Sigtunarännet Half Distance
Sigtunarännet Halvdistans, most skaters can cope this race with some training and will.
The race is half the full distance i.e. 25 km and runs on the same scenic and landy track as Sigtunarännet Fulldistans but only one lap instead of two. Start and finish is in Sigtuna and you pass two of the municipality’s castles along the route. There is a skating station along the way where you can replenish liquid and energy and also for you something good in connection with the finish. Adjacent to the skating station and start and finish there is access to toilets. Everyone in the exercise class who completes the race gets a medal. Sigtunarännet Halvdistans has only one exercise class. The race starts at the same time as Sigtunarännet Fulldistans at 10:00 so that you can join during the first lap with riders running full distance. All the skaters are released continuously so that it does not get crowded on the track. Ispik or rods are allowed but be careful with the staroof so that you do not harm the underlying occupants.
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.