PRESS INVITATION 2014-08-19
CykelVasan’s races are finished, and it’s time to aim our focus towards the 7000 runners that are about to conquer the Vasalopp’s trails. Saturday August 23rd the classic VasaStafetten will be run along with the newly introduced UltraVasan 45 and UltraVasan 90. Vasaloppet would like to welcome all media to join us in monitoring and reporting from these events – below are all important information and time schedules for our largest running celebration of the summer.
It is time for the premier of UltraVasan. From all corners of the world racers will meet to conquer the highly historic path between Sälen and Mora. At the break of dawn participants will run over marshes, past streams and by sunrise they will enter into the coniferous forest that line the trails down to Mora. UltraVasan 90 is a terrain race and starts as the traditional Vasaloppet in Sälen. It will follow the trails eastward towards Mora. The race offers both a men’s and a women’s class. UltraVasan 45 is ran on the same day and also offers a men’s and a women’s class. It follows the same trails but will start in Oxberg.
The 90 kilometer race is fully booked and 30% of the runners represents 25 foreign countries. The start list of runners includes world known long distance elite runners that run distances far longer than marathons.
The VasaStafetten, which this year holds a record of team registrations (542 teams on August 18th ) first started in 1991, but in 2008 Vasaloppet brought it in under their management. This relay race also follows our ancestors’ trails along the famous paths between Sälen and Mora. Every team consists of 10 runners and it offers three differents classes, women, men and mixed; with no age limits. The runners will run anywhere from 4,5-15,1km.
TIME SCHEDULE FOR MEDIA
August 22, Breakfast Run at 09.00 am – Meet the world elite within ultra running during a morning jog from Eldris to Mora. Pre reservation only, limited availability. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +46733-550620.
August 22, Press conference at 12.00 pm – Representatives from Vasaloppet and from the Race Direction will host a press conference in Vasaloppets Hus regarding the race and the tracks. Interviews will be held with pre race favorites in UltraVasan 45 and UltraVasan 90, accompanied by lunch at Shimano Café & Restaurang at 12.45 pm. To register please email email@example.com or call +46733-550620.
August 23, Press transportation – We are offering the press an opportunity to follow the elite in UltraVasan 90 closely, along the track, by car. Pre reservation only, limited availability. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +46733-550620.
August 23, Post race interviews about 11.40 am – No official press conference is organized after the races. Interviews with the participants can be arranged after they finish. UltraVasan’s elite runners will be available at a temporary lounge at the bottom floor in Shimano Café & Restaurang after completing the race. Access to the lounge will only be approved by PR Manager Ola Granfeldt +46733-550620.
TIME SCHEDULE FOR START AND FINISH
UltraVasan 90, August 23 – Start Sälen at 05.00 am. First participants passing Oxberg approximately at 09.40am. Estimated finish at 11.40am.
UltraVasan 45, August 23 – Start Oxberg at 08.00am. First participants passing Hökberg approximately at 09.50am. Estimated finish at 11.00am.
VasaStafetten, August 23 – Start Sälen at 08.00am. First relay exchange Oxberg approximately at 11.30am. Estimated finish at 1pm.
To track individual participants, download the app “Vasaloppet Sommar 2014” (Iphone and Android) or order our SMS - service, read more about it on www.vasaloppet.se.
No accreditation necessary for media. Accreditation is required for photographers taking pictures throughout the race. Please check out your photo vest at the reception desk at Vasaloppets Hus, Mora.
No specific press center is offered for the UltraVasan on racing day, Saturday August 23rd.
However, Vasaloppet’s representatives will be at your service at the start in Sälen and at the finish in Mora. If a private area is needed to write, please contact Ola Granfeldt, PR Manager Vasaloppet.
Facts Guide Sommar 2014 (Swedish only)
The Facts Guide Sommar 2014 provides you with all the information and statistics regarding our events. We offer a digital version on www.vasaloppet.se/faktaguide, or pick up a hard copy at the reception desk at Vasaloppets Hus, Mora.
Start and results lists.
Start and results lists are listed on http://media.vasaloppet.se/2014/?lang=EN
Photos and Press releases
Photos from the race will be published in Vasaloppet’s press room at http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/vasaloppet
Accommodations for media
Any specific accommodations for media are not offered by the Vasaloppet’s administration. We recommend that you book your accommodations in Sälen/Lindvallen. To book, you may contact SkiStar at www.skistar.com/cykelvasan. If you prefer to stay in Mora, you may book your accommodations at www.siljan.se.
Opportunity for journalists to participate in the races
We reserve a few free spots for media to participate in the races. If you are interested to participate and to report live from the trail, contact email@example.com. Please include a description of what you plan to report. First come, first serve. Attention! Registration is personal and not transferable.
The entire program from Vasaloppet’s Summer week can be found on www.vasaloppet.se
We warmly welcome you to Sälen and Mora!
Ola Granfeldt, PR Manager
More about Vasaloppet?
Vasaloppet är världens största arrangör av motionslopp året runt och en del av En Svensk Klassiker. Vasaloppets vintervecka med längdskidåkning och sommarveckan med mountainbikecykling och löpning lockade under 2013 totalt över 88 000 anmälda deltagare. Sedan starten 1922 har över en miljon 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!