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Midnight Sun Marathon

In 2019 we will be hosting an exclusive, small group tour to this spectacular marathon, run high in the Polar region of Norway. 

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.    

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. 

2019 Midnight Sun Marathon

WED 19 JUN

Optional early arrival in Tromso!

HU 20 JUN

Arrive Tromso - check into your hotel 
Husky Trekking for those who arrived yesterday

FRI 21 JUN

Race pack collection
Free time to experience Tromso
Welcome Dinner Cruise - board our private catamaran for an exclusive cruise through the Fjords

SAT 22 JUN - RACE NIGHT!

Rest and relaxation before your run tonight!

SUN 23 JUN 

Sleep in!
Celebration Drinks in the evening

MON 24 JUN

Fjord excursion by Tesla - see the contrast of the ocean and mountains, explore the local regions and take in the breathtaking scenery

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!

 

 

Welcome to the 4* Luxury of the Scandic Ishavshotel

Our accommodation for this trip is the luxurious Scandic Ishavshotel, the hotel that won the award for the county's best hotel breakfast in 2017! Stay right by the quayside in Tromso, the 'Paris of the North', and enjoy fantastic views from the hotel. Experience themidnight sun in the summer. Fresh seafood is available at theRoast restaurant. 

When you finished exploring the town and local area, come and round off your day at the Roast restaurant. Here you can order delicious food from a modern à la carte menu that offers fresh seafood and locally produced meat – all prepared in an open kitchen. After dinner you can enjoy a delicious drink at the Roast Bar which has an extensive bar menu and a large selection of local beers. In the morning, you will enjoy a breakfast buffet which ranks among the best in the country, coming 3rd in Twinings Best Hotel Breakfast competition. The hotel has free WiFi.

Stay in the 'Paris of the North' with a view over Tromso harbour. Scandic Ishavshotel is located only 50 metres from the Hurtigruten ferry, and 4 minutes from the Polar museum. In Tromso you can also go on a whale safari and enjoy a midnight concert in Ishavskatadralen church. Don’t forget to sign up for a northern lights tour if you're here in winter, or the Midnight Sun Marathon in the summer. Our hotel is located just 6 km from the airport.

Join us in Tromso for the 30th Midnight Sun Marathon

We will be personally hosting an exclusive, small group trip to the Midnight Sun Marathon. We welcome you to join us on what will be an outstanding trip, full of spectacular scenery, good running, welcoming crowds and the camaraderie of fellow runners. 

INCLUDED

  • Guaranteed Entry to the Midnight Sun Marathon (or associated event)
  • Accommodation at the luxurious 4* Scandic Ishavshotel
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Event branded Technical Shirt
  • Welcome Dinner Cruise
  • Post Marathon Celebration
  • Tesla Fjord Tour (Monday, optional)
  • Personally Hosted Tour by RunFun Travel - Dave and Fran will be with you all the way!

EXLUDED

  • International flights
  • Airport transfers - please contact us and we can arrange these for you
  • Travel insurance - for your peace of mind we offer travel insurance to cover all your travel plans. We offer a 20% discount when you book your travel and insurance with us. 
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