Race participants are responsible for acquainting themselves with the rules pertaining to participation in the Ultra Trail Nuuk and for adhering to those rules in every way.

Entering the Ultra Trail Nuuk means accepting this Regulation in its entirety and without exceptions on behalf of the competitors.


  • The age limit is 18 years (Those born in 2002 or earlier are allowed to take part).
  • Terms regarding payments and participation can be found here.


  • All participants must sign a declaration confirming that they are physically and mentally fit to compete in the Ultra Trail Nuuk, and that they have prepared sufficiently well for running a distance of 72 km.
  • Participants also sign a declaration confirming that they have read the race rules and the terms and that they accept to abide by them entirely.
  • Participants must obey all instructions regarding clothing listed here, and shall bring with them the appropriate pieces of clothing.
  • Participants must wear their race numbers clearly visible at the front in order to facilitate and speed up the registration process and enable staff to identify those in need of service.
  • For security reasons all participants must run with a space blanket and a whistle in case of bad weather or injuries during the race. If you fail to bring one a penalty of 60 minutes will be added to your finishing time.
  • Any participant who decides to abandon the race must report to the responsibility of the organisers and are not allowed to continue on their own from the nearest hut in the area. For security reasons, all participants must respect this rule.
  • Should a participant be missing from the reporting list at the finishing line, he or she will be presumed missing. The default response to this is to call out a rescue team.


  • The Ultra Trail Nuuk is 72km long and the track runs through demanding terrain. It is presumed that all participants are well prepared and have trained for the challenging conditions of the race. By registering for the run each participant undertakes to complete the entire distance. Participants are not expected to abandon the race except for reasons of illness or injury, whether major or minor. An exception to this is when a participant is unable to reach Kobber Fjord within the time limit, in which case they are required to abandon the race and do not have the right to continue.

4. RACE RULES FOR THE Ultra Trail Nuuk

  • Participants must wear their numbers clearly visible on the front of their running attire for the entire duration of the race. Each number is registered to a runner and is only valid for that individual. Any deviation from this will result in the non-validation of the runner’s time and the right to participate.
  • Receiving outside assistance from anyone not registered for the race is prohibited, except in emergency cases.
  • Each participant is responsible for refusing to receive outside assistance, except in emergency cases.
  • It is the responsibility of each participant not to run with a runner that is not registered for the race.
  • Every participant must carry his/her own luggage and litter.
  • All participants must bring their own travel cup or bottle/s to drink out of on the way. No drinking cups will be provided by race organisers or their staff.
  • Each participant must be considered to other runners.
  • Participants may assist each other as necessary to ensure their own safety and that of others.
  • Participants who are unwilling to abide by the race rules will be disqualified.
  • Participants shall behave politely toward all race staff and abide by their guidance and instructions.
  • Participants must finish the race in under 17 hours. After that race officials have the right to remove timing devices and equipment from the course and the finishing area.
  • Those who have completed the race may not re-enter the course to join other participants who are still running.


  • The organisers may disqualify anyone who does not comply with the race rules.
  • Anyone who refuses to follow instructions will be responsible for the cost of any searching operation and/or assistance by a rescue team or other staff.
  • Persons who do not comply with the race rules, or any instruction given by race staff, will be banned from registering for the run in the future.


  • The organisers are not responsible for any outside influence on the runners. This applies to meteorological conditions, natural disasters, the passage of persons and vehicles and any other unexpected event liable to affect the participants.
  • The organisers may disqualify and stop any participant not wearing the appropriate clothing or otherwise insufficiently equipped for the conditions.
  • The organisers may disqualify any participant causing danger to himself/herself and/or other people.
  • The organisers may disqualify anyone who does not comply with the race rules.
  • The organisers and the race staff may order anyone not carrying a race number and the race logo to leave the race area and the running track.
  • The organisers are not responsible for any illness or injury suffered by the participants when traveling to or from the race or during the race. Participants are encouraged to seek the assistance of race staff in the event of an accident or illness.
  • Participants always act on their own responsibility, even when receiving the assistance of race staff.


  • Participants who consider that their rights have been infringed may lodge a complaint with the organisers.
  • Any complaint must be received in writing by the person responsible for the race before the end of the race.
  • Complaints relating to the overall results in the men’s and women’s races must be received no later than 16:30 on the day of the race.
  • Complaints relating to the results in individual age groups must be received no later than 30 minutes after the last runner finishes the race.
  • Complaints are dealt with by a committee.