Sigtunarännet Full Distance
Sigtunarännet Fulldistans is the toughest race in 50 km.
To complete it, you should be an experienced long-distance skater with good fitness. The race, which has both an exercise class and a competition class, goes on a scenic, country-close track of two laps starting and goal in Sigtuna where you pass two of the municipality’s castles along the way.
There are three ride stations on the two laps where you can replenish liquid and energy. Adjacent to these ride stations there are also toilets.
Everyone in the exercise class who completes the race gets a medal. In the competition class we distribute a total of SEK 24,000 in prize money in the women’s and men’s class. In addition to prize money for the top three men and women, there is a sprint price of 2,000 SEK already about 2 km after take-off. For Swedish riders, the race class is also sanctioned by the Swedish Skating Federation.
The race class starts at 10:00 and then the other exercisers are released on the ice on an ongoing basis so that it does not get crowded on the track. Competition license is required to ride competition class and can be resolved on site when collecting number tag. (Rules for competition class).
Sigtuna Stad is Sweden’s epicentre for long-distance skating located at Mälaren, only 11 km from Arlanda, 37 km from Stockholm and 27 km from Uppsala. In addition to Mälaren, there are hundreds of other lakes in direct proximity where you can seek out the best ices. When you don’t skate, you can visit churches and ruins, castles and crofters, the smallest town hall and the largest airport – they’re all part of our history and they’re all worth a visit.
Please take a walk on Stora Gatan which is Sweden’s first pedestrian street. The pedestrian street was built in 970, i.e. the same year that the city of Sigtuna was founded. Today, a thousand years later, Sigtuna is still an international meeting place. Thanks in large part to its location and proximity to the outside world via Arlanda, Sweden’s largest airport. Here begins Sweden.