Mizuno KRSUltra 60 is a 60 kilometer long cross-country race with a total ascent of around 2000 meters. Start and finish are at Aquarama in Kristiansand center. The surface is distributed with 7km of asphalt / 15km of gravel / cart road and 38km of technical path. The trail is technically demanding and takes you on a round trip in Bymarka and Skråstadheia
Starting time 08:00 *
* Participants who think they will have problems with the deadline (finish before 20:00) can on request start 07:00.
|01/12/2022 – 31/12/2022||800,-|
|01.01.2023 – 31.03.2023||900,-|
|01/04/2023 – 14/04/2023||1.000,-|
The following is included in the participation fee:
Timing, drink / food stations along the way, transport of dropbag, hot meal at the finish.
No refunds are given upon cancellation, but you can transfer your place to others free of charge up to and including 31 March 2023 and for a change fee of NOK 100 in the last 14 days before the start.
All participants are obliged in all Norwegian exercise events to redeem the license.
For more information about the license, see NIF's website.
START - HOMMEREN
12.2 KM / 340+ / 310-
The trail starts on hard ground at Aquarama and along the river bank until we take up Baneheia after about 2 kilometers. We follow the gravel paths in Baneheia up via Bånetjønn and down behind the hospital which is passed after just under 5 kilometers. From there, we follow the technical path counterclockwise in the blue-marked "Bymarka runt" until the detour (unmarked path) towards Gangdalen. The trail goes on the Otrasiden of Gangdalen and comes out on the bike path at Sagebakken which is followed to the checkpoint Hommeren.
HOMMEREN - GREEN PLACE
11.9 KM / 430+ / 420-
From Hommeren, the route continues down the gravel road, under the Setedal railway and over Otra on the suspension bridge. Setesdalsveien is first followed on a cycle path and then at the roadside (keep right) until we turn right up towards Glattetre. The cart road is followed upwards. Signage and blue markings towards Skråstadvarden are followed (the right one) and the cart road eventually becomes a technical path. At Skråstadvarden, follow the blue-marked outer trail towards Oddersjaa. From here you run past Den Omvendte Båd and down the red-marked path to Kyredalen. The trail continues up and past Redalsheia and follows the blue markings down to the post road at Sødalsmyra. The trail enters the blue-marked technical path marked "Sødal" after only 50m on the post road and follows this over Kalkheia and down by Jegersbergsvann by the dam. The hiking trail towards Grønn slette is followed to the checkpoint on the plain which is after around 23km.
GREEN PLAIN - SAGAVEIEN
8.8 KM / 410+ / 420-
From Grønn slette, follow the hiking trail along Jegersbergsvann on the north side and out onto the light trail in the direction of Stitjønn. The blue-marked path "Holmenkollen" is followed up and over Holmenkollen where the markings turn red and go past Lomtjønn and down at the northern edge of Kyrtjønn. The trail goes straight across the post road and follows the red marking a few hundred meters before it turns off and down to the right. The trail comes out on red markings at Øygardstjønn and follows the pond around on the left side marked «Grostøl». The post road is followed by the bridge at Grostøl where we take the path «Gamle postveien». This is followed to the path up towards Rosseheia and down the back of the construction road over to Saga.
SAGAVEIEN - HOMMEREN
10.8 KM / 410+ / 410-
The construction road is followed only a few hundred meters before the trail turns right and follows the red-marked trail up the slope towards Slettehei. Red markings are followed down Bydalen via Eilefsmyr from Slettehei until it is extended to a cart road and Linvannet becomes visible. Sharp left turn along the eastern side of Linvannet and down towards Kringlemyr. At the junction, choose the red-marked technical path to the left down Fagreisdalen to the construction road. Turn left up a few hundred meters on the construction road until the blue-marked technical path takes the right direction Murtedalen. At the house in Murtedalen, follow the cart road further along Sagevannet to Skau-Skau. Follow the marked trail towards Skråstadvarden to the cart road down to Glattetre. Take the right down the cart road all the way to the bottom and the national road becomes visible. Follow the left side of the paved road back to the Hommeren checkpoint.
HOMMEREN - GOAL
16.2 KM / 410+ / 410-
From Hommeren, take a cycle path under the road and continue straight until it turns into a cart road. Follow the cart road a few kilometers until the blue-marked technical path turns off to the left marked «Strai». Follow this past Fiskevann until after a few kilometers it turns into first a cart road, then a gravel road and finally asphalt down towards Strai. Take the predecessor crossing at Bunnpris and follow the cycle path a few hundred meters to the right direction Kristiansand. Follow the cycle path further when it turns left and under the railway. Turn right at the first crossroads and cross the road. At an open gravel site, take the red-marked trail up into the city field. After a steep climb, you come out on the "Bymarka runt" trail. Turn right and follow this for the next 5 kilometers all the way to Ravneheia. Take the blue-marked path towards Ravnedalen. Be careful down the stairs. In Ravnedalen, turn left and we continue on the gravel road up to Bånetjønn. The trail goes clockwise around Bånetjønn and follows the light trail down to the center. We run on small paths down via Brannvakta and over the dam between the 1st and 2nd stomp and back to the place we came up in the track heath a few hours earlier. Finally, follow your own tracks the remaining 2 flat kilometers along the river bank on hard ground to finish on the grass by the city beach.
The following aid stations can be found along the route.
|Water (water, Squeezy sports drinks and squash)|
|Food (cola, bread, salt sausage, chips, fruit and buns)|
|Shower / wardrobe|
NB! Remember to bring your own cup / bottle for refilling drinks.
At the finish, a hot meal will also be served (also gluten-free / vegan alternative).
You will be given a dropbag and a label for this when registering, which will be used for what you want available at checkpoint Hommeren. Own bags or sacks will not be accepted.
The bib must be affixed without folding visibly on the front. The entire bib must be visible throughout the race.
The route will be well marked with markers and signs. There is no need for a map or compass or knowledge of the trails in advance. For your own security you may want to load the trail's .gpx file if you have a watch that supports this. If you have run more than 200m without seeing a mark, turn around and return to the last mark. Runners are obliged to follow the marked route and running off the marked route may result in disqualification.
There will be no drinking cups at the drinking stations, so if you want a drink, you must bring your own cup or bottle for refilling.
The only other required equipment you must have is a mobile phone which must be switched on during the entire race, but it may make sense to bring clothing according to the weather conditions as well as food and drink for the periods between the checkpoint.
A maximum time of 12 hours has been set for KRSUltra 60. This is to ensure that all runners finish before it gets dark. Runners will be stopped at checkpoint Hommeren at 18:00. The last runner who leaves the checkpoint is followed by a runner from the orgaizer to make sure that we all get to the finish line safely.
Participants who think they will have problems with the maximum time can start at 07:00 on request. NB! Participants who start early will not be able to compete for podium places
Participants who have to abandon the race must inform the race director about this as soon as possible on telephone 958 36 581. We will try to be helpful with transport if this is practically possible.