We hereby invite you to visit the 2019 Vasaloppet Winter Week – 498 years after Gustav Vasa's adventure in Dalarna. A warm welcome to the three Vasaloppet municipalities Malung-Sälen, Mora and Älvdalen!The Winter Week starts, as always, with Kortvasan on Friday February 22 and finishes with the 95th Vasaloppet on Sunday, March 3. Many more races will take place between those two. New for this year is Nattvasan 45 which starts in Oxberg – in the glow of headlamps – on Friday night, March 1 at 20:00.
Last year we reached a total of almost 100,000 registered participants during Vasaloppet's Winter Week and Vasaloppet's Summer Week; 99,847 to be exact...
286 participants also managed to complete all three types of races in 2018 (skiing, cycling and running) in what is now referred to as Vasaloppstrippeln 90 and Vasaloppstrippeln 45.
For the eighth year in a row Vasaloppet's Winter Week will attract over 60,000 registrants and there are still plenty of start positions available. Snow conditions this year are also getting better and better right now.
This year the Nordic World Ski Championships are taking place in Seefeld at the same time as the Winter Week. Cross-country skiing will, in other words, be a major focus during this period of time. On the same day as the men's relay World Championship we'll be holding the biggest ski relay race in the world: Stafettvasan, with about 12,000 registered participants.
Sveriges Television – who will be broadcasting the World Championships – will also live broadcast Tjejvasan and the fully booked Vasaloppet.
As usual this year's Kranskulla, Emma Höglund, and Kransmas, Victor Sticko, will be working hard with many different assignments during the Winter Week. Not least they'll be standing by to welcome the victors at the finish line. But we also have upwards of 4,000 other fantastic functionaries that make these events possible!
In Vasaloppet's recently updated FACTS GUIDE you'll find everything you need to know about Vasaloppet, past or present. Again this year we are offering a digital copy at www.vasaloppet.se/faktaguidePhysical copies of the Facts Guide can be collected in Vasaloppet's press centre in connection with the events.
Press Accreditation for 2019 is openAccreditation is obligatory for all media covering the event. Register your attendance in good time via the link below no later than February 20. Personal press passes can be collected at the press centre (Mora) from Thursday, February 21.
Registration for media: www.vasaloppet.se/om-oss/press/ackreditering/
Upcoming events in the Vasaloppet Arena
Vasaloppet Winter Week 2019
Fri 22 Feb: Kortvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 23 Feb: Tjejvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun 24 Feb: Ungdomsvasan. 9/19 km Start Eldris/Hökberg.
Sun 24 Feb: Öppet Spår Sunday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Mon 25 Feb: Öppet Spår Monday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Tue 26 Feb: Halvvasan. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 1 Mar: Stafettvasan. 9–24 km. Five-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 1 Mar: Nattvasan 90. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 1 Mar: Nattvasan 45. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Oxberg.
Sat 2 Mar: Blåbärsloppet. 9 km. Start Eldris.
Sun 3 Mar: Vasaloppet. 90 km. Start Sälen. (FULL 180318)
Vasaloppet's Summer Week 2019
Fri 11 Aug: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår. 94 km. Start Sälen
Fri 11 Aug: Cykelvasasprinten. 1 km. Lindvallen, Sälen (Open qualifier on Thursday)
Sat 10 Aug: Cykelvasan 90. 94 km. Start Sälen
Sun 11 Aug: Cykelvasan 30. 32 km. Start Oxberg
Sun 11 Aug: Ungdomscykelvasan. 32 km. Start Oxberg
Sun 11 Aug: Cykelvasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 17 Aug: Ultravasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 17 Aug: Ultravasan 90. 90 km. Start Sälen
Sat 17 Aug: Vasastafetten. 4.5–15 km. Running relay for ten-person teams. Start Sälen
Sat 17 Aug: Vasakvartetten. 19.1–24.2 km. Running relay for four-person teams. Start Sälen
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For more information
Per Källgren, Vasaloppet Press Manager
+46 (0)70-745 40 48
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Vasaloppet is the world's biggest cross-country ski race. Vasaloppet's Winter Week with its cross-country skiing and Summer Week with mountain biking and running attract a total of almost 100,000 registered participants every year. Since the beginning in 1922 over 1.5 million participants have passed the finish line portal in Mora. Vasaloppet is a non-profit making organization owned by IFK Mora and Sälens IF. An engine for public health and sports club activities, in forefathers' tracks for future victories!
Vasaloppet är världens största långlopp på skidor. Vasaloppets vintervecka med längdskidåkning och Vasaloppets sommarvecka med mountainbikecykling och löpning lockar årligen nära 100 000 anmälda deltagare.Sedan starten 1922 har över 1,5 miljoner deltagare passerat målportalen i Mora. Vasaloppet är en ideell verksamhet som ägs av IFK Mora och Sälens IF. En motor för folkhälsa och föreningsliv, i fäders spår för framtids segrar!