NEW RACE! Premiere for Trailvasan 30 and Vasaloppstrippeln 30 2020
It's finally here! Vasaloppet is launching a new running race for next year's Summer Week; Trailvasan 30, which, as the name implies, runs over the much-requested 30 km distance, complementing Ultravasan 45, Ultravasan 90, Vasastafetten and Vasakvartetten. The launch of Trailvasan 30 also means that it's possible to complete Vasaloppstrippeln 30 in 2020.
Participants in Trailvasan 30 start in Oxberg at 11:00 on August 22, 2020 and run 30 kilometres down to the finish in Mora on forest roads, through beautiful summer farm landscapes and genuine Dalarna forests with pine and fir trees, past the classic Vasaloppet checkpoints in Hökberg and Eldris. Trailvasan 30 will follow the same stretch as the last section of Ultravasan 45 and Ultravasan 90.
”We want more people to discover the joy of running in nature, and to help the sport grow. Trailvasan 30 will be a great addition to our ultrarunning and relay races. It’s a distance that’s been requested and it opens up the possibility of completing Vasaloppstrippeln 30,” says Johan Eriksson, Development Manager at Vasaloppet.
Running 30 kilometres in nature is a challenge and Trailvasan 30 is a competition race where winners are crowned in two classes, men and women. At the same time participants have nine hours to get the the finish line in Mora, making it possible to walk, jog or run the stretch.
”Just like in Ultravasan we want to emphasize that the distance itself is the challenge, rather than completing it in a specific time. With Trailvasan 30 we’re expanding our range of running races, offering more people the possibility to race in the Vasaloppet Arena,” says Johan Eriksson.
Vasaloppstrippeln, where you ski, cycle and run a distance in forefathers’ tracks during one and the same calender year has previously been possible for 90 and 45 kilometres. For both skiing and cycling there are already 30 km races; Kortvasan/Tjejvasan and Cykelvasan 30. A running race, to make Vasaloppstrippeln 30 possible, has therefore often been requested.
”It feels great that we’re able to meet the demand of our participants and present Trailvasan 30, making it possible to complete Vasaloppstrippeln 30. We now hope that the near 14,000 participants in Tjejvasan and Kortvasan take this opportunity to try cycling and running Vasaloppet too,” Johan Eriksson concludes.
Registration for Vasaloppet’s Summer Week 2020 opens on Sunday, September 15 at 09:00 at www.vasaloppet.se.
Facts Trailvasan 30
Start: 11:00 in Oxberg, Saturday, August 22, 2020
Surface: The race runs on 29 km of forest road/Vasaloppet track and 1 km of asphalt
Total time: 9 hours (the finish line closes at eight)
Minimum age: 17 years
Competition race: Winners in two classes; women and men
Maximum number of participants: 2,000
Registration fee: 595 SEK
Vasaloppstrippeln 30 2020
Here are the races you can take on in Vasaloppstrippeln 30 during the calendar year 2020:
Friday, February 21: Kortvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Or, for women only:
Saturday, February 22: Tjejvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sunday, August 16: Cykelvasan 30. 32 km. Start Oxberg.
Saturday, August 22: Trailvasan 30. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Upcoming events in the Vasaloppet Arena
Vasaloppet Winter Week 2020
Fri 21 Feb: Kortvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 22 Feb: Tjejvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun 23 Feb: Ungdomsvasan. 9/19 km Start Eldris/Hökberg.
Sun 23 Feb: Öppet Spår Sunday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Mon 24 Feb: Öppet Spår Monday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Tue 25 Feb: Halvvasan. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 28 Feb: Stafettvasan. 9–24 km. Five-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 28 Feb: Nattvasan 90. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 28 Feb: Nattvasan 45. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Oxberg.
Sat 29 Feb: Blåbärsloppet. 9 km. Start Eldris.
Sun 1 Mar: Vasaloppet. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Vasaloppet’s Summer Week 2020
Fri 14 Aug: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår. 94 km. Start Sälen
Fri 14 Aug: Cykelvasasprinten. 1 km. Lindvallen. Start Sälen
Sat 15 Aug: Cykelvasan 90. 94 km. Start Sälen
Sun 16 Aug: Cykelvasan 30. 32 km. Start Oxberg
Sun 16 Aug: Ungdomscykelvasan. 32 km. Start Oxberg
Sun 16 Aug: Cykelvasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Trailvasan 30. 30 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Ultravasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Ultravasan 90. 90 km. Start Sälen
Sat 22 Aug: Vasastafetten. 90 km. Running relay for ten-person teams. Start Sälen
Sat 22 Aug: Vasakvartetten. 90 km. Running relay for four-person teams. Start Sälen