Participant info – Romjulsløpet
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Find information and Q&A’s about our virtual editon of the BMW Oslo Maraton

We will update it continously. Did you not find the information you were looking for? Contact us on email info@oslomaraton.no or send us a message on facebook.

 

Not signed up yet? Sign up here! 


  • Rules for running and competing

    We have some rules you have to follow in order to get your race approved, and if you want to compete for a place at the podium you have to follow both the race rules and the competition rules.

  • How do I sign up?
    You can sign up HERE
    Entry fees:

    Individual distances: 150 NOK
    Bronze Challenge RACING: 250 NOK
    Bronze Challenge: 250 NOK
    Silver Challenge: 350 NOK
    Gold Challenge: 350 NOK

    This is included in the entry fee:
    • You can finish your distance as many times as you want to between 25th and 31st of December
    • Your personal start number with your name on it you can print at home
    • You can upload your time to the official result list, and you can replace old times if you run again
    • A digital medal after registering your time
    • The possibility to purchase a real medal
    • You are also automatically in the draw to win cool prizes
    • Unique offers from our partners

    You can purchase the real medal when signing up or on my page. If you enter a challenge you purchase medals for all your individual distances.

    If you want to receive the medale before the Christmas holidays you must sign up and purchase the medal before 13th of December (regards Norway, if you live outside of Norway we recommend earlier sign up but cannot guarantee you will receive it before Christmas).

  • How do I sign up as a Para contestant?

    All distances in Romjulsløpet has a Para-group.

    If you are a para contestant you register to the Para group when signing up. Chose your distance on the entry page, and when you enter your data you confirm “Yes” in the box named “para contestant” in the entry form.

  • How does it work?
  • Which distances can I run?

    In the BMW Oslo Maraton Virtual Edition you can particitpate in the following distances.

    All distancens have a Para-class. If you are a para participant you register it when signing up.

    • Barnas Juleløp (500-1000 meter)
      (Childrens Christmas Race)
    • Juletreeren (3K)
      (The Christmastrees)
    • Juletreeren Racing ( 3K Weel chair)
      (The Christmastrees Racing)
    • Pepperkakemila (10K)
      (Gingerbreadmile)
    • Pepperkakemila Racing (10K Weel chair)
      (Gingerbreadmile Racing)
    • Halvmaraton (21,1K)
      (Half Marathon)
    • Snømannaton (42,2K)
      (Snowmanathon)
    • JuleTrippelen (73,3K)
      (The Christmas Tripple)
    ROOMJULSCHALLENGE

    Do you want to give your self an extra challenge or maybe two or three good resons to go outside and move during christmas? Sign up for one of our challenges!

    We have put together packages consisting of mutliple distances, and this is how it works:

    • You run, jog or walk each distance individually
    • You track them individually, and upload an individual time for each distance
    • Your results will show in the result lists for each individual distance
    • In addition, we add up your total time for all distances in the challenge, and you are competing to win best total time in a separate result list

    You can choose between the following challenges:

    • BRONZE CHALLENGE RACING (WHEELCHAIR)

      The Bronze Challenge Racing is for wheelchair racing, and you finish our racing distances, the 3K and 10K, during the Christmas holidays (from December 25th to 31st). It is a total of 13 kilometeres!

    • BRONZE CHALLENGE

      If you sign up for the Bronze Challenge, you run the 3K and 10K during the Christmas holidays (from December 25th to 31st). It is a total of 13 kilometeres!

    • SILVER CHALLENGE

    If you sign up for the Silver Challenge, you can run the 3K, 10K and Half Marathon during the Christmas holidays (from December 25st to 31st). It is a total of 34,1 kilometeres!

    • GOLD CHALLENGE

    If you sign up for the Gold Challenge, you run the 10K, Half Marathon (21,1K) and the Marathon (42,2K) during the Christmas holidays (from December 25st to 31st). It is a total of 73,3 kilometeres!

    Are you up for it? 

  • Challenges - How does it work?

    If you sign up for one of our challenges you sign up to finish the two or three distances in the challenge individually during Romjulsløpet, and in addition you are competing for best total time on all distances in your challenge.

    When signing up you will receive one confirmation for each distance you are signed up for. This might seem confusing, but it is necessary on order for you to register your individual time on all the distances in your challenge. Please see the information you will receive closer to the event, or read the next Q&A – “How do I finish my challenge?”

    This is how it works:
    • You run, jog or walk each distance individually
    • You track them individually, and upload an individual time for each distance
    • Your results will show in the result lists for each individual distance
    • In addition, we add up your total time for all the distances in your challenge, and you are competing to win best total time in a separate result list

    When you sign up for a challenge you are of course contributing to donate one hot meals per distance to someone in need! What better motivation is there?

    If you purchase medal for your challenge you receive the medal for each indiviudal distance in your challenge.

    You can choose between the following challenges:
    • BRONZE CHALLENGE RACING

    The Bronze Challenge Racing is for wheelchair racing, and you finish our racing distances, the 3K and 10K, during the Christmas holidays (from December 25th to 31st). It is a total of 13 kilometeres!

    • BRONZE CHALLENGE

    If you sign up for the Bronze Challenge, you run the 3K and 10K during the Christmas holidays (from December 25th to 31st). It is a total of 13 kilometeres!

    • SILVER CHALLENGE

    If you sign up for the Silver Challenge, you can run the 3K, 10K and Half Marathon during the Christmas holidays (from December 25st to 31st). It is a total of 34,1 kilometeres!

    • GOLD CHALLENGE

    If you sign up for the Gold Challenge, you run the 10K, Half Marathon (21,1K) and the Marathon (42,2K) during the Christmas holidays (from December 25th to 31st). It is a total of 73,3 kilometeres!

  • How do I finish my Challenge?

    HOW DO YOU FINISH YOUR CHALLENGE?

    In short, this is how you complete your challenge:

    1. You finish each distance individually
    2. You track each distance individually, and upload an individual time for each distance on “my page”
    3. Your results will show in the resultlist for each individual distance.
    4. In addition we add upp the total time for all your distances in a separate resultlist for your challenge

    HOW TO REGISTER THE TIME FOR YOUR DISTANCES 

    When signing up you received one confirmation e-mail for each distance in your challenge, with log ins to an individual my page for each distance. You do not have to log on to each one of them. You can log on to my page using just one of the log ins you received, and once you have logged in you can navigate between all your pages.

    This is how you do it:

    1. Log on to “My Page” 
    2. Choose the distance you want to regsiter your time for in the menu
    3. Press the “My Time”-button
    4. Follow the guide for how to register your time

    There are five options you can choose from to register your time:

    1. Platform Connection (Garmin Connect *, Strava, Polar * and Suunto)
    2. RaceConnect – Live updates
    3. Activity file upload (GPX, TCX or FIT)
    4. Manual time entry
    5. Register without time

    Please read this instruction on how to register your time, and find more information about how RaceConnect works.

    *Are you connecting to Garmin Connect or Polar? Read the guide before you start your race!

  • Where can I run?

    Anywhere! Find the course of your choice. Do you want a fast track, challenging track, do you have a favorite place to run? You can even run around your house, in your backyard, on a treadmill – literally anywhere.

    But – if you want to compete for one of the spots on the podium there are some rules you need to follow:

  • Can I run with a pacer or in a group?

    Due to Covid-19 we are awaiting opening the registration for running croups. But, if the situation changes we will open up the entries. Follow us on facebook og instagram to keep informed.

  • Do I get a bib number?

    Yes! We will e-mail you your own personal race number. You will receive a PDF you can print and also a cool image for sharing on your social media account.

  • What time do I start?

    It’s up to you what time you start. We just require that you start after 00:00 hours on the 25th of December and finish before 23:59 hours on the 31st of December 2020.

  • How does the timing work?

    Start a session and run your chosen distance.
    Your smart phone, smart watch, fitness watch or activity tracker is your personal “virtual timing chip”.

    NOTE! You have to run the correct amount of kilometres
    When you reach the total amount of kilometers you have chosen to run you stop the session – and this is important! You must run the total amount of kilometres for your timing to be true. Example; if you are running the Half Marathon, you have to run 21.1 kilometers. If you run too short our system will calculate an average time based on the total time and distance of your race and you will not get your real time. (If you run too far you’ll be OK – it cuts the race at the correct amount of kilometres).

    Pause? 
    Please also note, that even though your watch or phone deducts pauses you may have taken during your session, our system does not. It measures the total time of your race from from start to finish.

    Finish and registration
    When you finish your race you store it on your device. To register you log on to “My Page” and press “my time”. Here you can simply link to your Strava-account. We also support session file import for GPX, TCX and FIT formats – so if you use other platforms or compatible devices nothing is holding you back from joining the party!

    Do you not want to register your time?
    You can finish the race, and registert without time. Just press the “Finished-button” on my page. Your name will be on the result list, but your timing will not.

    Want to race for one of the spots on the podium? 
    There are some rules  you must follow: 

  • Which devices can I use?

    Any smart phone, smart watch, fitness watch or activity tracker that supports track logging, like Suunto, Garmin, Polar, Apple Watch, Fitbit etc.
    Strava offers free memberships, and you can use the app on your phone to track your race. You do not need a watch or activity tracker.

  • Is there a cut off time?

    No, we do not have a cut-off time in our virtual races. You decide your pace, and you can walk, jog or run. But you have to start and finish between 25th and 31st of December 2020

    Please note that we will double check the times for suspisiously fast runners as well as all top 20 runners.

  • How do I register my time?

    You register your time on “My Page” . Log on to your profile and press “my time”.

    You have five options for registering your time:

    1. Platform connection
    2. RaceConnect – LIVE TRACKING
    3. Acitity file upload
    4. Manuel time entry
    5. Register without time

    Read THIS GUIDE for more information about how you register your time, and how RaceConnect works.

    If you have entered one of our challenges we will send you more information about uploading your time closer to the event.

  • Can I choose not to register my time?

    Yes, if you do not want to register your race time, you can go to “my page” and register your participation without timing.

  • Will my time be published?

    Your time will be updated to the official results list for Romjulsløpet. It will be published on our website, Oslomaraton.no or you can find it here.

    If you register as a finisher without time, your name will be on the list but time will not show.

  • My time in the results are incorrect. What do I do?

    Before questioning your result, please read this information carefully.
    Keep in mind that GPS/activity fitness devices are not a 100% accurate technology. If you disagree with your result, we advise you to evaluate this based on the race instructions and the general information stated above.

    Further we do offer you the option to manually submit your time, that will overwrite your uploaded activity.

     

    If you cannot find the answers to your questions here please contact us on facebook or at info@oslomaraton.no 

  • Do I receive a medal?

    Once you have finished your race you will receive an awesome virtual medal by e-mail, that you can share on your social media platforms.

    You can also purchase a real medal for 199 NOK. We ship it to you by post, and the postal fee for Norway is included in the price. If you live outside of Norway there will be an extra postal fee added.

    Do you want to receive the medal before the christmas holidays you have to sing up an purchase the medal before the 13th of December (regards Norway, if you live outside of Norway we recommend earlier signs ups but we cannot gurantee you will receive it before Christmas).

  • Can I get a t-shirt?

    We have not designed a t-shirt for Romjulsløpet. But, together with our partner Craft Sportswear we have created a winter collection that will be launched during November – so follow our social media for updates. It’s limited edition!

  • What happens if I cheat?

    You can try. We promise you, it will not be pretty!

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