Useful information for contestants in 25 and 50 km / Useful information for contestants in 25 and 50 km

Backpacks

All weathers are expected in the Fossavatnsgang and many things can happen. For safety reasons, it is therefore mandatory to carry a backpack in the 25 km and 50 km tunnels on Saturday. Belt bags may not be worn under clothing.

The backpack should at least contain warm pants, a warm jacket, a hat and mittens. In addition, most people take some food with them, drinking cup or bottle (there are no longer glasses at drinking stations), ski fertilizer if applicable and telephone. The bag must weigh at least 1.5 kg. Employees are allowed to check the bag when the competitors reach the finish line. If the bag turns out to be too light, its contents are not sufficient, or if the participant has walked the walk without a bag, a penalty time of 15 minutes will be added to the person's final time.

Time limit

We have time limits in our 50 km race. Pass Heiðing (10 km) by 10:30 and again by 14:30. Everyone who does not make this deadline, will be transported to the finish line.

Buses

On the Saturday, private cars are not allowed up at the skiing stadium because of lack of parking space.

Free buses run up to the start. The buses leave from the sports hall in Torfnes (map). There is plenty of parking there, at the football field and at the high school.

The first bus leaves Torfnes at 06:30, and then every 15 minutes. The last bus leaves at 08:45. After that, private cars are allowed in the area for the duration of parking.

Busses will be waiting at the finish goal and will go every 15 minutes or when they have reached their capacity.

Backpacks

As weather conditions can change quickly, all contestants in the 25 and 50 km races on Saturday are required to carry a backpack with the following equipment:

  1. Drink and food for the entire race. Drinking cup or bottle for drinks at the drinking stations (we no longer provide cups at the stations).
  2. Protective clothes (pants, jacket, hat, gloves); imagine if your ski breaks or you twist your ankle in sleet and wind.
  3. kick wax if you're not using skins

Belts and running vests are not sufficient. The backpack has to be at least 1.5 kg. Staff is authorized to check the weight of the backpack when contestants arrive at the finish line. If it turns out to be lighter than 1.5 kg, its contents are not sufficient or if a contestant is without a backpack 15 minutes will be added to the contestants race time.

Time limits

The 50 km race has the following time limits:

Contestants have to reach the drinking station at Heiðin (approx. 10 km) before 10:30 (with start time between 8:00-9:00) and back to the same station (approx. 35 km) before 14:30. Contestants who do not reach these points within the given time will be stopped and transported back to the finish line.

Buses

On Saturday, private cars are not allowed up at the skiing stadium because of lack of parking space.

Free buses are provided by the race organizers, departing from the sports hall at Torfnes (map). There is ample parking there, by the football field and the high school.

The first bus leaves at 06:30 and then every 15 minutes. Last bus departs at 8:45. After that, private cars are allowed up to the skiing stadium.

Buses will be waiting at the finish goal and will leave every 15 minutes or when they have reached their capacity.

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