Arctic Ice Road Run
ARCTIC ICE ROUD RUN 24.2.2024
Ice running events are rare around the world. The North Pole Marathon, which runs at the North Pole, offers the opportunity to participate for 17,900 euros. The price includes flights to the competition venue by plane and helicopter. At Pielinen, you can get a taste of ice running with a slightly cheaper budget, well under 10,000 euros," says Mika Okkonen, organizer of the Arctic Ice Road Run.
The price includes flights to the competition venue by plane and helicopter. At Pielinen, you can get a taste of ice running with a slightly cheaper budget, well under 10,000 euros," says Mika Okkonen, organizer of the Arctic Ice Road Run. Okkonen has previously brainstormed unusual sports events, for example, the innovator of the Marathon of Dangers in Koli. He welcomes all fitness enthusiasts to the ice running event. If anyone regrets that the event does not include flights like the North Pole Marathon, Okkonen asks to contact them.
The first Artic Ice Road Run was run in 2015, the event has already been held five times.
Artic Ice Road Run takes place in Pielinen, the fifth largest lake in Finland. And on the officially longest ice road in Europe. In the event, the seven-kilometre-long Koli-Vuonislahti ice road is run back and forth. The road is the longest official ice road for inland waters in Europe. The road can be opened to car traffic when the thickness of the steel ice is at least 40 cm.
TIME AND PLACE
24.2.202 Koli - Vuonislahti ice road, Vuonislahti side
10.00 42 km participants
12.00 28 km
13.00 14 km
The start and finish area of the Artic Ice Road Run is located at the Vuonislahti side of the ice road.
TOURS AND SERIES
Distance 42 km, series: women, men
Distance 28 km, series: women, men
Distance 14 km, series: women, men
On each trip and series, the top 3 are awarded. Each runner receives a commemorative medal.
Registration email@example.com Indicate the participant's name, series, food allergies and possible diets
Pre-registration closes 5.2.2024
Service points can be found halfway along the ice road. On the Koli side at the end of the ice road and in Vuonislahti. Warm juice is served.
Registration and application for number vests take place at the race centre. After the competition, participants will be offered a sauna and a soup lunch at the competition centre. Transition to the starting area of the Vuonislahti ice road 800 meters.
40 € all sets Price includes: Right to participate, juice service, soup lunch, sauna and memorial medal.
Pay the participation fee, Vaarojen tapahtumat ry, FI98 5086 0902 0792 13 Message fields Participant's name and series
THE HISTORY OF THE ICE ROAD
The Koli ice road is one of the three ice roads maintained by the Finnish Transport Agency. The seven-kilometre-long ice road is located in Lieksa between Koli and Vuonislahti. It shortens the connection between Lieksa and Koli by 51 kilometers (from 92 kilometers to 41 kilometers). The ice road has been maintained since 1980. The ice road is in use in winter whenever the ice is thick enough and the weather allows driving. For example, in the winter of 2007, the ice road was open until the last week of March. The ice road will be plowed to a width of about 20 meters. In 1984, 1992, 2001, 2012 and 2022, the road could not be officially opened. The road sometimes has to be temporarily closed due to water that has risen on the ice, crevices or the road has become overgrown. The longest period during which the road has been open daily was from 15.12.2010 to 4.4.2011, i.e. four and a half months. The road has a three-tonne weight limit, a 50 km/h speed limit and prohibitions on overtaking and stopping. At most, up to 500 vehicles travel on the Koli ice road per day.
We recommend practicing running in different weather conditions and test your equipment.
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