Friday, Feb 24 2017

Race office opens at 12 pm (noon) and closes at 8 pm. Swix ski-waxing service is offered at Ouluhalli by Aki Tuovinen. Bring your skis for a professional waxing on Friday, Feb 24 between 12 pm and 8 pm. Your skis will be delivered to the start area waxed and ready to go – is that easy or what :)

Saturday, Feb 25 2017

Race offices are open 6.15-10 am at start areas (Utajärvi and Muhos) only:

  • 86 km Youth Centre (Nuorisokeskus) near the ice hockey stadium in Utajärvi (map)
  • 53 km ski stadium at Korkalanvaara in Muhos (map)
  • 22 km Sankivaara, Oulu (race office open 8 am – 1:30 pm at the ski stadium)

 Start times:

  • 8:00 am classic style starts in Utajärvi and Korkalanvaara
    • 8.00 elite/licensed competition race
    • 8.03 non-licensed skiers against the clock and trek series
  • 10.00 am free style starts in both Utajärvi and Korkalanvaara
    • 10.00 elite/licensed competition race
    • 10.03 non-licensed skiers against the clock and trek series
  • 9:15 am (classic) and 1.30 pm (free) in Sankivaara, Oulu

 Prize Giving Ceremony (Ouluhalli)

  • approximately 2.30 pm classic style
  • approximately 4:30 pm free style

Starts in Muhos and Utajärvi are staggered over time as follows to avoid congestion: 1) elite group, 2) non-licensed skiers racing against the clock and trekkers after three-minute break.