USEFUL INFO

INFO

Here you'll find "all" necessary info about the race  - updated on a continous basis.

About 10 days before race date all participants will receive a Race-PM containing all you need to know (& some you don't need).


REGISTRATION

Registration to GotRun Winter Trail 2023 opens 8/8. 

  • 250 start bibs available in total for all distances (limited number/distance)
  • Registration via Raceid.com HERE (extern link)


ORGANIZER

GotRun Winter Trail is organized by Run Raisers (from Sweden) & WULF (Wisby Ultralöparförening). Run Raisers also organize the international charity trail race KRKA Ultra Challenge in Croatia both 2018-2019 (date 2023 TBD), and WINTER BAY Backyard Ultra in Stockholm.

All our events have a clear charity connection where we inform & raise money against one of the fastest growing global diseases - diabetes! #Run4Diabetes


GOTRUN WINTER TRAIL - 2023

The course mainly follows Östkustleden along the spectacular east coast of Gotland. Depending of distance you'll also run quite a bit on lovely forest trails around Ljugarn & the ancient ruin Torsburgen. NOTE! All participants run at their own risk, need to carry enough energy to last the whole race, bring all mandatory equipent & must sign the race disclaimer before start.


NOTE! Mandatory for all participants to download the course to watch/mobile to navigate (apply to "Dubble" 100miles & "Enkle" 50miles). These courses are NOT MARKED the whole way.

Download the GPX-files here:

"DUBBLE" 100 miles

"ENKLE" 50 miles

"KORTE" 36 km


FERRY TICKETS - DESTINATION GOTLAND

GotRun Winter Trail is an approved event  Idrottens Ö, which is a collaboration initiative between the Gothlandic athletic movement and the hospitality industry in Gotland. Via Idrottens Ö Destination Gotland offer discounted travel and accommodation to attractive prices in connection with the various sporting events taking place in Gotland.


As a participant (also applies to your family) you will have 10-48% discount on your ticket prices from Destination Gotlands (depending on time of year).

Note! For prices & discounts you must contact/book via either phone or email according to below + state you are a participant in GotRun Winter Trail:


Phone: 0771-22 33 50
E-mail: idrottsresor@destinationgotland.se
Webb: www.destinationgotland.se


THE GOTHIC TRAIL

We'll bring you on an adventure where the ocean's voice is always present. On eastern Gotland there are many stories from ancient times & the ocean has taken many lives. Running here during the winter you'll feel how the darkness, loneliness & history will catch you while fighting against the forces of nature. Are you a true rebel like the goth Thore from Hajdeby & his ancestors who have guarded the coast for as long as anyone can remember?


RACE DATE

Friday March 17 - 2023 "Dubble" 100miles start at Pensionat Lövängen in Ljugarn (Pighuset, Louis Sparres Väg)

Saturday March 18 – 2023 "Enkle" 50miles start at Pensionat Lövängen in Ljugarn (Pighuset, Louis Sparres Väg)

Saturday March 18 - 2023 "Korte" 36 km start at Östergarns IP


START

"Dubble" 100miles: Kl. 20:00 Fri March 17 - time limit 28h

"Enkle"      50miles: Kl. 07:00  Sat March 18 - time limit 14h

"Korte"         36 km: Kl. 11:00 Sat March 18 (transfer to start @ kl. 09:45 from Ljugarn) - time limit 7h


CLASSES

2 classes/distance: DUDES/LADIES


QUALIFICATIONS

"Korte" 36km = 1 ITRA point Qualifying race in 20K-category for UTMB World Series 2023.

"Enkle" 50miles = 3 ITRA points = Qualifying race in 50K-category for UTMB World Series 2023.

"Dubble" 100miles = 4 ITRA points = Qualifying race in 100M-category for UTMB World Series 2023.


START BIBS

You'll collect your start bib + goodie bag ONLY according to:

Friday March 17:             

Pensionat Lövängen (Storvägen 64, 623 65 Ljugarn), between kl. 17:30-19:30

Saturday March 18:       

Pensionat Lövängen (Storvägen 64, 623 65 Ljugarn), between kl. 08:30-09:30 or at start of "Korte"

NAME CHANGE

Change of name can be done until March 1, 2023 at at cost of 100 SEK.

Do like this: The original participant sends an email to info@runraisers.com & approve the name change. We also need full details for the new particpant: Complete name, email, mobile, sex, personal number (6 digits), club/team.


REPENT REGISTRATION

According to The Distance Contracts Act sports events are exempt from the right of withdrawal.

You can read more here (Lag (2005:59) om distansavtal och avtal utanför affärslokaler) här
You can also read a short version here Hallå konsument!


HAT/CAP

Particpant hats/cap will be received together with the goodie bag at start bib handout.


ACCOMMODATION

We offer our participants great prices on accommodation thru our partners, all accommodation alternatives are located within a few minutes wallking distance from both the start-/finish area as well as the race dinner location on Saturday. 

See more info here: Accommodation


LOCATION

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Pensionat Lövängen in Ljugarn (Pighuset, Louis Sparres Väg)


START-/FINISH AREA

Start & Finish area is located at Pensionat Lövängen in Ljugarn. Here you'll find water, sports drink & something to eat. Here is also a limited area where participants can leave drop-bags (apply only to participants in "Dubble").


COURSE MARKINGS

Between Anga Prästänge & Ljugarn the course follows Östkustleden (with the exception of 12km between Svissmyr & Östergarns IP), which is well marked with orange markings on stones/trees/poles. This means that the "Korte" 36 km course is fully marked. However, the majority of the remaining part of the course is NOT MARKED with the exception of about 6 km from Ljugarn toward Torsburgen, which affects participants in both "Dubble" & "Enkle".


NOTE! Mandatory for all participants to download the course to watch/mobile to navigate (apply to all participants in "Dubble" & "Enkle"). 

Download the GPX-files here:

"DUBBLE" 100 miles

"ENKLE" 50 miles

"KORTE" 36 km


DNF

In the event that a particpant need to quit the race, he/she must contact Race Management immediately & follow instructions on how to get to a reasonable pick-up location. Race Management mobile number will be printed on the backside of start bib & this number must be programmed in participants phones before start. 


SOCIAL MEDIA

By signing up for GotRun Winter Trail all participants agree that the organizer Run Raisers can post photos & videos before/during/after the race on this website and social media (Facebook & Instagram).


PASTA BUFFÉ FRI 17/3

At Pensionat Lövängen there will be a pasta buffé served between kl. 18-20, which is also where the start bib will be collected. Note! This must be pre-booked & paid in advance. This is also where you have breakfast if you stay at Pensionat Lövängen/Frejs Magasin (breakfast must be prebooked).


RACE DINNER SAT 18/3

We plan a great race dinner with a touch of Gotland included on Saturday night. Price about 275:- for a 2-course menu excl. drinks.

OBS! Must be pre-booked & paid in advance - all participants who are "ticked yes" at race registration will get an email in February where you confirm participation + pay via Swish directly to Pensionat Lövängen!

We hope to see all participants here at the dinner held at Pensionat Lövängen/Frejs Magasin, to chill on the After Run followed by a race dinner with price ceremony. If you finish the race late you can have dinner in a box.

More details will included in the Race-PM to be sent out about 10 daye prior to race date.


PRICES & CEREMONY

Medals will be handed out to all particpants upon finish.

Price ceremony to all winners/distance will be held at the race dinner Saturday evening, where we also have a lottery where participants have a chance to win prizes from our lovely sponsors/partners on their start bib numbers.


MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

The following is mandatory for all participants:

  • GPS with the GPX-file of the race course downloaded (GPS watch and/or mobile)
  • Head lamp + extra battery (or extra head lamp)
  • Safety blanket (foil) + emergency medical kit (incl. elastic bandage)
  • > 1L water/sports drink in vest/backpack (about 15-17 km between aid stations)
  • Own energy to last for the whole race, e.g. gels/bars
  • Own mug/cup
  • Wind-/waterproof jacket
  • Extra long-sleeve base layer
  • Hat + gloves/mittens
  • Personal medication

Head lamp, safety blanket & liquid MUST be carried from start to finish. Own mug/cup must be used at aid stations (no disposable mugs will be available). Personal medication must be packed in vest/backpack.


Reflex and/or reflex vest, extra shoes & socks, anti-chafing & extra clothes are recommended equipments. The January weather in Gotland can vary heavily, simply dress accordingly.


DROPBAGS

Only participants in "Dubble" 100 miles & "Enkle" 50 miles can have dropbags, according to:

  • "Dubble" = 2 x dropbags (after 36km/124km at Östergarns IP + 80km half way in Ljugarn)
  • "Enkle" = 1 x dropbag (after ca 44km at Östergarns IP)


OWN CUP & LITTERING

Certainly it is unthinkable to leave any litter in the nature, you bring your garbage with you until you find a bin to throw it away. In our ambition to save the environment, we'll not have any disposable mugs at the aid stations. This means all particpants must have their own mug/cup to enjoy the refreshments at the aid stations.


TIMING

2022 we hade individual timing thru the app Raceid.com, where participants & spectators could follow the progress from a number of checkpoints during the race. To ensure you as a participant get timed at a checkpoint it is very important that the volunteers can see your start bib - please carry this visible on the front of your body to make this process easiers. We are currently investigating what supplier of timing services we'll use.


RESULTS

During the race particpants & spectators can follow the results "live" as participants pass the various checkpoints. Live results can be found on Raceid.com HERE or at the timing supplier we choose for 2023.

If time allows we'll also do our best to update results on Facebook, at least post photos/videos on a regular basis. After the race we'll post a complete result list on both Facebook & here on the website, certainly also on Race.se.


RACE RESULTS 2022-01-15


TOILETS, DRESSING ROOMS, SHOWER

In general, use the natures resources. Toilets are close to the start in Ljugarn ("Dubble" & "Enkle") at Pensionat Lövängen, which is also an aid station, as well as at Torsburgen, Östergarns IP, & tempory toilets are at Sandviken Strandby & Folhammars camping. 

No dressing rooms, change where you stay at.

No showers, shower where you stay at.

Regardless where you staty in LJugarn you'll just be a few minutes walking distance from start/finish.


AID STATIONS

NOTE! About 14-17 km between the aid stations. Plan your water/energy accordingly & bring all the energy you need.

Water & sports drink will be available in all stations, something hot to drink in some & some snacks/fruits in some. Ensure you carry what you need during the whole race.


PACERS

Pacers are NOT allowed.