A new chapter

Trans Scania has been run by different people throughout the years. The race was conceived by Stefan Samuelsson in 2010, starting and ending in Malmö. Stefan only intended to run the race once, but Pär Sikö took over and organized it for a few more years. Pär moved the start to the now iconic Långa bryggan in Bjärred, and the finish to his apartment in Lund. When Pär had had enough, we (Magnus Bodin and Martin Gunnarsson) took over. We moved the finish to Hotel Lundia, where it has remained since, and introduced finisher shirts, GPS tracking, digital maps, and a half-decent website. Trans Scania is doing better than ever, and the time has now come to pass on the torch to the next group of organizers.

Starting with Trans Scania 2022 (the regular summer edition), the race will be organized by Scania Road Runners. The association has multiple Trans Scania finishers among their ranks, so they know precisely what the race is all about, and we couldn’t be happier with the new home of the race.

We’ll of course do everything we can to ensure a smooth transition, and we’re convinced Trans Scania 2022 will be at least as good as the previous races. We’ll see you at the start of Trans Scania Winter as usual. Until then!

Another race over

And so another Trans Scania has come to an end. As always it was fantastic to follow the runners from the sidelines, and we hope they all made some memories for life this weekend. The previous track record still stands, but this year we probably had the fastest average starting field ever, with nine runners finishing sub-forty hours. Mind-blowing development.

We also had the pleasure of welcoming our oldest participant so far across the finish line, Höskuldur Kristvinsson, 72 years old, what a legend!

The full results are available on the Results page, and will be submitted to ITRA and DUV shortly.

Thanks to all runners, supporters, friends, and family members who made this edition of Trans Scania another great success. See you around!

Trans Scania Winter

Friends,

On the surface, Trans Scania is one of the most Covid-safe events imaginable. After all, you’re basically on your own in the woods for a couple of days. But looking a little closer, things aren’t that simple. People travel from near and far to participate in the race, transportation to the start line is needed, the preparations for the start can be a bit chaotic and crowded, and during the race the runners visit grocery stores and restaurants along the route, as well as risk injuries that might require medical attention.

The virus is spreading at a continuously increasing rate in Skåne, and health care staff are begging people not to do anything but the absolute necessary.

Given these circumstances we cannot go though with Trans Scania Winter 2021, it’s just not the right thing to do. Of course it’s sad, but it’s a luxury problem if ever there was one.

The race will be postponed until 2022, and all runners keep their starts. A year goes by quickly, and after that we certainly hope the situation has improved dramatically. Should anybody wish to step out of the race we’ll of course refund the whole registration fee.

Please contact us and let us know what you would like to do.

Stay safe, and take care of your loved ones,
Magnus and Martin

Registration closed

After 24 hours we have 40 (!) applications for Trans Scania 2021. With nine runners postponed from last year we only have eleven spots to fill, which means we have an unreasonably long waiting list already. In the light of this we’ve chosen to close the registration for now.

Thanks for all the interest in the race! We’ll come back with a Covid-safe lottery next week.