Want to keep track of family members, friends and competitors as they struggle towards the finish line? There are several ways to follow specific participants. With our services you can receive continuous updates and time reports, and monitor as many people as you like.
Automatic monitoring through app or SMS
In the apps Vasaloppet Vinter or Vasaloppet Sommar you can find complete start lists for each event, and purchase monitoring of however many participants you would like. For 10 SEK you get up to date push notifications with intermediary times from each Vasaloppet checkpoint as the participant passes. You will also get an estimated time for when the participant is expected to arrive at the next checkpoint, and at the finish. This time is based on average speed but does not take weather conditions or other possible factors into account. You can find participants by searching their name or club. If you purchase monitoring of several participants you can also compare times.
If you do not have a smartphone, or if you will be in a location with poor mobile data coverage (for example, along the Vasaloppet track), we instead recommend our SMS-service. Unlike the app it requires no data traffic.
How to start SMS-monitoring
Send a text message with the code of the race in question and the start number of the participant you wish to monitor. You will receive continuous updates and time reports during the race as the participant goes past each checkpoint. The SMS-service is available in Sweden, Norway and Finland. All information will be delivered in Swedish. Prices for the different races are listed below.
Country code: Sweden: 72700, Norway: 2252, Finland: 17191
Kortvasan – VASA KV start number – SEK 25, NOK 25, € 3
Tjejvasan – VASA TV start number – SEK 25, NOK 25, € 3
Halvvasan – VASA HV start number – SEK 25, NOK 25, € 3
Öppet Spår – VASA ÖS start number – SEK 35, NOK 35, € 3
Nattvasan – VASA NV start number – SEK 35, NOK 35, € 3
Stafettvasan – VASA STV start number – SEK 35, NOK 35, € 3
Vasaloppet – VASA VL start number – SEK 35, NOK 35, € 3
For example, if you are in Sweden you might text “VASA VL 12488” to 72 700.
For the 2018 Winter Week, Vasaloppet is launching, in collaboration with IBM, its very own TV channel, Vasaloppet.TV. Here you can follow and take part in everything that is Vasaloppet, summer and winter, with historical clips, training and nutritional tips and, of course, live broadcasts of the events.
Manual results service
Through our results service you can find complete start lists and results to all our races, except Barnens Vasalopp. The results are published live during the race and are searchable after the race.
Tips for those following participants by car
Many relatives and friends want to follow participants along the track. At the checkpoints we ask that you be attentive and follow the signs and directions from our parking attendants. There is often a lot of traffic on the roads during our races so remember to be out in good time. A good rule of thumb is to add an hour to your travel plan. Consider carpooling!
Between Sälen and Mora there are seven official Vasaloppet checkpoints. The checkpoints at Smågan and Eldris may not be visited by those following along. Exceptions are made for participants in VasaStafetten who are making exchanges at these checkpoints.
Vasaloppet’s recommendations for those following participants by car
Vasaloppet, Öppet Spår Sunday and Öppet Spår Monday
The recommended stops along the track are Mångsbodarna, Evertsberg and Oxberg or Hökberg. If you choose to stop at the checkpoint in Hökberg it could be difficult to reach the finish line in time, as traffic might be slow in central Mora.
The recommended stops along the track are Risberg, Evertsberg and Oxberg.
Tjejvasan, Halvvasan and Kortvasan
The recommended stop is the Hökberg checkpoint, t could be difficult to reach the finish line in time, as traffic might be slow in central Mora. From there you go to the finish line in Mora.