Welcome to UngdomsBirken run
UngdomsBirken run June 11th
The track is 5 km with start and finish at Håkons Hall, Lillehammer.
Participants from age 12-16 years old, as of per 31.12.2022.
UngdomsBirken run 5 km
Food- and drink stations
After 2,5 km it will be served water and Maxim sports drink.
At the finish line it will be served water, Maarud Potetgull® (poteto chips) and sausages from Gilde.
Starting times and classes
starting times Friday September 3rd.
- 17.50: Boys 16 years old
- 17.50: Boys 15 years old
- 18.00: Girls 16 years old
- 18.00: Girls 15 years old
- 18.05: Boys 14 years old
- 18.10: Girls 14 years old
- 18.15: Boys 13 years old
- 18.20: Boys 12 years old
- 18.25: Girls 13 years old
- 18.30: Girls 12 years old
Age as per 31.12.2021
All participants recieve a competitors medal at the finish line. The diploma will be available for download at My Page.
There are prizes for the 3 best in each class. The ceremony will be held outside.
Need to know in advance
Bus and parking
Roads that will be closed on race day
- Sjøsetervegen will be closed east of Birkebeiner Skistadion where HalvBirken run crosses the road between 09.30-16.00
- 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 ?
Friday September 3rd
Håkons Hall, Lillehammer
- 10.00 - 21.00 Sport 1 market
- 10.00 - 21.00 Race Office and distribution of Bibs
- 17.00 Start BarneBirken løp
- 17.45 Start UngdomsBirken løp
Saturday September 4th
Birkebeineren ski stadium, start
- from 8.30 Bib distribution and Race Office
- 10.00 Start Birkebeinerløpet
- 14.00 Start HalvBirken løp
Haakons Hall, Lillehammer
- 10.00-17.00 Sport 1 marke1
- 10.00-17.00 Race office, prizes
Distribution of Bibs
Friday September 3rd: 10.00 – 21.00 in Haakons Hall
Saturday September 4th: 08.30 at Birkebeineren Ski stadium, start
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.
- Stadium maps