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Any enrolment for the Trail 80km of EcoTrail Oslo® implies the tacit acceptance of the following regulations:

 1.1 EVENT

A timed running race through the heart of the countryside, following for the most part un unmade-up paths (about 90%). The distance of the EcoTrail Oslo is 80km with a total of approx. 1900 meters of ascent/descent. The route is one single leg, to be run at a free pace. There is a limited time available, coupled with strict enforced cut off at the check points/service points. 


The race is open for anyone, man or woman,(including hopefuls and veterans categories), graduate or not.


The race is intended to be completed in a semi self-sufficiency manner. On the course will there be  service areas where refreshments will be served. 

Each runner must make sure to have sufficient food and water to reach to the next service point.

No personal assistance is authorized on the course outside the refreshment areas set out for this purpose.

Any personal medical or paramedical care is strictly forbidden. It is officially forbidden to be supported along the course by any person other than a regularly enrolled competitor.


To enroll for the Ecotrail Oslo 80 km®, you are strongly advised to have participated in and completed  minimum a 50km trail race.

All runners are participating in the race at their own risk.


Taking part in the Ecotrail Oslo 80 km®, implies a de facto acceptance without reservations of the current regulations and the ethics of the race published by the organisation. This can be consulted in the section «ethical charter» on the website.

Any runner caught throwing down rubbish on the course will be disqualified.

Everyone enrolled undertakes to follow the paths signposted by the organisation, without taking any short-cuts. In fact, short-cutting a path causes an irreversible erosion of the site and thus permanent damage. Non-respect for this direction will lead to disqualification.

A large number of dustbins will be placed at each service point and it is obligatory to use these with an approach to a selective sorting of rubbish.


Trail 80km: 750 people


Each competitor brings their own personal effects bag of maximum 20 litres' capacity (change of clothing, toiletries,...). A sticky label supplied with the race bib must be stuck onto this bag.

Bag recovery: at the Oslo Havnelager (Finish area). The bags are handed back either to the competitor or to those close to him, uniquely on presentation of the bracelet. Bags will be handed back until 2am on the morning of Sunday 24 May. Beyond this time limit, the runner will have to come and recover his bag, at his own cost, from the EcoRun AS, Skippergata 9, Oslo. Only the bags handed out by the organisation will be taken. As the contents of the bags were not checked, there can be no protest about the contents at the Finish. It is recommended not to put valuable objects in them.

All the bags must be taken back from the association within 15 days after the event, beyond which date they given to charitable organisations.


As the route will be on public roads and paths accesible to the general public it is imperative that the runners behave in a good manner, respect trafic rules and show respect for everybody you meet during the race!

A First Aid station in the finisher area. These stations are in telephonic liaison with Race Control. A medical control team is present throughout the entire duration of the event at Race Control.

The official doctors are authorised to take any competitor unsuited to continue the event out of the race (by invalidating his race number). The first-aid workers are authorised to transport those runners whom they consider in danger by any means at their disposal.

Any runner not willing to comply with race- and /or public regulations and instructions from race officials will have to cover themselves all cost in case of damage or recovery patrols.

Any runner contacting or calling a doctor or a first-aid worker submits themselves to their authority and undertakes to accept their decisions.


The maximum time for the event, for the whole of the course, is fixed at 14 hours. The hour limits from the Start (time gates) of the refreshment zones will be defined and communicated in the road map.

These time gates have been calculated to enable the participants to get to the Finish in the maximum time laid down, while still making possible stops (rest, care...) To be authorised to continue the event, competitors must set off again from the refreshment zone before the fixed time limit (whatever their arrival time in the refreshment area).

Any competitor put out of the race and wishing to continue his course can only do so having returned his race number, and must then continue at his own responsibility and in complete autonomy. From then on he can no longer be considered as a finisher. In this case the runner will have to sign a waiver taking back full responsability for his behavior.

In the case of poor weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the organisation reserves the right to cancel and/or to stop the race underway, even to modify the time gates in liaison with the prefectures concerned.


Controllers on the course are authorised to check the obligatory material and, more generally, the respect for all the regulations (runners identity, respect for the site and the ethic, illicit help and accompanying, race number not permanently visible to the front... )

The displaying or exhibition of brands, sponsors, or partners being strictly forbidden in the start / finish area. The organiser is in charge of respecting this regulation. Because of this, non-respect will lead to an immediate and irrevocable disqualification. In addition, the competitor concerned will no longer be able to enrol in future runnings organised by EcoRun Norway.

A minimum penalisation of half an hour is applied for any other breach in regulations. The controller tells his post director and/or Race Control and can ask, depending on the seriousness of the act and the behaviour of the runner, for the disqualification of the competitor. The race jury can declare the disqualification of a competitor for any serious breach in the regulations, in particular in the case of:

  • not wearing the race number correctly,
  • not respecting the regulations and laws regulating the use of public roads/paths
  • using any means of transport,
  • starting off from a refreshment area after the time limit,
  • not helping another competitor in difficulty,
  • accepting personal assistance outside the official refreshment areas,
  • not respecting the rule not to be accompanied along the course,
  • display or exhibition, in no matter what form, of brands, sponsors, or partners at the start/finish area,
  • pollution or damage to the sites by the competitor or by a member of his team,
  • insults, rudeness or threats made during a meeting with any member of the organisation or any volunteer,
  • refusal to be examined by a member of the medical staff at any moment in the event,
  • drug-taking or refusal to allow a drugs test,


They can be made by letter in the 60 minutes after the posting of the provisional results.


The organisation reserves the right to modify the course and the locations of the First Aid and refreshment posts, at any moment and without warning. In the case of really bad weather (strong wind with serious amounts of rain and snow, strong risk of a storm...) the start can be delayed by maximum of two hours, beyond which, the race is cancelled.

In the case of bad weather conditions, and for reasons of safety, the organisation reserves the right to cancel and/or to stop the event underway, even to modify the time gates.

Cancellation, postponement or modification to the race opens no right to enrolment reimbursement.

Any decision will be taken by a jury bringing together at least the race director, the organiser and the coordinator responsible for safety as well as any person competent in the eye of the President of the Organisation Committee.


Personal liability: The organiser has taken out a personal liability for the duration of the event. This personal liability insurance guarantees the financial consequences of its responsibility, of that of its officials and its participants.

Personal accident: Each competitor must be in possession of an individual accident insurance. Such an insurance can be taken out with any organisation chosen by the competitor, and in particular with the Norwegian Athletics Assosiation - Norges Friidrettsforbund


A detailed description of the course will be supplied at the same time as the distribution of the race numbers. It includes practical information such as the cut offs for the check points, locations of the refreshment areas, the rescue posts, the care posts, as well as the access points for the accompanying members. A single copy of this book will be given exclusively to those who have enrolled.


In taking part in the race, each competitor expressly authorises the Eco-Trail Organisation (or its assignees) to use and allow to use or to reproduce or allow reproduction of their name, their image, their voice and their sports performance in the context of the race with regard to any direct exploitation or in the form derived from the event and this, in any support, in the whole world, through all known and unknown means to-date, and for the entire direction at present granted to these direct or derived exploitations by the legislative or regulatory dispositions, legal or arbitrary decisions of the whole country as well by international agreements, current or future, allowing for possible extensions which might be made to this duration.