Welcome to Birken fjellmaraton
Birken fjellmaraton- a mountain marathon race.
June 11th, 2022
Start at Sjusjøen cross country arean and finish Håkons Hall, Lillehammer. The track is 42 km along the same route as the UltraBirken run trail. Participation is available for all by the age of 16 per 31.12.22.
Birken fjellmaraton 42 km
The track will be along the same route as the UltraBirken run track, from Sjusjøen, across Lunkefjell, round Nevelvatnet, via Nevelfjell and Mesnasaga before finishing by Håkons Hall
Track profile Birken fjellmaraton
Track map Birken fjellmaraton
Food- and drink stations
Place Km Service Start - Sjusjøen Refill Maxim sports drink and water Nevelvatnet 6,5/15 Maxim sports drink, water, bananas and pastry Nordseter/Sjusjøvegen 21 Maxim sports drink, water, bananas and pastry Mesnasaga 31 Maxim sports drink, Coca-Cola, water, bananas and pastry Kroken 36 Maxim sports drink, water, bananas and pastry Finish 42 Water, Maarud Potetgull® (crisps) and Gilde sausage
Starting times and classes
Prizes Birken fjellmaraton
All participants recieve a competitors medal at the finish line.
A diploma stating your time is also available at your My Page or inside Håkons Hall at the race day.
There are prizes for the 3 best in each class. The ceremony will be held outside at 15.00
Cut-off times at
If you must abandon the race, please inform us at +47 911 08 707
Need to know in advance
Bus and parking
Parking NOK 75,- Order in advance
There will be free shuttle between the finish area at Håkons Hall and the star area at Birkebeineren ski stadium Saturday 09.00-18.00. The ride takes approximately 10 minutes.
Roads that will be closed on race day
- Sjøsetervegen will be closed east of Birkebeiner Skistadion where HalvBirken run crosses the road between 09.30-16.00
- Nybuvegen is closed. Furubakken will be periodically closed 10.30-19.00
All participants, including foreigners, must have a valid license to enter Norwegian running events.
All participants age 13-79 must have a valid licence to start in running events in Norway. If you have a valid licence through your team, bring your licence card when you retrieve your BIB.
The licence is not included in the entry fee. It can be purchased when entering, through your My Page, or at the race office when retrieving your BIB.
Exception: Birken 5KM - AKTIV against cancer: Licence is included in the entry fee.
Injuries during the race
If you are injured during one of the Birkebeiner events, please contact the insurance company.
All competitors needs a license.
Bacpak is compulsary for UltraBirken run.
For safety reasons there are special rules for clothes and equipment that you must bring when participating in UltraBirken: Food, drink, extra clothes, reflex west, mobile phone. Bumbag is not allowed
For your safety it is not allowd to use any form of audio during the race.
Time keeping / Bib
The BIB must be visible at all times during the race. For your own safety it is not allowed to wear another participants BIB.
Identification must be provided in case of random control.
Your bib is also your time keeper. A chip at the back side of the bib logs your start time, split time and time at the finish.
Against race conditions: 30 minutes after passing the finish line.
Against the list of results: 30 minutes after the list and results have been published.
The complaint must be submitted in writing with a fee of NOK 100 at the Race Office in Håkons Hall.
Complaints will be handled by the jury in the race.
Please also see the entry conditions
On race day
What happens when ?
Friday June 10th
Håkons Hall, Lillehammer
- 10.00 - 21.00 Sport 1 market
- 10.00 - 21.00 Race Office and distribution of Bibs
Saturday June 11th
Sjusjøen Ski Stadium
- 08.00 Start UltraBirken run
- 08.30 Start Birken fjellmaraton
Birkebeineren ski stadium, start
- from 8.30 Bib distribution and Race Office
- 10.00 Start Birkebeinerløpet
- 14.00 Start HalvBirken løp
Haakons Hall, Lillehammer
- 10.00-17.00 Sport 1 marke1
- 10.00-17.00 Bib disriubtion, Race office, prizes
- 14.00 Start BarneBirken run
- 15.00 Start Birken 5KM
- 16.00 Start UngdomsBirken run
Distribution of Bibs
Friday June 10.:
All races: Håkons Hall kl. 10.00 – 21.00
Saturday June 11.:
Birken 5 km, UngdomsBirken and BarneBirken run: Håkons Hall
Birkebeinerløpet 21 and HalvBirken run 12:
Birkebeineren ski stadium (Start) 08.30 - 14.00
UltraBirken run and Birken fjellmaraton: Sjusjøen ski stadium 06.30 - 08.30
Starting card is available for download from your My Page, from approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the race. This is your participation confirmation.The start card must be shown to retrieve your BIB. You may also use the Birken app for this.
Luggage can be delivered in the starting area.
Remember to use the labels inckuded in your race package, and then bring your luggage to the drop zone.
Birken holds no liability for lost/ruined luggage during transport or storage.
UltraBirken run and Birken fjellmaraton
Luggage drop of is close to start.
Drop zones for items needed during the race:
UltraBirken run: Pellestova and Nordsetervegen/Sjusjøvegen.
Birken fjellmaratong: Nordsetervegen/Sjusjøvegen.
Hand in these items in the start area.
Timing / Bib
The bib must be fastened to your chest ( shirt) with safety pins.
Your result is registered in the chip that is integrated in your start number.
Time keeping starts when crossing the start mat.
Start shot (the start time is registered by start shot) applies for:
The elite classes in Birkebeinerløpet 21 km, wave 1 in HalvBirken run, UltraBirken run, Birken fjellmaraton, Birken 5 km and UngdomsBirken run