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Press Accreditation for Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2020

We hereby invite you to visit the 2020 Vasaloppet Winter Week – 499 years after Gustav Vasa's adventure in Dalarna. The Winter Week starts, as always, with Vasaloppet 30 (previous Kortvasan) on Friday February 21 and finishes with the 96th Vasaloppet on Sunday, March 1.

It's the eleventh year in a row that Vasaloppet's Winter Week will attract over 55,000 registered participants. It was on January 30, 2010 that the 50,000 dream was first reached for the Winter Week and Vasaloppet can truly look back on a fantastic decade. This year the Winter and Summer Weeks have eleven races each – and besides the fully-booked Vasaloppet there are start places available in all races for those who want to participate.

Who will lead the way up the first hill, who will be first to Evertsberg, and who will win? Both three-time victors Jörgen Brink and John Kristian Dahl have retired but no less than eight previous winners are registered for the elite group in Vasaloppet 2020: Tore Björseth Berdal, Andreas Nygaard, Petter Eliassen, Anders Aukland and, in the women's class, Laila Kveli, Katerina Smutná, Lina Korsgren and Britta Johansson Norgren. 

Visma Ski Classics is running its tenth season and this past November they announced an exciting addition to Vasaloppet 2020. A so-called Climb checkpoint after 3 km in both the men's and women's class for those who are first to reach the top of the first hill!

Sveriges Television (SVT) will live broadcast Tjejvasan and the fully booked Vasaloppet.

As usual this year's Kranskulla, Fanny Axelsson, and Kransmas, Daniel Duhlbo, 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!

Press Accreditation for 2020 is open 

Accreditation is obligatory for all media covering the event. Register your attendance in good time via the link below no later than February 18.

Personal press passes can be collected at the press centre (Mora) from Thursday, February 20.

Registration for media: www.vasaloppet.se/en/about-us/press-and-media/accreditation/

Upcoming events in the Vasaloppet Arena

Vasaloppet Winter Week 2020
Fri 21 Feb: Vasaloppet 30 (formerly Kortvasan). 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 22 Feb: Tjejvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun 23 Feb: Ungdomsvasan. 9/19 km Start Eldris/Hökberg.
Sun 23 Feb: Öppet Spår Sunday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Mon 24 Feb: Öppet Spår Monday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Tue 25 Feb: Vasaloppet 45 (formerly Halvvasan). 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 28 Feb: Stafettvasan. 9–24 km. Five-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 28 Feb: Nattvasan 90. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 28 Feb: Nattvasan 45. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Oxberg.
Sat 29 Feb: Blåbärsloppet. 9 km. Start Eldris.
Sun 1 Mar: Vasaloppet. 90 km. Start Sälen.

Vasaloppet's Summer Week 2020
Fri 14 Aug: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår. 94 km. Start Sälen
Fri 14 Aug: Cykelvasasprinten. 1 km. Lindvallen. Start Sälen
Sat 15 Aug: Cykelvasan 90. 94 km. Start Sälen
Sun 16 Aug: Cykelvasan 30. 32 km. Start Oxberg
Sun 16 Aug: Ungdomscykelvasan. 32 km. Start Oxberg
Sun 16 Aug: Cykelvasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Trailvasan 30. 30 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Ultravasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Ultravasan 90. 90 km. Start Sälen
Sat 22 Aug: Vasastafetten. 90 km. Running relay for ten-person teams. Start Sälen
Sat 22 Aug: Vasakvartetten. 90 km. Running relay for four-person teams. Start Sälen

Vasaloppstrippeln 2020
Vasaloppstrippeln 30. Vasaloppet 30 (formerly Kortvasan) or Tjejvasan + Cykelvasan 30 + Trailvasan 30
Vasaloppstrippeln 45. Vasaloppet 45 (formerly Halvvasan) or Nattvasan 45 + Cykelvasan 45 + Ultravasan 45
Vasaloppstrippeln 90. Vasaloppet or Öppet Spår Sunday or Öppet Spår Monday or Nattvasan 90 + Cykelvasan 90 or Cykelvasan Öppet Spår + Ultravasan 90

High-resolution photos from Vasaloppet:

Camilla Sandy, Press Manager
+46 (0)70-384 95 00

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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!


Camilla Sandy

Presskontakt Kommunikatör och pressansvarig +4670-384 95 00