Trans Scania Winter

Due to popular demand, we’ve decided to organize a second installation of Trans Scania Winter on January 22-24 2021. The same restrictions as last time will apply, that is the race is only open to Trans Scania finishers, and all runners must either run together with somebody or have online support keeping an eye on the map at all times. Even if we get another really mild winter the days are so short and the nights so dark that time of the year, so we feel more secure having these safety measures in place.

Registration will open in October, we’re looking forward to your application!

Thanks!

Trans Scania 2020 is officially over. The heat took out a few runners, but still fewer than we expected. On the contrary we saw several personal records beaten, very impressive given the circumstances!

A few of the trackers misbehaved this year, and we’ll discuss with our tracking partner how to avoid that next time.

Tomorrow we’ll sort out all the post-race admin work, but now it’s time for some well-needed rest. A big thanks to all participants, supporters, friends and family for making Trans Scania such a nice experience! It’s all thanks to you!

Race updates

It’s race week, and here are some updates ahead of the race.

  • According to the current weather forecasts, it’s going to be a really hot race by Swedish standards, with temperatures upwards of 27°C. Plan accordingly, and don’t take any unnecessary risks.
  • There will be a deviation in Lund on the way out due to railroad work. The navigation files have been updated to reflect this. Here’s a detailed view:
Deviation 2020
  • There is a gate across the trail between Snogeholmssjön and Eriksdal, it’s reportedly easy to open. Please make sure to close it again behind you.
Photo and report by Fredrik Lähnn
  • The water tap at Snogeholm doesn’t seem to provide drinking water this year, which is clearly indicated by a note next to it. The water locations have been updated.
Photo and report by Peter Jordow

And as always:

  • West of the golf course there are trail markings both in the woods and along the parallel road, the race route goes through the woods.
  • When going through Lövestad, the route goes around the Ica grocery store.

We’re looking forward to seeing everybody on the starting line!

An update regarding the Coronavirus

Many races and other events have been canceled these days. Given the current outlook and the restrictions from the government in Sweden, we don’t see any reason to do the same with Trans Scania. The small scale and lack of human interaction make the risk of spreading the virus very low. It’s social distancing taken to the next level!

We understand that even if you may be allowed to travel, there are many other factors that can affect you and your preparations for the race negatively. This is why we’re offering all participants to postpone their start to next year. If you want to do so, please let us know before the end of May.

If you want to keep your start you don’t have to do anything.

We’ll of course follow any restrictions and recommendations from the government and update you as needed. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the starting line sooner or later!

Trans Scania Winter

Tomorrow it’s finally time for the first ever Trans Scania Winter! While it’s not very cold at the moment we expect the long nights to provide a big challenge compared to the summer race. There’s roughly seven hours less daylight this time of the year, and if the current weather stays the overcast skies mean it gets darker much earlier than on a clear day. It’s going to be very interesting to see how this effects the pace.

You can follow the three brave participants on this link starting Friday at 8:00: http://transscania.legendstracking.com/

We wish all runners the best of luck!

Updates

On Wednesday November 6 at 7:30 (yes, in the morning) local time, we’ll draw the lucky participants for Trans Scania 2020. To make it a bit more fun we’ll live stream the event on our Facebook page. Please tune in and say hi!

A week later, on Wednesday November 13, the registration for Trans Scania Winter will open. We’ll use the same procedure as for the regular race, meaning we’ll open the registration at 08:00 local time and resort to a lottery if the race fills up in the first 24 hours.