Trans Scania 2018 is over, and it was another amazing weekend. We would like to thank all runners, supporters, friends and family for making this event such a friendly experience. Ultra runners always seem to be such humble and helpful people!
You can see the results of the race on the results page. They have also been submitted to ITRA (for UTMB qualification) and DUV. Now we will gather our thoughts around this years race and think about any improvements and changes we could make for next year. If you have feedback, please let us know.
Next year is the 10 year anniversary of Trans Scania, and a lot of previous participants are eager to come and run. We’ll post here, on our Facebook page, and on Twitter when we’ve set a date for the registration to open. We have a feeling the race will fill up pretty quickly …
Trans Scania 2018 is right around the corner now, and it looks like the participants will have some luck with the weather as temperatures will drop over the weekend. Right now it looks like we might actually get some rain as well, which at least is much better than scorching heat.
The race begins at 8:00 tomorrow (Friday) from Långa bryggan in Bjärred. You can see a map of the course and follow the runners live once the race begins here: https://transscania.legendstracking.com
This summer has been the hottest and driest ever measured in Sweden. With this in mind, there are two things the organizers would like to point out:
- There’s a strict ban on making any kind of fire, including using barbecue grills and other types of outdoor stoves with fire. There’s a very high risk of forest fires, so it’s critical to respect this.
- We’ve visited the most well known water locations throughout the course and made sure they work. We’ve gathered the information on this page. The page contains photos and coordinates to the taps, as well as a waypoint file with the locations. Stay hydrated out there!
Last Sunday Magnus took a dip in the ocean from the Långa Bryggan Jetty where Trans Scania starts. Next week we will start reviewing some of the eastern parts of the route. The race has been fully booked (even slightly over booked) for quite some time, but at the moment the waiting list is empty. We hope you are well and that you look forward to the race as much as we do!
All previous and registered participants have accepted our terms and conditions for the race, but as the new GDPR regulations are put in place on Friday, it’s a good time to once again point to our Terms and conditions. If you have any questions about how we handle your personal data, don’t hesitate to contact us.
This years preparation have started and we will change a few things, hopefully to the better:
- Almost all unnecessary papers will be avoided and the content distributed digitally instead. This means that if you want a starting-route-map or an end-route-map, you’ll have to print them yourself.
- We will change our supplier for the GPS trackers, which means that the trackers will be of a slightly better and more modern cut. We hope that this will improve the overall experience for audience and safety for the race.
The registration for Trans Scania 2018 has now been opened! We’re looking forward to your application.