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.
Some hard-core Trans Scania runners, most notably Peter Bengtsson, have rather persistently let us know that they want another challenge along the Trans Scania route. After some time our initial hesitation turned into enthusiasm, and we’re now excited to announce Trans Scania Winter.
The race will run from Friday to Sunday, just like the regular race, on the weekend of January 31, 2020. The start will be at 8:00 at Långa bryggan, and the preliminary cutoff time is 52 hours.
The cold conditions bring new challenges. It will be more difficult to find water since many taps are turned off in the winter to prevent pipes from freezing. It will also be much darker and the nights will be much much longer. Because of this, we will require all runners to arrange a minimum level of support. We’re still discussing the exact requirements, but you will have to find somebody who you can depend on during the race. Start asking friends and family right away!
Since the conditions are much tougher and the total race time shorter than for the regular Trans Scania race, we have additional requirements on the participants:
- The race is only open to runners who have finished Trans Scania at least once.
- The participants need to organize support as mentioned above.
- Participants who haven’t reached the Haväng turning point within 24 hours will be eliminated from the race. Additional checkpoints may be added.
The race will only be open to ten participants. The registration will open soon, stay tuned for more information!