Race info

 

Levi Midnight Enduro is the Northest Enduro race in the world, and  is included in the EWS Qualifier calendar. Levi offers you an insight to a Lapland landscape far above the arctic circle located at a latitude of 67.8 degrees north. First stages of the race will be run late at Friday night. The sun is up, no need for head lights!

The race is easy to access even from abroad, Kittilä airport is only 14km from the venue. More information about travelling to Levi further down the page. The race is also a third round of the Sportax Enduro Series (Finnish Enduro Championship Series), and is supported by Pole Bicycles.

In case you are hunting for EWS Qualification points, you need to be an EMBA member before the event. The 2018 EMBA memberships will be available at http://www.enduroworldseries.com/emba-membership/

Teaser video of the event: https://vimeo.com/266290518

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Entry fees

 
 
  • Juniors & Youth 30EUR
  • All the rest 59EUR until 15.7. From 16.7 onwards 65EUR
  • Late registration 70EUR, possible only at the race office on Thursday 26.7. between 10 - 18 (cash only) if there is places still left

Included in the entry fee

  • Prepared and marked race course
  • Sport Ident SIAC timing
  • Number plate with zipties
  • Results with stage times after the event on our website
  • First aid during the race
  • Lift ticket for Friday and Saturday (for Thursday you need to buy a lift ticket from the bikepark if you choose to have lift rides during the day)
  • Bike wash
  • Post race sauna after the race
  • Prizes for the fast ones
 

Event schedule

 
 

Thursday 26.7.

  • 10:00 - 18:00 race office open (in Zero Point)
  • 10:00 - Free practice

Race course is open for practice from Thursday at 10:00

Friday 27.7.

  • 10:00 - Race office open (in Zero Point)
  •  - 17:00 Free practice
  • 17:00 - Riders briefing (in front of Zero Point)
  • 19:30 - First rider to stages
  • 23:00 - Finish of the Fridays stages 

Saturday 28.7.

  • 09:00 - Race office open
  • 10:00 - First riders to stages
  • 16:00 - Finish of the Saturdays stages
  • 20:00 - Awards ceremony at Hullu Poro Areena together with all other Levi Outdoor Fest events
  • 22:00 - till sun rise Levi night life 

This is preliminary schedule, there may be some adjustments closer to event.

 

Race course

 
 

Race course consist of mostly natural terrain, hiking trails, grassy ski slopes, and sections from Levi bike park. The terrain on stages will be very varied and by the nature of local soil, there will be plenty of rocks. On transition stages we will use both pedal power and gondola ski lift depending on which stage we are heading to. Most stages will have between 200 - 300m of altitude drop.  

This is preliminary data about the race course, refinements as the event approaches:

  • 2-3 stages on Friday night (all transfers pedalling)
  • 8-10 stages on Saturday in total (some of the stages will be ridden twice during the race)
  • 500-800m of pedal powered ascending during the whole race
  • Ca. 2700m of on stage descending in total. More than any other enduro event North of European Alps.
  • Over 35min of on stage race time for the fastest riders. More than any other enduro event North of European Alps.
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  • HUOM! Funduro ja Juniorit eivät aja kilpaa vielä perjantaina, ainoastaan lauantaina. Lauantaina Funduro ja Juniorit ajavat n. 8 erikoiskoetta

Course map will be published on this page on Wednesday evening 25.7. 

Trails open for riding from Monday thru Wednesday before the race is limited, some trails are under preparation for the race.

Trails open for riding from Monday to Wednesday: All machine build bikepark trails; Blue Groove, Santa's Cabin, World Cup Black/Red,  Enduro trails (can be found from the map sold at Gondola and Zero Point); South Route, Draivi Trail, City Trail, Express Run, the trail down from Koutalaki, not on the maps, start behind the link tower.  http://www.levi.fi/en/enjoy-levi/activity-park/downhill-biking.html

All other trails are under preparation for the race and not open for riding until Thursday. Also all riding at Kätkätunturi is forbidden before Thursday.

NOTE!    Shuttling is NOT allowed ("5. Kilpailun säännöt", in the rules). This is for both practice and race.  Use only gondolas and/or pedal power. 

 

How to arrive to Levi?

 
 

Information about how to arrive to Levi by plane can be found from here:

http://www.levi.fi/en/where-to-start/arriving-in-levi.html

Finnair has flights to Kittila Airport in June. When flying to Kittila, you can do the trip without a need for a rental car. There is a shuttle bus from airport to Levi, and at Levi everything you need is within a walking (or biking) distance.

You may also take flights to Rovaniemi or Oulu (more flight connections to these cities), take a rental car and drive few hours to Levi.   

If you are brave enough, you may join MTB-Enduro Finland FB-group and ask if you can share the journey to Levi from Helsinki (The international airport in Finland) with some local racers! Will give you a wonderful insight to Finnish enduro scene with the local people. FB: MTB-Enduro Finland  

Accommodation

For accommodation options, check out Levi webpage: http://www.levi.fi/en/where-to-start.html

 

 

Other things

 
 

No cycling licence is required to race. But you are obligated to have an insurance that covers enduro mountain bike racing.

 

If you have any questions, send us an email:  sauli (at) mtb-enduro.fi

 

The Levi Midnight Enduro race is part of the Levi Outdoor fest.


http://levioutdoorfest.fi/