17 April, 2019

HCU 130K

Before the race


The registration is open and you’ll find the link under Registration (The registration is in Swedish. Contact us if you have problem with the registration). The deadline for registration is May 15th. If you can´t participate and want to sell your spot, you can always sell it on the private market.

Registration fee

The registration fee is 925 SEK. For bus transport from Örnsköldsvik to the start at the High Coast Bridge there will be another 100 SEK. Please mark if bus is wanted or not in the registration form.

It also includes service during the race, transport to the finish if you have to drop the race, our finisher shirt, food and drink at the finish and honorary awards to the main in each class.


Ladies and men’s class


For accommodation, we recommend the hotels or hostels in Örnsköldsvik.

Required and recommended equipment

Equipment list will be listed in the race PM

Race bibs

Starting envelopes will be handed out between on the bus to the start and at the start at the High Coast Hotel.

Dressing rooms

No dressing rooms will be located at the start.

Drop bags

Runners will be able to send two dropbags to any food and control station in Skule, Näske or Sandlågan – and one bag to the finish at Varvsberget. Those of you who go by bus from Örnsköldsvik to the start leave the bag to the finish before boarding the bus.

Pre race briefing

No race briefing will take place. We will send you a e-mail with last changes and info.

During the race


The start will take place on Friday, June 7 at 22.00 at the playground behind the Höga Kusten Hotel.

Course description

The race will go along the High Coast Trail. The substrate varies from asphalt to extremely technical stone and root paths. The trail is marked with orange markings and blue-white signs. The organizer has improved markings on certain points, with homemade signs, to minimize the risk of getting lost. For people with red / green color blindness, the orange markings can be difficult to see.

On two occasions you will deviate from the trail:

  • At Docksta we leave the trail to take a shortcut. From this point you will follow a marked path for 2 km and the we will reconnect with the trail.
  • Before the finish where the last 10 km will follow a well marked path.

Familiarize yourself with the course in advance, use this link and the course descriptions available on the website. The organizer will not hand out maps as in previous years.

Read also the Rules and regulations for the race.

  • Distance: 130 km
  • Maximum time: 25 hours 
  • Elevation gain: Approximatly 3500 meters
  • Ground:
    • Trail: 47%
    • Gravel road 38%
    • Asphalt: 15%


Dangerous passages

Parts of the race also run along car roads and there runners must show special caution to the traffic. Normal traffic rules apply during the race.


Manual timing takes place at the race’s food and control stations and will be published live via a link on the website. Be sure to make yourself visible at all stations for the official who clocks the station time.

First Aid

There are simpler first aid materials as well as first-aid-trained crew at every food and control station and at the finish.

Food and control stations

Food and control stations are located at Mädan 38 km,  Docksta 73 km, Näske 93 km and Sandlågan 111 km. At each station there are water, sport drink with lemon taste, coffee, Coke, vegetable broth, bananas, salted cucumber, something salty (chips/nuts), something sweet (candy/ chocolate), buns or other sweet bread. Vegetarian options are available at every station.

Beside this there are also served the following at these stations:

Mädan (38km): Warm blueberry soup

Docksta IP (71km): Sandwiches (milk free), warm blueberry soup. At this station there are also access to toilets.

Näske (93km): Sausage with bread and mashed potatoes, shrimp salad, mustard and ketchup. Access to toilet in the village yard.

Sandlågan (111km): Sandwiches (milk free), light beer.

The finish at Varvsberget, Örnsköldsvik: Sport drink, chips, sodas and light beer. Food in the form of a wrap (also a gluten free, lactose free and vegetarian option).

Vegan, gluten-free and milk-free alternatives are available at each station for those who have pre-selected in the registration. The following options are available: Delicato balls (vegan), Delicato biscuits (gluten-free), Tutti Frutti Orginal sweets (vegan, lactose-free), biscuit chocolate vegan, corn cakes (gluten-free), broth (vegan), vegetarian sausage

Self-service Water stations

Water jerricans are available for filling bottles and liquid bubbles as follows (approximate distance):

Lövvik 10 km, Fjärdbotten 20 km, Lidebron 28 km, Vedasjön 47 km, Ullånger 59 km, Entre Syd 84 km, Hålviken 103 km, Utby 117 km, Hamptjärn 125 km.

Please note that there is only water at these stations and that no mugs are provided.

Cut off times

Runners who have not registered at the checkpoint at the following times, are not allowed to continue the competition:

Mädan, 38 km: 04.00 (6 hrs)

Docksta IP 71 km: 10.00 (12 hours)

Näske, 94 km: 15.30 (17.5 hrs)

Sandlågan, 112 km: 19.00 (21 hrs)

Finish Örnsköldsvik, 130 km: 23.00 (25 hours)


If competitors can´t proceed to finish the race, this must be done at one of the food and control station or unmanned water stations, if its possible. If you can´t proceed you must contact any one from the crew or call the race manager +46767609042.

Support and pacer

Support from own support team or outher persons may only be done in direct connection with food and control stations. It is therefore not allowed to receive assistance at the track or at the water stations provided by the organizer.

It is allowed to run with pacers after passing the food and control station in Sandlågan 112 km. Pacers must follow the same rules that´s applyed to the runners. Pacers must not carry food and drink for the runners and are not allowed to help the runner in any other way, for example by pulling the runner with the aid of a rubber band .

After the race

Food service

In connection with the finish, there will be sports drinks, coffee, soft drinks and beer. Warm food will be served, example a wok roll (vegan, gluten and milk-free alternative)


The result is published live during the race. Final results are then presented on the website.

Price ceremony

All runners who complete the race receive a finisher t-shirt sent home. Prizes will be given to the top three in each class.


Dressing room and shower is offered at klubbstugan by the finish. Your finish bag and dropbags are transported there by the organizer and handed out by officials. The destination is several km from Örnsköldsvik’s travel center and the organisers will provide som kind a transport from there to the city center.