The running year 2017 was off to a great start january 7th when a record number of participants ran Polar Night Halfmarathon. The race was sold out already early december 2016, after an overwhelming interest.
Almost 1700 participants, and among these almost 700 foreign runners from 46 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 above the arctic circle, we experience polar night from the end of November to January 15th.
See all results from the Polar Night Halfmarathon HERE.
The entry for Polar Night Halfmarathon 2018 opens January 20th, SIGN UP to secure your place at the starting line.