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, shower and also parking lots close to the start and finish.
Food and drinks are available for purchase. After the race Käringsund Resort & Conference will i.a have a pizza buffet which can be pre-booked through this link. Drop in also works good!

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

 

Classes and distances 2022

All distances and classes starts on Saturday 9.7.2022 at 2.30 – 2.50 pm.

Also this year the children’s race (1km) starts first at 2.30 pm, then 4-12km starts at 2.50 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/ girls 16yrs (born 2006 or later)

Semesterloppet 4km
Classes: open class (all ages) and boys/ girls 12yrs (born 2010 or later)

Lekialoppet 1km
For juniors and adults accompanying younger participants

 

Registration and fees 2022

 


PRE- REGISTERED to Semesterloppet 2022!

-5.7.2022 (online)
Adults – 15€
Juniors (≤ 16år) – 10€
Juniors/ Lekialoppet – 5€
Adult companions/ Lekialoppet – free, possible to pay a voluntary participation fee!


Late registration in Maxinge on Thursday 7.7 from 11.30 to 17.00 
and in Käringsund on Friday 8.7 from 17.00 to 20.00
Adults – 20€
Juniors (≤ 16år) – 10€
Juniors/ Lekialoppet – 5€
Adult companions/ Lekialoppet – free, possible to pay a voluntary participation fee!

 

In Käringsund on competion day at 12-1.30 pm!
Adults – 30€
Juniors (≤ 16år) – 15€
Juniors/ Lekialoppet – 10€
Adult companions/ Lekialoppet – free, possible to pay a voluntary participation fee!


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 2022-2023


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
  • access to locker rooms, shower and sauna
  • 3€ discount at the cafe by showing your Bib-number (at least 10€ purchase)
  • chance to win raffle prizes (for registered no later than 7.7.2022)

 

Do you need a RACE BELT ?

With a race belt you don´t need safety pins to attach your bib number!
You just attach your bib number to the belt,and then you can quickly and easily put it on and take it off. You can smootly move the bib number from back to the front of your body, or easily take of a layer of clothes without it being too much trouble to move the bib number!
See here HOW to USE a RACE BELT!

You can buy your own Åland Event – race belt for 12€ when you sign up for Semesterloppet 2022.
You will get your belt with your registration package.


Do you need an ACCIDENT INSURANCE ?

LokalTapiola Åland will help you to fix the right insurance just for you!
More information at www.lokaltapiola.ax

 

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.


Medal to all participants

Prizes awarded to the three fastest men and women at 12km. The 3 fastest in the boy- and girl classes 8 km (≤ 16years, born 2006 or later) and on 4 km (≤ 12years, born 2010 or later) get prizes *). 
Raffle prizes among the pre-registered 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 9 July, approx. at 4.30 pm at Käringsund Resort & Conferences terrace


    *) Prize award ceremony in co operation Merrell with Team Sportia Åland

 

 

Other information and timeschedule

 

Note! The organizer reserves the right to make changes!


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.


Bib number in the front of the body

Registration packets are picked up as follows:
Thursday 7.7 between 11.30-17.00 at Lekia in Maxinge (will be confirmed closer to the race)
Friday 8.7 at 5-8pm from race office in Käringsund
Saturday 9.7 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 2022-2023


Lost property

Handed to the organizers who keep them during the current season (until 31.10.2022) 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 12.6.2022*), your participation can be moved to the following year’s competition.
Until 8.7 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

*) If the competition is canceled later than 12.6.2022 due to decisions of authorities and / or participants who follow the authorities’ restrictions can´t come to the competition due to restrictions for the Corona virus the participation can be moved to the following year’s competition.