Category Archives: Trans Scania 2020

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!

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.

Registration open

The registration for Trans Scania 2020 is now open! Please note that this is for the regular summertime race, not the newly announced Trans Scania Winter.

Should the race fill up in less than 24 hours, all registrations during that time period will be entered into a lottery. Once all participants have been drawn, any remaining registrations will be placed on the waiting list in random order. Subsequent registrations will be added to the waiting list as they come in. If the race isn’t full after 24 hours we’ll skip the lottery altogether and review registrations sequentially as they come in.

With that out of the way, please proceed to the registration form. Good luck!

Registration for Trans Scania 2020

As previously mentioned we were taken by surprise by the huge interest in this year’s Trans Scania. We’re now getting ready to open the registration for Trans Scania 2020, and to avoid making the registration into a race of its own, we’ve changed the setup a bit.

We’ll open the registration on Wednesday October 30 at 8:00 local (Swedish) time. If the race is full after 24 hours we’ll draw 20 participants from the pool of registrations and put the remaining ones on the waiting list in random order. Additional registrations will be placed on the waiting list as they come in. If the race isn’t full after 24 hours we’ll simply switch to a normal sequential registration. Either way our normal qualification process still applies.

Hopefully this gives everybody a fair chance to join the race. If you’re busy during the initial 24 hour window we suggest you ask a friend or family member to fill out the registration for you.

The registration for Trans Scania Winter will also open shortly, but this information only concerns the regular race.