The 1th of August 2020 is set for the sixteenth edition of the race. Since 2015 the course leads runners from the start in Vålådalen over three mountain peaks, Ottfjället, Hållfjället and Välliste, to the finish at Trillevallen mountain station. The course is extremely demanding and offers varied terrain and technical sections. With a distance of 43km and 2100m height gain, there is an immense strain placed on the runners, and finish times are well over the norm for a run of a similar distance.
Annual variations of the ground water along the course can impact on finishing times too. The new course for the 2015 event had the winner times of women respectively men at 3:59:49 and 3:31:29.
Entries have grown by the years, from 60 entrants in the first year, to over 1000 finishers in the peak of 2016 race.
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.
Request to start in elite field
Go to FAQ page linked from form for more info.
You can still request to be part of elite field even if ordinary registration are closed
NOTE all courses are only preliminary until final decisions have been received from the County Administrative Board and private landowners.
Liquid & Food
Every runner is required to be self-sufficient during the race, carrying their own liquids or refilling along the route. Support is not necessary, although it is permitted at the four refreshment stations, but not along the actual route.
The Start line is located close to the Vålådalen mountain station. Toilets and water are available.
The following points serve as refreshment points:
Ottsjö Wärdshus 28,1 km
Energy drink, water, cinnamon buns, bananas, hot dogs, sweets. Refills available for water and isotonic drinks.
Ytterstvallen 33,5 km
Energy drinks, water coffee, Coca-Cola, chips, chocolate, sweets
Vällistes topp 39 km
Refresching drink from Ár functional
Mål 43 km
Variety of food and refreshments available.
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QUARTZ anti-doping program - NOTE! Applies to elite runners KIA Fjällmaraton and Fjällmaraton 100K
For elite runners who have been admitted in the elite class to the KIA Fjällmaraton and Fjällmaraton 100K and choose to start, this means acceptance of the QUARTZ program for anti-doping.
See regulations below and create a health profile on the following page: https://www.quartzprogram.org/
Regulations: Link to document
- All litter, including paper, bottles etc, must be carried until you reach the nearest control station or the finish line.
- In the event of accident/injury, it is your responsibility to take care of the injured party until help arrives.
- If a runner wishes to pull out of an event, it is necessary to inform the nearest control station or call the race organisers.
- Support is not essential, although it is allowed at the four food/drink stations, but not along the route.
- All runners must be aware of the risk of participating in a race in an environment like this. The race have a security organisation to act, if someone have a serious injury along the track, to minimize the time of evacuation. But weather and terrain conditions can affect the rescue time. That is why the compulsory equipment are of importance.
The equipment is compulsory for the safety of the runners during the entirety of the race.
- Backpack or waistbag
- First Aid Bandage
- Compass (Magnetic)
- Windproof jacket
- An extra long-sleeve base layer
- Container for at least 0.5 liter water
- Hat & gloves
- Long windproof trousers*
- Bib number (obtained by us)
- Map (obtained by us)
- Timing chip (obtained by us)
Random kit checks will take place at the finishing line, with time penalties of 15 minutes per item if deemed missing/inadequate.
A cut-off will occur at the passage through Ottsjö (28.5km) at 17:45 during the KIA Fjällmaraton. Runners must be beyond this point before this time in order to continue. Runners who arrive after this cut-off time must end the race at this point for safety reasons.