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March 24, 2024 All day

The Frozen Lake Marathon and Half Marathon is a unique running event, it’s the only one we know about that is run entirely on water. Fortunately, the waters of the Tisela Fjord in Norway at the end of March are frozen, so it’s less challenging than it could be. But it’s still a challenge. Running on snow and ice is a skill in itself but one that you can quickly master.

It’s one lap of the 21.1k course for the half-marathon or twice around if you are running the full marathon. The Icebug Frozen Lake Marathon is limited to 500 runners of all abilities. Once you’ve mastered ice running you should be able to cover the distance quickly because this is the flattest race you’ll ever run and an experience you’ll never forget.

Tisela Fjord Jorden is located 819 meters above sea level in the Norwegian municipalities of Gol and Hemsedal, which is 200K north of Oslo.

For the most part, the ice on the lake is about 80 cm thick – with a carrying capacity of up to 30 tons. The course is plotted by a support team of ice experts who monitor the lake closely in the days leading up to the event and throughout the race. For maximum safety, the final course is laid out just days before the race starts. Among other things, the lake is used for testing vehicle tires, emergency vehicles, and drivers who want to test their skills in icy conditions, so it’s not going to struggle to support the weight of 500 runners!

Transport from Oslo

We have a dedicated bus transfer that will take you from Oslo airport to the hotel Oset, the race HQ and your base throughout your four-night stay in Norway


March 24, 2024
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