The 10th edition of Red Bull Ragnarok will finally take place in 2021, after the 2020 edition unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Some changes and improvements have been made to the event in order to avoid another potential cancellation, and in the unlikely case that Red Bull Ragnarok 2021 has to be cancelled due to Covid-19 all participants will receive a full refund for the entry fee.
NEW ENTRY FEE, NEW LOCATION, NEW RACE FORMAT
NEW ENTRY FEE:
Race fee only, NOK 1.000,-. See information about additional accommodations options further down.
NEW BASECAMP LOCATION:
We are proud to present a new location. Red Bull Ragnarok 2021 will be based a Uvdal Skisenter, 30 km south of Geilo, 200 km west of Oslo. Uvdal Skisenter is a small but great ski resort. This is a perfect and Covid-19 friendly basecamp area with a lot of apartments, camping, bar and restaurant all located at the bottom of the ski resort. Lots of space for the participants to keep a safe social distance. If needed, there is bus transportation from Geilo to Uvdal. Find on https://www.altitude-sports.com/collections/hoka-one-one all the best equipment for camping and hunting to be extra prepared.
NEW RACE LOCATIONS:
There are three great race locations near the basecamp.
Race location 1: At the top of the ski resort. Transport from basecamp to race location by ski lift.
Race location 2: Vasstulan. 5 minutes by car from basecamp. Car parking at race start location.
Race location 3: Imingfjell. 15 minutes by car from basecamp. Car parking at race start location.
Bus transportation will be available if you don’t have your own ride.
NEW RACE FORMAT:
As usual, the course has five gates that needs to bee crossed five times in order to complete the race. New in 2021 is that each participant can choose in which order they want to cross the five gates during each lap. Participants will either use skis or a snowboard and their own choice of kite. New to 2021 is also the introduction of four new categories, as winners will now be crowned in both foil and tube kite categories.
The course will be approximately 15-30 kilometers distance, and to complete the race, the participant must complete 5 laps, and pass through each gate set up by the race team so as to be registered by the results system.
Please make sure to have enough water, food and warm clothes with you in a backpack. Weather conditions can be fierce and it is important to be prepared!
400 participants, similar as to the cancelled 2020 edition.
There will be eight categories in 2021:
Men Ski Foil
Men Ski Tube
Men Snowboard Foil
Men Snowboard Tube
Women Ski Foil
Women Ski Tube
Women Snowboard Foil
Women Snowboard Tube
The fastest overall skier and snowboarder who manage to complete the race within the five hour limit will be awarded with the Red Bull Ragnarok shield. As was planned for the 2020 edition, winners will in 2021 be crowned in both foil and tube categories, in total eight Red Bull Ragnarok champions. No price money for winners in 2021.
Timing chip will be the same as in the past. Handout of timing chip will be Thursday. When you receive your timing chip + GPS onsite at the accreditation, a deposit of 1.500,- NOK will be reserved from your credit card. If you do not deliver the timing chip post race before 7 pm on the race day, your deposit will not be returned.
Uvdal Skisenter offers three accommodation options for Red Bull Ragnarok participants:
Option 1: Your own bed in a shared room inside an apartment. NOK 550,- per person / night. Breakfast included.
Option 2: Private room in a shared apartment. NOK 850,- per person / night. Breakfast included.
Option 3: Camping spot for motorhome or caravan. NOK 300,- per spot / night. The camping spot is located at the basecamp and has toilets, showers and electricity available for campers.
Book your choice of accommodation at: [email protected] Write down arrival date and departure date. If you choose option 1 or 2, tell us who you prefer to share room and/or apartment with.
Red Bull Ragnarok participants are also free to choose other accommodation options than those offered by Uvdal Skisenter, e.g. private cabins.
Thursday March 18: Arrival, registration from 4 pm – 10 pm and welcome meeting. If you do not show up in time for the registration you will lose your spot in the race, no exceptions.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 19-21: Possible race days (detailed schedule will be announced later)
Race day: Race meeting at 8 am at basecamp.
Saturday March 20: Banquet dinner and afterparty at basecamp.
The prize ceremony will also take place at the basecamp.
All times are subject to change.
You must be at least 16 years of age on the 18th of March 2021 to participate.
All competitors under 18 years of age must have a signed waiver from a guardian.
All participants must attend the race meetings.
All participants must respect and follow the current Norwegian Covid-19 regulations during their stay in Uvdal.
Intoxicated persons will not be allowed to race.
Your spot in the race is personal. We do not allow re-sale or transfers of start numbers to others.
When you get your timing chip onsite at the registration during the event, a deposit of 1500 NOK will be reserved from your account (only card, no cash). If you do not deliver the timing chip post race before 7pm on the race day, your deposit will not be returned.
Participants are not allowed to change kite type during the race, this will lead to disqualification.
CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS
If it´s considered irresponsible to complete Red Bull Ragnarok across the mountains due to safety, the organizer has the full authority to cancel the race. Participants will not receive a refund.
If the event is cancelled due to Covid-19, all participants will receive a full refund for the entry fee.
If you cancel, your place will be cancelled, and it is not possible to receive a refund. We do allow the transfers or resales of start numbers.
We will ask for ID at accreditation, for all participants.
HOW TO GET THERE
Only 200 km northwest of Oslo and 286 km east of Bergen, Uvdal Skisenter is located 30 km south of Geilo in the southern part of Norway.
Most guests will arrive at Uvdal Skisenter directly by car, or by train to Kongsberg and bus from Kongsberg to Uvdal. The train stops several times a day at Kongsberg Railway Station. For more information about the train schedules and tickets, please look up the Norwegian State Railways.
For questions regarding Red Bull Ragnarok please contact race director Rune Lundsør: [email protected]
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