IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS STUDY THE ULTRA TRAIL NUUK RACE PLAN. ALL INFORMATION THAT WE PUBLISH ON OUR WEBSITE AND SEND PARTICIPANTS VIA E-MAIL ARE IMPORTANT AND ARE FIRST AND FOREMOST MEANT FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE INVOLVED, PARTICIPANTS, ORGANISERS, RACE OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEERS. EVERY PARTICIPANT NEEDS TO KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHILE TAKING PART IN THE ULTRA TRAIL NUUK.
SERVICE AND ORGANISING IN ULTRA TRAIL NUUK BEFORE THE RACE DAY
Participants will take off from Nuuk harbor on freiday at 10 AM and arrive at the start line in Qoorqut seteltment at 2 pm on freiday by boat. Everyone that wants to have a bag waiting for them at the finish line in Katuaq i Nuuk, must bring it with them to the harbor on freiday before leaving with the boat. Staff officials will notify participants where they can drop the bag.
Before you drop off your finish line bag you need to take into account the most recent weather forecast and information about necessary clothing provided by the race director. No other service or indoor facilities are available for the participants by the start line.
NUTRITION AND FOOD WRAPPINGS
There are only one refreshment station along the course it is important that all participants have a drinking flask with them no matter what kind of weather is expected. No paper cups are glasses will be provided at the drinking station. It is also important to bring along energy gels or other nutrition.
Leaving litter on the course is strictly forbidden. Litter is, energy gel packages, banana peels, cups, plastic wrappings, human waste or anything else. Participants need to carry their litter with them to the finish line.
We kindly ask participants to put their energy gels in bottles on their waist belts to limit the possibility of unwanted litter on the course. This is also good from a nutritional point of view since you will this way be able to use the gel over a longer period of time by storing it on your belt in between sips. By avoiding, as best we can, to damage or leave litter on the trail we help keep this natural environment clean and healthy so that this race can take place for years to come.
QUITTING BEFORE THE END OF THE RACE
The Ultra Trail Nuuk is a 72 km long race and it is assumed that participants have trained for that distance and by signing up for the race, they are committed to finishing the race. It is not possible unless the participant is either sick or injured. To transfer participants between places is time-consuming and only thought of as an emergency aid. Those who are forced to put an end to their participation in the race must report to a race official. This is very important since otherwise an individual might be wrongly considered missing and that is something we want to avoid at all cost. Always have your spot online, all time in the race. If it is turn off it can have secirius impact.
The average temperature on the trail in August is around 7-8°C. We can not have any affects on the weather and there for participants need to be prepared for a sudden change in conditions. We expect all participants to follow the race organisers instructions on what to wear. When running a 72 km course in cold and wet weather your body can reach dangerously low temperatures, even life-threatening.
What to wear during the race depends on the weather forecast. All participants must be able to add clothes to their attire before the race if the race director thinks it is needed. Read more about the necessary gear here.
Time limits are set for safety reasons for the runners. The Ultra Trail Nuuk is for runner that are able to finish the race in 17 hours which will give them 4 UTMB points. After that time limit has passed, the race organisers and officials are allowed to turn off and remove all timing equipment from the finishing area in Katuaq Nuuk. Those participants that do not make the cut-off time are not allowed to continue the race and there will be no exceptions to this rule. Read this page for further information.
AFTER THE RACE
When runners cross the finish line their baggage from harbor is inside Katuaq.