Birken 5 km - AKTIV against cancer
Run for charity
Welcome to our new race Birken 5KM - AKTIV against cancer Saturday September 5th.
Start and finish at Birkebeineren Ski Stadium, Lillehammer. The track is in beautiful sourrondings around Maihaugen.
In this non competative charity run there will be no timing, and EVEYBODY from the age of 10 years old by 31.12.2020 can join.
Birken 5KM - AKITV against cancer
AKTIV against cancer
50 % of the income from the race Birken 5KM - AKTIV against cancer will be donated to the charitable foundation AKITV against cancer.
The entry fee is NOK 220,- included license, and NOK 100,- from each entry fee will be donated to the charitable foundation AKTIV against cancer to help their important work.
AKTIV Against Cancer was founded by Norwegian national icon and nine-time New York City Marathon champion, Grete Waitz, and Helle Aanesen in Norway in 2007. After donating more than $14M and helping to create 16 physical activity centers in cancer treatment facilities throughout Norway, AKTIV Against Cancer established its official 501(c)(3) presence in the United States in 2014.
Start and finish at Birkebeineren ski stadium. 5 km
Food- and drink stations
In addition to the dring and food station at finish, there will also be a drink station along the track
Starting times and classes
Starting time - News 2020
Start and finish at Birkebeineren ski stadium
Wave 1: 13.15
Wave 2: 13.20
Limit: Max 100 entries for each wave. Max 200 entries in total.
Birken 5KM - AKTIV against cancer is a non competative race without timing, and therefore no classes.
Everyone by the age 10 years and older by 31.12.2020 can join.
All competitors recieves prizes in this non competative charitable race.
Need to know
50% of the oncome will be donated to AKTIV against cancer
The entry fee is NOK 220,- included license, NOK 100,- from each entry fee will be donated to the charitable foundation AKTIV against cancer to help their important work.
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
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.
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.