Vasaloppet presents a new challenge!
Vasaloppet is now launching Vasaloppstrippeln 45, where the goal is to ski Halvvasan, bike Cykelvasan 45 and walk, run or jog Ultravasan 45. Ever since Vasaloppet introduced the individual running race Ultravasan in 2014 participants have been able to take on the challenge of completing three types of races – skiing, mountain biking and running. It's an achievement that, since 2016, goes under the official name Vasaloppstrippeln. In 2017 there were 121 participants who completed the three 90-kilometre races in forefathers' tracks.
Already there are 95 people registered to complete three different 90 km Vasaloppet races – Vasaloppstrippeln 90 – during the 2018 calendar year. For those who consider 90 km a bit heavy, Vasaloppet is now presenting Vasaloppstrippeln 45 as an alternative challenge for 2018.
Participants register for the three races in the usual way and Vasaloppet will, after Ultravasan, list the names of those who have completed the challenge. In addition to the honour and satisfaction, participants also recieve a special T-shirt commemorating their achievement. The first race is Halvvasan, taking place on Tuesday, February 27. Cykelvasan 45 is on Sunday, August 12 and six days later, on Saturday, August 18, it’s time to walk, run or jog the last race, Ultravasan 45. All three 45-kilometre races start in Oxberg and finish in Mora. Right now we note a particular increase in registrations for Ultravasan 45.
FACTS/ Dates for Vasaloppstrippeln 90 and Vasaloppstrippeln 45 in 2018
Here are the dates for the races that are part of Vasaloppstrippeln 90 and Vasaloppstrippeln 45 during the 2018 calendar year:
VASALOPPSTRIPPELN 90, 2018
Sun Feb 25: Öppet Spår Sunday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Mon Feb 26: Öppet Spår Monday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Sun Mar 4: Vasaloppet. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Fri Aug 10: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår. 94 km. Start Sälen.
Sat Aug 11: Cykelvasan 90. 94 km. Start Sälen.
Sat Aug 18: Ultravasan 90. 90 km. Start Sälen.
VASALOPPSTRIPPELN 45, 2018 – New!
Tue Feb 27: Halvvasan. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun Aug 12: Cykelvasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat Aug 18: Ultravasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
FACTS/ Start places available 2018
Today there are over 60,000 participants registered for Vasaloppet’s Winter Week 2018 and almost 18,000 for Vasaloppet’s Summer Week. There are still start places available except in the three Winter Week races that are fully booked: Stafettvasan, Nattvasan and Vasaloppet.
Upcoming Events in the Vasaloppet Arena
Vasaloppet Winter Week 2018
Fri 23 Feb: Kortvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 24 Feb: Tjejvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun 25 Feb: Ungdomsvasan. 9/19 km Start Eldris/Hökberg
Sun 25 Feb: Öppet Spår Sunday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Mon 26 Feb: Öppet Spår Monday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Tue 27 Feb: Halvvasan. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 2 Mar: Stafettvasan. 9–24 km. Five-person teams. Start Sälen. (FULL 171220)
Fri 2 Mar: Nattvasan. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Sälen. (FULL 170319)
Sat 3 Mar: Blåbärsloppet. 9 km. Start Eldris.
Sun 4 Mar: Vasaloppet. 90 km. Start Sälen. (FULL 170319)
Vasaloppet Summer Week 2018
Fri 10 Aug: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår. 94 km. Start Sälen.
Fri 10 Aug: Cykelvasasprinten. 1 km. Lindvallen, Sälen.
Sat 11 Aug: Cykelvasan 90. 94 km. Start Sälen.
Sun 12 Aug: Cykelvasan 30. 32 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun 12 Aug: Ungdomscykelvasan. 32 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun 12 Aug: Cykelvasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 18 Aug: Ultravasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 18 Aug: Ultravasan 90. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Sat 18 Aug: Vasastafetten. 4,5–15 km. Running relay for ten-person teams. Start Sälen.
Sat 18 Aug: Vasakvartetten. 19.1–24.2 km. Running relay for four-person teams. Start Sälen.