Frequently Asked Questions
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? Are there any cut-offs during the race, and is there a maximum time allowed?
! MMC aims to have generous time limits to allow as many participants as possible to complete and reach their goals. However, we must prioritize the safety of the runners and also consider the volunteers stationed on the mountain tops. Therefore, runners and hikers who leave the Angeltjønn cabin after midnight (Saturday 24:00) will be informed that there will be no marshals at the last summits. They can then choose to discontinue there or continue "at their own risk."
In principle, there is no maximum time. Everyone who reaches the finish at Teveltunet during the weekend will have their time recorded and approved.
Note: Officials may prevent participants from continuing if it is deemed unsafe. This applies at any point along the course and may have various reasons, such as adverse weather conditions, lack of proper equipment, or an assessment by the official indicating that the participant does not have the ability to finish in a safe manner.
? Will one receive a result, i.e., time, ITRA points, and UTMB category, if starting as a 'hiker', or must one start in the competition class for it to count as a result?
! Only the results from the competition classes are reported to ITRA and UTMB. This applies regardless of whether there is timekeeping for the hiker class or not.
? I'm registering for the race, and I'm being asked to enter 'Club'. I don't belong to any club. What do I do?
! Club is not mandatory, so just skip it. Note: Also skip 'Area', since if you enter an area you will be required to enter a valid Norwegian athletes club in that area!
? I have registered for the race, but I'm unable to participate. Can I transfer my registration to another runner?
! Yes you can, but you would have to consult Racetracker. Racetracker facilitates the registration process on behalf of MMC, and MMC cannot help you directly with such procedures. A small fee will apply.
? Are the trails well marked?
? Do I need a GPS device?
! The trail is very well marked! Trail blazers and poles are set along the course every 15-30 meters. Unless there is really heavy fog, you will be able to follow the correct route without assistance of a GPS device or similar. However, as always when you head into the 'wilderness': Make sure you have a backup plan if you happen to go off track anyway!
? What type of shoes are suitable for my race?
! Some kind of terrain shoes with good grip (and drainage) are recommended for all races. There is very little road, quite a bit of wet mire, and some sections with a bit of technical mountain terrain. For the 100K, the first 20 kilometers have mostly gravel road, and since there is a possibility to have a drop bag at the first checkpoint / aid station, you may consider to put a pair of terrain shoes in your drop bag there and take some road/gravel shoes for the first part of the race.
? Do I need a medical certificate?
! No, we do not require runners to present us with a medical certificate. All runners are responsible to assess their own skills, strengths and weaknesses and relate this to the difficulties of the endeavour they take on.
? Do I need a head lamp?
! Read the rules for mandatory equipment (see Equipment Requirements) specific to your race distance. In general, it is mandatory to have a lamp with you for all distances from 70K and up. Note that the requirements may change, so check the latest updates for your race. I you will need to use the lamp or not depends on you personal preferences for running in dusk, how fast you finish your race, and the lighting conditions on race day.