Frozen Lake Marathon

TISLEIA FJORD, NORWAY

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FROZEN LAKE MARATHON 2022

The coolest marathon you’ll ever run!

Find your inner Elsa in the Frozen Lake Marathon – a running experience like
no other

Take part in an ice cold adventure on the lake Tisleifjorden in Norway, located
819 meters above sea level. The ice covering the lake is about 80cm thick and
carries 30 tons – or 577 Eliud Kipchoges.

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ICE, ICE, BABY.

The breathtaking course on Tisleifjorden normally works as a test driving course for vehicles and car tyre traction,
but March 26th it’s your turn to fire upyour engine and go full throttle
in the Frozen Lake Marathon!

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Frozen Lake Marathon.

The course

is surrounded by beautiful mountains in the winter wonderland of
Norway. There are food stations several places around the course, and you’ll
be accompanied by music that helps you keep your rhythm.

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Frozen Lake Marathon.

Last year's race was sold out

- don’t miss out on your new lifelong memory in
the Frozen Lake Marathon on lake Tisleifjorden in Norway

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Frozen Lake Marathon.

Last year's race was sold out

- don’t miss out on your new lifelong memory in
the Frozen Lake Marathon on lake Tisleifjorden in Norway

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Frozen Lake Nightrun.

The warm-up run

On Friday at 19:00, we light up torches on the lake and invite you all to a warm-up run. No timing, no stress just pure fun. Headlamp is recommended!

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FAQ

FAQ

 

Transportation

There is a shuttle bus between Oset and Start area for runners.

 

Parking

There is parking at start

 

Luggage 

We look after your luggage whilst you are running. The luggage tent is staffed and secure.

 

Toilets 

There are toilet facilities in the start/finish area.

 

 

KIDS CAMP

There are 40 places on the Kids Camp – choose full day or half day. Ages 4 to 12

 


Kids Camp

Kids Camp

The Icebug Xperience Frozen Lake Marathon is for the whole family, and our goal is for every child to leave Gol with an equal amount of excitement as you. So we provide what we call Kids Camp while you run. The kids get to try different outdoor activities such as snow racers, throw snowballs and maybe even go for a trip on a snowmobile – all under the supervision of experienced outdoor guides. The Kids Camp is for kids aged 5-14 years. The cost is 400/600 half/full day – lunch and activities included.

Preliminary schedule:

Friday, March 25
19:00 The Frozen Lake Kids run!

Saturday, March 14 - Race day!
09:30 - 10:30 Welcome/sign in.
Cheering for the parents and of course, play in the snow!
13:00 Lunch on the ice (warm local soup + bread)
14:00 Half day ends.
The snow bonanza continues!
15:30 End of the day!

It is important that the children have clothes for outdoor activities in the snow.
In case of bad weather, there may be changes.
For further questions regarding the Kids Camp, send an email to post@winterrun.com


Photos

See all photos of yourself from the Frozen Lake Marathon

by entering your bib number:

If you’re a journalist or tour operator and have questions regarding Icebug Xperience,
please contact geirjarle@springtimegroup.no


Tour Operators

Our Official Tour Operators will get you to The Frozen Lake Marathon in Gol Norway and an Xperience you can not miss!

The official Tour Operator for Denmark

 

Marathon Travel Club

britt@marathon.dk

The official Tour Operator for Germany

interAir GmbH

info@interAir.de

The official Tour Operator for Spain

 

Sportravel

sportravel@sportravel.es

The official Tour Operator for South-East Asia

 

Athletes' Journey LLP

discover@athletesjourney.sg

 


Transportation

Transport from Oslo

The easiest way to travel from Oslo to Gol is by train, it takes approximately 3 hours.

We recommend the train with departure 12.03. There will be a shuttle bus from the train station in Gol to the hotels up on Gol-fjellet 11.45 and 15.00.

Nearest airport: Oslo Airport

We recommend that you arrive at Oslo Airport on Thursday the 12 of March or early Friday morning. Remember to climate compensate, see below.

Take the train to Oslo Central station.

Shuttle bus to the race arena

Shuttle buses go back and forth between the hotels up on Gol-fjellet and the Frozen Lake track.


Registration

Frozen Lake Marathon 26 March 2021

Our Official International Tour Operators has very advantageous packages for you traveling internationally.

Contact those ITAs from your country listed here, to take part of their packages.

Registration closes February 28.

The Frozen Lake Marathon 1.500 NOK

The Frozen Lake half Marathon 1.200 NOK

Nigthrun – warm-up run Friday included in your Frozen Lake registration.

If you only want to run the Nightrun the cost is 250 NOK

Late registration from 1 of March!

The Frozen Lake Marathon 1.700 NOK

The Frozen Lake half Marathon 1.400 NOK

Nigthrun – warm-up run Friday included in your Frozen Lake registration.

If you only want to run the Nightrun the cost is 450 NOK

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The Course

It is ice, only ice! 

We create a lap of 21,1 km on the frozen lake that you run once (21,1 km), or twice (42 km).

Icebug Frozen Lake Marathon is open to everyone. Every step is taken on pure ice in this beautiful event, which is limited to 500 participants. We guarantee the flattest elevation profile in the world and an experience you’ll never forget.

Tisleifjorden is located 819 meters above sea level in the Norwegian municipalities of Gol and Hemsedal in Buskerud and Nord-Aurdal municipality in Oppland.

For the most part, the ice on the lake is about 80 cm thick – with a carrying capacity up to 30 tons. A safe course is plotted by an assembled support team. The team monitors the course closely. The final course is laid out just days before the race starts.

Among other things, the lake is used for testing tires, emergency vehicles and drivers who want to test their skills in icy conditions. Now we let you take on the lake running!

 

Below you can see a graphic sketch of the 2019 course.


Info

Finisher medal!

All finishers receive this exclusive wooden medal after crossing the finish line.

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Location: Tisleifjorden, Gol, Norway

The race area (start and finish) is situated on Tisleifjorden, 25 km from Gol, Norway. See map.

Distance to Tisleifjorden by road:

From Oslo: 190 km
From Bergen: 300 km
From Göteborg: 500 km
From Stockholm: 725 km

Getting here

The best way to get to the start is to reserve a seat on the official shuttle bus – operating between the official race hotel and the race arena.

Parking availability will be highly limited by the race area. There are a few parking spaces located close to the arena. Please equip your car with studded tires if you intend to drive to the starting area.

Bag service during the race

Participants will be able to drop one bag in the race area. Make sure your bag is clearly tagged at the top, before leaving it at the bag drop, to ensure a quick service when you collect it after the race. Please do not leave valuable items in your bag. While we do our best to keep your belongings safe, Icebug do not accept liability for lost belongings and valuables.

Changing facilities & toilets

Tents for changing will be provided in the race area. The changing facilities are very basic, and we recommended that you arrive dressed for the race.

There will be portaloo toilet facilities available.

Test run a pair of Icebug shoes

You will get the chance to borrow a pair of Icebugs for testing during the race. Our shoe testing tent offers all sizes in a few select models. Please note that the test shoes are limited and there is no guarantee that you will be able to borrow a pair or find the right size.

For safety reasons, participants must ensure that they wear studded shoes during Frozen Lake Marathon.

Studded shoes

The entire track is made of ice, so participants will need to wear studded shoes.

Even with steel studs under your feet, there is never a 100% guarantee that you will not slip, so please take care.

Clothing

Since the race takes place in alpine terrain, the weather may be a bit unpredictable. We advise you to bring clothes for all types of weather conditions.

The course

The race consists of one or two 21,1 km laps on a course of 100% ice. A safe course is plotted by an assembled support team. The team monitors the course closely and the final course is laid out just days before the race start.

Energy station

We will serve; Umara as a sports drink, water, coffee, energy bars, bananas, pickles, cinnamon rolls, chips and some candy.

You will find the energy stations at 7km, 14km, 16km, 19km, 28km, 35km, 37km and 40km.

About the lake

Tisleifjorden is located 819 meters above sea level in the Norwegian municipalities of Gol and Hemsedal in Buskerud, and the Nord-Aurdal municipality in Oppland. For the most part, the ice on the lake is about 80 cm thick – with a carrying capacity up to 30 tons.

Among other things, the lake is used for testing tires and emergency vehicles, and by drivers looking to test their skills in icy conditions.

Read more about Isbanedrift, the company operating the track: www.isbanedrift.no

Friday March 25

12:00 – 16:00 Race office at Oset Høyfjellshotel. Pick up your bib here.

17:00 Race arena opens at Tisleifjorden. Pick up your bib here.

19:00 The Frozen Lake Nightrun – Warm-up race – headlamp is recommended!

Inlcuded in the startingfee for the Frozen Lake Marathon. 500 NOK for those who just want to run Friday!

20:00 – 22:00 Race office at Oset Høyfjellshotel. Pick up your bib here.

Saturday March 26 – Race day!

08:00 – Race arena opens at Tisleifjorden. Pick up your bib here.

10:00 START Frozen Lake Marathon 42,2K

11:00 START Frozen Lake Half-Marathon 21,1k

13:00 Podium Ceremony 21K

13:30 Podium Ceremony 42K

16:00 Cut off time all distances

Lunch on the ice after finish (warm local soup + bread)

E-mail

For questions, group bookings and visitors, please contact by email: geirjarle@springtimegroup.no

Am I allowed to run with my dog?

Yes, we like dogs and they are welcome to participate and run in a leash.

What if I get injured?

If an accident happens and you need to exit the race, our race staff will assist you. Medical staff are on stand-by in the starting area, in the event of an accident.

Do I get anything to eat at the finish line?

At the finish line we will serve soup, water, energy drinks and bars.

Is there an age restriction?

No. If you think you can run it, then you can run it.

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