Nancy Sommer and Ida Flaatten up the steep hills in Rallarvegsløpet 2009. (Photo: Børre Tollefsen)

Rallarvegsløpet is a 2-day race that will be arranged for the 12th time on the 19th and 20th of July 2014. The epic run follows narrow roads in beautiful scenery from the fiords of Western Norway up through a steep valley to the open and wild mountains.

The first leg, on Saturday, is 54 km long and starts at sea level in Flåm with finish 1222 m above sea level at Finse. The second leg, on Sunday, is both shorter and easier. It starts at Finse and finishes at Haugastøl 998 m above sea level.

To reach the finish day one before darkness, the participants should be able to run a marathon in about 4 and a half hour. The race is self supplied, but it is possible to make a depot at 20 kilometres.

The registration is not opened yet, and the number of participants will be limited to 100. Last year Rallarvegsløpet had 87 runners at the starting line and 80 of them finished both legs.

The runners stay at Hotel Finse 1222 from Friday 18th of July till Sunday 20th of July. To go to Finse and further to the start it is necessary to travel by train. Flåmsbana, the railway line down to Flåm is described as one of the most spectacular in the world.

Each participant books tickets and rooms by themselves. Ask for the "special prize for participants in Rallarvegsløpet" at the hotel.

If you want to enter the race or have any questions send an e-mail to race leader Runar Gilberg. He may also be reached at phone +47 48 25 84 96.

Welcome to a great running experience in the Norwegian mountains!

Read Ali Matthews from Scotland's race-report from her participation i Rallarvegsløpet 2010

The website of Rallarvegsløpet

In Rallarvegsløpet you may also risk to pass parties with snow. (Photo: Børre Tollefsen)

Rallarvegsløpet is nature experience and a real challenge.. (Photo: Tore Sekkelsten)