Welcome to HalvBirken run
HalvBirken run September 5th
The track is 12 km in forrest terrain consisting of both gritt, forrest roads, paths and grass. Start and finish at Birkebeineren Ski Stadium (525 masl) Lillehammer.
Participants must be over the age of 16 years old as of 31.12.2020
HalvBirken run 12 km
New information about the track for 2020 will be published in August.
HalvBirken run is 12 km start and finish at Birkebeineren Ski Stadium (525 masl)
The track is in forrest terrain consisting of both gritt, forrest roads, paths and grass
Food- and drink stations
Information for 2020 will be published in August
Drink and food station after 6 km (Kroken). Maxim sports drink, water, bananas and traditional pastry.
After crossing the finish line you will be served warm soup, water, Maarud® potato crisps and sausage from Gilde.
Remember to drink enough water both prior to and during the race.
Starting times, seeding and classes
HalvBirken run has seeded wave start and free seeding.
You choose wave when entering the race. You can change wave at your My Page if avalable spots until September 3rd.
Limit: Max 100 entries per wave and max 1400 entries in total.
All waves start at real time , except wave 1 that start at start shot.
Preliminary starting times
- 13.30: Wave 1, better than 1.05
- 13.35: Wave 2, better than 1.05
- 13.40: Wave 3, 1.05-1.09
- 13.45: Wave 4, 1.05-1.09
- 13.50: Wave 5, 1.05-1.09
- 13.55: Wave 6, 1.10-1.14
- 14.00: Wave 7, 1.10-1.14
- 14.05: Wave 8, 1.10-1.14
- 14.10: Wave 9, 1.15-1.19
- 14.15: Wave 10, 1.15-1.19
- 14.20: Wave 11, 1.20-1.29
- 14.25: Wave 12, 1.20-1.29
- 14.30: Wave 13, more than 1.30
- 14.35: Wave 14, more than 1.30 and disabled
Age classes for women and men.
16-19 yrs, 20-29 yrs, 30-39 yrs and so on.
Age as per 31.12.2020
Classes for women and men physically disabled (FH)
All participants recieve a competitors pin (in the start number packet) and a diploma that will be avialable for download at My Page .
Distribution of all other prizes is in the prize area at Birkebeineren ski stadium.
We do not send prizes, pins or diplomas in the mail, so please remember to stop by Håkons Hall to recieve yours, before leaving the area.
Need to know in advance
Bus and parking
Free shuttle buses Saturday September 5th
Between Lillehammer and Birkebeineren ski stadium. The bus ride takes about 10 minutes.
At start Birkebeineren Ski stadium. Parking NOK 75,- Order in advance
Information for Birken run festival 2020 will be updated in August
Roads that will bew closed on race day
- Sjøsetervegen will be closed east of Birkebeiner Skistadion where HalvBirken run crosses the road between 08.30-15.00
- Nybuvegen is closed. Furubakken will be periodically closed 09.00-17.00
All participants, including foreigners, must have a valid license to enter Norwegian running events.
All participants age 13-79 must have a valid licence to start in running events in Norway. If you have a valid licence through your team, bring your licence card when you retrieve your BIB.
The licence is not included in the entry fee. It can be purchased when entering, through your My Page, or at the race office when retrieving your BIB.
Exception: Birken 5KM - AKTIV against cancer: Licence is included in the entry fee.
Injuries during the race
If you are injured during one of the Birkebeiner events, please contact the insurance company.
All competitors needs a license.
Bacpak is compulsary for UltraBirken run.
For safety reasons there are special rules for clothes and equipment that you must bring when participating in UltraBirken: Food, drink, extra clothes, reflex west, mobile phone. Bumbag is not allowed
For your safety it is not allowd to use any form of audio during the race.
Time keeping / Bib
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.
Your bib is also your time keeper. A chip at the back side of the bib logs your start time, split time and time at the finish.
Real time: Birkebeinerløpet and HalvBirken run
A start mat placed at start activates your time keeping when you pass it. Exceptions: The elite classes in Birkebeinerløpet and wave 1 in HalvBirken run start at start shot.
Start shot UltraBirken run, Birken fjellmaraton and UngdomsBirken run
Time keeping starts as the start shot is fired.
Split times/Birkebeiner medal times during the race
During Birkebeinerløpet time keeping boards is placed by Sjøsætervegen and Kroken. It tells you what time you need to be able to make the Birkebeiner medal. Note: These times are all un-official.
Against race conditions: 30 minutes after passing the finish line.
Against the list of results: 30 minutes after the list and results have been published.
The complaint must be submitted in writing with a fee of NOK 100 at the Race Office in Håkons Hall.
Please also see the entry conditions
On race day
What happens when ?
Preliminary information Birken run festival 2020
Birkebeineren ski stadium
Friday September 4.
10.00 - 22.00 Sport 1 market
10.00 - 22.00 Race Office and distribution of Bibs
Saturday September 5.
- from 6.30 Bib distribution and Race Office
- 07.30 Start UltraBirken løp
- 08.30 Start Birken fjellmaraton
- 09.00 Start Birkebeinerløpet
- 13.15 Start Birken 5 km - Aktiv mot kreft
- 13.30 Start HalvBirken løp
- 15.00 Start BarneBirken løp
- 16:00 Start UngdomsBirken løp
- 09.00-19.00 Sport 1 marke1
- 09.00-19.00 Diplomas
Distribution of Bibs
Bib distributkion at Birkebeineren ski stadium
Friday September 4. 12.00 – 21.00
Saturday September 5. from 06.30
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.
There is no registration on the day of the race.
Luggage delivery is by the start at Birkebeineren Skistadion.
UltraBirken run and Birken fjellmaraton
Luggage drop of is close to start.
Drop zones for items needed during the race:
UltraBirken run: Pellestova and Nordsetervegen/Sjusjøvegen.
Birken fjellmaratong: Nordsetervegen/Sjusjøvegen.
Hand in these items in the start area.
Remember to use the labels inckuded in your race package, and then bring your luggage to the drop zone.
Birken holds no liability for lost/ruined luggage during transport or storage.