Before the race – Midnattsloppet Sverige

On this page you will find all the information you need before Midnattsloppet Sverige 2020 with info about distribution of start kits, start certificates, Midnattsloppet-app and frequently asked questions.

 

Information about the registration and shirt

 

  • Age limit

    Midnattsloppet 10K and 5K is open for runners from the year when you turn 14. To be able to participate in Midnattsloppet 2020 you have to be born 2006 or earlier.

    Together with an adult you can run in the 5K race from the year you turn 12.

  • Can I order the race shirt by mail?

    If you’re not able to pick up your shirt at a Stadium store you can choose to have the shirt delivered by mail. You have to make the choice while registering for the race. The shirts will be sent a couple of weeks before the race. 

    Midnattsloppet Sverige (Sweden) 

    Delivery fee 60 SEK in Sweden, 90 SEK outside of Sweden. You need to register on the 5th of August at the latest to be able to choose to have your shirt/medal delivered by mail.  

    Midnight Run Virtual Race (Finland) 

    Delivery fee 9 EUR (both in Finland and outside of Finland). You need to register on the 18th of August at the latest to be able to choose to have your shirt delivered by mail.  

  • How to pick up your race shirt

    All participants will pick up their shirt at the Stadium store they chose while registering to the race. Among the Stadium stores there is a wide variety of locations to chose from. 

    Note! You need to have your start certificate with you when you pick up your race shirt.  You can print it out or present it on your phone. You will NOT be able to pick up your shirt without your start certificate. All pick ups will be handled at the shoe section of the Stadium stores. 

    Midnattsloppet Sverige (Sweden) 

    The shirt can be picked up between the 8th and 23rd of August in the Stadium store you chose while registering to the race.

    Midnight Run Virtual Race (Finland)

    The shirt can be picked up between the 22nd of August and the 6th of September in the Stadium store you chose while registering to the race.

  • How to register for the race

    Midnattsloppet offers two virtual races in 2020 as the live events are cancelled due to Covid-19. 

    Midnattsloppet Sverige is the Swedish virtual race and will be organised on the 15th to the 23rd of August. You can choose between 10K and 5K. The registration fee is 275 SEK and includes a race shirt from adidas, a medal, a digital diploma and a unique virtual running experience with tracking and results service through our app.  You can choose to pick up your race shirt in any of the available Stadium stores in Sweden. There is also a possibility to get the shirt delivered by mail for a fee of 60 SEK for deliveries in Sweden and 90 SEK outside of Sweden. 

    Midnight Run Virtual Race is the Finnish virtual race and will be organised on the 29th of August to the 6th of September. You can choose between 10K and 5K.  The registration fee is 25 EUR and includes a race shirt from adidas, a digital diploma and a unique virtual running experience with tracking and results service through our app (no medals in Finland). You can choose to pick up your race shirt in any of the available Stadium stores in Finland. There is also a possibility to get the shirt delivered by mail for a fee of 9 EUR in Finland or another country. 

    Please choose the race organised in your country. If you do not live in Sweden or Finland you can choose freely which race you sign up for according to your preference. 

    A registration to the virtual race is done in our registration portal, where you choose between 10K and 5K. You will also choose the size of your race shirt and in which Stadium store you want to pick up your shirt. 

    When the registration has been completed you will receive a confirmation to your email. Two weeks before the race you will receive your start certificate with information on how to load the race app. If you sign up closer to the race you will receive your start certificate as soon as we’ve handled your registration.  

    Note! You need to have your start certificate with you when you pick up your race shirt.  You can print it out or present it on your phone. You will NOT be able to pick up your shirt without your start certificate. 

     

    Sign up to Midnattsloppet Sverige (Sweden)

    Sign up to Midnight Run Virtual Race (Finland)

  • When can I pick up my shirt?

    To minimize the risk of certain sizes running out of stock it’s good to sign up well in advance. To avoid a possible rush in the store it’s advisable to also pick up the shirt in good time before the race. 

    Midnattsloppet Sverige (Sweden) 

    The shirt can be picked up between the 8th and 23rd of August in the Stadium store you chose while registering to the race.

    Midnight Run Virtual Race (Finland)

    The shirt can be picked up between the 22nd of August and the 6th of September in the Stadium store you chose while registering to the race.

     

  • When is the last day you’re able to register?

    The registration is active as long as there is a supply of race shirts. The assumption is that the registration will be open until race day (15th of August in Sweden and 29th of August in Finland), but there are no guarantees it won’t be closed earlier. It’s better to sign up well in advance, as specific sizes of the shirts might run out. You also have to be able to pick up your shirt before the race. 

How do I use the app?

Using the Midnattsloppet app, your time and distance will be measured while family and friends can follow you live via the app and web. Please note that the distance and race time is based on GPS position data. They depend on the GPS accuracy and might differ for each device being used.

  1.  Download the Midnattsloppet app in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
  2.  Go to the MyRace section and login with your RegistrationID and you Lastname that are found in your starting certificate.
  3. When you are ready, press “Start Tracking” for 10 seconds countdown. Once you have started your racetime is ticking. Please note that you have only got one shot so make sure to be fully prepared and ready to run ! When you have made your distance you will receive a finish time and can stop the tracking in the app.

 

App Checklist!

Requirements for the timing to work. Check this in time before the race.

1. If you previously have had the app installed you need to delete that app before downloading the new version.

2. Download the app using the following links: APPSTORE /Google Play

3. Download the audio content within the app. (Link to short instruction video here)  

4. For participants using Android: Make sure that the energy saving settings for the app is turned off. Otherwise the app will not work correct and the audio content will not be played as intended. (link to instructions).

5. In order to take part of the audio experience – do not use other apps that play audio during the race (e.g. Spotify).

6. Make sure that you have GOOD 4G/3G coverage when you run and even more important when you start the race. The server need to know your exact location when you start in order for the audio and timing to work.

7. Start the tracking when you are outside and have good coverage.

8. Before you start, please read the FAQ in the app to make sure you will get the best experience of the race.

FAQ App

All information about the Midnattsloppet app:

  • How do I get the soundexperience?

    For you to be able to experience the music, pep talks, interviews etc., you have to download the files with music to your device separately by pressing “My Race” –> Log in —> “Soudexperience”.

     

  • How do I know that I’ve finished?

    If you run with your headphones on, you will hear a “finishing signal”, otherwise, you need to be attentive of the distance tracked in the app by yourself.

  • How does the tracking work?

    The time tracking will start once you have pressed “Start Tracking” och the countdown is at zero (0). The countdown is 10 seconds long. You can easy follow your distance in the app and will also receive information through your headphones at each Kilometer as well as at your finish line. A push notification will be sent to you (if you allow the app to send them) and everyone that you are following, when the following happens: 1) You have started your race, 2) You have fulfilled half of your distance, 3) You finish your race. Do not interrupt or stop your running until the app has reached your chosen distance of 5 km or 10 km, your result and finishing time will be based on the data from the app.

  • Let others follow you live!

    Your friends can follow you during your race by downloading the race app themself or thorugh our resultlist on: www.midnattsloppet.com. You can follow up to 10 runners at the same time. Please note that no login required to follow someone. Follow a runner through the app: 1). Go to “Results and Favourites”, 2). Search for the person by lastname or start number, 3). Markt the participant as a favourite by pressing the plus icon next to his/her name.

Share your race

This years edition of Midnattsloppet it’s a bit different from what we’re used to but we certainly hope you´ll a enjoy your race and we wish you the best of luck! 

We’ll be more than happy if you would share your race by hashtag @midnattsloppet/midnattsloppetsverige at facebook/instagram.