The running challenge of a lifetime runs between Sälen and Mora. The track is relatively light but offers technical sections on narrow paths as well as prepared tracks and gravel roads.
Ultravasan 90 runs on 60 km of forest road, 6 km of gravel, 18 km paths and 6 km of asphalt. The track incline is 867 metres.
The course record for men is 05.45.08 (Jonas Buud, 2015), and for women 06.43.55 (Alexandra Morozova, 2018).
The competition is organized in accordance with the Swedish Athletics Association’s regulations.
The race has two classes: Women och Men. In both classes you compete for prize money.
You may participate in the race from the year you turn 17.
You may spend a maximum of 15 hours and 30 minutes on the course. Read more under Time restrictions at the page During the race.
Time penalty for littering in the Vasaloppet Arena
It is allowed to throw garbage in three different ways during Vasaloppet’s Summer Week. If you will be caught by throwing debris otherwise you may be penalized with a time penalty of 15 minutes.
You must throw litter:
- in the bins at the Vasaloppet checkpoints. It is also allowed at two controls more, Gopshus and Läde, where you are allowed to throw garbage
- in the marked littering zones between each Vasaloppet checkpoint
- where you as a participant know that a team leader or associate will pick up what you throw.
Vasaloppstrippeln – three Vasaloppet in one year
Vasaloppstrippeln, the Vasaloppet trifecta, is a challenge where participants complete three 90-kilometre Vasaloppet races during one calendar year.
International praise for Ultravasan 90, Sweden’s largest ultramarathon:
It was a really great feeling to start in the sunrise in Sälen.
Steven Way, Great Britain, 2014
The track was great, totally amazing, so it was fun to run out there. The organizers have done an amazing job and Ultravasan has potential to grow and become even more competitive. A really fun and well-organized race with a nice atmosphere.
Max King, USA, 2015
The track and audience was so fantastic and it pushed me on even though things went up and down both physically and mentally during the race. By the end I felt strong.
Patrick Reagan, USA, 2016
The race was superbly organised from the emails sent to the course marking. The atmosphere built at the end as the rain stopped and the sun came out. We all waited until the last runner came in and then enjoyed wine, food and great company as I met new running buddies.
Jo Meek, Great Britain, 2017
Turning onto the famous Vasaloppet finishing stretch as a winner and receiving the victory garland is completley fantastic.
Ida Nilsson, Sweden, 2017
This is a competition you won’t want to miss! It’s absolutely the most fun and biggest ultrarunning event in Sweden. So this is where you want to be!
Frida Södermark, Sweden, 2019
Ultravasan is a lot of fun, it’s great to run so fast in an ultrarunning race. It’s fun and a bit different; it’s unique and beautiful here.
Jim Walmsley, USA, 2019