Birken 5 km
Birken 5 km
Welcome to Birken 5KM Saturday June 10th.
Start and finish by Håkons Hall, Lillehammer. The track is in beautiful sourrondings around Maihaugen.
EVERYBODY from the age of 10 years old by 31.12.2023 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 15.00
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 31.12.2023.
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 at 15.30 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 08.30-18.00. The ride takes approximately 10 minutes from Håkons Hall to Birkebeineren ski stadium.
Arriving by train June 11th?
Are you arriving by train from south to Lillehammer (estimatet arrival at Lillehamme skysstasjon: 09:37, 10:41, 11:40 or 12:45) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 11th
- 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 ?
Preliminary information 2023
Thursday June 8th
- 15.00-21.00 Sport 1 market
Friday June 9th
Håkons Hall, Lillehammer
- 10.00 - 21.00 Sport 1 market
- 10.00 - 21.00 Race Office and distribution of Bibs
Saturday June 10th
Sjusjøen Ski Stadium
- from 07.00 Distribution of Bibs
- 08.00 Start UltraBirken run
- 08.30 Start Birken fjellmaraton
Birkebeineren ski stadium, start
- from 8.30 Sistribution of Bibs and Race Office
- 10.00 Start Birkebeinerløpet
- 14.00 Start HalvBirken løp
Haakons Hall, Lillehammer
- 10.00-18.00 Sport 1 marke1
- 10.00-18.00 Distribution of Bibs, Race office, prizes and diplomas
- 14.00 Start BarneBirken run
- 15.00 Start Birken 5KM
- 16.00 Start UngdomsBirken run
Ceremonies, Håkons Hall
- From kl. 13.30 Birkebeinerløpet
- Fromkl. 14.30 Birken fjellmaraton og UltraBirken løp
- From kl. 15.30 Birken 5 km
- From kl. 16.00 HalvBirken løp
- From kl. 17.15 UngdomsBirken løp
Distribution of Bibs
Distribution of Bibs
Friday June 9.:
All races: Håkons Hall kl. 10.00 – 21.00
Saturday June 10.:
Birken 5 km, UngdomsBirken and BarneBirken run:
-Håkons Hall 10.00-18.00
Birkebeinerløpet 21 and HalvBirken run 12:
-Birkebeineren ski stadium (Start) 08.30 - 14.00
UltraBirken run and Birken fjellmaraton: Sjusjøen ski stadium 07.00 - 08.30
Starting card is available for download from your My Page, from approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the race. This is your participation confirmation.The start card must be shown to retrieve your BIB. You may also use the Birken app for this.
- Stadium maps