Virutal Race Period

19th of May to 26th of July 2021

Midnight Sun Marathon – virtual edition

Registration for the Virtual race

The Arctic light and nature in Northern Norway are filled with strong contrasts that provide intense experiences. Tromsø, the home of the Midnight Sun Marathon, is situated at 69 degrees north, 350 km above the Arctic circle. During the winter the Polar Night encloses the city and the sun never rises above the horizon. During this time there are only a few hours of the characteristic blue daylight. During the summer, when the Polar Day takes over, it is the contrary and the sun shines day and night. The endless, bright days make you never want to sleep…..

For those that cannot join our races physically the coming year and for those that want to prepare for our races we offer a virtual running solution.

How its done?

– Register for one or several of our 4 distances
– Receive your personal Bib number via email
– Run wherever you want and between the 19th of May until the 26th of July 2021
– Upload your result to our platform
– Receive your participant diploma via email
– Get your medal in the post

USER GUIDE: USER GUIDE for the Virtual Midnight Sun Marathon (pdf)

Distances:

MSM Mini-Marathon (4,2km)
Coop Mila (10km)
Mizuno Halfmarathon (21,1km)
Midnight Sun Marathon (42,2km)

Run wherever you are, and whenever you want!

Please note,

All runners are responsible for their own safety and will have to act in accordance with their local and national health authorities recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is no insurance included in the registration fee. The organizer assumes no liability whatsoever for participants’ accidents or physical injury or death.

Tell us about your race at Our Facebook

Kind regards,
Team Midnight Sun Marathon

Here you can find the results for the Virutal Midnight Sun Marathon 2020.

 

Information related to the race

Before the race

Which distances can I run and can I participate in several distances?

You can choose between four different distances. The Midnight Sun Marathon, Mizuno Halfmarathon, Coop Mila (10k) and MSM Minimarathon (4,2k)

If you want, you can run several of the distances listed above.

Where can I sign up?

You can sign up here.

Can I change distances?

Yes, you can change distances by logging in to “My page”.

Will I get a start number/ BIB?

Yes, when you register for our virtual race, you will get a confirmation email with your personalized start number/ Bib. You can print it and use it while running. You can also share it on Facebook.

Does it matter where I run?

No, it is up to you to run on a flat course or in the mountains. Just remember to use reflex if you run while it`s dark and be careful when running in areas with a lot of traffic.

! All runners are responsible for their own safety and will have to act in accordance with their local and national health authorities’ recommendations regarding COVID-19 pandemic! Remember to keep at least 1m distance to other pedestrians.

On raceday

When can I run?

You can run  from 19th of May 00:00 o’clock until the 26th of July 24:00 o’clock. This is the time when we have the Midnightsun in Tromsø. The final date to register your time in our platform will be the 29th of July 2021 24:00 o’clock.

Is there a cut-off time?

No, you can walk, jog or run as fast as you can. However, you have to finish the course within 26th of July 2021 24:00 o’clock.

How does the timing work?

  1. You register via our platform and get access to your profile.
  2. Start your device/app and run your chosen distance. The tool you use to track your race serves as your personal “virtual timing chip”.

Please check in our USER GUIDE for the Virtual Midnight Sun Marathon (pdf) that your chosen tool is supported by our system.

Be aware of that you have to run the correct number of kilometres. If you have raced shorter than the race distance, we will calculate upwards on a fair basis based on your last pace, within a certain tolerance range. If you have raced longer than the race distance, we will calculate backwards to your accumulated race time at the point of completing the set race distance.

Please be also aware that if you “Pause” your activity our system will not. It will measure the total time from start to finish.

  1. Finish your race and registrate your time

Access your profile and register your time on “my page” by pressing “my time”. You can simply connect and upload from your Strava account, but as long as you import a GPX, TCX and FIT format it should be fine.

You do not want to show your time in the result list? You can finish the race and register without your time. By choosing the “I have completed the distance and want to register my status” on “my page”. Your name will then show in the result list but not your time.

How can I register my time?

Access your profile and register your time on “my page” by pressing “my time”.

You have three different options for how you register your time

        1. Platform connection
        2. Activity file upload
        3. Manuel time entry

Read this: USER GUIDE for the Virtual Midnight Sun Marathon (pdf)for more information about how you register your time.

Be aware of that you have to run the correct number of kilometres. If you have raced shorter than the race distance, we will calculate upwards on a fair basis based on your last pace, within a certain tolerance range. If you have raced longer than the race distance, we will calculate backwards to your accumulated race time at the point of completing the set race distance.

Which apps and devices can I use?

You can use any kind of smart phone, smart watch, fitness watch or activity tracker which will serve as your personal “virtual timing chip”. Run with watch/ device that enables you to export a GPX/TCX file or you can use one of the following platforms: Strava, Endomondo, Polar, Garmin or Suunto.

After the race

Do I receive a medal?

When you finish the race, you will get a medal and a virtual finisher diploma. The virtual finisher diploma will be sent to your email right after you registered your result.

The medal will be sent out in the midle of August and of course only after your registered a valid result. Your result has to be registered until July 29th, 2021 24:00 o’clock.

We do not send medals to participants that have not registered a valid time – like in a real race you only get what you work for. Please check and make sure you provided us with your correct post address.

Please be aware of that due to covid-19 it might take a while before the medal gets to you, however if you have not received it within the midle of October please contact us at info@msm.no.

Results from the virtual Midnight Sun Marathon

My time is not correct, what can I do/ I do not agree with my results.

Before questioning your result, please read the following information carefully. GPS/activity fitness devices are not a 100% accurate technology. If you disagree with your result, we advise you to evaluate this based on the race instructions and the general information stated in our guide. Further we do offer you the option to manually submit your time, that will overwrite your uploaded activity.

When you register your results, all race activity sessions are handled equally and analysed on a fair basis. All results calculations are based on the measured time and measured distance by your activity/fitness device. If you have raced longer than the race distance, we will calculate backwards to your accumulated race time at the point of completing the set race distance. If you have raced shorter than the race distance, we will calculate upwards on a fair basis based on your last pace, within a certain tolerance range. Therefore, it is important to note that we may process and evaluate your result different from your existing platform provider; both in time and in distance completed.

However, if you still have problems with your registered time send us an email to info@msm.no.

 

Is my time published?

That depends. When you upload you result you can either decide to show your accomplished time or be listed as finisher of the race. If you want to be listed as a finisher you choose the “I have completed the distance and want to register my status” button on “My page”.

Other events:

Distance sponsor:

Coop