PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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THE RACES

 

Full distance, 50 km. Sunday 17th of February at 10:00 AM (two laps on the same track)

Half distance, 25 km. Sunday 17th of February at 10:00 AM (one lap on the same track)

Ice Cross Challenge (13-17 yrs). Appr. 3 km, Saturday 16th of February at 13:00. Races in heats,

The Treasure Hunt (up to 12 yrs). Approx 2 km. Saturday 16th of February at 11:00.. Start time: 12:00

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Three Clinics included

New for this season is that you can participate in three different ice clincs before the race without cost. After each clinic we go for a skating tour together if the ice conditions is good. We meet at Strandvögen 38 in central Sigtuna. If you would like to bring a friend who do not participate in the race he or she can pay a small admission of 250 SEK for each clinic.

 

Ice safety and ice assessment. Saturday 26th of January between 10-13. Course leader Jonas Ettemo from Swedish Sea Rescue Society. in this clinic you get a deep understanding of the ice assesment and get the opportunity to practice how to get out of the water with your own equipment. 

 

Equipment and material care. Saturday 2nd of February between 10-13. Professionals assist you on what equipment you need and what equipment you don´t need when getting out with your own group on the ice. You also get tips on how to take care of your equipment so that it last for a long time. In addition, you get the opportunity to buy equipment from our sponsors to reduced prices. You will also be able to get your skates sharpened by a real professional without cost (value 200 SEK).

 

Skating teqniques for professionals and amateurs. Saturday 9th of February between 10-13. Clinic with Mattias Hadders headtrainer of the National Swedish Iceskating team. Here you get your personal tips on how to skate faster and improve your endurance.

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EQUIPMENT

Ice claws and helmets are compulsory for all participants. Ice pick and poles are allowed in all races except the competetion race, but are not compulsory. We recommend bike helmet or ski helmet if you do not have an iceskating helmet. There are limited service stations along the track so please bring something to eat and drink. Ice skates, ice claws and ice picks are avialble to rent at Sigtuna Sport Uteliv. Make sure to book these prior to arrival as the amount of equipment is limited.

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Fueling stations

Sigtunarännet full distance and half distance are held on the same track but those that are doing the full distance do two laps. The track starts in central Sigtuna and then goes south towards the east side of the bay. It is a beautiful track close to land passing both Steninge Castle and the Royal Rosersbergs Palace.  By the Rosersberg Palace (approx. 14,5 km) is the first re-fueling station where all participants are offered fluids, nutrion bars and bananas. Then the race continues north and by Sigtuna there is another re-fueling station. There are toilets at the start in Sigtuna and at Rosersberg Palace. The course can of course change due the conditions of the ice on the day of the race.

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INSURANCE

An accidental insurance is automatically included with the registration fee for swedish participants from the Swedish ice skating association.

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medal

All participants that finnish Sigtunnnarännet Full Distance and Sigtunarännet Half Distance get a medal provided you are registered at least two weeks in advance of the race. Fine prces are also allocated to the first three women and men in the Ice Cross Challenge. All kids in the Treasue Hunt get a diploma.

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Pricemoney 24.000 SEK

Sigtunarännet is a race sanctioned by the Swedish Iceskating Association. We have deposited 24,000 SEK in pricemoney equally divided between competition class of both the men and women. 6.000 SEK is allocated to the first place in each class, 3,000 SEK to the second place and 1,000 SEK to the third place. In addition we have sprint price of 2,000 SEK already after 2 km from start to the first woman and man in Sigtunarännet Fulldistans.

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Competition licence

To compete in the competition class you need a competition licence. If you do not have a competition licence you can purchased on site for 50 SEK. The competion class start the race in group 1 at 10:00 AM and is then followed by the rest of the skaters that starts ongoing to avoid to many people on the track simultanously.  

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Bibs

Bibs can be collected the day before the race in the racers zone in the start- and finish area.  The bib numbers can also be collected by the starting area on the day of the race but at the latest one hour prior to start. All participants of the full distance and half distance race receive a chip for time.

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Parking and transportation

From Stockholm and Uppsala there are ordinary transportation to Märsta serviced by the City Council (buses and trains). From Märsta you take the bus 570 or 575 to Sigtuna Busstationand from there it is a short walk down the the expo-area and start. The Citycouncil operates with extra buses during the day from Märsta and Bålsta. If you are arriving by care you must park at marked parkings spots in Sigtuna. If you click on the picture you can see where we recommend you to park. It is possible to skate on the ice to the start and expo from most parking spots along the shore.