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 2019

Friday 14k 
  • Distance 14 km
  • Start by Sisjö Scoutstuga, Sisjön
  • Friday 18.00
  • Reflexmarked
  • 1 aid station
  • Map
Mandatory equipment, 14 km:
  • Map (supplied in starter pack)
  • Mobile phone
  • Head lamp
Friday 25 km
  • Distance: 25 km
  • Start by Nordic Wellness Kållered
  • Friday 18:00
  • Reflex marked
  • 2 Aid stations
  • Map
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

Head lamp running is special. The first races of Sandsjöbacka Trail is either 14k or 25 k night course special, marked with reflective material all the way from start to the finish at Skansen Kronan.

Saturday 14 km
  • Distance: 14 km
  • Start by Sjisjö Scoutstuga
  • Saturday 14:00
  • 1 Aid station
Mandatory equipment, 14 km:
  • Map (Supplied in the starter pack)
  • Mobile phone
Saturday 25 km 
  • Distance 25 km
  • Start by Nordic Wellness Kållered
  • Saturday 11.00
  • 2 Aid stations
  • Map
Mandatory equipment, 25 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

The 25 km 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 Skansen Kronan.

Saturday 50 km 
  • Distance: 50 km
  • Start Nordic Wellness, Kungsbacka
  • Saturday 07:00
  • 3 Aid stations
  • Map
Mandatory equipment, 50 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)

50 km is our new 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. A special distance where you will see the absolut best of Sandsjöbacka.  

Sunday 37 km 
  • Distance: 37 km
  • Start Nordic Wellness Kungsbacka
  • Sunday 09:00
  • 2 Aid stations
  • Map
Mandatory equipment, 37 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

The 37 km race is a short version of our 50km race that still contains the drumlin, Årekärr and many of the other most beautiful spots of the Sandsjöbacka nature reserve. Starts by Nordic Wellness Kungsbacka and a short run on asfalt before you enter the trails of Sandsjöbacka. 

Sunday 85 km 
  • Distans 85 km
  • Start by Tjolöholm castle
  • Sunday 06:00
  • Bustransfer 04:30 from Skanstorget, Skansen Kronan
  • 5 Aid stations (1 with dropbag-service and food)
  • Map
Mandatory equipment, 85 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.)

85 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.

Sprint triple

The Sprint triple is a three day stage race, consisting of the Friday 14k night race, the 25k race on Saturday and the 37k 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

The Ultra triple is a three day stage race, consisting of the Friday 25k night race, the 50k race on Saturday and the 85k 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, 2019 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)