We use seeding to get good rhythm and security in the race, so that everyone can compete with fellow participants who match their abilities. When participants start in a group where they fit in, the tempo is smoother and there is less overtaking, which reduces the risk of accidents.
Seeding in Vasaloppet
In Vasaloppet you can seed yourself into groups Elite–9. The seeding is based on your earlier performance in our races or on results from another seeding based race. If you have no previous results you will start in group 10. Below you can read more on how it works and which criteria and races apply.
How it works
Participants who have results from Vasaloppet, Öppet Spår Sunday, Öppet Spår Monday 90, Vasaloppet 45 or Tjejvasan are automatically seeded into the correct start group.
For other races you must send in your results, if not by automatic seeding.
Results are valid for three years. If you get your results to us three weeks before the race, we can guarantee that you will be seeded. After that we cannot guarantee that we will have time. You should therefore check if you have been seeded before arriving for the race. If you have not, you can bring the results list from the race you want to seed from and do it on site.
Using results from previous years results in being moved back one group per year. For example: If you get a result one year that puts you in Vasaloppet’s start group 7 that same year, you can still use that result for seeding the year after. But it will then put you in start group 8, since the result is one year old. Using a two year old result will put you back two groups.
Send your results to email@example.com
One of the following criteria is needed to seed into the elite group:
- Placement 1–150 from last year’s Vasalopp
- Seeding from external seeding races during the current season.
If you meet any of these points, an approved FIS code for the season is also required.
Automatic seeding for seeding races
For Vasaloppet, we offer automatic seeding for seeding races. This means that you don’t need to send us your results.
This is how it works:
When registering for a seeding race, enter your Vasa ID. Your Vasa ID is a personal code that is linked to your profile and your skiing history with Vasaloppet. You can find your Vasa ID under My profile when you log in to My pages. If you don’t have a Vasa ID, please contact our customer service and we’ll sort it out for you.