ARCTIC MARATHON FINLAND. 2nd. April 2022. Temp. -5ºC to -12ºC
Arctic Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k, takes you to the most authentic of Finnish Lapland. The race starts from the village square of Santa Claus village, in Rovaniemi, where exactly the line of the Arctic Circle is located.
The race takes place between semi-urban sectors combined with the coniferous forest and the crossing of some frozen river.
In addition to running, the organization offers experiences such as trip on sleds pulled by Huskies or seeing the Northern Boreal Lights while we will be staying in 4* Finnish-style bungalows with sauna, all meals and all the comforts, airport transfers, party awards trophies, artic marathon jacket, finisher medal and much more.
Discover the program, race rules, maps, and everything that this extraordinary arctic experience offers below.
ARCTIC MARATHON TECHNICAL INFORMATION
- PROGRAM AND WHAT'S INCLUDED
DAY PROGRAM 31/march/2023 Friday Transfer Rovaniemi airport to Santa Claus holliday village Lunch Race Briefing Arctic Marathon Dinner 01/april/2023 Saturday Breakfast Race review trip and Sled Huskies trip activity Lunch Afternoon sauna and free time to visit Rovaniemi (optional) Dinner 02/april/2023 Sunday Breakfast Full Maratón / Half marathon / 10 k and transfers to starting point in each distance. Lunch Free time Dinner and trophy ceremony. Boreal norther light trip 03/aprail/2023 Monday Breakfast Optional activity (cross country or similar) Lunch Transfer to airport
REGISTRATION GIVES THE RIGHT TO:
.-All transfers from the Airport to the Santa Claus Village hotel, including pick up and return at the airport in a private vehicle
.-Accommodation in a double/triple places, bungalows with sauna and Breakfast/lunch/dinner included.
.-Destination travel assistant for room distribution
.-Marathon permit from the local government in the Natural Park
.-Medical Support during MARATHON/HALF MARATHON/10K.
.-Race circuit review trip and Sled Huskies trip.
.-Boreal light excursion
DURING THE MARATHON / HALF MARATHON AND 10K
1. Free pre-MARATHON training plan
2. Geolocator with SOS button and time control
3.-Volunteers at crosses. Circuit marking on high visibility signs
4.-Tracks, maps, and race briefing
5.- 6 solid / liquid refreshments + finish line refreshment
6.-Bib number, Yeti thermal hooded jacket, / Finisher medal / Diploma
7.-Transfer to the starting point of each distance (marathon, half marathon, 10k and support vehicle
7.-Dinner / trophy party
8.-Contribution to the local community with your registration to the marathon
9.-Graphic and audiovisual report
10.-PDF Runner's Guide
11.- Stretching session in the snow
International airfares and airport taxes
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, etc.
Personal travel and medical insurance
Arctic Marathon a FULL MARATHON, HALF MARATHON and 10k event organized by Geo-Planet Eventos with Makalu Adventure Travel & Tours and takes place in the spectacular scenery of the Finish Lapland
It will be held on April, 2nd, 2023, practically flat, with 80m of positive elevation and 80m negative elevation in Marathon distance.
The departure is from the ARCTIC POLAR CIRCLE in the Santa Claus village for FULL MARATHON, and a point to be determined for 21k and 10k, and common arrival at the three distances at the ARTIC POLAR CIRCLE in Santa Claus village.
The minimum age to participate is 18 years old on the same day of the race. Minors under 18 will need to bring an authorization signed by their parents or guardians.
It is not mandatory for participants to be in possession of the federative athletics license.
.- It will be possible to compete individually or by team/company (couples or teams up to a maximum of 5 participants), counting the time of the first 3 to enter the finish line.
Participants must bring:
.-Bib number provided by the organization
.-Geolocator (provided by the organization), track downloaded to mobile or GPS watch and map.
The maximum time to carry out the race will be 6 hours. After that time the closing vehicle would pick up the participants.
To qualify for the trophies, participants must go through all controls within the maximum time established. The organization establishes the following CATEGORIES
GENERAL FULL MARATHON 42K 3 First classified men and women
GENERAL HALF MARATHON 21K 3 First classified men and women
GENERAL 10K 3 First classified men and women
TEAM / COMPANY CATEGORY 1st team men and women or mixed
* The teams may be made up of a maximum of 4 people of the same or different sex, the times will be added and the time of the last team member to enter the finish line will be taken into account. The last component may not enter more than 30 'from the rest of the team.
The organization makes a marking marked with arrows, and vertical signs, and the tracks are provided to all runners so that they can follow the route. The organization will have support and protection vehicles for the participants, as well as opening, closure vehicle, ambulance and medical service.
A diploma justifying the completion of the test will be delivered to all participants who finish and within the maximum time established.
The organization will have a clothing unloading point in case the weather conditions change
It is out of traffic roads but there is the possibility of encountering a vehicle, so prudence is requested, you may be responsible for the infractions that you may commit.
All participants have accident insurance. Likewise, the event has Civil Liability coverage. It is recommended that they carry private insurance.
The organization will assist the participants in the event of an accident but is not responsible for accidents in which the participants could be the cause or victim, nor for the expenses, debts or damages that they could incur, for that reason insurance is contracted.
If necessary for just cause or force majeure, the organization reserves the right to modify the itinerary, controls, schedules, provisioning and these regulations.
If the health workers decide to withdraw a participant because they consider it necessary, he or she would have to abide by that decision for their safety. In the same way, the sports director has the power to withdraw a participant for unsportsmanlike behavior or penalize him for breach of the regulations, skip part of the route, etc.
Any claim will be made at the end of the test, in writing and discreetly. Wildmaraton offers experience and the objective is that all participants enjoy and encourage fair play during the race. Any grievance, if any, should be dealt with directly with the organization and not publicly.
Registrations will be made in advance through the official pages: Marathon World, Runedia or Makalu Adventure. Paying 10% of the registration as a deposit and the rest in two payments on the official website Wildmarathon.com
A percentage of the registration deposit is directed by The Hope Path cause to local development aid and environmental conservation causes. The organization transfers directly to the organization but is not responsible for the use made of these donations, although it does ensure and will worry that they are reliable and that the contributions are directed to local help causes.
Participants must have an updated passport. It will be convenient to send a copy of the passport to the organization to request authorization from the Natural Park.
Returns (notice of cancellation by the participant):
Upon 3 months prior notice: 5 % Cancellation fee is applicable Upon 2 months prior notice: 10 % Cancellation fee is applicable Upon 1-month prior notice: 25 % Cancellation fee is applicable Upon 15 days prior notice: 50 % Cancellation fee is applicable Less than 15 days prior notice: 100 % Cancellation fee is applicable
The runners who decide to leave are in the OBLIGATION of COMMUNICATING IT to the telephones that the organization facilitates, otherwise, the expenses of search, rescue will be passed on against the participant.
If a meteorological event or catastrophe occurs that prior to the trip, the organization will take care of the return of the registrations. If this event occurs during the trip or race, the organization reserves the right to change the date, not having to return the registration fee but being able to return partially evaluating the particular case.
The ARCTIC marathon offers each participant the possibility of visiting a pristine area of Lapland, one of the most beautiful places in Finland, but this is also a place with high vulnerability, therefore the runner must be respectful with the environment, being STRICTLY PROHIBITED throwing waste out of the places authorized for it or generating damage to the natural environment. The organization has containers for the collection of waste in each supply area and we appreciate you making use of them. Failure to comply with this rule may mean the disqualification of the participant by the organization. Likewise, it is forbidden to alter the environment. Lack of sports ethics and morals, disobedience to the authorities, security means, or organizers may also be cause for disqualification.
The participant, through their registration, agrees to assign the image rights to the organization for graphic and audiovisual dissemination for the exclusive use of the event, as well as the personal data required in the registration form that will be used for the communication-promotion of the event
• The Arctic Marathon requires a good physical condition and adequate training to carry out the event. Registration by the runner implies to the organization that it is aware of it and that it is fully empowered to complete it, so it will be responsible for its performance and will assume risks involved in participating in the race, freeing the organization of derived responsibilities of accidents or incidents even with third parties, likewise, the organization will not be held responsible for any loss of material suffered during the event if it were not for justified cause of the organization.
• The participant assumes that it is their risk and counts to participate in the race. The organization seeks the safest route and means but cannot be held responsible for any external cause outside the organization's control.
• The participant assumes that he/she has the visa in conditions to travel and that he/she is authorized to enter the country of destination, not being able to request a refund from the organization, although it may seek some compensation.
• Registering for this race implies full acceptance of these regulations.
- TRACK AND MAP
The circuit transits in the around of Santa Claus Village, in the Arctic Polar Circle line. The surface is a mixture of snow roads and forest single tracks. The accumulated unevenness is not significant but there will be short steep slopes along the way that must be taken into account.
The temperature could vary from -12ºC to -7ºC approx. Participants should wear appropriate apparel and in case of dropouts, the closure organization vehicles will carry additional warming clothe.
MAP IN PROCESS
The organization has sought the best dates (Springtime) to enjoy appropriate temperatures, far from extreme winter storms, and have a long day, so dry weather is assumed without major alterations but this is not under control, even so, environmental conditions could vary.
Temperature is expected that could vary from -12ºC at the start to -7ºC at the finish line at the time of the year of the celebration. The organization will put a clothing delivery point in case any participant wants to leave a winter cap, jacket, etc. and the end race vehicle will carry extra warming clothes in case of runner dropouts
It is specified:
.-Gps or mobile with the downloaded track and map provided by the organization.
.-Winter sport lycra or sport pants
.-Winter Jacket or Winter Vest over winter jersey
- PRICE AND REFUNDS POLICY
TYPE OF REGISTRATION
Participants can register individually, as a team/company (from 2 to 5 participants), or as companions. Prices are per person, not per team). Registered by the team must fill in the name of the team on the form.
The types of registration are 42k Marathon, 21k Half Marathon, 10k.
Accommodation is shared in a double/triple room in a 5 * hotel. In the registration form, you have to confirm with whom to share a room.
Whoever wants individual accommodation will have an additional € 300 supplement.
TYPE OF REGISTRATION INDIVIDUAL TEAMS/COMPANIES COMPANIONS FULL MARATHON 995 995 795 HALF MARATHON 995 995 795 10K O WALKERS 995 995 795 CANCELATION by the participant APPLICABLE Fee Upon 3 months prior notice: 5 % Cancellation fee is applicable Upon 2 months prior notice: 10 % Cancellation fee is applicable Upon 1 month prior notice: 15 % Cancellation fee is applicable Upon 15 days prior notice: 50 % Cancellation fee is applicable Less than 15 days prior notice: 100 % Cancellation fee is applicable
NUMBER NAME COUNTRY TIME POSITION GENDER DISTANCE 6 KERI JONES U.K. 3:34.24 1 M MARATHON 1 PHILIPPE EUSTAQUIO FRANCE 3:51.13 2 M MARATHON 8 COLIN HUT SCOTTLAND 4:04.15 3 M MARATHON 5 RUDI BENOEI BELGIUM 4:16.42 5 M MARATHON 9 ROGER COSTEJA SPAIN 4:17.38 6 M MARATHON 4 INGRID ROSMALEN HOLLAND 3:48.38 1 F MARATHON 2 LOUIS CAROLINE GERMANY 4:5948 2 F MARATHON 3 MARK VAN BOXTEL HOLLAND 3:52.44 1 M MARATHON TEAM 17 RUDOLF PIPIS HUNGARY 1:47.41 1 M HALF MARATHON 19 JOSEP PONS SPAIN 1:58.13 2 M HALF MARATHON 18 STEPHAN GFRöRER GERMANY 2:19.37 3 M HALF MARATHON 20 EMMANUEL AUZENET FRANCE 0:00.0 M HALF MARATHON 7 PATRICIA JONES GHANA 3:25.13 1 F HALF MARARTHON 15 MARTA PADILLA SPAIN 2:02:40 1 F HALF MARATHON TEAM 16 ROGER VIÑAS SPAIN 2:02.40 1 M HALF MARATHON TEAM 32 MARIA ESPERANZA SPAIN 1:02.46 1 F 10K 31 VIKTORIA VALDORFI HUNGARY 1:12.05 2 F 10K 30 CATHERINE EUSTAQUIO FRANCE 1:12.19 3 F 10K SUSANE GFRöRER GERMANY 0:00.0 F COMP ESTHER UBACH SPAIN 0:00.0 F COMP SANDRA TESTARD FRANCE 0:00.0 F COMP
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