Information - PM


The O-camp and event office are at Palmafossen School, south of Voss township, towards Granvin.

Day 1 & 2 the arena will be at Ukvitne, approximately 16 km. west of Voss township. Parking is along a forest road with a 5-20 min. walk to the arena. Separate busparking 10 min. from the event arena.

Day 3 & 4 the arena will be at Stuaset, Bulko, 17 km south-east of Voss township along Highway 13. There is a 20-25 min. walk to the arena. It’s not possible for buses to drive the last 5 km. to the parking area, and must therefore park by the Highway 13 turn off. Transport the last 5 km. can be arranged.

The route from o-camp to event arena will be marked each day. Limited parking, so please fill up your cars!

Parking fee NOK30/day, alternatively NOK100 for all event days. Parking permits can be bought at the event office or from the parking attendants on the first 2 event days. Green marker bands indicate the path from the parking area to the event arena.

Preparations before start

Each club will be given a team envelope upon arrival. The envelope contains back-up/control tabs for the e-card (EMIT brick), start numbers etc. for all the races and must be collected at the event office before the first start. Runners are responsible for ensuring that new back-up tabs are mounted on their e-card prior to each race and to meet at start with correct e-card and start number. The same start number must be used for all races.

Please note: Maps for runners in race numbers 10, 11 & 12 are included in the team envelope. For races on Day 2, 3 & 4, clubs must collect these maps from the event office (at the event arena) well in advance of the first start. The individual runner must take their map with them to start.

The Competition

  • Day 1: 30th July - Ukvitne - First start 5.00 p.m.
  • Day 2: 31st July - Ukvitne - First start 5.00 p.m.
  • Day 3: 2nd August - Stuaset - First start 11.00 a.m.
  • Day 4: 3rd August - Stuaset - First start 10.00 a.m.

For the N-Open course, it will be possible to start 1 hour before the first starting time for the other courses.


  • Day 1:
    Courses 1-12 : 20 minutes walk to start (Start 1)
  • Day 2:
    Courses 1-9 : 25-30 minutes walk to start, uphill (Start 1)
    Courses 10-12 : 5 minutes walk to start (Start 2)
  • Day 3:
    Courses 1-8 : 20 minutes uphill walk to start (Start 1)
    Courses 9-12 : 5 minutes walk to start (Start 2)
  • Day 4:
    Courses 1-12 : 15 minutes uphill walk to start (Start 1)

Blue and white marker bands lead to Start 1, whilst blue marker bands lead to Start 2.

The Children’s O-course or Småtroll is located at the event arena every day, flexi-start in courses 11 & 12.

The Start procedure
  • i. 4 min. before start, step in to the large bay (time call)
  • ii. 3 min. before start, check of e-card and start time with the starting list (control function)
  • iii. 2 min. before start, collect extra (loose) post-description
  • iv. 1 min. before start, line up by maps/zero-post
  • v. Start. Take map & e-card starts once lifted from pad. The runner is off!

Late starters: Participants that come too late for designated start time, report to the control booth marked ‘Late start/Sein Start’. The attendants will find a new starting time for the late runner. Please note that the race time will be based on the time allocated on the start list.

Direct courses

Runners must first register at the event office at the event arena. Runners start from the same booth as the ‘late runners’.

Map and Terrain

Day 1 & 2

Map scale 1:10.000. The terrain is 200-300 metres above sea level with rolling hills sloping down to flatter areas. The forest area is predominantly tall spruce and pine forests with some areas of birch. There are extensive areas of open marshland (easily run), some cliff faces and steeper slopes. Tall spruce forest areas where it’s possible to run with a reasonable amount of ease, are coloured with the lightest green colour (IOF406). 80-90% with this colour coding is for this type of forest and is therefore reasonably good running. The map was surveyed and redrawn in 2007, resurveyed in 2008.

Specific stretches are marked in the N-courses, in some places there are direction indicators on segments of a stretch, where that is the case it will be marked on the post-description and on the map.

Courses 10-12 can expect some uphill climbs in the beginning on Day 2.

Course planner Day 1: Vemund Hansen. Course planner Day 2: Jørn Torgersen. Controller: Jørn Ove Woldsdal

Day 3 & 4

Map scale 1:10.000. The map was surveyed and redrawn in 2008. Brown crosses on the map indicate anthills. The symbol for power lines is also used to indicate an aerial cable. The cable goes high and can be difficult to see in certain areas. The terrain lies 400-600 metres above sea level. Varied terrain with pine forrest with little undergrowth, some marshlands (easily run) and grassy slopes. Moderate rolling hills. Day 4 the courses go through an area with many cabins. Show respect and do not cross the garden of the cabins. Course 1-9 will cross a large river on a required passing point (a temporary bridge). The passing point is marked on the map. Take care with the crossing of the river.

Course planner: Trond Døskeland. Controller: Jan P. Lien

Post description/details

Post description/details are printed on the map (IOF-symbol, with additional Norwegian text for N-courses.)
Self-help for loose post-description sheets: 2 min. before start time for courses 1-7. Some areas have a number of posts in close proximity to each other, so check the postcodes carefully.

Classes and Courses

Course Day 1 Middle Day 2 Long Day 3 Long Day 4 Middle Level Classes Women Classes Men Direct Entry
1 4,0 km 9,2 km 7,6 km 5,0 km A   M21AL  
2 3,8 km 7,5 km 6,7 km 4,5 km A   M19-20, M35AL Long
3 3,5 km 6,3 km 5,6 km 4,0 km A W21AL M17-18, M21AK, M40  
4 3,2 km 5,4 km 5,0 km 3,7 km A W17-18,W19-20 M15-16, M45  
5 3,0 km 4,7 km 4,2 km 3,6 km A W15-16, W21AK, W35, W40 M17AK, M35AK, M50  
6 2,8 km 3,8 km 3,8 km 3,0 km A W45, W50 M55, M60  
7 2,7km 3,6 km 3,3 km 2,7 km B W13-14 M13-14 Middle
8 2,4 km 2,8 km 2,8 km 2,6 km A W55, W60, W65, W70, W80 M65, M70, M75, M80  
9 2,5 km 3,0 km 3,5 km 2,4 km C W17C M17C Short
10 1,8 km 2,5 km 2,6 km 2,0 km C W-10, W11-12, W13-16C M-10, M11-12, M13-16C  
11 1,6 km 1,9 km 1,9 km 1,9 km N W11-12N, W13-16N, W17N M11-12N, M13-16N, M17N Novice
12 1,2 km 1,3 km 1,5 km 1,9 km N N-open N-open Novice

There is a start post day 1 & 2.
Day 2: Course 1,2,4 & 5 have a butterfly wing on day 2. That means runners must pass through the same post twice. Runners MUST register at this post both times, or they will be disqualified.
Childrens O-course (Småtroll) and childcare opens every day 1 hour before first start.
Flexible starttimes for courses 11 & 12.


Finish line

The runner passes the finish line and stamps the e-card on the finishing post/unit. The runner continues through the finishing area to a control post where the e-card will be registered, then a printout of interval times will be handed out at a station further on in the finishing area.

Incomplete run

Ideally the runner should pass through the finishing area, following the same procedure as for a fully completed run. Should the runner not be able to do so, then either the runner or club leader must, as soon as possible, contact the event office in order to register and read the e-card and report the runners safe return. The Club leader must ensure that all the clubs runners register in the finishing area.


The runner will be disqualified if there are any discrepancies in regard to the correct post descriptions when reading the e-card after coming in to finish. In the event the runner disagrees with the disqualification, the runner/club leader must contact the event office. Should the runner not be in agreement after the complaint has been processed through the event office, then a formal protest must be brought before the jury.

Sports Code of Conduct

NOF’s rules and regulations for competitive sports apply. Course maps are not collected in upon passing the finishing post. We encourage you to follow competition rules: A participant, who has completed a race, shall not give out information about the terrain, map or course to other participants who have not completed their race. We would reminder everyone that before start it is forbidden to solicit/obtain information from other participants who have already completed their race. In practice, that means it is forbidden to look at a map or ask for or accept information from a participant who started early.

Exception: It is possible to assist and/or follow participants in N-classes.

Respect forbidden areas on the map, marked out in the terrain by bands or oblique lines on the course map. It is possible that farm animals will be grazing in the area, so show caution. Should you observe animals that require attention, please report to the event office.

Refreshments for the runners

Drinks for the runners provided in the finishing area every race day.

First Aid and Medical Assistance

First aid personnel are available at each of the Event Centres. Medical assistance is available on call. Please contact the Event Centre in case of emergencies.


There are toilets at the event centres. No changing room facilities.

Time Recording

Electronic timing system (EKT) is being used for all events. The system used is EMIT. All participants are to use the same start number (bib) and e-card each day. Hire cards will be collected after finish on the last event or are to be delivered to the event office.

Please Note: Rented e-cards are included in the Team Envelope. These must be returned after the last race. Failure to return the rented cards will induce a penalty of NOK 500.


Results will be shown on the result board at the assembly area. For classes N-open and D/H-10 only times will be shown, and no ranking. For all other classes competitors will be ranked according to results. A complete result list will be found at and will also be found on the board at the O-camp and at the Arena the following race day.


Prizes are awarded to all competitors aged 12 years and younger for all completed individual races and combined.
For competitors aged 17 years and older, prizes to classwinners each day. Total prizes 1/8.
For classes up to 12 years, prizes awarded directly after the race. For other classes the prizegiving ceremony will be at Palmefossen School 9.00 p.m on Days 1, 2 & 3. On Day 4 the prizegiving ceremony will be at the Stuaset arena directly after the event.


1000 points to the winner. One point subtracted per commenced 3 seconds, after the winner.

Sales booth and food stalls

SPORT 8 will sell sports articles at the events arena every day.
Sale of hot and cold food and drinks at the events arena every day.

Childcare Service

You may leave your child at the Childcare Service during your race. Open from 1 hour before the first start, until 2 hours after the last start. Parents are requested to collect their children immediately after having passed through the finish area.

Childrens O-course (Småtroll)

“Småtroll”, is a service for the children too young to participate in the competitions. The courses are very easy and marked so that the children can safely get around the track. Start and finish at the same place. Fee: NOK25 pr. day paid upon start. Adults are encouraged to accompany children around the course. The childrens course is marked by yellow marker bands and all children get a well deserved prize when they get to the finish line.