RACE INFO 2019

YLLÄS-LEVI 2019

We wish you a warm welcome to Ylläs-Levi 2019! Here you find useful information for both before, during and after the race.

START NUMBER DISTRIBUTION

The start number distribution will take place at the race offices located near the start and finish areas as follows:

Levi 70km and 55km bibs
Friday 12.4.2019 at 12:00 am – 20:00 pm
Location: Levi Tourist Office, Myllyjoentie 2, Levi (google maps link)

Ylläsjärvi only 70km bibs
Saturday 13.4.2019 at 07:00 am – 09:00 am
Location: Sport Resort Ylläs Ticket sales, Vaeltajantie 2,
95980 Ylläsjärvi (google maps link)

Äkäslompolo only 55km bibs
Saturday 13.4.2019 at 08:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Jounin Kauppa, Sannanrannantie 3, 95970 Äkäslompolo(google maps link)

No start number will be distributed outside these times. Remember to bring your registration confirmation to the start number distribution. That was sent out by e-mail after your registration.

Every race participant will be given a timing transponder for race timing which must be worn during the race (there is no race timing without a transponder) and which must be returned to the race organizers on reaching the finish line. A fee of € 50,- will be charged if the transponder is not returned at the end of the race!

LATE REGISTRATION

The online registration closes on 10th of April. After that, late registration can be made at the Levi race office one day before the race. The registration is subject to available start numbers and a late registration fee of +€ 30,-. Only cash accepted!

INCLUDED IN THE START BAG:

Start number: Must be easily visible

Timing transponder: with Velcro fastener.

One Tag: To mark your clothing storage bag.

ID-Label: To be attached inside your start number. Please provide the requested information.

Ski labels: Two self-adhesive ski labels with your starting number.

NAME CHANGE

Every registration is personal. A name change is subject to a fee of € 30,- and can be made until one day before the race. Only cash accepted at the race office! If a participant is unable to start the race for any reason, the registration fee will not be refunded.

BAGGAGE DEPOT

Every participant will receive a bag to be used as clothing storage during the race. Only clothing, which is stowed in these bags, can be accepted, stored and transported by race organizers. Each participants clothing bag will be transported from the start area to Levi finish area by the race organizers before participants have finished their race.

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

Shuttle buses from Lapland Hotels Sirkantähti (google maps link)will departure at the following times:

Departure at 06:45 am to Ylläsjärvi / 9:00 am to Äkäslompolo

Return to Ylläsjärvi and Äkäslompolo at 4:30 / 5:30 / 6:30 pm.

Bus ticket price is 10€. Bus tickets are booked on beforehand when registering or at the pre-registration on-site. Please avoid driving, as the parking spaces are limited.

WAX SERVICE

Jemes Sport
Open daily 9.30 am – 7.30 pm Vaeltajantie 2, 95980 Ylläsjärvi
Tel. +358 400 725 766

South Point (Levi)
Open daily 9.30 am – 6.00 pm Tievantie 2, 99130 Levi
Tel. +358 20 7960 209

Sport Shop Levi
Open daily 9.30 am – 7.00 pm Keskuskuja 4, 99130 Levi
Tel. +358 40 834 7200

Team Sportia Äkäslompolo
Open Mon – Fri 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, Sat 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Tunturintie 16, 95970 Äkäslompolo
Tel. +358 20 712 0460

Zero Point (Levi)
Open daily 9.00 am – 6.00 pm Hissitie 8, 99130 Levi
Tel. +358 20 7960 207

RACE STARTS

70 km

The 70 km start is on the Ylläsjärvi side of the fjell Ylläs (Sport Resort Ylläs, address Iso-Ylläksentie 44, 95980 Ylläsjärvi).

The start will be at the following times:

Saturday Elite Women 08:25 am.

Saturday Elite Men and amateur men and women 09:00 am.

Signs will guide participants to start areas.

55 km

The 55 km start is in Äkäslompolo on the lake Äkäslompolo ice (Jounin Kauppa, address Sannanrannantie 3, 95970 Äkäslompolo. The start time is 11:00.

Signs will guide participants to start areas.

START GROUPS

Every participant chooses his or her start group at the registration. Access to the start groups opens at 8:00 am. The distributed numbers are representative to a start group and cannot be changed.

THE COURSE

The course goes through a truly beautiful Lappish fell scenery from Ylläsjärvi, Äkäslompolo, Kukastunturi, Pyhäjärvi and finally heading to Levi. There are three fells for skiers to climb over with beautiful sceneries, magical wilderness with wildlife around, easy skiing on northern swamp-like areas and great opportunities to spot reindeer along the course.

There are definitely two factors that make this event different from many other long distance ski races. One is the nature of Lapland. It’s unlike anything else. The second is the total vertical climb, which is more than 1000 meters. There are long climbs up and fast downhill parts. Please pay attention to the downhill parts!

Be courteous to other participants and keep right. When overtaking, check that no one is behind you. This ensures that everyone can enjoy the race all the way to the finish line.

NO LITTERING

The course goes in Pallas- Yllästunturi National Park! Leave no trace. All garbage must be put to trash bins at refreshment and service stations. Garbage is a danger not only to animals but also to other skiers. Take care of others garbage if necessary.

REFRESHMENT AND SERVICE STATIONS 70 & 55 KM

There are several stations along the course where refreshments and/or equipment services are available from the organized race personnel:

70 KM                                                                            55 KM

KM 9    Y1      Refreshments

KM 15 Jounin Kauppa Refreshments / toilet             Start of the race

KM 25 Kotamaja Refreshments / toilet                       KM 10 Kotamaja

KM 36  Pyhäjärvi Refreshments & evacuation           KM 21 Pyhäjärvi Refreshments & evacuation / toilet

KM 47  Aakenuspirtti Refresments & evacution        KM 31 Aakenuspirtti Refreshments & evacuation / toilet

KM 61  Kätkänlaavu Refresments / toilet                    KM 46 Kätkänlaavu Refreshments

KM 67 Immeljärvi Refresments                                    KM 52 Immeljärvi Refreshments

Pickles, raisins and sport drinks (Squeezy Energy Drink, flavour orange) will be offered at the refreshment stations during the race.

 

TIME LIMITS 70 & 55 KM

For safety reasons, the maximum time which a participant is allowed to use for the distance of: 70 km is 9 hours (finish time 6:00 pm) and 55 km is 7 hours (finish time 6:00 pm).

The following time limits are also applicable = last time of passage at the refreshment stations:

Pyhäjärvi: last time of passage at 02:00 pm for 70 km and 55 km.

Aakenuspirtti: last time of passage at 03:00 pm for 70 km and 55 km.

Participants who pass these refreshment points at a later time will be stopped by the organizing committee and brought back to the finish line by the provided shuttle service!

POLE AND WAX SERVICE

Pole service by Swix is available at the start and at the feeding stations. Swix waxing service is available at all the feeding stations.

TRACK SIGNS

The track signs occur every five kilometers (very 1 km for the last five kilometers) indicating how many kilometers is still left to the finish line.

EMERGENCY SERVICES & FIRST AID

The emergency services and first aid personnel will be available in the start and finish areas as well as along the course. Emergency telephone calls should always be made using the number 112 and should contain the following information:

  • Ylläs-Levi Ski Race
  • Location of the accident along the course, note kilometer distance signs
  • Type of injury

It is recommended that participants carry a mobile phone during the race, as in certain circumstances these can save lives! Be aware that along certain areas in the National Park mobile phone reception is limited or does not exist. The rescue personnel have the right to forbid a race participant to continue if they feel that the health of the participant or of other participants may be endangered.

AFTER THE RACE

When you cross the finish line, your time is registered. Do not forget to return your time transponder. The last possible finish time is at 6:00 pm. Skiers who do not finish the race must provide time transponders to finish area by themselves.

DIPLOMA AND MEDAL

There is a diploma for all participants, which can be downloaded online under result list at www.yllaslevi.com. For all participants who finish the Ylläs-Levi Ski Race in the winner’s time + 50% will receive the gold medal. All other participants receive a bronze medal.

PROTEST

A protest which is made within 60 minutes of the first crossing of the finish line will be subject to a fee of € 94,- , will be notified to the race jury and will be treated according to the regulations of the IWO.

In the amateur classes, protests can be made up till 48 hours of the last crossing of the finish line, are subject to a fee of € 50,- and will be considered by the jury.

BAGGAGE DEPOT

After finishing the race, transported clothing storage bags will be handed back to the participants at the finish area in Levi. Evidence in the form of the race start number is obligatory for collection. The race organizers accept no responsibility or liability for items stored in the baggage depot. Lost property can be picked up from Zero Point Ski school for one week after the race ends.

WC/SHOWER/SAUNA

WC, showers and sauna (changing rooms) can be used in Levi Hotel Spa. Each participant has an opportunity to use the facilities in Levi Hotel Spa after the race from 12.00 pm to 6.30 pm. Time overdue must be paid by the guest himself.

FLOWER GIVING CEREMONY AND PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY

Will take place immediately after the first three women and men have crossed the finish line in Levi in both races. The 55km race prize giving is at the finish line, the 70km race official prize giving will take place at the gala event starting at 7.00 pm at Levi Summit.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

The start and finish are located only a few meters from Sport Resort Ylläs and Levi center with a variety of cafes and restaurants.

At the 70km start at Ylläsjärvi, Cafe Lippuluukku, inside of the Ski Resort Bistro building, is open from 7am and offering drinks and sweet pastries, fresh croissants, baked pastries etc for the competitors and service teams to buy.

Each participant is entitled to lunch after the race from 12.00 pm to 6.30 pm as part of the race participation fee. The lunch is served next to the Zero Point inside a truck.

Explore the race route by skiing in advance and have your breaks in the cafés along the route. These include Kotamaja, Aakenuspirtti and Kätkän laavu. The Kotamaja cottage offer a donut and coffee for five euros during the ski week!