Competition information – Memo Rollerski

Racing style

The competition employs classic technique in accordance with the rules of Svenska Skidförbundets. All other styles are prohibited and will result in sanctions. There are three distances/categories to choose between:

  • 90 km, competition class. Participants in the 90K race must have reached the junior age limit of 19 years, as the distance is longer than 50 km. Participants will be seeded based on reported results at the time of registration and allocated to starting groups. The seeding will be finalised at the start of the race week. Events that are prioritised as seeding events for Klarälvsloppet are Klarälvsloppet, Alliansloppet and Vasaloppet. Roller Ski 90K is the seeding event for Vasaloppet.
    NB! To enable the organiser to undertake accurate seeding of participants, entries must be received by Monday in race week at 13:00. Any entries subsequently received are not guaranteed accurate seeding.
  • 60 km, leisure class. Participants in the 60K race must be 17 or older. Participants select starting groups based on their own estimated completion time. Participants competing in leisure class will receive times.
  • 21 km, leisure class.  Participants in the 21K race must be 11 or older. Participants select starting groups based on their own estimated completion time. Participants competing in leisure class will receive times.

90K start – Uddeholm, 09:00

The start time for the ROLLER SKI 90K race is 09:00 from Uddeholmsladan in Uddeholm. View map

Participants have access to the start pens from 08:30. Participants will be seeded in the following starting groups:

  1. ELITE. Competition class Women/Men, start numbers 1–100 Competition class Women/Men, start numbers 1-100
  2. 09.05 Competition class Women/Men, start numbers 101–200
  3. 09.06 Competition class Women/Men, start numbers 201–300
  4. 09.07 Competition class Women/Men, start numbers 301–400
  5. 09.08 Competition class Women/Men, start numbers 401–500
  6. 09.09 and so on

The starting area will be marked out in accordance with these starting groups. For the first starting group, the firing of the start pistol will start the timekeeping. For the other starting groups, the timekeeping starts once each racer crosses the starting line.

ELITE starting group

The highest-seeded participants in the competition class (max. 100) are assigned by the organiser to the ELITE starting group. Participants assigned to the ELITE starting group will be informed of this by the organiser through publication of the final starting list in the race week.

The ELITE starting group will compete using borrowed roller skis supplied by Skigo marked with the competitor’s starting number and obtained directly adjacent to the start. These borrowed skis can be tried out prior to the start of the race at the following times:

  • Saturday, at the finishing point in Museiparken, Karlstad between 16:00 and 19:00, in the car park behind Lerinmuséet. View map >
  • Sunday, at the starting point in Uddeholm between 07:30 and 08:30. View map >

Only persons wearing official vests are permitted at service points providing drinks/poles along the competition course. These vests will be given out by the race organiser.

Please contact race organiser Annika Dahlman with any queries regarding the ELITE starting group, +46 (0)72-507 70 35 or annika_dahlman@telia.com.

60K start – Munkfors, 11:00

The start time for the ROLLER SKI 60K race is 11:00 from Gamla Bruket in Munkfors. View mpa >

Participants have access to the start pens from 10:30. Participants will be started off in groups of no more than 20. The groups will be started at timed intervals and will be merged with the rest of the starting field that set off from Uddeholm. Timekeeping will start once each racer crosses the starting line.

21K start – Forshaga, 14:00

The start time for the ROLLER SKI 21K race is 14:00 from Forshaga Lärcentrum. View map >

Participants have access to the start pens from 13:30. Participants will be started off in groups of no more than 20. The groups will be started at timed intervals and will be merged with the rest of the starting field that set off from Uddeholm or Munkfors. Timekeeping will start once each racer crosses the starting line.

The course

Kilometre signs are displayed every 5 km, showing kilometres remaining to the finishing line. The final 5 km are marked at every kilometre. Remember that the course is narrow and care should be taken. Please show respect for fellow competitors. As a basic rule, when competitors overtake from behind you, keep to the right.

The first 10 km of the course will be technical; there is also a slippery bridge and a narrow tunnel, so take care. The same applies for the final 5 km of the course as it heads into the centre of Karlstad and gets a little more technical.

Flag marshals will be stationed at all crossings. Forest roads and paths crossing the course are closed off with plastic tape and information signs. Any bumps in the asphalt, man-holes, etc. have colour markings just before. View course route >

Time limit – cut-off times

The time limit for the 90K race is set as 10 hours and for the 60K race, 8 hours. The following cut-off times apply:

  • Munkfors: 12:15
  • Edeby: 14:30
  • Forshaga: 16:30
  • Edsgatan: 18:00

Refreshment stations

Refreshment stations will be sited at 7 locations in addition to the start and finish. View course route >
The selection on offer at the refreshment stations will be bananas, rolls, water, sports drinks, plus chocolate and coffee at the final two stations, Forshaga and Edsgatan.

Wheels/skis

The event complies with the recommendations of Svenska Skidförbundet regarding training wheels at roller ski competitions..

From SSF’s working group for roller ski recommendations:

  • We recommend that as organiser you only accept wheels with some type of printed marking on the wheel. This will avoid discussions with competitors regarding acceptance. There are wheels that are totally unmarked, but these are generally a few years old. For several years now, all serious roller ski manufacturers have had clear markings on their wheels indicating rolling resistance.
  • The list below shows all approved wheels from respective makes, e.g. under Swenor it lists 2, 3 or 4. Common standard wheels are marked with a “2”, then there are slower wheels designated 3 or 4. They travel slower, but they are also approved for competition.
  • Additional makes to those below may gradually appear.
Wheel makeMarkingOther information
Swenor2, 3 or 4Black rubber wheel
Elpex2, 3 or 4Black rubber wheel and pink PU wheel
Skigo2 or 3Black rubber wheel
Swix2 or 3Black rubber wheel
Marwe0, 6 or 7Black rubber wheel
Ski SkettL, P or 2Black and blue wheels
A-E Roller Ski2Black rubber wheel
SkistartM or 2

Checks take place before the start and after the finish. At least one wheel on each ski must be equipped with a backstop.

Poles

  • The event complies with the guidelines of Svenska Skidförbundet regarding pole length:For roller ski competitions using classic technique, the poles must be no longer than 83 % of the competitor’s height + 2 cm. (max = (h*0.83)+2).
  • Height is measured wearing ski boots and standing on a flat surface.
  • The pole length is measured from the pole tip up to the top edge of the wrist strap where it is attached to the handgrip.
  • All measurements shall be rounded to the nearest whole centimetre as follows: Less than 0.5 cm is rounded down, 0.5 cm and higher is rounded up.

Pole-measuring stations can be found at both the start and finish. Spare poles will be available to borrow at all refreshment stations. These must be returned to the designated location at the starting/finishing area.

Replacement poles

In the event of broken poles, replacement poles are available from the medical station at all refreshment stations. When receiving a replacement pole, your number must be registered by an official. Replacement poles are to be handed in to the designated location at the finish. Participants will be charged for any unreturned poles.

Helmets and goggles

Helmets and goggles must be worn by all participants.

Equipment checks

Random equipment checks will be conducted before the race. After the race, the first 200 finishers will be checked as well as random checks of the rest of the field. It is the task of officials to report and document any racers with suspected non-compliant equipment and these will be checked immediately after the finish. Prohibited equipment will entail sanctions.

Collection of racing numbers

Racing numbers and data chips can be collected at the following locations and times:

  • At the start in Uddeholm (Uddeholmsladan) View map >
    Sunday at 07:30–08:30
  • At the start in Munkfors (Gamla Bruket) View map >
    Sunday at 09:30–10:30
  • At the start in Forshaga (Forshaga Lärcenter) View map >
    Sunday at 12:30–13:30

Last-minute registration and change of name

Last-minute registration and change of name for participants is possible up until collection of racing numbers closes. NB! Payment is only possible by card or swish.

Parkering

Parking is available near the start in Uddeholm View map >
Parking is available near the start in Munkfors. View map >
Parking is available near the start in Forshaga. View map >
For parking near the finish at Museiparken, please refer to public car parks in the centre of Karlstad. View map >

Buses to the start

For those who have booked bus transport, buses will depart from the finishing area on Museigatan in Karlstad. You can find out more about the buses and departure times here.

Transport of bags to finishing point

For transport of bags to the finishing point in Karlstad, bags must be deposited at the designated location in the starting area.

Medical services – accidents

Medical staff in the form of nurses with medical packs will be stationed at the start and finish and at the refreshment stations. Participants who become aware that a fellow competitor needs medical attention should inform the nearest official and/or call the event medical coordinator on +46 (0)72-7337285. In an emergency, call 112!

Dropping out of the race

Competitors who drop out can travel with the support minibus to the nearest refreshment station and get bus transport from there to the finish in Karlstad.  In order to contact the support vehicle, call +46 (0)72-5877849.

NB! Your data chip must be handed over to the medical staff at the refreshment station.

Handing in of data chips

Data chips must be handed in at the designated location immediately after the finish. Participants will be charged for any unreturned data chips.

Withdrawal

The organiser is not obliged to pay any refund in the event of registered entrants being unable to participate. Insurance is available, e.g. via Folksam.

Showers & changing facilities

Showers and changing facilities are available a short bus ride from the finishing area.

Sprint prizes & prize money

Sprint prizes will be awarded at the Munkfors and Forshaga refreshment stations to the first three in the women’s and men’s categories:

  1. SEK 5000
  2. SEK 3000
  3. SEK 2000

Prize money will be awarded at the finish in Karlstad to the first three finishers in the women’s and men’s categories:

  1. SEK 50 000
  2. SEK 30 000
  3. SEK 20 000

Results & victory ceremony

Results will be published on klaralvsloppet.se

All participants will receive a medal immediately after the finish. A victory ceremony for the top three (men and women) will take place at around 13:00.

After race

If you show your medal, you can receive a 25% discount at a number of restaurants and cafés in Karlstad. Information on participating venues to be provided later.

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