REISTADLØPET is organized by the Organizing Committee (OC) from the sports clubs Bardu IL, IL Kampen, BOIF and the Norwegian Army.CEO: Ivar Holand, info@reistadlopet.no The race is organized under the regulations of the Norwegian Ski Federation and FIS, and is part of the VISMA Ski Classics Long Distance Cup.

The race is to be held on 28th March 2020.

1. Distance and technique

The event will be held in CLASSIC technique on a 50K and 34K course. The race course is marked with kilometer markers every 5K, and every 1K the last 10K. Sprints are marked 500 – 200 – 100m before the timing line. This will be supervised strictly all along the track by officials. There is no right to ask for “free way” for those who want to overtake another competitor.

The Jury has the right to penalise or disqualify competitors who do not obey these regulations.

2. Age limits

  • The REISTADLOPET 2020 is open to all skiers, men or women who are born in 2003 and before.
  • Years 2004 and 2005 may only participate in VSCR34K.
  • Years 2006 and 2007 may only participate in VSCR34K without timing.

3. Entry fees and registration deadlines

DistansePris før 10/1-202111/1-2021 -> 9/4-202110/4-2021
50km VSCNOK 875,-NOK 1.100,-Ikke mulig
34km TurNOK 600,- NOK 825,-Ikke mulig
34km Trim med tidNOK 450,- NOK 600,-Ikke mulig
34km Trim uten tidNOK 450,- NOK 600,-NOK 750,-
Reistadløpet MILNOK 0,- NOK 0,-Ikke mulig

Registration is valid only after payment of the entry fee and after all necessary documents are received by the organizing committee.

The entry gives the right to complete the race and to use all the services provided by the Organizing Committee: start bib, feeding stations along the course and at finish, technical assistance on the course, pole exchange, medical assistance, transport of clothes from start to finish (max weight 3 kg and value not higher than the entry fee), timing and race packet.

All other expenses will be charged to the competitor.

4. Liability/insurance

All participants are entirely responsible for his/her state of health during the race and must have personal medical and liability insurance.

The organizer cannot be held responsible on any account in the event of an accident or failure due to bad health or to insufficient preparation.

The Organizing Committee disclaims all liability in case of loss, theft or deterioration of equipment during transport and before, during and after the event.

The organizers of the competition have insurance in accordance with the regulations of the Norwegian Sports Association.

5. Registration

  • Registration can be made via the online registration system at
    www.reistadlopet.no till Friday 27th March at 20:00h. Online registration is the preferred option for the OC which helps us keep down workload and costs.
    • Registration can also be made at the Race Office at Setermoen, Bardu Town Hall Friday 27th March between 11:00h and 20:00h.
    • Class VSCR34K “without timing” may register at the Race Office until Saturday 28th March 09:30h.

6. Competitor cancellation and entry re-registration

In the case of no-show, the entry fee will not be refunded.

Competitors who are unable to take part in the race may transfer their entry fee (not bib number) to a person of their choice. It is also possible to change the race distance provided that replacement-numbers are available.

The re-registration takes place by written application to info@reistadlopet.no no later than 14th March 2020 at 00:00, or directly at the Race Office. A fee of 100 NOK will apply.

Participants starting under a false name will be disqualified.

In case of lost/left behind start bib, a 600 NOK replacement-fee must be paid.

7. Race cancellation

In case the organizer is forced to cancel the race due to force majeure before the race day, the organizer may keep 50 % to cover its expenses. If the race is moved to a new date, the competitors who do not show up at the new race day will not be reimbursed the entry fee. If the race is cancelled on the race day due to force majeure, the organizer will keep the whole entry fee.

8. Race Office

  • The Race Office is situated at the Municipality Hall, Setermoen.
  • Opening hours are:
    • Friday 27th March: 11:00h – 20:00h
    • Saturday 28th March: 07:00h – 09:30h

9. Start number distribution time & location

The start numbers and race packet will be handed out at the Race Office.

10. Ski Village Setermoen and Bardufoss

Friday 27th March there will be a “Ski Village” in connection with the Race Office at Setermoen with multiple services. In the afternoon “The Childrens’ Reistadsprint” will be held in and around the Ski Village.

Saturday 28th March the “Ski Village” will be organized in the finish area at Bardufoss.

11. Starting blocks and seeding procedures

Waves Bib numbers Start time
VSCR Elite Women Woman 1 100 09:00h
VSCR Elite Men 101 – 200 09:30h
VSCR 50K 201 – 1000 09:30h
VSCR 34K incl NO TIMING 1001 – 2300 09:30h


The organizer will use VISMA SKI CLASSICS seeding. However, the Race Director and organizer will solely decide if other skiers with appropriate FIS points will be moved into the ELITE group based on previous results indicated in a mail to info@reistadlopet.no no later than 21th March 2020.


For other VSCR 50K participants than ELITE classes, the organizer will base its seeding on previous results from an extensive list of races incl. VISMA SKI CLASSICS races. For international participants, the organizer can solely consider seeding based on previous results from other races if indicated in a mail to info@reistadlopet.no no later than 21th March 2020.

All skiers must enter the start gate according to his/her start number. Participants who start from an earlier start corridor than their number are subject to a sanction according to ICR, or a time penalty. 


For VSCR 34K participants the organizer will solely decide seeding of a “red group” of maximum 30 participants on previous results from an extensive list of races incl. VISMA SKI CLASSICS races. For international participants, the organizer can solely consider seeding based on previous results from other races if indicated in a mail to info@reistadlopet.no no later than 21th March 2020.

The rest of the VSCR34K participants will enter the start gate suitable for her/his anticipated finishing time, as in previous years. Participants who start from an earlier start corridor than their number are subject to a sanction according to ICR, or a time penalty. 


The VSCR34K has a long history with a separate class with NO TIMING. VSCR 34K NO TIMING also starts at 09:30h behind the other classes. There will be NO possibility to start ahead of the MASS START.

12. Start procedure

The start order is mass start iaw. para 11 above.

For the VSCR ELITE classes the official race-timing starts from the moment of the gunshot.

For the rest, the official race-timing starts from the moment of each participant crosses the start line.

Start gates will be open 15 min before the start.

13. Timing procedures

Start-bib’s has an integrated timing-chip. Start-bib’s must be visible from the front during the entire race. If a racer abandons or does not participate in the event, the start number with the timing chip must be returned to the OC.

ELITE CLASSES are responsible for the chip and GPS-tracker from the moment the start bib is handed out and until it is returned at the finish. Lost or non-returned chip will result in a penalty of 600 NOK, lost or not returned GPS-tracker will result in a penalty of 150 €.

14. Race Course, feeding stations and cut-off times

          VSCR50K will follow BLUE course and markings.
          VSCR34K will follow RED course and markings.

Location     Distance
Storlømyra 5K / 5K   Check-point
Fossmyra 7K / 7K   Drinks and fruit
Orta 13,5K / 13,5K 13:00h Drinks and fruit
Kampen 20K / 20K 14:00h Drinks and fruit
Øverlitjønna 30K / 24K   Drinks and fruit
Lavvo 35K (50K only)   Drinks
Finish 50K / 34K   Drinks and fruit
Note! See COURSE PROFILE for all services (MED, FOOD, SKISERVICE)

All skiers must pass all check points to be ranked, the timing system will automatically register when passing. Any skier who does not pass the TWO cut-off points (Orta, Kampen) within the indicated cut-off times will be taken out of the race; the timing chip will be removed, and they will be transported by OC to the finish area.

In the case of withdrawal or abandon from the event, regardless of the motives, participants must inform the closest first aid post, or member of the organizing committee at the nearest feeding station and hand over the start-bib with the integrated timing-chip.

Skis may be changed during the race only if the skis or bindings are broken or damaged. The Competition Jury must be notified of the problem with damaged equipment immediately after finishing the event.

15. Sprints


Where Type Prize
Storlømyra – 5K VSC official Sprint GREEN JERSEY VSC jersey points
Orta – 13K VSC Official Climb CLIMBERS JERSEY VSC jersey points
Halvor Hill – 36K VSC Official Climb CLIMBERS JERSEY VSC jersey points


Where Type Prize
Orta – 13K Queen & King of the Hill 4K 1000 NOK
Kampenhytta – 19,5K Ole Reistad Sprint 34K 1000 NOK

16. Medical service during the race and emergency number

Medical services are available at medical stations indicated on the official course map.

Write the name of your emergency contact person on the reverse side of your bib.

17. Littering/waste areas

Participants are asked to respect the environment. There will be waste areas on the race course before and after every feeding station and at other specially assigned sections. Please dispose of your waste (drink bottles, gel tubes etc.) next to the course. Do not throw waste into the forest or in road ditches as it will be hard for the cleaning crew to find it after the event.

It is prohibited to litter outside of the waste areas, violators are subject to a sanction according to ICR, or a time penalty”. 

18. Use of audio equipment during the race

For safety reasons it is forbidden to use audio equipment (earphones) during the race.

19. Racer conduct

Ski marathons involve competitors with a wide range of experience and ability, good sportsmanship and courtesy towards other competitors are essential.

Slow movers should keep to the right and keep the left lanes free for faster skiers.

20. Awards ceremony

Part 1 of the official prize ceremony is the VISMA SKI CLASSICS flower ceremony for VSCR50K in the finish area at the VIP-trailer immediately after the finish of the best male and female.

Part 2 of the official prize ceremony, all classes in the Ski Village, time to be decided. FIS rules will apply, participants need to show up to get their prizes.

Participants gains credits every year they participate and will have a special participant prize, pins or medals, at their 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 12th year. Participants may pick-up their pins or medals at the Race Office in the Ski Village.

Special participants prizes extending 12 years will be part of the official prize ceremony part 2. Complete information with regards to prizes can be found on the web-site.

Prize money from Ski Classics will be paid upon invoice to ivar@reistadlopet.no. Amount must be stated in EUR.

21. Doping control

Doping tests will be carried out in accordance with the regulations of WADA and all participants must cooperate. Refusal of testing will be considered equal to a positive doping result.

22. Luggage service

The organizer provides a clothing bag identified with the start number for each participant for the transport of personal belongings with a maximum weight of 3 kg from the start to the finish area.

Bags must be deposited by the participant in the provided trucks parked near the start area to be transported to the finish area.

23. Finish services

At the finish area you will find the last feeding station, the luggage from the starting area, showers and a Ski Village with multiple services including food courts. Result boards will be available.

24. Shuttle service/ transportation/parking

There is a commercial shuttle service from the finish area at RUSTADHØGDA to the start at SETERMOEN in the morning. There will also be a shuttle service from the finish area at RUSTADHØGDA to the start area at SETERMOEN after the race for people who need to pick up their cars.

It is possible to pre-order a place in the bus as part of the online RACE REGISTRATION, However, it will also be possible to buy a ticket when entering the bus. Cost: 125 NOK.

Time tables of the shuttle service:

From – To Timing
RUSTADHØGDA – SETERMOEN 07:30, 07:45, 08:00, appr. 15:30

The organizers wish to have as many parking spaces as possible available for the public at Rustahøgda and therefore strongly request the participants arriving by car, to use the parking lot at the Start (Artillerisletta/Setermoen). After the race and the prize-giving ceremony, you may return by shuttlebus to Setermoen to pick up the car. Parking at the start and finish areas is free of charge.

Please take your time while driving and allow for enough time to accommodate to slow traffic.

25. Accommodation

For accommodation possibilities the OC has created a link to a some good alternatives that are ready to support your requests: https://reistadlopet.no/overnatting/

Regarding travel arrangements please feel free to contact: https://destinationsnowman.no/wordpress/product/reistadlopet-pluss/

26. Data protection

Personal details given upon registration will only be used for the race database and will not be given out to third parties.

27. Image rights

By entering the competition, participants allow the organizing committee, its partners and media in general, to use images in which he/she appears, taken on the occasion of his/her participation in the competition, on any media including promotional and/or advertising documents, all over the world and for the longest statutory duration.

28. Respect of volunteers and race officials

All skiers must respect the volunteers and OC members. Inappropriate behaviour towards the volunteers and organiser may result in a penalty or disqualification.

Race officials and volunteers will wear an official REISTADLOPET CREW-bib.

29. Accepting the regulations

By completing the registration each participant acknowledges having read the race regulations and accepting them unconditionally. Offenses may lead to disqualification for current or future events and the forfeit of any or all awards.

30. Protests

All protests concerning race results and breaking the regulations etc. must be brought up to the Jury as follows:

  • Concerning issues during the race: 30 min after passing the finish line
  • Concerning timing/result: 30 min after official results are released.
    • The amount of 100 NOK must be deposited with the submission of the protest.

Jury consists of FIS Technical Delegate (chairman), National Technical Delegate, Chief of Competition and VSC Race Director.

31. Other unforeseen cases

Will be solved by the Organising Committee.