Consideration on the course
There will be a lot of activity on the course since Ultravasan 90, Ultravasan 45, Vasastafetten and Vasakvartetten run at the same time. With a mix of recreational and elite runners it is especially important that all participants work together. The race management requests that all runners keep to the right and go to the left when overtaking.
In connection with Vasastafetten’s exchanges there are two pens: choose the pen marked for Ultravasan. The course is clearly marked with orange ribbons and red arrow signs. The ribbons are placed so that a runner can always see one.
The ground surface consists of everything from asphalt, gravel roads to small paths. There are some technical sections mostly at the beginning of the race. The course can be regarded as moderately hilly in the first half, while the last 19 kilometres of the course offer flat and fast terrain.
For your security there are restrictions at some checkpoints; time limits after which you cannot pass. The checkpoint must be left 10 minutes after the time limit for arrival has expired. If you arrive too late at a checkpoint you must abandon the race. Bus transport to the finish in Mora will then be arranged.
If you reach the checkpoints within the time limits, you will be able to complete the race.
In extreme weather conditions the race directors have the right to change the time limits.
Service at our checkpoints
- Along the Vasaloppet course there are seven official checkpoints, and refreshment stations every fifth kilometre. Drink and energy in various forms is served at all checkpoints. Specifics on what is served can be found on the detailed race map.
- Ormsalva offers short massages to participants in Evertsberg and Hökberg.
- There are toilets and medical services at all checkpoints, as well as at the start and finish.
Abandoning the race
If you break off your race, you must seek out medical services at the nearest checkpoint. They will take your data chip, report your decision and arrange transport to the finish in Mora. Safety and medical services have the right to take a participant out of the race if they suspect injury or illness.