Welcome to the legendary ski race, Birkebeinerrennet. March 17th 2018 - 80 years anniversary! The Birkebeiner ski race is starting in Rena and finishing in Lillehammer. The 54 km, classic technic, race crosses two mountains, and through breathtaking natures. The Birkebeinerrennet race has been held since 1932, and started as an idea in honor of the 1206 rescue of the 18 month old prince, Haakon Haakonsson. All skiers participating have to carry a backpack weighing to a minimum of 3,5 kilos, symbolizing the weight of the then-one-year-old king.
Participation is available for all from 16 years of age by 31.12.18 54Km
Birkebeinerrennet is 54km long, starting at Tingstadjordet, 3km west of Rena, and finishing at Birkebeineren ski stadium (490metres above sea level), in Lillehammer. The track takes you 9km through forrest terrain up to Skramstadsetra (640m.a.s.l), where the first drink station is situated. You continue to the first mountain top at Dølfjellet (820m.a.s.l), and then downhill for 17km until you reach Dambua (760 m.a.s.l). From here the track climbes west crossing Raudfjellet(880 m.a.s.l) after 20km. You continue pass Nysætra in forrest terrain and reach Kvarstaddammen (660m.a.s.l) after 27km. From Kvarstaddammen the track takes you through the forrest up to Midtfjellet (910 m.a.s.l) where you keep going west for 41km through the open mountain terrain to Sjusjøen (880 m.a.s.l). Going downhill from Sjusjøen, you enter the Birkebeineren Ski stadium, where the finish line is, at 490 m.a.s.l.
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