Pogostan hiihto — Pogosta Ski Race 6.3.2021

Pogosta Cross Country Ski Race

Pogostan Hiihto - Pogosta Cross Country Ski Race in Ilomantsi, North Karelia, is one of Finland's largest traditional skiing events.

It has been held since 1977. In coming March, the event will be organized for the 43rd time.

The event provides 

  • Excellent snow conditions
  • Loop routes in all categories (begin and end at the same location in the Ilomantsi centre)
  • Good service and welcoming atmosphere on the route  

More information

We are happy to provide you with additional information at:

Categories and fees

Saturday, 6th March 

51km /classic style start at 8.30, skating start at 10.30

 

  • Age groups (best skiers in each age category will receive awards)
  • Men
    • general, 40, 50, 60, 70 years 
  • Women
    • general, 40, 50, 60, 70 years 
  • Registration fees: 
    • Until 28.2.2021: 65 €
    • On site from 5.3.2021 onwards: 80 € 

30 km/ classic style starts at 8.30, skating starts at 10.30

  • Categories: Men / Women
  • ​Best skiers in each category will receive an award
  • Registration fees: 
    • Until 28.2.2021: 50 €
    • On site from 5.3.2021 onwards: 60 € 

30 km Fun Ski (classic/skating)

  • Categories: Unisex
  • No prizes, no times recorded (...just for the joy of it)
  • ​Registration fees
    • Until 28.2.2021: 40 €
    • On site from 5.3.2021 onwards: 45 €

Relay (classic/skating)

  • Only in 30 km FunSki (unisex, no timing, no prizes)
  • Teams of 2-3 persons
  • Legs 4-15 km.
  • Each team needs to have their own car and take care of their own transportation.
  • Registration fees: 
    • Until 28.2.2021: 25 € / person (leg)
    • On site from 5.3.2021 onwards: 30 € / person (leg)
Registration

​Email us at pogostanhiihto@ilu.fi with the following information:

  • your name
  • your date of birth
  • category and
  • the day when you are going to ski.

Transfer your entry fee (prices detailed at "Categories and fees") with the following data:

  • Name of the receiver: Ilomantsin Urheilijat ry
  • IBAN FI 38 5072 0540 0320 69
  • SWIFT: OKOYFIHH.

The fees include: Participation, a medal after the race, snacks and drinks at service stations, basic ski waxing service at the start area and at some service stations along the route, access to first aid at each station, third party insurance, result service, sauna and shower.

Getting there / distances

Distances:

  • Helsinki -> Ilomantsi ~ 500 km
  • Joensuu -> Ilomantsi ~ 70 km
  • St. Petersburg -> Ilomantsi ~ 420 km

Public Transport

  • Closest airport: Joensuu
  • Closest Railway station: Joensuu

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Route Map