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Midnight Sun Marathon

The Midnight Sun Marathon is held in Tromsø, the very north of Norway, 400km above the Arctic Circle. Apart from the splendor of the Norwegian natural scenery, the key offering of the Midnight Sun Marathon is in its name! The marathon takes place during Norway's high season for the midnight sun, where the sun never sets, and flora, fauna and indeed, people, are given an energy boost. Few people can say they've run in broad daylight in during the night. Be one of them!

The event is limited to 1,000 runners in the marathon.    

RunFun Travel is an Official Travel Partner of the Midnight Sun Marathon. Guaranteed entry and accommodation packages are now available. Contact us for further information about your trip to the Midnight Sun.

EVENTS

  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10km
  • 4.2km
  • Children's Race 

COURSE

The Midnight Sun Marathon starts and finishes in the city centre.After 2km you cross the Bridge of Tromso, which rises up from 6 to 43m over sea level and brings runners to Tromsdalen. The sight of the Arctic Cathedral with the mountains behind is a superb view. After 20km you cross back over the bridge and return through the city centre. The second half of the course is mainly flat and quite easy to run.
Time limit:  5hr 30m

 The Half Marathon is relatively flat and follows the same route as the last 21km of the marathon. 
Time limit:  3hrs 30m

Each kilometre is marked for the marathon and half marathon. The first mark is 42km, indicating there is 42km to go. 

The 10km goes from the city centre, around the southern tip of the island and returns back to the city centre. The finish line is on Mainstreet Storgata.

     View the Midnight Sun Marathon Course Map here

START TIMES

  • Children's Race       17:00
  • 4.2km                         18:00
  • 10km                          19:00
  • Marathon                   20:30
  • Half Marathon           22:30

There may be minor adjustments to the start times. Check when collecting your race pack. 

RACE PACK COLLECTION

Race packs are to be collected from the City Hall.

  • Friday     12:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday  10:00 - until start
     

START LINE

All races start in Grønnegata for all races. 

BAG STORAGE

Availabe in the Cultur house, close to the start line. 

PASTA PARTY

Friday night at the Scandic Ishavshotel 18:00-21:00. 

2018 Midnight Sun Marathon

THU 14JUN

Arrive Tromso - check into your hotel 

FRI 15 JUN

Race pack collection
Free time to experience Tromso

SAT 16 JUN - RACE NIGHT!

Rest and relaxation before your run tonight!
 

THINGS TO DO IN TROMSO

You're here for your marathon but there are so many other things to do. Let's help with that list.

  • The Arctic Cathedral
  • Go on a stunning Arctic Cruise for a couple of days of complete relaxation... after your marathon? Tempted?
  • Polaria Arctic experience centre
  • 24hr Aurora Expedition
  • Photographic Tour
  • Beer Safari!

 

 

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