Birken 5 km
Birken 5 km
Welcome to Birken 5KM Saturday June 15th.
Start and finish by Håkons Hall, Lillehammer. The track is in beautiful sourrondings around Maihaugen.
EVERYBODY from the age of 10 years old by 31.12.2024 can join.
Start at Stampesletta Friidrettsbane, located nearby Håkons Hall.
The first 1,5 km you will run on a good path, then it is 500 meters of asphalt. When you enter Maihaugen your will run in beatiful surroundings on a wide good path. Finish at Håkons Hall.
Total elevation: 149 m
Total downhill: 132 m
Track profile Birken 5km
Track map Birken 5km
Food- and drink stations
In addition to the drink and food station at finish, there will also be a drink station along the track.
Starting times and classes
Preliminary Starting time
Start at 14.00
There is one class for men and one for women.
Birken 5KM: from the age of 16 years old you can choose between timing or no timing.
Competitors fraom 10-15 years old can particiate without timing.
Age by 31.12.2024.
All competitors recieves a finisher medal at the finish line.
All competiors will also recieve a timing dipoma. Pick up inside Håkons Hall or download from My Page
Prizes for the three best men and women, ceremony outside Håkons Hall
Need to know
The BIB must be visible at all times during the race. For your own safety it is not allowed to wear another participants BIB.
Identification must be provided in case of random control.
For your and others safety it is not allowd to use any form of audio during the race.
Littering along the course is not allowed. Please bring your own litter to the nearest food station / finish.
Please also read the entry conditions
Need to know in advance
Bus and parking
There will be free shuttle between the finish area at Håkons Hall and the start area at Birkebeineren ski stadium Saturday 09.00-18.00. The ride takes approximately 10 minutes from Håkons Hall to Birkebeineren ski stadium.
Arriving by train June 15th?
Are you arriving by train from south to Lillehammer (estimatet arrival at Lillehamme skysstasjon: 09:37, 10:06, 10:41 or 11:40) there will be free shuttle to the start at Birkebeineren ski stadium.
Bus to start UltraBirken and Birken fjellmaraton
There will be free shuttle to UltraBirken and Birken fjellmaraton from Kleivbakken behind Håkons Hall to start at Sjusjøen at 06.30 and at 07.00.
Booking: Send an an e-mail to email@example.com no later than Friday at 20.00.
Parking will be available at Birkebeineren ski stadium and east of Håkons Hall. Follow directions from our volunteers.
Parking: NOK 75,- Order in advance
Roads that will be closed on race day June 10th
- Sjøsetervegen will be closed from Birkebeiner Skistadion to Sagmyra between 09.00-16.00
- Nybuvegen is closed between 09.30-16.30. Furubakken will be periodically closed.
All participants, including foreigners, must have a valid license to enter Norwegian running events.
All participants age 13-79 must have a valid license to start in running events in Norway. If you have a valid license through your team, bring your license card when you retrieve your BIB.
The license is not included in the entry fee. It can be purchased when signing up, through your My Page, or at the race office when retrieving your BIB.
Exception: Birken 5KM: License is included in the sign up fee.
Injuries during the race
If you are injured during one of the Birkebeiner events, please contact the insurance company. If you have any questions please call "Idrettens skadetelefon" +4798702033
On race day
What happens when ?
Thursday June 13th
- 15.00-21.00 Sport 1 marked
Friday June 14th
Håkons Hall, Lillehammer
- 10.00 - 21.00 Sport 1 marked
- 10.00 - 21.00 Race offic and Bib distribution
Saturday June 15th
Sjusjøen Ski Stadion
- from 07.00 Distribution Bibs for
UltraBirken and Birken fjellmaraton
- 08.00 Start UltraBirken run
- 08.30 Start Birken fjellmaraton
Birkebeineren ski stadium, start
- from 9.00 Distribution of Bibs
HalvBirken løp and Birkebeinerløpet
- 11.00 Start HalvBirken løp
- 12.00 Start Birkebeinerløpet
Haakons Hall, Lillehammer
- 10.00-18.00 Sport 1 market
- 10.00-18.00 Distribution of Bibs (Birken 5km, UngdomsBirken og BarneBirken), Race Office, Diplomas and prizes
- 14.00 Start Birken 5 km
- 15.00 Start UngdomsBirken løp
- 16.00 Start BarneBirken løp
Ceremonier, Håkons Hall
- From 13.00 HalvBirken
- From 14.00: Birken fjellmaraton
- From. 14.30 Birkebeinerløpet and Birken 5 km
- From kl. 15.00 UltraBirken løp
- From kl. 16.15 UngdomsBirken løp
- From 17.00 rest Birkebeinerløpet
Distribution of Bibs
Distribution of Bibs
Friday June 14.:
- All races:
Haakons Hall kl. 10.00 – 21.00
Saturday June 15.:
- Birken 5 km, UngdomsBirken and BarneBirken run:
Håkons Hall 10.00-16.00
- Birkebeinerløpet 21 and HalvBirken run 12:
Birkebeineren ski stadium (Start) 09.00 - 13.10
- UltraBirken run and Birken fjellmaraton:
Sjusjøen ski stadium 07.00 - 08.30
You buy the license either when signing up, at your My Page after signing up or at the race office when picking up your BIB.
Your starting card is available for download from your My Page or the Birken app from approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the race. This is your confirmation of participation.The starting card must be shown to retrieve your BIB.
- All races:
- Stadium maps 2023
Timing / BIB
The BIB must be fastened to your chest ( shirt) with safety pins.
The timing-chip is integrated in your BIB.
Time keeping for Birkebeinerløpet and HalvBirken run:
Real-time: The start time starts when crossing the start mat for alle waves except Men and Women Elite in Birkebeinerløpet and wave 1 in HalvBirken run.
Time-keeping for UltraBirken, Birken fjellmarathon, Birken 5km and UngdomsBirken:
Start shot: The start time is registered by the start shot.