Will it be possible to get a starting slot for Norseman 2021?
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Norseman 2020 was postponed for one year. The 2020 athletes were offered to defer their slots to 2021, and practically all have chosen to do so. This means that we will not have the annual registration and draw this fall.
We are working hard to see if we can make four or five slots available. If so we will try to find a clever way to distribute these in October or November.
(Please don´t mail us to ask how, as this will delay our creative process 😃 We will post what’s happening here in due time ✌️)
How does the extra chances in the draw work?
Since enrolment for the 2016 race we started giving extra chances for athletes not successful in the draw. Adding an extra chance for every consecutive unsuccessful year.
First year 1 applying, gves chance in the draw.
Second year, 2 chances
Third year, 3 chances
Yeas, exactly…. and so on
The extra chances can be tracked on the athlete profile on www.race.se.
If awarded a starting slot, or if not signing up consecutive years, counter will be reset.
I want to race to raise money for my favourite charity. Do you have any slots allocated to this that I can have?
We do not have any charity slots. That said we donate significant amounts ourselves, and encourage our athletes to do so as well. For all practical purposes, the size of our race prohibits us from offering charity slots. To treat our thousands of applicants fairly we want as many of our slots as possible to go into the draw where everyone has a chance.
I have an extremely good reason to get a slot outside the draw.
All our athletes usually have very good reasons to race. Anniversaries, weight loss, recovery from illness, pluss an infinite number of other reasons are represented amongst our athletes as their personal reasons to race. This makes us very happy. But to treat our thousands of applicants fairly we want as many of our slots as possible to go into the draw where everyone has a chance and do not make exceptions for slots outside the draw outside the few slots allocated to our sponsors and elite. This is a tough call for us as organisers as we do get many good (and often sad) reasons to race.
I was lucky and got a slot for the race. Now I cant race due to “XXXX”. May I defer my slot to next year?
Every year, through winter and spring we get around 60 withdrawals from the race for various reasons (mostly injuries) All of course wants to defer the race. With our limited capacity we simply can’t roll over so many slots. Not because of money, but because of capacity. This is also stated clearly in the Athlete Guide that everyone reads before enrolling.
I would like to sign up and race alongside with my friend/wife/boyfriend/club/etc…
Due to our limited capacity we only accept individual entries into our lottery. We do not make any exceptions to this. This should not discourage you from trying your luck. We have had both friends and couples where both have drawn the “golden” ticket. And if only one of you get a slot. Coming as support is by many considered both harder and more fun than actually racing.
Do you have a waiting list?
When we do the draw for the race, we also have a draw for a “waiting list”. Meaning that if some of the lucky winners does not pay the entry fee within the deadline, a person from the “waiting list” list gets the slot. When we inform about the results of the draw. The mail we send will state explicitly your status. If it says that you did not get a slot, you did not get a slot. If it says you are on the waiting list, you have a second chance at a starting slot.