300k, Arctic Circle Winter Race

THREE CATEGORIES: on FOOT, by FATBIKE and by SKI.

10.-16 February 2023

REGISTRATION NEXT 2023 RACES WILL BE OPEN 15.11.2022

 

 

(will finish 15.01.2023)

 

 

300 kilometers ultramarathon. Maximum time to complete it: 5 days.

 

 

The 300k race is a partially signed track. Participants needs to use a GPS, to follow the track and know where the mandatory waypoints are, and a Satelite Tracker Device so organisation can know their position. The 300k track have mandatory waypoints to follow and once the participant arrive to the mandatory waypoint must do the ok/check-in with the Satelite Tracker Device, sending an ok message with his/her position. Everybody can follow their progress throught Follow My Challenge webpage.


Anyone who doesn't know how to use the Satelite Tracker Device and do the tracker settings or don't know how to use a GPS, the GPS software, read and understand a map and orientation, should not register in this race.

 

 

 

THE 300k RACE HAVE TWO VERY DIFFERENT SECTIONS:

 

First section of the track is the same as 150k race. The 150k race is a partially signed track, so participants needs to use a GPS.

 

All mandatory waypoints in this first section match with the 150k race checkpoints (8). Most of this checkpoints have water, shelter and firewood, also have a limit time, so if you arrive when checkpoint is closed you wouldn't find the shelter but you can use the wood (if still some) if you want to do a fire. In this first section, organisation work on track during the previous days to leave it in the best possible conditions.

 

Second section is quite different and it follows an official snowmobile track. There are signs, in some areas more than others. In some areas you could find very good snow conditions and in others maybe you could find deep snow and also you could find other snowmobiles tracks crossing the official snowmobile track, so those tracks could confuse the right way... Track conditions depends on how long ago snowed and when the last snowmobile went through there. In this section participants need the GPS to know where are the mandatory waypoints.

 

 

 DATES AND TIMES

  • Registration opens 15.11.2022
  • Registration closes on 15.01.2023
  • Pre-Race Meeting: 10.02.2023 at 16:00 h.
  • Race sign-in: 11.02.2023, between 09:15 h. until 09:45 h.
  • Race starts 11.02.2023, at 10:00 h.
  • Race ends 16.02.2023, at 10:00 h.

 

WEATHER AND DAY LIGHT HOURS

- Temperatures: could reach or even over exceed -30ºC.

- Light hours: from 8:00 h. to 17:00 h. approximately.

Finnish Meteorological Institute.

 

 

 If you have any questions, contact us