Are you unprepared for Vasaloppet 90 km but still want a real challenge and a marvellous nature experience? This half Vasaloppet starts in Oxberg and, unlike our shorter races, takes an extra turn around the terrain before reaching the finish in Mora. The race is 45 km and relatively easy to ski, but remember that none of our races should be undertaken without good preparation and training.
Classic technique. Swedish Ski Association rules apply. Read the rules in their entirety at the Swedish Ski Association’s website.
Participants in Vasaloppet 45 don’t need to be members of a Swedish ski club. If you are a ski club member and want to represent your club, the club must be registered with the Swedish Ski Association.
You may participate in the race from the year you turn 17.
The length of your ski pole is an individual choice, but there is a rule in classic skiing limiting the maximum length to 83 percent of your height, while wearing ski boots. You can measure your ski poles outside the Trade Fair in Mora and by the start number tents at the starts in Sälen and Oxberg.
Time penalty for littering in the Vasaloppet Arena
It is allowed to throw garbage in three different ways during Vasaloppet’s Winter 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.
- 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.
A competitor will automatically be disqualified if he/she participates in the competition under false pretences such as starting under false name/with false timing chip or practice any unsportsmanlike behaviour. The Race Director and/or Race Secretary have authority to disqualify, penalize or ban from participation if evidence of rule infraction is submitted after the race is completed and after the Jury has finished their work.
Vasaloppstrippeln – three Vasaloppet in one year
Vasaloppstrippeln, the Vasaloppet trifecta, is a challenge where participants complete three 45-kilometre Vasaloppet races during one calendar year.