Welcome

Sandsjöbacka Trail was born after many lonely winter trail runs through the Sandsjöbacka and Änggårdsbergen nature reserves south of Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. The sense of wilderness that resides so close to the city. The intense feeling of running somewhere, through dawn and the low daylight of the winter. This is the feeling and the challenge we want to convey to you. We happily welcome you to Sandsjöbacka Trail and our different distances.

Our races

Friday 25 km
  • Distance: 25 km
  • 1 UTMB point
  • Start by Lindåsskolan, Billdal
  • Friday 18:00
  • Reflex marked
  • 1 Aid station
  • Map

Head lamp running is special. The first race of Sandsjöbacka Trail is a 25 k night course special, marked with reflective material all the way from Lindås to the finish in Slottskogsvallen, going via Tråkärrslätt, Sandsjöbackaleden, Sisjön and Änggårdsbergen.

Mandatory equipment, 25 km:
  • Map (supplied in starter pack)
  • Fluid for 10-25 km (min 0,10 l)
  • Energy (min 150 kCal)
  • Extra underwear shirt or similar
  • Extra shell jacket or safety blanket
  • Compression bandage
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • Head lamp
Saturday 12 km
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Start by Sjisjö Scoutstuga
  • Saturday 14:00
  • 1 Aid station
Mandatory equipment, 12 km:
  • None
Saturday 30 km 
  • Distance 30 km
  • 1 UTMB point
  • Start at E6 Sandsjöbacka W
  • Saturday 11.00
  • Bustransfer 9.45 from parking Liseberg south. 
  • 2 Aid stations
  • Map

The 30 km race is a short version of the longer races that still contains the drumlin, Årekärr and many of the other most beautiful spots of the Sandsjöbacka nature reserve. Starts by the motorway stop Sandsjöbacka, goes southwest over the Drumlin and then northwards along Sandsjöbackaleden. 

Mandatory equipment, 30 km:
  • Map (supplied in starter pack)
  • Fluid for 15-20 km (min 0,15 l)
  • Energy (min 200 kCal)
  • Extra underwear shirt or similar
  • Extra shell jacket or safety blanket
  • Compression bandage
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
Saturday 44 km 
  • Distance: 44 km
  • 2 UTMB points
  • Start Nordic Wellness, Kungsbacka
  • Saturday 07:00
  • 3 Aid stations
  • Map

44 km is our classic distance, with a pre-dawn start in Kungsbacka on Saturday at 07:00 and a few km of hard surface running to the trailhead in Grönabur and then almost the entire Sandsjöbackaleden northwards. Also included is a detour over the open landscape on and around the Sandsjöbacka Drumlin. 

Mandatory equipment, 44 km:
  • Map (supplied in starter pack)
  • Fluid for 15-20 km (min 0,15 l)
  • Energy (min 200 kCal)
  • Extra underwear shirt or similar
  • Extra shell jacket or safety blanket
  • Compression bandage
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • Head lamp (A small LED-light is sufficient, dawn breaks at the same time as the single track parts of the course begins)
Sunday 22 km 
  • Distance: 22 km
  • 1 UTMB point
  • Start Nordic Wellness Kållered
  • Sunday 10:00
  • 1 Aid station
  • Map

The 22 K starts in Kållered and includes nice trail running on Torrekullaleden and Sandsjöbackaleden hiking trails and, as all the races, includes the tough finish through Mölndalsravinen, over Bredfjäll in Änggårdsbergen and through Botaniska to Slottskogen. 

Mandatory equipment, 22 km:
  • Map (supplied in starter pack)
  • Extra underwear shirt, dry sweater, safety blanket or similar (some means of keeping you warm in the event of an accident)
  • Compression bandage
  • Mobile phone
Sunday 82 km 
  • Distans 82 km
  • 4 UTMB points
  • Start by Tjolöholm castle
  • Sunday 06:00
  • Bustransfer 04:30 from parking Liseberg south
  • 5 Aid stations (1 with dropbag-service and food)
  • Map

82 km starts by Tjolöholms castle with a seaside run on technical paths marked by reflex. A bit of hard surface followed by trail Hallandsleden to Lindome and then southwards into Sandsjöbacka and over the Sandsjöbacka Drumlin. A course rich in variation that grows a bit tougher towards the end.

Mandatory equipment, 82 km:
  • Map (supplied in starter pack)
  • Fluid for 30 km (min 0,2 l)
  • Energy (min 250 kCal)
  • Extra underwear shirt or similar
  • Extra shell jacket or safety blanket
  • Compression bandage
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • Head lamp (Dawn breaks at around 8 am, meaning that 2 ½ hours of light is required in the morning. The sun sets around 4 pm, darkness sets in around 4:30-5 pm depending on weather.)

Sprint triple

25, 30 & 22 km – the Sprint triple is a three day stage race, consisting of the Friday night race, the 30 k race on Saturday and the 22 k race on Sunday. The start is common with the respective single stage races and the added results count as the overall result in the triple.

Ultra triple

25, 44 & 82 km The Ultra triple is a three day stage race, consisting of the Friday night race, the 44 k race on Saturday and the 82 k race on Sunday. The start is common with the respective single stage races and the added results count as the overall result in the triple.

Rules

Sandsjöbacka Trail is not primarily a competition – the purpose of the race is to allow more people to experience the natural way of travel it means to be running in nature in general and on the winter trails of Sandsjöbacka in particular. But for many runners there is also happiness in running fast – and even though the purpose of the race is non-competetive, there is joy to be found in measuring ones performance in terms of speed, time and position; hence we also have timing and results.

By signing up to Sandsjöbacka Trail you accept the terms stated under rules. The rules below shall be followed by everyone, they are there to make sure that no one is tempted to compromise with safety issues.

Claims & refunds

We highly recommend that you have an insurance that covers any possible damage on your behalf. The registration fee is non-refundable, however, change of names are possible until January 1st, 2017 at a charge of SEK 200. If you have the insurance Startklar or Startklar Plus and need to cancel due to illness, injury or accident that can be validated will be repaid by the insurer. Read more about Startklar at startklar.nu or at Folksam.

Safety

  • You participate at your own risk
  • Be careful at the road crossings that exist along the course, ordinary traffic rules apply. Use clothes well visible in traffic
  • It is obvious and mandatory to help fellow runners with serious problems.
  • Always contact us if you need to abandon the race or leave the course. Phone numbers are printed on the map. Failure to notify us that you abandon race, leading to a false alarm search-and-rescue operation will be billed.
  • Phone number to organization is printed on bib and map.

Littering:

Littering in all forms is strictly forbidden – conscious littering will mean immediate disqualification and eternal shame.

Equipment:

Equipment listed below shall be carried by each runner along the entire race (random checks will be performed). Listed amount of fluid should be brought from the start, container for the listed amount of fluid should be avalable from start to finish.

  • Lost timing chip is billed the participant with 100 SEK
  • Irreversibly lost GPS-module is billed the participant with 1300 SEK (it is by its nature hard to misplace permanently)
Cut-off times, Friday (25 km):

  • Aid station at Sisjön (15 km) closes at 20:00 (Max time 2 hours)
  • Finish closes at 22:00 (Max time 4 hours)
Cut-off times, Saturday (/30/44 km):

  • Aid station at Kyrkobyn (-/11 km) closes at 9:00 (Max time 2 hours)
  • Aid station at at Spårhagavägen (8/22 km) closes at 13:00 (Max time 2/6 hours)
  • Aid station at Sisjön (19/33 km) closes at 15:00 (Max time 4/8 hours)
  • Finish closes at 17:00 (Max time 6/10 hours)
Cut-off times, Sunday (22/82 km):

  • Aid station at iglakärr (-/25 km) closes at 11:00 (Max time 5 hours)
  • Aid station at Lindome (-/40 km) closes at 13:00 (Max time 7 hours)
  • Aid station at Kyrkobyn (-/50 km) closes at 15:00 (Max time 9 hours)
  • Aid station at Spårhagavägen (-/60 km) closes at 17:00 (Max time 11 hours)
  • Aid station at Sisjön (11/72 km) closes at 19:00 (Max time 9/13 hours)
  • Finish closes at 22:00 (Max time 12/16 hours)

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