About Semesterloppet

Semesterloppet, an Ålandic sports tradition, that was organized for the first time in 1983. The race is for the whole family, offering distances of 12km, 8km and 4km and 1km for the younger participants, that this year will be called Lekialoppet!

Start- and finish line is at Käringsund Resort & Conference, which is the competition center. The participants are here offered service as dressing room and sauna and also parking lots close to the start and finish.
Food and drinks are available for purchase and in the evening there will be Archipelago buffet and dance to the tunes of Mantix (More info is coming up about dinner and dance)

The main organizer is Åland Event, in cooperation with Åland Triathlon Club.

          

Classes and distances 2019

All distances and classes starts on Saturday 13.7.2019 at 2.30 – 2.35 pm.
The Semesterloppet is a race where the happy amateurs run in the same class as those who compete for a good time – everyone is welcome!

Semesterloppet 12km
Classes: men, women

Semesterloppet 8km
Classes: open class (all ages) and boys 16yrs (born 2003 or later) and girls 16yrs (born 2003 or later)

Semesterloppet 4km
Classes: open class (all ages) and boys 12yrs (born 2007 or later) and girls 12yrs (born 2007 or later)

Lekialoppet 1km
For juniors and adults accompanying younger participants

Registration and fees 2019

HERE can you see the pre-registered for Semesterloppet 2019

– 9.7.2019 (online)
and late registration at Lekia, Maxinge on Thursday 11.7 at 11am – 6pm and on site in Käringsund on Friday  at 6-8 pm

Adults – 15€
Juniors (≤ 16år) – 10€
Juniors/ Lekialoppet – 5€
Adult companions/ Lekialoppet – free

Late registration on Saturday at 12-1.30 pm
Adults – 25€
Juniors (≤ 16år) – 15€
Juniors/ Lekialoppet – 10€
Adult companions/ Lekialoppet – free

By signing me for the race and paying the participation fee I agree to the contest rules and give my consent to the organizer to publish my (or my childs) name, serie/class, compound and nationality on participant,- start- and resultlists.  Participation in Semesterloppet is at your own risk. The Organizer is not responsible for any accidents that may occur during the competition. A accident insurance is recommended. The Organizers have the right to photograph and film the participants during the event and has the right to use the material in their own marketing. The Organizer has the right to send information about our events 2019-2020

The registration fee includes following:

  • registration
  • bib- number
  • chip- timing
  • fluid point available after every lap/ at the finishline
  • medal to all participants at the finish
  • chance to win raffle prizes
  • access to locker rooms, shower and sauna
  • 3€ discount at the cafe by showing your Bib-number (at least 10€ purchase)

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Course

The course goes into Eckerö’s beautiful forest terrain along woods and paths. All starts and finishes take place at Käringsund Resort & Conference.
Running / walking takes place along a 4kms course (4km – 1 lap, 8km – 2 laps and 12km – 3 laps). The children run along their own 1km path, starting and finishing in the same place as the rest.
Both courses are marked with arrows and marking bands.

  
Here can you familiarize yourself with the map of Semesterloppet 4km course and the map of Semesterloppet 1km

Prizes and prize award ceremony

All participants get a medal at the finish line.

Prizes awarded to the three fastest men and women at 12km. The 3 fastest in the boy- and girl classes 8 km (≤ 16years, born 2003 or later) and on 4 km (≤ 12years, born 2007 or later) get prizes. Raffle prizes among all participants in Semesterloppet. These are raffled and awarded at the prize award ceremony, which means that the participant needs to be there in order to receive their prize. If the prize winner isn´t there there prize will be raffled to somebody else.

Prize award ceremony will be held at Saturday 13 July, approx. at 4.30 pm at Käringsund Resort & Conferences terrace


       Medal to all participants

Other information and timeschedule


Peppi Pirat will be on site to cheer on the participants!

Registration package

The package includes bib number and timing chip. The bib number is fastened with safety pins (included in the package, don´t need to be returned) in the front of the body.

Registration packets are picked up as follows:
Thursday 11.7 between 11 am – 6 pm at Lekia in Maxinge
Friday 12.7 at 6-8pm from race office in Käringsund
Saturday 13.7 at 12-1.30 pm  (pre- registered until 2.15 pm) from race office

3€ discount at the cafe by showing your Bib-number (at least 10€ purchase)

Timing

Timing is done with chip (included in the start package) attached around the ankle with Velcro. The time is calculated from the start (starting shot) until the participant cross the finish line.
If a participant cancel the race, the chip shall be returned to the race office without delay. After finishing the race to organizers take care of the chip.
For non-returned / lost the chip the participant will be charged 90€.

First aid

First aid- trained personnel present. In case of a serious accident, call 112!

Service point

Participants of 8- and 12km have access to fluid at each round to the start and finish area.
At finish, there is fluid (water, juice, Powerade sports drink) and a small snack (banana, bun) for all participants.

Servicepoint i co operation with

Please don´t litter our nature! Throw e.g. garbage into garbage bags found at the fluid station.

Showers and locker rooms

Locker rooms, shower and sauna available for the participants in Käringsund Resort and Conferences sauna by the beach.

Clothes storage

Bags can be left in the race office during the race.

Parking

Free parking lots close to the start- and finisharea.

Rules

Semesterloppet is a running event with only open classes and thus are no competition rules, participation with common sense.

Semesterloppet is a family party where the most important thing is to have fun! However, there are those who love to run the race as fast as possible so please let them pass you, especially at the start where it can be a little crowded.

Terms and conditions:

By signing me for the race and paying the participation fee I agree to the contest rules and give my consent to the organizer to publish my (or my childs) name, serie/class, compound and nationality on participant,- start- and resultlists.  Participation in Semesterloppet is at your own risk. The Organizer is not responsible for any accidents that may occur during the competition. A accident insurance is recommended. The Organizers have the right to photograph and film the participants during the event and has the right to use the material in their own marketing. The Organizer has the right to send information about our events 2019-2020

Lost property

Handed to the organizers who keep them during the current season (until 31.10.2019) if they haven´t been collected during the competition weekend.
After the season, leftovers are submitted to charity organizations.

Canceling

If you for some reason have to cancel the race, you should notify the nearest volunteer or contact the organizer by phone (+358405223823). Please also notify if you won´t start at all.

We think about nature!

The disposable vessels that we use during the contests are compostable and are sorted during/after the contest. We have also joined barkraft.ax and made some promises that strive towards a sustainable society. We are Kranmärkt-certified, which means that we don’t give out bottled water during the contests.
We are constantly working further on this and our goal is to be eco labelled in the future!
Learn more about our environment policy at www.alandevent.ax

    

Cancellation policy

The registration for the competition is binding, the registration fee will not be refunded if you can´t participate in the competition.
If canceled by 16.6.2019, your participation can be moved to the following year’s competition.
Until 9.7 it’s possible to change distances/ classes (no possible difference will be refunded), or transfer the participation to another participant.

Cancellations and changes shall be made by email to info@alandevent.com