SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS & RACE REGULATIONS 17 LAKES RUN

The race course is not marked, and it is mostly off trail. You need to navigate yourself through the natural environment from start to finish.

The terrain is slow, wet and/or rocky – so count on slow paces.
 

AGE LIMIT

Past 18 years old.

 

MOBILE/DATA CONDITIONS IN THE MOUNTAIN

Beware that some zones during the race will have no phone and data coverage.

All checkpoints have radio communication for safety.

 

GPS/NAVIGATION

All participants must bring their own GPS unit with enough battery capacity for the complete race. You need to download the official GPS/GPX file for the race, and make sure it is fully working on your device. You can in addition download Norgeskart, the Norwegian cartography app, for free.

 

FOOD/DRINK

You are responsible for your own total need of food and water during the complete race.

We offer a supplement of 3 stations along the course serving simple food and drinks.

Water can be refilled in all lakes and streams during the race.

Take care of the natural surroundings. Trash can only be disposed at checkpoints or after the finish.

 

NO DOPING ALLOWED

EXTERNAL SUPPORT IS NOT ALLOWED

 

START

17 Lakes Run will start at 06:00 in the morning, Sunday 11th August – and the total race time will be from approximately 8 to maximum 18 hours.

 

CHECKPOINTS

There will be checkpoints at all 17 lakes, and you need to stop and register at all of them. 

 

CUT OFF TIME

In order to keep the maximum race time of 18 hours, athletes must leave checkpoint/lake 15 Stavvatnet no later than 12 hours after start/18:00, or the race ends here. This is not negotiable.

 

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT IN BACKPACK

  • GPS with enough battery for the complete race (24 hours)

  • Fully working mobile phone with battery capacity for the complete race (24 hours)

  • Headlamp with extra batteries

  • Emergency blanket (140x200cm)

  • Windproof jacket and trousers

  • Mittens and hat

  • Food and water bottle

  • Whistle

  • Powerbank for charging of the required devices

 

Optional – hiking poles are tolerated. You must keep them the whole race.

 

SAFETY

We are in a wilderness area, the weather and conditions can change very fast. In case of an emergency situation, you are obliged to stop and help out with first aid to the best of your ability. Let the organizers know as soon as possible. In case of serious emergency, call 113.

The race course can be modified by the organizers if bad conditions occurs.

If you decide to stop the race, let the organizers know as soon as possible.

 

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER NORWAY

113 

 

RACE OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER

Geir Moen - +47 91784660

 

INFO MEETING

All athletes have to participate in the info meeting the evening before the race.

You must pick up your bib number and sign the safety instructions and race regulations before leaving the meeting.

These safety instructions are tentative, and can be changed if necessary adjustments are needed.

17 Lakes Run = 3 points