Polar Night Halfmarathon

Quick facts

Location Tromsø, Norway

Distance Half marathon

Date 05 January, 2019

About Polar Night Halfmarathon

Simply put, Tromsø parties. By far the largest town in northern Norway and the administrative centre of Troms county, it's lively with cultural bashes, buskers, an animated street scene, a midnight-sun marathon, a respected university, the hallowed Mack Brewery – and more pubs per capita than any other Norwegian town. Its corona of snow-topped peaks provides arresting scenery, excellent hiking in summer and great skiing and dog-sledding in winter.

Although the city lies almost 400km north of the Arctic Circle, its climate is pleasantly moderated by the Gulf Stream. The long winter darkness is offset by round-the-clock activity during the perpetually bright days of summer. The main part of town stretches along the east shore of the island of Tromsøya, linked to the mainland by a gracefully arched bridge.

With that being said, the Polar Night Halfmarathon is the place to be!!

Polar Night Halfmarathon is an annual half marathon running competition in Tromsø, Norway. It takes place in the beginning of January, during the Polar night-period, when the sun does not rise above the horizon. It is renowned for its torch-lit route and the chance of running underneath the aurora borealis.

Practicalities

Age Limit

Half-marathon: men/women 16-17 years, 18-34 years, 35-44 years, 45-54 years, 55-64 years, 65-74 years, 75-years and older. 10 km: men/women - all in the same age category. (Age limit 12 year to start) 5 km: men/women - all in the same age category.

Aid Stations

There will be drinking stations every 5 km. Water and Maxim Sportdrink will be served at all the service stations.

Award Medals

Every finisher will receive a medal at the finish line. Prizes are awarded for the three fastest in each age category for Polar Night Halfmarathon. For the10 km race the top three female and men runners will be awarded. For the 5km race there will be timeing, but non results. All runners will get their time.

Equipment Storage

Bag storage for runners is available at the City hall from 14:30 - 18:00. Please tag your bag with the tag from your startnumber.

Polar Night Halfmarathon Route Map

Polar Night Halfmarathon Route Map

Start:

In the Main Street Storgata

Tromsø kommune, Rådhusgata, Tromsø, Norge

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

It is renowned for its torch-lit route and the chance of running underneath the aurora borealis.

Overview

Start and finish in the main street Storgata. The course goes out to the airport area following footpaths. Here it turns, and follows the same route back to the city center. If the weather allows it, the course will be marked with burning torches.  


Polar Night Halfmarathon Trivia

Polar Night Halfmarathon is an annual half marathon running competition in Tromsø, Norway. It takes place in the beginning of January, during the Polar night-period, when the sun does not rise above the horizon. At almost 70° north, It is renowned for its torch-lit route and the chance of running underneath the aurora borealis.

The city Tromso is situated above the Polar Circle and is renowned to be a faboulous place to see the norther lights. The polar night period in Tromsø lasts from November 21st until January 21st. During this time of year we only have a few hours of daylight.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.