RACE RULES 150k

 150k, 10.-12 February 2023

 

Registration next 2023 race will be open 15.11.2022

(will finish next 15.01.2023)

DATES

  • Mandatory Pre-Race meeting on February 10th, 2023 at 13:00 h.
  • Race starts on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 at 10:00 h.
  • Race finishes on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 at 24:00 h.

 

REGISTRATION

  • Registration opens 15.11.2022 and closes on 15.01.2023

 

Registration fee: 585 €. (fee includes 10% VAT.)

This price may vary depending on the price of gasoline.

 

 

REFUSAL OF ENTRY

  • The race director reserves the right to refuse entry to any racer.

 

ABOUT PARTICIPANTS

  • Racers must be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Racers can chose to participate by fatbike, ski or running.

About disabled athletes:

  • We believe that any disabled athlete who thinks that he/she can participate in this race he/she can do it.
  • Depending the degree of disability, the organization is open to discuss the conditions and adapt, if necessary, the race rules.

 

REFUND POLICIES

In case a participant cancels the registration, the refund will be under the following terms:

  • Before 15.01.2023, 75% of the total registration fee will be refund.
  • Between 16.01.2023 and 24.01.2023, 50% of the total registration fee will be refund.
  • Between 25.01.2023 and 02.02.2023, 25% of the total registration fee will be refund.
  • After 02.02.2023, there will be no refund.

Entries are non-transferable to any other racer.

 

 

RACE CANCELLATION

  • In case that organization cancel the race before it begins, 100% of the registration fee will be refund to all participants.
  • In case the organization cancel the race after it starts, there will be no refund.

The race may canceled after the start in case of severe conditions that make it extremely hazardous and/or impossible. Also any other unexpected nature circumstances may force the race director to cancel the race.

 

 

PRIZES

  • Trophy for the first, second and third of each category. Women and men competes in same category except if there are five (5) or more women in category.
  • All finishers will have a souvenir medal.

 

CUT-OFF TIME

Maximum time allowed to complete the race is 38 hours (by 24:00 h. February 12th, 2023). Any participant who is unable to complete the race in this time will be disqualified.

 

* Have a look at the checkpoints cut off time down under.

 

 

MANDATORY PRE-RACE MEETING

Pre Race meeting is mandatory for all participants. Failure to attend means the participant will have a discount penalty of 10,5 h.

  • During the Pre-race meeting the organization will supply the map and the race number, after that will do the race briefing. 

 

RACE DAY CHECK-IN

  • Race Check-in is mandatory for all racers. Sign-in between 09:15 to 09:45 at the Starting Point.
  • If a participant is late and does not check-in before 09:45, the participant will have a 5 h. discount penalty.

 

FINISH POINT CHECK-IN GEAR

  • The check-in mandatory gear will be done once the participant arrive to the Finish Point.
  • Any participant who does not finish with the mandatory gear will be disqualified.
  • GPS, Telephone, Headlamp, Rear Red Flashing light MUST work once participant arrive to the Finish Point. If at the end of the race, any of those devices doesn't work (for any reason), participant will be disqualified.

 

MANDATORY GEAR

  1. Sleeping bag accepted by the organisation (link to the accepted sleeping bags list).
  2. Sleeping pad (foam mattres or similar).
  3. Down jacket.
  4. Fleece jacket
  5. Goretex, or similar, jacket.
  6. Goretex, or similar, pants.
  7. Extreme cold mittens.
  8. Telephone with enough batteries.
  9. GPS with batteries.
  10. Headlamp with enough batteries. 
  11. Rear red flashing lamp with enough batteries.
  12. Minimum four (4) reflective patches.
  13. Whistle.
  14. Helmet for fatbikers. Helmet must be worn at all times when you are on your fatbike.

 

 ABOUT SLEEPING BAG

  • Only sleeping bags found in the attached list will be accepted.
  • In case you have a sleeping bag similar to those in the list but is not on this list, you have to send an email to the organization (info@arcticraces.com) specifying: brand and model.
  • We do not accept any kind of sleeping bag systems.
  • In the case that your sleeping bag doesn't meet the required conditions, registration won't be accepted.

We have a long list of accepted sleeping bags and we are open to add more models if it meet the required conditions.

 

We have some guidelines as: down quality, fiber quality, amount of the fill and total weight. Also we look the temperature rate but don't take it to serious. In general terms what makes us to decide is the amount of down or fiber and the quality of it. Normally we accept all sleeping bags with a minimum of 1.000 gr of 900/10 and minimum 700 cuin with a total weight of 2.000 gr. Of course there are a range of possibilities around this, so we study one by one before decide to accept it or not. Also we accept some lighter sleeping bags if complemented with a bivy bag.

 

 

ABOUT GPS:

  • Touch screen GPS is not the best option in cold weather places. We do not recommended. But if you have it is good to have a touch screen pen.

 

ABOUT MANDATORY TELEPHONE:

  • The mandatory telephone is not to call family or friends, is only for security and that's why is mandatory.
  • If participant doesn't answer after three (3) calls in a row will have 6 hours penalty.
  • If after several calls participant doesn't answer or there is no signal connection, organisation will proceed the rescue/evacuation protocol, understanding that participant is injured or scratching the race, meaning that he can not continue in the race.

 

ABOUT REFLECTIVE GEAR, REAR RED FLASHING LIGHT and HEADLAMP LIGHT

  • NO REFLECTORS IN PULKA. Reflective gear can not be in pulka. Participant who have reflective gear or red flashing light in the pulka will be disqualified.
  • Reflective gear is for your own safety and because we like to see you from far away.
  • Reflectors and the rear red flashing light must be on the backside of participant's body and/or pulka poles and/or bagpack and/or rear the fatbike.
  • Reflective gear must be seen all times during the race.
  • The rear red flashing light and front light must be ON during dark periods. Also in case of bivouac or long stop in the dark.
  • The participant who advance in the night without the headlamp on (even in full moon) or without reflector and rear flashing light on will be disqualified.

 

ABOUT FATBIKES

  • No electric fatbikes.
  • No hidden engines in fatbikes. 

 

RACE NUMBER

  • The race number is mandatory for all racers.
  • The race number must be visible during the whole race. If is not like this participant will be disqualified.
  • On fatbikes it must be attached at the front.
  • On pulkas it must be attached on the left side.
  • On backpacks it must be attached on the back (Only on backpack if you don't have a pulka. If participant attach the race number in the camelback and in some moment wears a jacket on top of the camenback... then the race number can not be seen)
  • If participant loses the race number will be disqualified.
  • There is no possible to change the number gave it by the organisation.

 

FOLLOW THE TRACK

  • Participants must follow the track given by the organisation.
  • Participants who not follow the official track or do short cuts will be disqualified.
  • Missing the official track, meaning that participant makes a mistake and takes another track or gets lost and later reaches the official track through other way, in that case race director will decide which will be the penalty depending circumstances.

 

BIVY/REST ON TRACK

If you sleep or rest on track, you have to do it out of the main trail, but in sight of the trail and with the red flashing light on in dark hours, attach to some point (fatbike, ski pole or in some visible place) to alert your presence to snowmobiles or cars.

 

 

NO OUTSIDE HELP

  • This is a human powered race, racers must be self sufficient.
  • Any outside help as a support crew, outside assistance to advance up or down the trail such as snowmobiles or cars or motorbikes is not allowed.
  • No use of any kind of accommodation in cities, shopping, go restaurant or bar, change gear, etc, is not allowed and/or anything which could be understood as outside help.
  • Sleeping or rest in towns, house, cabins, private cabins, holliday villages, etc. is not allowed.
  • Participants will be disqualified if, at any time during the race, they have any outside help.

 

CHECKPOINTS/CUT-OFF TIME

Checkpoints are small so any non-racers or people who are following the racers, are not permitted. Checkpoints have a shelter but if you want to sleep or rest be prepared to do it outside. So be prepared in case you don't find a place inside the shelter.

  • All racers must adhere to the checkpoints and race cut-off time.
  • Any racer who misses or skips to physically sign-in and sign-out in any checkpoint will be disqualified

All racers must physically sign-in and sign-out at the following checkpoints:

 

1. checkpoint: Porohovi-1,      open until Saturday   at 12:30

2. checkpoint: Sinettäjärvi,    open until Saturday   at 15:15

3. checkpoint: Vittavaara,      open until Saturday   at 20:45

4. checkpoint: Morajärvi,       open until Sunday      at 01:15

5. checkpoint: Peurajärvi,      open until Sunday      at 05:00

6. checkpoint: Kuusilampi,     open until Sunday      at 09:00

7. checkpoint: Toramokivalo,  open until Sunday      at 16:30

8. checkpoint: Porohovi-2,      open until Sunday      at 22:00

9. checkpoint: Rovaniemi,      open until Sunday      at 24:00

 

 

COOKING IN CHECKPOINTS

If you intend to cook at the checkpoints you will only find water at the checkpoints (not hot, not boiling). If you need to cook with your stove at checkpoints you have to do it outside the shelter. Anyway you can cook using the firewood outside the shelter.

 

 

RESCUE, EVACUATIONS, SCRATCHING and DISQUALIFIED

  • Rescue and evacuations are at participant's expenses.
  • All racers have to inform to any race official if they intend to scratch and return to their accommodation.

Rescue:

  • Rescue will be only in case of accident.
  • In case of rescue the organization will give to the participant the appropriate service depending the situation.
  • For rescue we also have the help of Firefighters and Police.
  • The expenses incurred in this service have to be pay by the rescued person and/or fix with their own insurance.

 

Rescue alarm will be activated:

  • If participant doesn't answer the phone.
  • If participant send SOS message with 112 app.
  • If participant call us asking for help.

 

Evacuation:

  • In case a participant ask for evacuation, the organization will take her/him to the closer road (by snowmobile) or by snowmobile to Rovaniemi if possible.
  • If the participant is in some road and if she/he want, the organization can call a taxi to pick she/he. In this case, the participant will have to pay in cash the expenses of transport.
  • For this reason is very strongly recommended to carry the sum of 150€ cash minimum, in order to cover the unexpected.

 

Disqualified participant:

  • A disqualified participant doesn't have to quit if he/she doesn't want but his/her name won't be in the "Finisher's list". Organization will inform the disqualified participant as soon as possible, depending situation, by phone message or by word.
  • A disqualified participant may require an evacuation or snowmobile back trip to the road system, but if a racer is able and willing to return to the start under his or her own power, or with the assistance of an external source, he or she may do so.

 

SATELLITE TRACKING DEVICE

All units for tracking or emergency position are allowed.

 

 

LITTER and USED or WET GEAR and OTHER STUFF

Do not litter the trail. Racers will be disqualified for littering. Leave no trace. You have to carry everything you start with until the end. You are not allowed to leave any wet or broken clothes or any gear at any checkpoint or on the track.

 

 

PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS

Do not defecate on race trail. Go as far as possible off the trail.

Please use only toilet paper and burn it afterwards. Don't use wet wipes if is not biodegradable, the wet wipes can last 100+ years.

 

 

DOGS

Any participant with a dog on the race will be disqualified.

 

 

RESPECT YOURSELF and OTHERS

Do not damage any structures, Private Property. Be respectful to everything and everyone.

 

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY

Respect Private Property. Participants are not allowed to pass, sleep or use any Private Property (Finnish laws), if participant do will be disqualified.