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Polar Night Halfmarathon 2018

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Quick facts about Polar Night Halfmarathon 2018

Welcome to the Arctic city of Tromsø at 70°N and the Midnight Sun Marathon

MØRKETIDLØP - POLAR NIGHT HALFMARATHON - 6 JANUARY 2018

Polar Night Halfmarathon is the largest winter race in Norway and takes part in the arctic city of Tromsø. The race takes part in the polar night period, which lasts from November 21st until January 21st.

The polar night occurs when the night last more than 24 hours. This only occurs inside the polar circle. The opposite phenomenon, when the sun stays above the horizon for a long time is called the polar day, or midnight sun. The first Polar Night Half-Marathon took part in 2004 and has been more and more popular for runners from all over the world. You can choose between three distances: 21.1K, Mørketids-mila (10K) or SATS Mørketidsrim (5K without timing). If the weather allows it, the track will be lit with candles.

Distances

21.1km Half Marathon
10km Race
5km Run

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