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 to GotRun Winter Trail 2021 opens Wednesday Sept 15.
*according to the current 50-people rule with respect to Covid-19. Should the restrictions change before the race, we might open up for more participants.
GotRun Winter Trail is organized by Run Raisers (from Sweden), who also organize the international charity trail race KRKA Ultra Challenge in Croatia both 2018-2019 (date 2021 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
The course mainly follows the all new 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. All participants run on own risk.
NOTE! Mandatory for all participants to download the course to watch/mobile to navigate (apply to "Dubble" 144 km & "Enkle" 72 km). The course is NOT MARKED the whole way.
Download the GPX-files here:
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?
Along the way you as a participant will collect numbered stones (your start bib) to be returned to Race Management upon finish & which will verify you've ran the Gothic Trail.
Saturday Jan 30 – 2021 at the crossing of Kärleksstigen/Strandvägen in Ljugarn (apply to all distances except "Korte" 35 km).
"Dubble" 144 km: Kl. 22:00 Fri Jan 29 - time limit 21h
"Enkle" 72 km: Kl. 07:00 Sat Jan 30 - time limit 11h
"Korte" 35 km: Kl. 11:00 Sat Jan 30 (transfer to start departure kl. 10:00 from Ljugarn) - time limit 7h
2 classes/distance: DUDES/LADIES
You'll collect your start bib + goodie bag ONLY according to:
Friday Jan 29:
Pensionat Lövängen (Storvägen 64, 623 65 Ljugarn), between kl. 18:00-20:00
Saturday Jan 30:
Pensionat Lövängen (Storvägen 64, 623 65 Ljugarn), between kl. 08:30-09:30
Change of name can be done until Jan 10, 2021 at at cost of 150 SEK.
Do like this: The original participant sends an email to firstname.lastname@example.org & approve the name change. We also need full details for the new particpant: Complete name, email, mobile, sex, personal number (6 digits), club/team.
Particpant hats/cap will be received together with the goodie bag at start bib handout.
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
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Crossing Kärleksstigen/Strandvägen (Ljugarn)
Start & Finish area is located on the beach 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" 144 km).
NOTE! Given the current restrictions due to Covid-19 we allow only participants within the start-/finish area. Spectators are referred to the rest of the course to cheer, of course with social distancing fresh in mind.
Between Anga Prästänge & Ljugarn the course follows the all new Östkustleden, which is well marked with orange markings on stones/trees/poles. This means that the "Korte" 35 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" 144 km & "Enkle" 72 km courses.
NOTE! Mandatory for all participants to download the course to watch/mobile to navigate (apply to all participants in "Dubble" 144 km & "Enkle" 72 km).
Download the GPX-files here:
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.
There is no official parking & a limited number of parking spaces close to start-/finish area. Park at own risk & follow regulations. Best is to park near your accommodation.
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).
We plan a great race dinner with a touch of Gotland included on Saturday night.
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 & a (possible) inspirational speaker.
More details about the race dinner will be posted here & of course also be included in the Race-PM to be sent out about 10 daye prior to race date.
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.
We'll also have a lottery where participants have a chance to win prizes from our lovely sponsors/partners on their start bib numbers.
The following is mandatory for all participants:
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.
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.
NOTE! Thanks to our partners Salomon all participants will be given a Salomon Soft Cup in the goodie bag = problem solved!
We'll have individual timing thru the app Race.se, where participants & spectators can 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.
During the race particpants & spectators can follow the results "live" as participants pass the various checkpoints. Live results can be found on Race.se HERE.
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.
In general, use the natures resources. Toilets are close to the start in Ljugarn ("Dubble" & "Enkle") which is also an aid station, as well as at Katthammarsvik, Herrvik & tempory toilets are at Sjaustre & 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.
NOTE! About 15-17 km between the aid stations. Plan your water/energy accordingly.
More info to come, but rest assured you'll be satisfied.
Pacers are NOT allowed given the current Covid-19 restrictions.
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