Race Instructions

Pay attention to the instructions and the rules.

The event has a list of minimum safety equipments, which should be carried by the participant. The event organizers have a right to do random tests to check up on that participants are carrying those equipments on the course.

9.7.2020 THURSDAY
18.00–22.00Numeroiden jako kaikki matkat / Bib Pickup all distancesÄkäslompolo
10.7.2020 FRIDAY
08.00–10.00Numeroiden jako kaikki matkat / Bib Pickup all distancesÄkäslompolo
11.00–17.00Numeroiden jako kaikki matkat / Bib Pickup all distancesÄkäslompolo
12.00160 KM LÄHTÖ / START OF 160 KMHetta
14.00 (tarkentuu)55 KM LÄHTÖ / START OF 55 KMHetta
18.00-22.30Numeroiden jako / Bib Pickup Äkäslompolo
11.7.2020 SATURDAY
00.00105 KM LÄHTÖ / START OF 105Pallas
02.00 (tarkentuu)55 km the finish line will be closedPallas
9.00 - 11.30Numeroiden jako / Bib Pickup 37 kmÄkäslompolo
12.0037 KM LÄHTÖ / START OF 37 KMÄkäslompolo
20.00Groove Brothers Band ruoka- ja juomateltassa / in the "bistro" tentÄkäslompolo
22.00Palkintojenjako kaikki matkat / Prize ceremony all distancesÄkäslompolo
22.20Groove Brothers Band
ruoka- ja juomateltassa / in the "bistro" tent
24.00160 km, 105 km, 37 km the finish line will be closedÄkäslompolo
Event buses
For those who have prebooked
FRIBussi 160 km lähtöön / Bus departs to 160 km start
Ylläsjärvi Lapland Hotel Saaga 9.00,
Lapland Hotels Äkäshotelli 9.15,
Äkäslompolo Jounin Kauppakeskus (Tunturintie) 9.20.

Bussit 55 km lähtöön / Buses departs to 55 km start
Ylläsjärvi Lapland Hotel Saaga xx.xx,
Lapland Hotels Äkäshotelli xx.xx,
Äkäslompolo Jounin Kauppakeskus (Tunturintie) xx.xx.

Bussit 105 km lähtöön / Buses departs to 105 km start
Ylläsjärvi Lapland Hotel Saaga 21.45,
Lapland Hotels Äkäshotelli 22.00,
Äkäslompolo Jounin Kauppakeskus (Tunturintie) 22.05.

See also Transports During The Event
Event centre and Bib Pickup

The event centre is located in the village Äkäslompolo, which is close to the fell Yllästunturi a.k.a. “Ylläs”.

Address: Sannanrannantie 3, 95970 Kolari, Suomi

Bib Pickup

You will get a map, a bib number and safety pins. We have GPS tracking devices available for approx. fifty ultra runners. These devices are to be switched on just before start to ensure batteries last till finish (race organiser will instruct at starting point).

160 and 105 km runners will get spare bag(s).The race organizers will receive the filled spare bags at the same office in which the bib pick-up will be servicing.

Please mark your bag clearly with your name and bib number. After the use in the aid station, all spare bags will be transported back to the finish line before Saturday evening.

Read more about bib pick-up and equipment checks.

In case of any questions: info@nuts.fi or +358 40 6605 280 / Eppu.

Route and the race map


The race map

As mentioned earlier, all runners will get a map when pick up the race number. Map is not suitable for orienteering, but you can still follow your progress on the trail. Map will be printed on a waterproof paper so it doesn’t need extra cover. The course is marked properly and tightly by the signs and the wooden sticks flagged with orange tape (height ~0,5 m). There is no need for navigation to complete the course.

If you like you can find more detailed map “Pallas-Yllästunturin ulkoilukartta” scaled to 1:50 000 from outdoor stores.

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All series

We give you

  • Map
  • Bib – must be visible on the front side of the runner, the timing chip is included to the bib!
  • GPS transmitter – you will get it from the Bib Pickup (available for approx. hundred runners)
  • Spare bag – 160 km and 105 km runners will each get a spare bag

Bring Along

  • Working and fully charged mobile phone protected from water with race emergency phone number +358 40 6605 281 saved
  • Elastic adhesive bandage – packed water tight (minimum 6cm x 100cm)
  • Water bottle or a hydration reservoir – minimum capacity of 1.5 litres
  • Emergency blanket
  • Whistle
  • Water cup – to avoid wastage there are no disposable cups at the aid stations
  • Emergency rations – at least 250kcal
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Salt – very good aid in case of stomach problems
  • Blister patches, sports tape
  • Toilet paper
  • Shell jacket
  • Compass
  • Poles / telescopic sticks – If you decide to use, they are to be carried throughout the whole race. No poles will be allowed in spare bags.

 In addition 55 km, 105 km and 160 km

  • Waterproof and hooded shell jacket (water column value min. 10000mm on Schmerber scale)
  • Gloves
  • 1x Single midlayer, long sleeve top (t-shirt + arm sleeves do not meet criteria)

We recommend to use energy gels with closable caps or to squeeze your energy gels beforehand in to small resealable bottles. Please dispose your garbage at the aid stations or the garbage bins at the Race Centre.

Mandatory equipment must be carried from the start to finish; equipment will be checked at the bib pickup.

Additional equipment check for the 160 km runners at the Pallas aid station. 55km runners will have random inspections along the trail.

Trekking poles must be carried all the way and they are not allowed in spare bags.

Aid Stations and Time Charts

Aid stations:  Spare bag location

Aid Stations and Time Charts 37 km

PlaceAid StationInterCumulCut Off
Äkäslompolo00Start 12.00

Aid Stations and Time Charts 55 km

PlaceAid StationInterCumulCut Off
Hetta00Start 14.00
Mustavaara (Pyhäkero)11,411,416.00

Aid Stations and Time Charts 105 km

PlaceAid StationInterCumulCut Off
Pallas 00Start 00.00
Peurakaltio 13,645,911.30
Kotamaja 1Vesi/water8,854,7
Kotamaja 2Vesi/water8,36316.00

Aid Stations and Time Charts 160 km

PlaceAid StationInterCumulCut Off
Hetta00Start 12.00
Mustavaara (Pyhäkero)11,411,4
Pallas 23,655,300.00
Peurakaltio 13,6101,411.30
Kotamaja 1Vesi/water8,8110,3
Kotamaja 2Vesi/water8,3118,616.00

Water, bananas, sports drinks, salty and sweet snacks are available at all aid stations. Aid stations will also take care of vegans, gluten-frees and those allergic to chocolate – at least. Please pay attention while signing up that you inform us about your special diets. More information about snacks and drinks at the stations.

NOTE: There will be only water service at these aid stations: Kotamaja 1 and Kotamaja 2

There are toilets here and there along the way but bring your own toilet paper

Spare bags: 160 km’s participants can send their spare bags to the Pallas and Peurakaltio aid stations and 105 km’s participants to the Peurakaltio aid station. You must bring your packed spare bag (the one given by organiser) to the Bib Pickup service. Please mark your bag clearly with your name and a bib number.Spare bags will be returned back to Äkäslompolo on Saturday evening.

Use of external aid is only allowed at the official aid stations: Hietajärvi, Pallas, Rauhala, Peurakaltio, Ylläsjärvi and Kellokas.

Excessive gear and clothing needed by 55 km, 105 km and 160 km runners: In case you need any extra gear or clothing at the starting lines, the race organiser will transfer them back to the finish lines in Pallas (55km) and Äkäslompolo (105km and 160km). Kindly mark your belongings properly with your name and a bib number; loose jackets and/or pants might get dirty so pack all items that are to be transferred to e.g. in plastic bags. Bags will be stored outdoors.

55 km, 105 km and 160 km runners: Similar to text above, you can leave “shower & refreshment-kit” at starting point for us to be delivered to finish in Pallas or Äkäslompolo waiting your arrival. Kindly do not pack any glass items (e.g. bottles).


The most common problems are blisters, abrasions, injuries caused after falling and fatigue after running out of energy and dehydration. There is always a risk of hypothermia after your speed gets slow or you must stop. Prepare yourself so that you can help yourself and get to an aid station or to the nearest shelter. It is absolutely mandatory to help others in need. If any of the fellow runners seem to have troubles please ask his/her condition.

In a case of emergency during the run please call to the race’s emergency duty phone.

You must carry a mobile phone in case for any help (for you or for fellow runners). Race organiser can also call you to ask for help for other runners or to check your status. Even tough everything is OK with you when emergency duty number calls – please answer!

Best cellular connections at the rural areas of Lapland are provided by the “Telia” telecom operator. If your phone service is provided by someone else please consider of getting a Telia prepaid SIM. If you change your phone number for the race please remember to change it also to your personal details provided to organisers.

In case you prefer to use your national SIM card, please ensure before the race it works properly (roaming in Finland)

If you decide to quit, please do so only at the aid stations from where you will be guided to the nearest road for a pick up. Note out that even if you did quit, you may have to walk several kilometres to reach the transportation. If you are not able to move, evacuation will be carried out by a rescue helicopter through National Emergency Services. Distances to the nearest roads from the Pallas-Hetta leg: Montellinmaja 3km, Hannukuru 10km, Tappuri 9km, Pyhäkero aid station 2.5km.

55km series will be followed by a race guide from Pallas who dresses on a yellow vest and has working communications to Race Centre.

In case of serious accidents call public emergency number 112 first and ask for help. After that, contact the race’s emergency duty phone +358 40 6605 281

Participants must take care of their own insurance policy.

Important notice:

  • The weather might change rapidly at the open fell; it can get very cold and even snow also in July!
  • In case of poor visibility (fog, darkness), please pay special attention to the route markings.
  • Please be extra careful when crossing roads, rivers or streams.
  • If you decide to drink from the streams or rivers it is on your own responsibility!
  • The route runs through the National Park so you must stay on the trail!
  • Littering is absolutely prohibited!
  • The trail is demanding because of steep ups and downhills, slippery stones, roots and muddy areas.
  • In a case of sprained ankle remember RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Remember to drink enough and do not forget electrolytes.
  • All the runners and their actions will make the race safe for everyone! Be safe and take care of your fellow runners.
After the race

Showers: Showers & Saunas are available for participants after the race at Lapland Hotel Äkäshotelli.

After Race meal: There will be soup and salty snacks available at both finishes after the races. Salty snacks are naturally gluten free and for the vegans there is also vegan friendly soup available.


Runner can be disqualified if

  • Littering (inc. biodegranble fruit skins) can cause a time penalty or a disqualifying – depending on the disrespect of the action.
  • Unethical behaviour
  • Using external aid outside of the aid stations
  • Not helping fellow runners in need
  • Taking the short cut
  • Not visiting all aid stations

Runner will be disqualified if

  • Missing compulsory gear. Race steward may carry out inspections along the route to check your equipment.
  • Exceeding time limits, see Aid Stations and Time Charts


The organiser reserves the right to make changes. Please follow this page for additional information.