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.
How the exchanges work
The timekeeping data chip works as a relay baton; the chip is worn as a bracelet and handed over at the exchange checkpoints. Leave the exchange area quickly after making the exchange. Only forewarned teams may enter the exchange area.
The course is clearly marked with orange ribbons and red arrow signs. The ribbons are placed so that a runner can always see one.
|1. Sälen Start–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.|
|2. 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|
|3. 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. (Vasaloppet course and Vasaloppsleden)|
|4. Risberg–Evertsberg||12.4 km||Hilly forest terrain and 2 kilometres gravel and 3 kilometres asphalt. Passes by Evertsberg’s lakes’ beach. (Vasaloppet course and Vasaloppsleden)|
|5. 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. (Vasaloppet course and Vasaloppsleden)||115 m|
|6. Oxberg–Gopshus||4.5 km||Gentle rolling terrain on the Vasaloppet course, but a bit up to Gopshus ski slope.||33 m|
|7. Gopshus–Hökberg||4.7 km||Easy forest road at the beginning and slightly uphill in the second half.||43 m|
|8. 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.|
|9. Läde–Eldris||5.5 km||Gently rolling terrain passing the summer farm Krångåsen.|
|10. Eldris–Mora Finish||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!|
Service at our checkpoints
- There are refreshment stations at the start, finish and at every exchange checkpoint, as well as every fifth kilometre along the course. Specifics on what is served can be found on the detailed race map.
- There are toilets and medical services at all exchange checkpoints, as well as at the start and finish.
Due to security reasons and time constraints there is a time restriction at exchange checkpoint Evertsberg.
There will be a joint restart for teams who have not then completed their exchange, after approval by the checkpoint managers. Time will be announced by the speaker.
For the same reasons a joint restart can also be called at other exchange checkpoints. After restarting, the team continues as participants in the competition and will get a total result.
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 team may restart at the next section and run on, though without competing. Participants will still get times for their sections.