RACE GEAR - Rovaniemi150


Rovaniemi150, 22.-25 February 2019


Registration next 2019 race will be open next August 15th 2018

(will finish next December 15th 2018)


We understand that anybody without winter experience who pretends to participate in this kind of races, must have the common sense to get good information about all the needs to face a competition like that.


Racers must be self-sufficient and have the ability to take care of themselves. This race is a potentially dangerous one, participants have to really seriously consider if they are physically and mentally prepare for this kind of race.




1- Sleeping bag**

2- Sleeping pad (foam mattres or similar).

3- Headlamp with enough batteries**.

4- Rear red flashing lamp with enough batteries.

5- Two reflective patches (given by the organisation).

6- Whistle.


* About the Sleeping bags (!) 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 e.mail to the organization specifying: brand and model.


In the case that your sleeping bag doesn't meet the required conditions, registration won't be accepted.


** About sleeping bags:  We do not accept any kind of sleeping bag systems.


We only accept sleeping bags in one piece, down or synthetic fiber, with as less as possible zips, rated with the EU standart and with a reasonable amount and quality fill for the rated temperature. In some sleeping bags models we do an exception and we accept it if complemented with a bivy bag, but that's not the case of the sleeping bag systems.


** About Bateries:  The most durable in cold temperatures we know are the Energizer Ultimate Lithium.


- Participants must carry all mandatory gear through out the entire race from beginning to end and finish it with it.

- Participants must bring all mandatory gear for check-in to the Meeting

- Any racer who don't have the appropriate mandatory gear will not be allowed to participate.




  1- Snowshoes (if you go on foot).

  2- Waterproof overshoes (in case of overflow). Recommended brands: NEOS


  * Organisation will tell you, during the briefing, the weather report and how the track conditions are.


  3- Stove.

In extreme cold temperatures, only the white gasoline stoves are ok. Recommended brands and models: Primus, mod. Multifuel EX and MSR, mod. WhisperLite.


Fuel: In Rovaniemi you can find "4-tahti bensiini" in the petrol station. If you want we can buy it for you, just tell us.


  4- Foot wear for temperatures 0ºC to -30ºC

  5- Thermal underwear.

  6- Thermal socks for temperatures 0ºC to -30ºC

  7- Head gear.

  8- Face mask.

  9- Sun glasses.

10- Ski googles.

11- Polar fleece pants or similar.

12- Polar fleece jacket.

13- Down jacket.

14- Full wind suit -Jacket and Pants (Goretex or similar).

15- Extreme cold mittens.

16- around 5.000 to 7.000 calories food.

17- Cooking pot.

18- Insulated water containers.

19- Matches or Lighter.

20- Sunscreen.

21- Tape.

22- Tools to repair your equipment.



Contact us if you have any questions related to this matter.