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Sans Senja - Skyrace
There will be 26 fresh km with 2,800 spectacular altitude meters in an open and varied terrain. The trail takes you over the mountain range from Fjordgård to Husøy. There are 7 mountains to be climbed, with the famous ski mountains Grytetippen and Keipen as the highest. One will follow trails and natural trails. Over 90 percent of the route is above the tree line.
The fastest in the Active Class spend just under 4 hours. If you primarily plan to walk, you should calculate around 8 hours.
The exercise class without time starts at 8:30am
The exercise class with time starts at 10:00am
The active class starts at 11:30am
The secretariat is located at Sport1 Finnsnes, Amfisenteret. Open Thursday July 8 from 10:00am, to 08:00pm. On Friday it is open from 9:00am to 07:00pm. After 7:00pm it will not be possible to pick up the start number before 8:00am, but it will then be at the start area in Fjordgård.
Travel / Parking / Logistics
Fjordgård is located 55 km from Finnsnes, which in turn is close to Bardufoss Airport. If you need a ride from the airport, send a message to the organizer. If you come by car from Tromsø, it is easiest to take the ferry from Brensholmen to Botnhamn. Botnhamn is about a 15 minutes drive from Fjordgård. We recommend people to park at the finish line and use the boat ride from Husøy to Fjordgård.
There is a luggage truck from Fjordgård to Husøy, and all participants can send a bag back to the start (maximum 90 liters). If you have special needs for food / drink, this can be handed in to the organizer at 0830 on Saturday morning. It will be handed out at Daven.
Food and wardrobes
There are wardrobe facilities both at the start and finish. Everyone who participates will get Sans Senja's renowned fish soup with fresh bread, and cold Sans Senja brew.
This year the race will be broadcast live on Youtube.
All participants must install the RaceOne App, and sign up for the event 2 days before start.
All participants gets Finisher medals, as well as hot food and drinks after the finish. The three fastest men and women receive cash prizes.
Sjekkpunkt, og mellomtider:
Checkpoint 1 – Segla – 2 km – 524 masl
Checkpoint 2 – Barden – 6 km – 600 masl
Checkpoint 3 – Daven – 8 km – 242 masl
Checkpoint 4 – Grytetippen – 11 km – 938 masl
Checkpoint 5 – Keipen – 13 km – 968 masl
Checkpoint 6 – Skarelvfjellet – 16 km – 432 masl
Checkpoint 7 – Trælvikvannet – 21 km – 210 masl
Checkpoint 8 – Riven – after 24 km – 313 masl
The trail starts at Fjordgård Samfunnshus. And you run on a good path up on the "instagram mountain", Segla.
Then there is a slight descent towards Heia. The descent is steep and has some rocks, so it can be an advantage to take it easy here. Then you follow the trail away and up to Barden.
At Barden it is flat and easy to run. The descent from Barden to Daven can be a bit of a challenging descent. After Daven comes the longest and perhaps steepest climb of the race. This climb takes you up to Grytetippen, if the weather is good you should take the time to be photographed here before you run on to Keipen. It is a short distance to Keipen. The last hundred meters up and down from Keipen is the race's most uneven terrain, ie it is almost a small scree. Well down from the scree you are going up on snow, over on the ridge to Skarelvfjellet. These are the fastest parts of a trail.
On the eastern end of Skarelvfjellet, the trail turns north, down Keipelven. After a short and steep climb you are up on Tarbergkollen and you can notice that you are approaching Husøy, since you can see Ørnfjorden. The last descent from Tarbergkollen is on snow. If you think it is too steep, it is possible to run on the side. Down from the snow part, the route carries over the national road and out towards Riven. Riven is the last peak. From here it is a quick descent towards Husa, and you follow the road into Husøy and the finish line.
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