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Tromsø 5th January 2019

Polar Night Halfmarathon

A record number of participants ran Polar Night Halfmarathon in 2018. The race was sold out already early december 2017, after an overwhelming interest.

Almost 2100 participants, and among these almost 900 foreign runners from 54 nations who had made their way to the high north to experience the polar night and running in arctic conditions.  The ones who had traveled to Tromsø for this event were excited about running in wintry conditions with snow, wind and icy ground. The "traditional" discussion about whether to run with or without spikes, was the big topic before the start at the town square.

The winter race offers three distances; Half marathon, 10km and 5km. As Tromsø is situated 400km above the arctic circle, we experience polar night from the end of November to end of January. 

See all results from the Polar Night Halfmarathon 2018  HERE.

The entry for Polar Night Halfmarathon 2019 opens 15th January, SIGN UP to secure your place at the starting line.


Articles from the race

2017: See photos at our Facebook-page.


Here are lot of photos from the race in January 2016.  Enjoy

Blogger Flori:  Blogg/article in German for the PolarNIght Half-Marathon 2016

Runner Jens: From PolarNight Half-Marathon 2016




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