FAQ digital Midnattsloppet 2021

Here we have gathered all the info you need to register, run leaders (löparvärd), picking up your participant t-shirt & medal, diplomas, anniversaries, timing/results and more!

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Here you will find the most answers to our most common questions.

Regristration / Entry

  • Age limit

    Midnattsloppet 10 km and 5 km is open to runners from the year you turn 14 years old. Together with an adult, you can participate in the 5 km from the year you turn 12 years old.

  • Can I have my t-shirt / medal sent home?

    Yes, to a fee of 60 sek we can send it to you.  Select this option when registering.

    Last day to choose home delivery of the shirt is 24/8 at 14.00. It takes about 2 working days to send the shirt.

  • Can I participate from another country?

    Of course!

    Please note though, the audio experience will be in Swedish, just as if you were running the traditional race.

    We can also send the t-shirt/medal to you for a fee of 90SEK, and you will also need to pay any additional customs charges upon receiving.

  • Can I register more at the same time?

    Yes. When you have entered in all details for the participant click “Add another entry” (Lägg till en ny anmälan).  Repeat for each entry and then proceed to payment.

  • Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

    Yes, it is possible to transfer your entry to someone else.  The charge for this is 100kr.  Until 14 June it’s also posible to change size of t-shirt and Stadium pickup store.

  • Entry fee and what’s included

    In addition to you having a completely unique Midnattsloppet experience via our app together with timing/tracking, you also receive the (2021) t-shirt from adidas (refer to This year’s t-shirt), a medal and a digital diploma. The medal is optional and can be deselected upon registration.

    Entry fee 5 and 10 km: SEK 225.

  • Entry: This is how you do it.

    Registration for the Digital Midnattsloppet is made in our registration portal.  Here you choose:

    • distance (5km or 10km)
    • your t-shirt size
    • the Stadium store you wish to collect your t-shirt and medal from (The medal is optional and can be removed upon registration.)

    Upon submission of your entry, you will receive confirmation  via email, and on August 5 we will send you a start certificate with information on how to download the app. The start certificate is sent to the email address you provided when registering. If you register after August 5, the start certificate will be sent as soon as we have processed your registration, which can take up to 24 hours.

    NOTE! When you pick up your shirt and medal, you must bring your Start Certificate (printed or presented on your mobile). Thus, identification alone will NOT suffice.

    TO SIGNUP

  • Give away an entry as a gift

    Absolutely.  Just purchase a voucher via the registration page.

  • I have not received my start certificate?

    Your start certificatte will be sent to your email after your registration has been completed and confirmed.

    If you do not find it in your inbox, check if it has ended up in your spam. Contact us info@midnattsloppet.com if you cannot find your Start Certificate, and we arrange to resend.

  • Is my entry registered?

    Your entry is registered immediately in the system upon submission with email confirmation sent (check your junk mail too!). The following day you should be able to find your registration in the start list if your registration has been registered correctly.

  • Then you get your start certificate

    Upon submission of your entry, you will receive confirmation  via email, and on August 5 we will send you a start certificate with information on how to download the app. The start certificate is sent to the email address you provided when registering. If you register after August 5, the start certificate will be sent as soon as we have processed your registration, which can take up to 24 hours.

  • This year’s t-shirt

    By the time the pandemic struck, we had already filled our warehouse with 45,000 Midnattsloppet t-shirts…just as we usually do. After switching to a digital race, around 25,000 shirts remained in stock.

    So what to do now? We will use them for the 2021 digital race to save resources!

    This way we are all involved and contribute to something good, and everyone still gets a t-shirt that you can be proud of.

    We know that many of you already have one or more t-shirts, so this year we encourage you to find your favorite t-shirt in the wardrobe, so it also opens up for a rainbow-colored race where you run in whatever Midnattsloppet  t-shirt you want.

    The Digital Midnattsloppet 2021 will be a colorful race with jerseys from a whole decade!

  • When can I run the Digital Midnattsloppet?

    The first start in the Digital Midnattslopptet is on 14 August at 12.30. The running party lasts until on August 29 and you can run whenever (or as many times) you want during that period. The last finish for the race is August 29 at 23.59.

  • When is the last day to make an entry?

    Registration is open as long as you have time to pick up your t-shirt in the selected Stadium store on 29 August by 18.00.

Timing / results

  • How do I get my race time?

    A 10 second countdown starts when you press “Start Tracking”, and timing starts when the countdown reaches 0.

    You can follow your distance in the app including audio announcements when you pass your km markings and reach the finish line. A push notification will be sent to you (if you allow the app to send push notifications) and all who follow you at the following points: 1. When starting, 2. When you have reached halfway. 3. When you have reached the finish line.

    Do not stop running the race until the app has reached the selected distance of 5 or 10 km. It is the app’s distance that your result and time will be based on.

  • How to start the race.

    A 10 second countdown starts when you press “Start Tracking” in the app, and timing starts when the countdown reaches 0.

    NOTE! This year you can run as many times you like.

  • Is there a maximum time for me to finish the race?

    No, but the sound experience runs for 90 minutes.

  • Register results manually

    Those who want to register your time manually can do so via our results page. Search for your name in the results list and log in by clicking on your name and then the green button “log in for manual time registration”. Your login details are the same as for the app and you will find them on your start certificate.

  • Results

    The results are saved as usual to our results database. After the race, the results will be posted on our results page.

  • When have I reached the finish line?

    If you are wearing headphones you will receive a “finish signal”, otherwise you will need to keep track of the distance in the app. Do not stop running the race until the app has reached the selected distance of 5 or 10 km as it is the app’s distance that your result and time will be based on.

T-shirt / Medal

  • Can I change size of t-shirt?

    Yes, until 14 June.

  • Can someone else pick up my shirt / medal?

    Yes, but they must bring your start certificate.

  • How to pick up your t-shirt and medal

    T-shirt – Available to collect between 9-29 August from the Stadium store you chose during registration.

    Medal –  Available to collect between 30 August and 12 Sepember from the Stadium store you chose during registration.

  • This year’s t-shirt

    By the time the pandemic struck, we had already filled our warehouse with 45,000 Midnattsloppet t-shirts…just as we usually do. After switching to a digital race, around 25,000 shirts remained in stock.

    So what to do now? We will use them for the 2021 digital race to save resources!

    This way we are all involved and contribute to something good, and everyone still gets a t-shirt that you can be proud of.

    We know that many of you already have one or more t-shirts, so this year we encourage you to find your favorite t-shirt in the wardrobe, so it also opens up for a rainbow-colored race where you run in whatever Midnattsloppet  t-shirt you want.

    The Digital Midnattsloppet 2021 will be a colorful race with jerseys from a whole decade!

  • When can I pick up my t-shirt and medal?

    T-shirt – Available to collect between 9-29 August from the Stadium store you chose during registration, during normal store opening hours.

    Medal –  Available to collect between 30 August and 12 Sepember from the Stadium store you chose during registration, during normal store opening hours.

Anniversaries & Diplomas

  • 5-year diploma

    Those who complete their fifth Midnattsloppet will receive an anniversary diploma a few weeks after the race. We offer the diploma as a thank you for being an important part of the Midnattsloppet Party for five years!

  • Anniversaries

    Are you one of the many who have colored Midnattsloppet for many years? Then of course we would like to pay you a little extra tribute.

    Those who make their 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th or 35th race will receive a medal or special prize a few weeks after the race.

  • Diploma

    Fourteen days after the event, everyone who has completed the Digital Midnattsloppet will be able to download a digital diploma and print it out at home. You will then find the diploma in the “Results Archive”. It is also possible during registration to order a diploma (at a cost) and have it sent to you, around 3 weeks after the end of the race.

  • What will happen with my historic results?

    This year’s edition of the Digital Midnattsloppet will count as a normal year in your participation history. For example, if you are going to run your 5th Midnattsloppet this year and complete the Digital Midnattsloppet, you will have your 5-year diploma sent to you after the race.

    Everyone who participates in this year’s Digital Midnattsloppet will receive a medal and a digital diploma. The medal is optional and can be removed during registration.

Midnattsloppet – App

  • Can I mute the sound?

    Yes, you can, but it is not recommended.  By muting the soundyou will not receive the sound experience, including the audio announcements at the kilomter marks and when you reach the end.

  • Can I run on a treadmill?

    No. The app uses GPS to track distance therefore it is not possible to use a treadmill.

  • Entry fee and what’s included

    In addition to you having a completely unique Midnattsloppet experience via our app together with timing/tracking, you also receive the (2021) t-shirt from adidas (refer to This year’s t-shirt), a medal and a digital diploma. The medal is optional and can be deselected upon registration.

    Entry fee 5 and 10 km: SEK 225.

  • Follow a runner / let someone follow your race

    You can follow a runner either via the app or the start list here on the website.

    To follow a runner via the app:
    Download the Midnattsloppet app via the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android. Search for “Midnattsloppet”. You do not need to log in to the app if you yourself do not participate in the race and just want to follow a runner.

    1. Go to “Results and Favorites”.
    2. Search for the participant by last name or start number.
    3. Mark the participant as a favorite by tapping the plus icon next to their name.
    When you are asked to “allow push notifications”, click approve if you want to be notified when your favorites start, after half the distance and at the finish line.

    To follow a runner via midnattsloppet.com/resultat

    1. Go to “Results and Favorites”.
    2. Search for the participant by last name or start number.
    3. Mark the participant as a favorite by tapping the plus icon next to their name.

  • How do I get my race time?

    A 10 second countdown starts when you press “Start Tracking”, and timing starts when the countdown reaches 0.

    You can follow your distance in the app including audio announcements when you pass your km markings and reach the finish line. A push notification will be sent to you (if you allow the app to send push notifications) and all who follow you at the following points: 1. When starting, 2. When you have reached halfway. 3. When you have reached the finish line.

    Do not stop running the race until the app has reached the selected distance of 5 or 10 km. It is the app’s distance that your result and time will be based on.

  • How do I take part in the sound experiences?

    Make sure you have read through the checklist “Keep in mind for timing/audio files to work” which you can find on the website and your start certificate.

    To listen without interruption, download the audio files before the race. You do this on the following page in the app: My race – log in > Audio experiences/download.   We suggest that you use WIFI connection when downloading.

    To enjoy the audio experience, avoid using other apps that play audio during the race (Spotify, Apple Music, Podcasts etc).

  • How to download the app

    Search “Midnattsloppet” where you download your apps. If you have an iPhone you will need iOS11 or later, or for Android you will need Android 7 or later.

  • How to log in to the app

    1. Search for “Midnattsloppet” in the App Store or Google Play and download
    2. Select “My race – log in”.
    3. You log in with your last name and registration ID, which you will find in your start certificate.
  • How to start the race.

    A 10 second countdown starts when you press “Start Tracking” in the app, and timing starts when the countdown reaches 0.

    NOTE! This year you can run as many times you like.

  • Is it possible to use more apps in parallel?

    We recommend you to not use any other apps during your run.  To enjoy the audio experience, avoid using other apps that play audio during the race (Spotify, Apple Music, Podcasts etc).

  • Is the app working better this year?

    Yes, it is.  And in the spring we will also have a test run in order to ensure the best possible experience come Midnattsloppet.

  • Pretalk, Warm up and peptalk!

    Preparing on the day:
    Take part in the preparation with, among other things, information before the race, curiosities about Midnattsloppet and everything you need to know before this year’s big running party!

    Warm up:
    Runacademy gives you an approximately 4 min long warm-up before the race. It is suggested that you start it 10-15 minutes before you start the race in the app (and imagine you’ve just gone through the entry gates on Ringvägen outside Tanotolunden!).

    Peptalk:
    What would Midnattsloppet be without a sing-along to “Just i dag är jag stark” and the runners oath? So feel the atmosphere and imagine thousands of other runners around you as you now sing out in the sing-along and raise your arms to the sky in the Midnattsloppet running oath. Then just click on “Start Tracking” and get off on your Digital Midnattsloppet.

    When you click on Start Tracking, a 10-second countdown starts.

    NOTE: all the audio experience is in Swedish.

  • When have I reached the finish line?

    If you are wearing headphones you will receive a “finish signal”, otherwise you will need to keep track of the distance in the app. Do not stop running the race until the app has reached the selected distance of 5 or 10 km as it is the app’s distance that your result and time will be based on.