Consideration on the course
There will be a lot of activity on the course since several running races 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.
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.
|Start Sälen–Smågan||11.2 km||New Route 2023: After the start, the track follows a beautiful forest road along the Västerdalälven river, crosses the highway, and continues on a forest road with gravel sections, approximately 3 kilometres up to the highest point of Vasaloppet. From there, it follows a winding and occasionally rocky trail along the Vasaloppet trail for a few kilometres. The last 2 kilometres towards the checkpoint in Smågan are on a gravel road.|
|Smågan–Mångsbodarna||14.3 km||Winding hilly trails with some footbridges over the marsh mires for 10 kilometres. Total of 4.5 kilometres gravel tracks at the beginning and end.||51 m|
|Mångsbodarna–Risberg||10.8 km||Light downhill section in rocky terrain on a winding and partially rocky trail for 4.5 kilometres to Tennäng. After that, heavy running on bark and gravel up a long, but not steep, slope to Risberg’s summer farm, with the final kilometre on a nice downhill path along the summer pastures. (Vasaloppsspåret + Vasaloppsleden)|
|Risberg–Evertsberg||12.4 km||Hilly forest terrain and 2 kilometres gravel and 3 kilometres asphalt. Passes by Evertsberg’s lakes’ beach.|
|Evertsberg–Oxberg||15 km||First section easy downhill to Vasslan, then some tough climbs including Lundbäck hill up to Oxberg. Fine summer farm milieu passing Björnarvet. Varied surfaces of asphalt, gravel, bark, forest track and a little marsh mire.||115 m|
|Oxberg–Gopshus||4.5 km||Gentle rolling terrain on the Vasaloppet course, but a bit up to Gopshus ski slope.||33 m|
|Gopshus–Hökberg||4.7 km||Easy forest road at the beginning and slightly uphill in the second half.||43 m|
|Hökberg–Läde||4.7 km||Forest track with some gravel. Down for 1 kilometre at beginning, and then gently rolling terrain passing the summer farm Läde.|
|Läde–Eldris||5.5 km||Gently rolling terrain passing the summer farm Krångåsen.|
|Eldris–Finish Mora||8.9 km||Easy running on forest road and tracks, slight ups and downs, then past the ski stadium, Prästholmen, through the camping, over Auklandbron to the final straight to finish under the world famous portal!|
The course is clearly marked with orange ribbons and red arrow signs. The ribbons are placed so that you can always see one.
In connection with Vasastafetten’s exchanges there are two pens: choose the pen marked for Ultravasan.
Service at our checkpoints
Along the Vasaloppet course there are seven official checkpoints: Smågan, Mångsbodarna, Risberg, Evertsberg, Oxberg, Hökberg and Eldris.
- Drink and energy in various forms is served at all checkpoints. There are also refreshment stations every fifth kilometre. Specifics on what is served can be found on the detailed race map.
- In Evertsberg you can pick up your dropbag that you’ve sent from the start in Sälen. It will then be transported to the finish area.
- Dala Massageteam 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.
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 abort 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.
Abort the race
If you break off the 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. Functionaries from rescue and medical services have the right to remove participants from the track if there is reason to do so.
The finish closes
The finish in Mora closes at about 20.30.