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Polar Night Half Marathon

Quick facts

Location Tromsø, Norway

Distance Half marathon

About Polar Night Half Marathon

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.

Distances

Polar Night Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Mørketidsmila 10km

  • 10km

SATS Mørketidstrim 5km

  • 5km

Practicalities

Accommodation

Please send the organizer email [email protected] and ask for available hotels.

After Race Services

Cold and hot drinks at the finish line. Warm blanket. Showers available. 

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 the 10 km race the top three female and men runners will be awarded. For the 5km race there will be timing, but no official 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.

Maximum Time

3 hours for half-marathon, 2:45 for 10km and 2:30 for 5km

Parking

In parking tunells Close to start/finish

Provided Photo Service

Check the www.msm.no 

Qualifications

No, the race is open for all kind of runners

Race Kit Includes

Bib number, timing chip, 

Refreshments

Warm and Cold drink, Maxim sport drink

Timing

Chip timing. Net time on the result list

Transport

If you arrive by plane there are usually buses from the airport to city centre. Tickets are purchased on the bus.  It's about 4km from the airport to city centre.

Polar Night Half Marathon Route Map

Polar Night Half Marathon Route Map

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Start:

In the Main Street Storgata

Stortorget, Tromsø, Norway

Finish:

In the Main Street Storgata

Tromsø,no

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 Half Marathon 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.