeplog/ytterligheternas-aventyr-nasta-10472452.aspx
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Dimmigt löparäventyr som följer Polcirkeln
http://www.pt.se/helg/dimmigt-loparaventyr-som-foljer-polcirkeln-10611324.aspx
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Magasin Silvervägen

Tävlingen arrangeras av Experience Arjeplog och Magasin Silvervägen. 
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