In Midnattsloppet there are different start groups based on the expected time in which the participant will finish the race. You can choose which group to register to. However, the closer your choice of group is to the actual time in which you will finish the race, the better the running experience will be for all participants.
Our start groups
It´s important that you are realistic when choosing your start group based on your predicted finishing time. The aim is that runners in a start group are running the race in a pace as close to each other as possible. This will make the flow of the race, and the running experience, better for all participants.
If your expected finishing time, for exapmple, in the 10k race is 53 minutes, you should choose starting group 3.
Below are the start groups and expected finishing times listed.
- 1A. Men – 35.59 min, Women – 39.59 min (seeding required)
- 1B. 36.00 – 39.59 min (seeding required)
- 1C. 40.00 – 44.59 min (seeding required)
- 2. 45.00 – 49.59 min
- 3. 50.00 – 54.59 min
- 4. 55.00 – 59.59 min
- 5. 60.00 – 64.59 min
- 6. 65.00 – 69.59 min
- 7. 70.00 – 85.00 min
The 5K start group will start approx. 10 minutes after the last start of the 10K race.
The different Midnattsloppet races have varied numbers of start groups in each category. Availability may be limited based on the number of participants already registered to a certain start group. The available start groups in a specific race will be visible during the sign up.