Before the race
The registration will open at january 8, 2023. The race is fully subscribed when 225 participants have registered. The deadline for registration is May 15, 2023. If you can´t participate and want to sell your spot, you can always sell it on the private market. Any change of name is made via a link to the receipt that is sent out upon registration, but no later than May 15, 2023.
The registration fee is 925 SEK. For bus transport on Friday at 8.00 PM 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
High Coast Ultra 2023 is expected to entitles all finishers 5 ITRA points, which can be used for example Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB)
No cancellation can be made, but we refer to the private market for sales. Change of name is made by the person who is registered via a link on the receipt, however by 15 May 2023 at the latest.
Change of name
If you sell your spot you can change the name by send us a email with information of the new participant. Change must be made before May 15 2023.
For accommodation, we recommend the hotels or hostels in Örnsköldsvik.
Required and recommended equipment
Equipment list will be listed in the race PM
Starting envelopes will be handed out between 19.00 – 20.00 at the parking lot outside FV-stugan where the buses to the start also depart. For those of you who will go straight to the start, starting envelopes will be handed out from about 21.15 in the designated room at the High Coast Hotel.
No dressing rooms will be located at FV-stugan or Hotell Höga Kusten
Transport to the start
The buses to the start departs from the parking lot below FV-stugan at 20.00 for those who signed up. We ask you to be in time to the bus as it is important that the bus goes on time. The bag you want to have at the finish is left before boarding the bus, bring the outher drop bags with you on the bus to the start.
Parking for those who go in their own car to start is at the parking lot next to Hotel Höga Kusten
If delay for any reason arises and you do not have time to get to the bus, please contact competition management at +46722151388. We want to know who is going with the bus so we don’t leave anyone behind.
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 2 at 22.00 at the playground behind the Höga Kusten Hotel.
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 make a safe passage below the E4. From this point you will follow a marked path for 3 km and the we will reconnect with the trail.
- Before the finish where the last 4 km will follow a well marked path (orange).
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
- Trail: 47%
- Gravel road 38%
- Asphalt: 15%
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.
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 bottles 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, Svedjeholmen 123 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 +46722151388
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
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.
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 FV-stugan. Your finish bag and dropbags are transported there by the organizer and handed out by officials. The destination is about 800m from Örnsköldsvik’s travel center and about 1 km from the central hotels.