INFORMATION - Rovaniemi300

Rovaniemi300, 14.-20 February 2020

 

Registration next 2020 race will be open next August 15th 2019

(will finish next January 15th 2020)

308 kilometers ultramarathon. Maximum time to complete it: 5 days. Three categories: foot, fatbike and ski.

 

There is no mandatory checkpoints, only mandatory waypoints. 

 

ROVANIEMI 300 HAVE TWO VERY DIFFERENT SECTIONS:

 

First section of the track is the same as Rovaniemi150, so this section is very well signed and there is not need of GPS but the Satellite Device Tracker (mandatory) to do the check-in in mandatory waypoints. All mandatory waypoints in this first section match with the Rovaniemi150 checkpoints. This checkpoints have a limit time, so if you arrive when checkpoint is closed maybe you wouldn't find the tent but you can use the wood if you want to do a fire.

 

Second section is quitte different (158 k), it follows an snowmobile track. There are signs, in some areas more than others. In some areas you will find very good snow conditions and in others maybe you find deep snow and also you will find other snowmobiles tracks crossing, so all it do is confuse the right way... Track conditions depends on how long ago snowed and when the last snowmobile went through there. In this section you need the use the GPS to know where is the mandatory waypoint where you have to do the check-in and of course the mandatory Satellite Device Tracker (check the mandatory gear in the Race Rules page).

 

Rovaniemi300 is limited to 50 participants.

 

Participants must have finished at least one similar winter race as show in the Race Rules or have a proved winter experience.

 

DATES AND TIMES

- Registration opens August 15th 2019.

- Registration closes on January 15th 2020.

- Pre Race Meeting and Check-in mandatory gear: February 14th 2020, at 15:00 h.

- Race sign-in: February 15th 2020, begin at 07:45 h. until 08:30 h. at the Control Room.

- Race starts February 15th 2020, at 09:00 h.

- Race ends February 20th 2020, at 09:00 h.

 

WEATHER AND DAY LIGHT HOURS

- Temperatures: could reach or even over exceed -30ºC.

- Light hours: from 8:00 h. to 17:00 h. approximately.

- Finnish Meteorological Institute.