Welcome to Birken fjellmaraton
Birken fjellmaraton- a mountain marathon race.
June 12 th, 2021
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 31.12.21.
Entry will open in 2021
Birken fjellmaraton 42 km
Information about the track for 2020 will be published in August. Start and finish at Birkebeineren ski stadium
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
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 Sjøsætervegen 29 Maxim sports drink and water Mesnasaga 31 Maxim sports drink, Coca-Cola, water, bananas and pastry Kroken 36 Maxim sports drink, water, bananas and pastry Finish 42 Water, hot soup, Maarud Potetgull® (crisps) and Gilde sausage
Starting times and classes
All participants recieve a competitors pin (in the start number packet) and a diploma that will be avialable for download at My Page.
There are prizes for the 3 best in each class. The ceremony will be held outside at 13.00
Information for 2020 will be published in August
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
Information for Birken run festival 2021 will be updated later
Roads that will bew closed on race day
- Sjøsetervegen will be closed east of Birkebeiner Skistadion where HalvBirken run crosses the road between 08.30-15.00
- Nybuvegen is closed. Furubakken will be periodically closed 09.00-17.00
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.
Real time: Birkebeinerløpet and HalvBirken run
A start mat placed at start activates your time keeping when you pass it. Exceptions: The elite classes in Birkebeinerløpet and wave 1 in HalvBirken run start at start shot.
Start shot UltraBirken run, Birken fjellmaraton and UngdomsBirken run
Time keeping starts as the start shot is fired.
Split times/Birkebeiner medal times during the race
During Birkebeinerløpet time keeping boards is placed by Sjøsætervegen and Kroken. It tells you what time you need to be able to make the Birkebeiner medal. Note: These times are all un-official.
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.
Please also see the entry conditions
On race day
What happens when ?
Preliminary information Birken run festival 2020
Birkebeineren ski stadium
Friday September 4.
10.00 - 22.00 Sport 1 market
10.00 - 22.00 Race Office and distribution of Bibs
Saturday September 5.
- from 6.30 Bib distribution and Race Office
- 07.30 Start UltraBirken løp
- 08.30 Start Birken fjellmaraton
- 09.00 Start Birkebeinerløpet
- 13.15 Start Birken 5 km - Aktiv mot kreft
- 13.30 Start HalvBirken løp
- 15.00 Start BarneBirken løp
- 16:00 Start UngdomsBirken løp
- 09.00-19.00 Sport 1 marke1
- 09.00-19.00 Diplomas
Distribution of Bibs
Bib distributkion at Birkebeineren ski stadium
Friday 12.00 – 21.00
Saturday from 06.30
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.
There is no registration on the day of the race.
Luggage delivery is by the start at Birkebeineren Skistadion.
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.
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.