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1899 were registered for the winter race in the Arctic city situated 400km above the Arctic Circle. 1605 from 48 different countries finished the 17th edition of the race. 53.5% of the participants were foreign, most from Germany, UK, USA and Sweden.
The PolarNight race in Tromsø was first organized in 2004 and over the years has become the largest winter race in Norway and one of the most international Norwegian races with participants from all over the world. The weather in the city of Tromsø is unpredictable in winter. On Saturday morning, a snowstorm caused many roads to Tromsø to be closed, boats and ferries cancelled due to the weather. As a result, many runners who were entered didn’t reach Tromsø in time to start. Throughout the day, the weather improved and the wind blew and when the start shot went at 15:00 it was just fresh breeze and nice winter conditions. There was a magical atmosphere along the course with light snow, candle lights along the course and many happy runners.
The PolarNight race will take place on 9th January 2021 in Tromsø. For next year’s race there will also be a marathon distance for the first time during the winter race.