The Arctic light and nature in Northern Norway are filled with strong contrasts and intense experiences. In Tromsø, the Polar night starts 21st November and ends 21st January. During this time, the sun never rises above the horizon which results in only a few hours with what we call the blue arctic light. Although, we have a minimum of daylight, the contrasts and colourful display of light in the horizon and the Northern lights dancing in the sky make this quite a special time of the year.
Usually, we celebrate the Polar night with the PolarNight Halfmarathon in the beginning of January. We love to meet people from all around the world at the start of our race and your enthusiasm when you cross the finish line. Since the Corona pandemic sets restrictions for event, not all of you are able to join us in Tromsø for the 2021 race. We are sorry for that and we miss you. So, we thought about how to make it easier for all fellow running enthusiasts, to get through the wintertime and encourage you to keep running and challenging yourself. Therefore, we launch a virtual PolarNight Marathon. You can participate in 4 different distances from 21st of November 2021 until 21st of January 2021, during the PolarNight periode here in Tromsø. Run together with people from all over the world, wherever you are and whenever you want.
Sats Mørketidstrim (5k)
Information about virtual races: user-guide-for-polarnight-marathon-english (pdf)