Welcome to UltraBirken run
UltraBirken run June 11th
News 2022! The track is extended from 60 to 80 km and is very varied - a real challenge. Start at Sjusjøen Langrennsarena and finish at Håkons Hall.
Participations is available for all over the age of 16 years by 31.12.22
Approved UTMB-race - not set for 2022
The race is approved as a qualification race in the UTMB and gives 2 points.
UltraBirken run 80 km
News 2022! The track is extended from 60 km to aproximately 80 km, and travels from fra Sjusjøen via several mountains, down Birkebeinerbakken, Spiten, Mesnasaga, Maihaugen to the finish line at Håkons Hall.
An updated track profile will be available later on
Food- and drink stations
Place Km Service Start Refill Maxim sports drink and water Nevelvatnet 7 Maxim sports drink, water, bananas and pastry Midtbekken 17 Maxim sports drink, water and bananas Pellestova 25 Maxim sports drink, water, bananas, pastry, slice of bread with toppings, Gilde Birkebeiner ham Nevelvatnet 32 Maxim sports drink, water, bananas and pastry Nordseter/Sjusjøvegen 39 Maxim sports drink, water, bananas and pastry Mesnasaga 49 Maxim sports drink, water, bananas and pastry Kroken 54 Maxim sports drink, water, bananas and pastry Finish 60 Water, hot soup, Maarud Potetgull® (crisps) and Gilde sausage
Starting times and classes
Preliminary start time
Start at 07.30
UltraBirken mountain run has classes for females and men
F/M 16-19, F/M 20-29, F/M 30-39 F/M 40-49, F/M 50-59, F/M 60-69, F/M 70-79.
Age as per 31.12.2022
Preliminary information 2022
25 km from start. Transportation to Håkons Hall: 12.00
39 km from start. Transportation to Håkons Hall: 14.30
47 km from start. Transportation to Håkons Hall: 16.00
If you must abandon the race, please inform us at +47 911 08 707
We expect that everyone has passed the finish line at 18.00.
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 June 10th
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 June 11th
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 Juni 10th: 10.00 – 21.00 in Haakons Hall
Saturday June 11th: 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
Luggage can be delivered in the starting 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.
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.
Timing / Bib
The bib must be fastened to your chest ( shirt) with safety pins.
Your result is registered in the chip that is integrated in your start number.
Time keeping starts when crossing the start mat.
Start shot (the start time is registered by start shot) applies for:
The elite classes in Birkebeinerløpet 21 km