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Musher Program for Finnmarksløpet 2017

THIS IS THE PROGRAM FOR FINNMARKSLØPET 2017. THE 2018 PROGRAM WILL BE POSTED HERE NO LATER THAN 30TH SEPTEMBER.

Updated: 4th March 2017


Important information about tickets for the banquets

Mushers and one handler get one ticket each to the banquets. Tickets are found inside the info-folder that is handed out at the Race-office when you register. If the musher wants to bring more handlers they have to buy extra tickets. Tickets are bought at “Finnmarksløpets Headquarter”

Closing Banquet FL-1000: Mushers in FL-1000 and one handler have free entrance. All Mushers and handlers in FL-500 have free entrance to the FL-500 banquet. It FL-500 mushers and their handlers would like to take part in the FL-1000 banquet on Saturday, they have to buy tickets. 

Information about FL-junior banquets will apair later.



From Monday March 6th

Finnmarksløpet’s Headquarter is located in Kunnskapsparken downtown Alta from March 6th through March 18th. Race café, press center, race office and sale of Finnmarksløpet profile articles. 

The Race office - registration will be open from Tuesday March 7th for delivering mandatory lists, check of veterinary papers and for controlling and weighing of the mandatory extra-food for the dogs and check of vaccination papers.

There will be a control of the dogs’ entry date to Norway and vaccination papers with proof of rabies and ecinoccose-treatment. We therefore ask all mushers to pay special attention to the requirements listed on the veterinary pages. This is particularly important for the foreign mushers. For more information look up the vet pages!

For Norwegian mushers: vaccination papers and matching chip number on the dog-list will be controlled at the race office

At the registration office you will also find maps with the trail marked on them.

Information about the mandatory pre race check will be send by e-mail to each musher.

 

Opening Hoers for the Registration Office:

Tuesday March 7th: 11:00 – 21:00
Wednesday March 8th: 11:00 - 21:00
Thursday March 9th: 09:00 - 14:00

 


Tuesday March 7th

 

11:00 - 21:00 Registration Office open. 


Wednesday March 8th

08.00 - 20.00 Mandatory pre race check and chip control for FL-1000, excact time and place will be send by e-mail.

11:00 - 21:00 Registration Office open.  


Thursday March 9th

 

Between: 09:00 - 15:00 at Postnord, Bukta - food/depot drop

Handing of the food drop bags: Every bag must be placed on the back of the trailer by the musher or his/her helpers. Bags left on the ground will not be carried out! The trailers leave Alta on Thursday at 15:00, three o’clock. 

 

13:00 - 14:30. Information for rookies -mandatory! UiT rom 1042

16:00 - 18:00. Musher’s info meeting FL-500 and FL-1000 - mandatory! All mushers must meet, plus at least one handler per team.

UiT campus Alta. 

18.45 - 19.00 Gathering for the defilering at the Borealis festival. Scandic entrance headed towards DNB. Be accurate. 

19:00 - 19:30. Alta City Centre: - Opening of Borealis festival. Mandatory for all entrants, remember neat and clean musher outfits.

20:00 - 22:30. Scancic Hotel Alta: Sparebanken 1 NORD-NORGE’s Start banquet. Stadning banquet.

Buy extra tickets at the “Finnmarksløpet’s Headquarter”, downtown Alta.

Sale start Wednesday March 8th 12:00 pm, pre booking not possible.

Price: 600,-

NOTE: Everyone, also mushers and handlers, have to show valid tickets at the entrance in order to enter banquets and ceremonies! Persons not holding a ticket will not get in. See information about tickets for mushers hand handlers above.



Friday March 10th

08.00 - 20.00 Mandatory pre race check and chip control for FL-500 and FL-junior, excact time and place will be send by e-mail.

12:00 - 14:00: Alta City Centre: Showrace for FL-1000 entrants. Mandatory. Information about the showrace will be send by e-mail to each musher.

After the showrace there will be a gathering for mushers and guest riders in the FL-shop tent. There will be served light food and drinks.

 

 


Saturday March 11th

 

08:00 - 09:00 The start-area opens to the mushers and their vehicles

Where? Alta city center – Finnmark University College

Opens at 08:00 and will close at 09:00. MEET ON TIME!

Note, there will be check of all the mandatory equipment before start. 

 

10:45. Official opening of Finnmarksløpet 

Where?  Pedestrian area of the city center.

 

11:00. Start for the first team

Where? Pedestrian area of the city center - START.

Start order: FL-1000 - FL-junior - FL-500

 


Sunday March 12th

12.00 - 20-00 Downtown Alta - pedestrian area: The teams in the FL-junior class cross the finish line in Alta some time during the afternoon.



Monday March 13th

 

11:00 - 11:30: Alta city centre - pedestrian area: PRIZE CEREMONY -  FL-junior

  


Tuesday March 14th

03:00 - 10:00: Alta city centre - pedestrian area: The first teams in the FL-500 will cross the finish line in Alta.

All day. Alta city centre. Entrants in the FL-500 class will cross the finish line.


Wednesday March 15th

All day. Alta city centre. Entrants in the FL-500 class will cross the finish line.

14:00 - 15:30: Evaluation meeting FL-500 UiT room 1087

16:00 - 17:00: Alta city centre. WINNER CEREMONY FOR FL-500 Norwegian Championship 8-dog class 2017.

PS! All mushers who started and have arrived in Alta must attend!

19:00 - 24:00. "Banquet" - Scandic Alta

Free entrance for mushers + 1 handler (if a musher wants to bring more than one handler, they will have to by tickets).

Volunteers and others who want to take part can buy tickets at “Finnmarksløpets service tent” in the city centre. Tickets must be bought by Tuesday March 14th before 2.00 PM.

Price: 450,-

 


Friday March 17th

 

03.00 - 15.00 Downtown Alta - pedestrian area: Winner of FL-1000 crosses the finish line.

Many entrants will normally cross the finish line all through the weekend. Normally, the last man standing appairs Sunday morning.


Saturday March 18th

12:00 - 13:00: Alta city centre. WINNER CEREMONY FOR FL-1000

NOTE! All mushers who started and have arrived in Alta must attend!

14:00 - 16:00: Evaluation of Finnmarksløpet 1000 

19:00 - 22:00: CLOSING BANQUET - Scandic Hotel Alta:

Banquet for all participants in Finnmarksløpet; mushers, volunteers, handlers, media, guests, sponsors, audience and others.

Dinner.
Coffee.
Special prizes.
Entertainment.
Formal clothes!

Free entrance for mushers in 1000 km and may in addition bring 1 handler (free of charge).

Mushers and handler in 500 km and secondary handlers, volunteers and others who want to take part can buy a ticket at “Finnmarksløpets headquarter”, in the city center. Tickets must be bought by Thursday March 10th at 14.00(2 PM).

Price: 550,-

NOTE: Everyone, also mushers and handlers, have to show valid tickets at the entrance in order to enter banquets and ceremonies! Persons not holding a ticket will not get in. See information about tickets for mushers hand handlers above.