Det er det perfekte løpet for en isbjørn! 😉
The Polar Night Half Marathon (Mørketidsløpet in Norwegian) is the largest winterrace in Norway with 1400 runners from more than 44 different countries.
The race is held in Tromsø, above the Polar Circle, faboulous place to enjoy the northern lights! The “polar night” period in Tromsø lasts around two months, from November 21st until January 21st. During this period there are only a few hours of daylight.
The half marathon starts at 15:00 from the city centre. It is possible to choose among 3 distances: Half-Marathon, 10K or 5K.
The track is usually very slippery, covered by snow or ice: that’s why the organization recommends to use shoes with spikes (easy to find in Tromsø sport shops).
On last January the average temperature was -5.6°C.
More info here 😉
Og ja, jeg er med! 😉
Roger Lockertsen knows “everything” about it.. Have a look at the 5th episode of NRK TV program Nomino:
OSB: NRK is acronim of “Norsk RikskringKasting” (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation)
OSB2: Roger er en veldig passionated lærer på Institutt for kultur- og språkvitenskap på Universitet i Stavanger (UiS), og the great and unique WWOOF host på Nordvoll Økologiske Gard (Tromsø). Denne gården er hvor hjertet mitt er, sammen med min venn huldra 🙂