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  • 5 days ago

    Over 500 have applied to start in Jubileumsvasan – the challenge of the century

    The application period is now over for the historic ski race Jubileumsvasan, which will recreate the very first Vasaloppet in 1922. A total of 532 applications have been received. The jury's work is now underway to select the 139 participants who will get a chance to start the race in Sälen on February 12, 2022, and travel ninety kilometres to Mora on primitive wooden skis. Foreign media have shown interest in Jubileumsvasan.

  • 5 days ago

    Registration for Hemmavasan 2021 is open

    This summer you have a whole 51 days to complete Hemmavasan. Pick one of four cycling distances or four running distances, and a day of your choosing between Saturday, July 3 and the big finishing Sunday, August 22 – and by finishing you'll have a shot at winning a Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin, Volvo's first electric SUV. Don't forget to use the hashtag #hemmavasan this summer!

  • 3 weeks ago

    Chance to win an electric car from Volvo in Hemmavasan 2021

    Once again, the pandemic prevents the regular Vasaloppet Summer Week from going ahead, but participants can still reach their cycling or running finish line – in Hemmavasan. Last year's success is back, now upgraded with great prizes, including an electric car from Volvo. "We know that many have trained extra hard this past year, so it feels good to be able to offer a safe and flexible solution. At the same time, we are happy that elite participants this year can compete in Cykelvasan 90, Ultravasan 90 and Ultravasan 45 on location in the Vasaloppet Arena," says Johan Eriksson, Vasaloppet's CEO.

  • 1 month ago

    Do you have what it took in 1922? Vasaloppet recreates the first historic Vasaloppet

    Wooden skis with toe straps, wool trousers, tarred skis and snow packed on forest roads and paths. Vasaloppet celebrates 100 years in 2022 and what better way to commemorate than to ski as they did in 1922? A ninety km historic Vasaloppet will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 – "Jubileumsvasan" – with the goal of replicating the first race as close as is possible. Registration for the challenge of the century opens on Wednesday, May 12, and a jury will select 139 skiers who get the chance to participate in Jubileumsvasan.

  • 2 months ago

    Keep training – summer 2021 plans is in full swing

    The pandemic continues to affect the world and create challenges for society at large, and so too for Vasaloppet. With nearly four months to go until the summer races in the Vasaloppet Arena, planning and preparation is in full swing.

  • 2 months ago

    Vasaloppet's Summer Week 2021

    The goal is to be able to hold Vasaloppet's Summer Week 2021 with twelve bike and running races in the Vasaloppet Arena on August 13–21. "Right now we're reviewing what conditions there will be and we're ready to make adjustments as needed to be able to welcome participants to the Vasaloppet Summer Week on location," says Johan Eriksson, CEO of Vasaloppet.

  • 3 months ago

    Vasaloppet in summary and looking ahead – registration for 2022 opens on Sunday

    It was a different Vasaloppet winter 2021, but we got it done. Due to the pandemic, Tjejvasan and Vasaloppet were the only races completed and only elite skiers could participate. But thanks to an open Vasaloppet Arena, all the recreational skiers could cross the finish line of their training too, during three and a half weeks in Vasaåket. There were many days of sunshine and blue skies, for example during Vasaloppet where a powerful tailwind contributed to strong record times. Here's a summary of the Vasaloppet winter 2021 and a look ahead at our 100th anniversary celebration.

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