EVENT INFO

EVENT INFO

GPS tracking link, detailed event info and start list will be updated here later.

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Raja-Ski

25 km ladies and men

40 km ladies and men

78 km ladies and men

100 miles (160 km) ladies and men

Raja-Fatbike

24 km ladies and men

65 km ladies and men

87 km ladies and men

 

ROUTEMAPS

Route map (updated 14.12.2018) HERE.

Route map as Info map version HERE.

TIMETABLE

The Ruthless Raja preliminary timetable:

100 miles (160km) Raja-Ski / Hossa – Kiannon Kuohut/ at 8.00

78 km Raja-Ski / Martinselkonen – Kiannon Kuohut / at 10.00

40 km Raja-Ski / Puras – Kiannon Kuohut / at 10.00

25 km Raja-Ski / Raatteen Portti – Kiannon Kuohut / at 11.00

24 km Raja-Fatbike / Martinselkonen – Martinselkonen / at 09.00

65 km Raja-Fatbike / Hossa – Martinselkonen / at 11.00

87 km Raja-Fatbike / Hossa – Martinselkonen / at 11.00

 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation options in Suomussalmi HERE

Accommodation and transportation info for the bikers from Martinselkonen Wildlife centre. Tel: +358 (0)8 736 160

info@martinselkonen.fi
sales@martinselkonen.fi

 

BUS TRANSPORTATION

Bus transportation times and prices: 

Hotel Spa Kiannon Kuohut – Hossa at 5.30 / 20€ 

Hotel Spa Kiannon Kuohut – Martinselkonen at 7.00 / 20€

Hotel Spa Kiannon Kuohut – Puras at 8.30 / 10€

Hotel Spa Kiannon Kuohut – Raatteen Portti at 8.30 / 10€

Transportation will be reserved and paid with the registration.

 

SERVICE AND DROP BAGS

The participants have possibility to get their own service bags (drop bags) delivered to the finish and 87km and 120km service point (100miles skiers). Participants must leave those drop bags in the organizers bus at the start area and the organizer will transport the bags to Martinselkonen (87km), Raatteen Portti (140km) and finish. THE PARTICIPANTS MUST TAG THEIR BAGS CLEARLY WITH THEIR OWN COMPETITION NUMBER!

On the route, there are organizers maintained service points approximately after each 50km. Map of the service points will be updated here later. Besides that, the skiers/bikers should be equipped with their own service equipment. Obligatory competitor equipment will be updated here later. Energy drinks are sponsored by High5. 

At the finish, warm soup lunch is waiting for the competitors (included in the registration fee). For 100 mile (160 km) skiers, soup in 87km service point is included to the entry fee. Food is served by showing your number bib.

100 mile, 78 km and 40km skiers, also small snack (bread/drink) in included in the entry fee in Arola and Raatteen Portti service points.

 

GPS-TRACKING

GPS-tracking devices for on-line tracking are given for all of the 40km, 78 km and 160km skiers and 87km & 65km bikers. The device must be carried with and switched on throughout the race.

 

SAFETY AND FIRST AID

There will be one First Aid partol along the route and one patrol in each service point/finish. In the middle of the wilderness, it takes some time to get help. If you or someone else is injured or needs assistance, call emergency number 112 (serious cases) and ICE numbers marked on the route maps. Attention! ICE number must be stored in the phone´s memory.

When calling help, tell as accurately as possible your location and the closest km-sign. Everyone´s phones must be switched on all the time. Organizers must be able to contact skier/biker by phone when needed (for example if we notice from the GPS tracking that the skier/biker is going to wrong direction). Therefore remember to charge the battery of the mobile phone before the start and keep voices on. For the longer distances, it is useful to have extra battery or charger with you. 

 

PRIZES

Every participant gets memory souvenir prize. Addition to that several lottery prizes will be raffled among the participants. 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Information

Timo Kinnunen

timokinnunen@pp.inet.fi

+358 (0)40 4112256

Competition secretary

Pirjo Neuvonen

E-mail: liikunta@suomussalmi.fi

Tel: +358 (0)44 5859 700

Marketing:

Marita Kaipainen

E-mail: marita.kaipainen@kainuunliikunta.fi

Tel: +358 (0)44 5325 916

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