The Open Course is the full 43km course open to runners who would like to test the KIA Fjällmarathon course under quieter conditions. Without the mass start of the race day, runners have the opportunity to start earlier in the day and follow the marked route at their leisure.
The salomon 27K is a 27km race that confronts runners with the same terrain as the full race, but without the same demanding distance. This is a great opportunity for runners who missed out on a place in the KIA Fjällmaraton to test themselves over a really challenging event. The course covers 27km with an altitude gain of 1,150 metres.
The Välliste Runt is an alternative for those who want to experience the beautiful scenery and demanding terrain of the Swedish mountains without going for the full or half versions. Stretching over 13,5kms and with 550m in altitude gain it is certainly classified as a challenge while offering some stunning scenery along the way.
On Sunday the last day of July it is time for the fifth edition of the mini marathon. An overwhelming success last year, 210 children took to the starting line with two age categories: 0-6 years 800 metres, 7+ years 1500 metres
In order to add a little glamour to the running expo, the Wednesday evening midweek special is a Vertical K race to the peak of Åreskutan, with prize money for the male and female winners seeing added interest and attention to the event.
More info at ppverticalk.se
Wednesday’s newest race, the Copper Trail 7K, is an attempt to broaden the appeal of running on the fjäll, enticing new (and old) participants to try mountain running. Alongside our partners Copper Hill and KIA, there’s a real lure to entering this event; every single finisher of Wednesday night’s race will be put into a draw to win a KIA Picanto.
The success story of last summer, the Swix Sprint is definitely going to be repeated. These intense races, which hook the attention of both the public and the participants, will take place in Åre. Following the same concept as cross-country sprints, the Swix Sprint will see competitors take on qualifiers and heats before reaching the final.
The main event of the week KIA Fjällmaraton will in 2018 mark the fifteenth edition of the race.
The course is extremely demanding and offers varied terrain and technical sections. The 43km distance and 2100m height gain place an immense strain on runners, and finish times are well over the norm for a run of a similar distance.
The KIA Fjällmaraton is a running experience that caters to all types of runners, from those who just want to finish the breath-taking course, through to elite athletes in search of an uncompromising challenge.
The quarter marathon is an alternative for those who want to experience the beautiful scenery and demanding terrain of the Swedish mountains without going for the full or half versions. Stretching over 13kms and with 600m in altitude gain it is certainly classified as a challenge while offering some stunning scenery along the way.