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MyFossavatn 2020 Virtual Race available until end of September

22 September 2020

Well, the pronunciation issues with our Icelandic member race are not getting better. Finally I am able to pronounce “Fossavatnsgangan” fluently (I didn’t even had to check how to spell it anymore), and now our Icelandic member race is coming up with a name, even harder to pronounce. The name for their recently launched virtual…

These are the names of the Vasaloppstrippeln finishers

14 September 2020

Looking back at the unusual Vasaloppet year of 2020, Vasaloppet can happily announce that 528 participants completed their Vasaloppstrippeln after cycling and running races in Hemmavasan. In addition, several participants have chosen to save their ski race from this past winter and instead complete Vasaloppstrippeln in combination with Vasaloppet’s Summer Week on August 13–21, 2021.…

Gallery: Merino Muster 2020

13 September 2020

On September the 12th New Zealand’s Merino Muster was taking place with more then 130 mainly local skiers. Only a handful of internationals have made it to the Snow Farm in Wanaka. It was a chilled family event.

Will the real Merino Muster please stand up

12 September 2020

Finally… A ski marathon took place today! A real one. On snow. On skies. Despite the current travel-situation (or let’s call it a no-travel-situation) and despite a very low snow base, the organizers of the Merino Muster, New Zealand’s biggest ski marathon, were able to prepare a track and hold the race. Today 130 skies…

Vasaloppet China 2021 with international skiers or just domestic participants?

7 September 2020

The situation as of today is that all international sports events are prohibited in China until the end of the year (Well, the Vasaloppet China should take place on the 4th of January 2021). In addition, it is very tricky to get into China and a mandatory 14 days quarantine is required. In other words,…

Gallery: Kangaroo Hoppet 2020 Do It Your Way

26 August 2020

Unfortunately, the Kangaroo Hoppet 2020 had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. But the organizers came up with an alternative race format: The Kangaroo Hoppet 2020 Do It Your Way – a virtual race. 1300 athletes from all 7 continents (yes – even Antarctica) have participated. Here are some impressions.

Breaking: Merino Muster 2020 will not take place as planned

24 August 2020

The organizers of Merino Muster have announced, that the Merino Muster 2020 will not take place as planned. But it will take place – both, as real race and virtually. See the whole news: Unfortunately a warm weather period has arrived to Snow Farm in Wanaka, making the Merino Muster 2020, originally planned on 29th…

BLOG: Virtual Race Adventure – Mountain Running in Austria

22 August 2020

Kangaroo Hoppet Do It Your Way? Ushuaialoppet Virtual Edition? What is this virtual race format and how does it look like? I and my two brothers started the adventure to discover 3 virtual races during a mountain running tour in Austria. Conclusion: It is a great interim solution! Even though I am hoping for a…

Vasaloppet has a new CEO

11 August 2020

Vasaloppet’s Development Manager Johan Eriksson has been appointed acting CEO of Vasaloppet. A post he will hold for the next six months at least. Next up is the virtual Hemmavasan, where over 12,000 registered cyclists and runners in 20 countries will participate on their home turfs during the period of August 15–22. Since Eva-Lena Frick…