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 Enduro Series Finland (Finnish Enduro Championship Series).
We will follow EWS rules with few local exceptions
Registration will close on Sunday 21.7. at 23:59
You can register at the race office at Thursday 25.7.
In case you are hunting for EWS Qualification points, you need to be an EMBA member before the event. The 2019 EMBA memberships will be available at https://www.enduroworldseries.com/ews-entry-overview/ews-membership/
Teaser video of the 2018 event: https://vimeo.com/266290518
Check out video and pictures of the 2018 race at pinkbike.com
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Juniors & Youth 30EUR
All the rest 59EUR until 31.4. and 65EUR until 14.7. From 15.7 onwards 75EUR
Late registration 80EUR, possible only at the race office on Thursday 25.7. between 10 - 18 (cash only).
We can take up to 300 riders to this event.
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)
Post race sauna after the race
Prizes for the fast ones
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
10:00 - Race office open (in Zero Point)
- 16:30 Free practice
16:30 - Riders briefing (in front of Zero Point)
19:30 - First rider to stages
23:00 - Finish of the Fridays stages
09:00 - Race office open
10:00 - First riders to stages
16:00 - Finish of the Saturdays stages
17:00 - Awards ceremony
21:00 - till sun rise Levi night life
This is preliminary schedule, there may be some adjustments closer to event.
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 stages on Friday night (all transfers pedalling)
8 stages on Saturday in total (transfers use both Gondolas and Pedaling up)
HUOM! Funduro, Juniorit ja Nuoret eivät aja kilpaa vielä perjantaina, ainoastaan lauantaina. Lauantaina Nuoret ajavat päivän kaikki 8 erikoiskoetta, Ek3 - Ek10.
Junioreiden kilpailureitti lauantaina: Ek3, Ek7, Ek9, Ek5, Ek8, Ek10. Juniorti käyttävät kaikilla siirtymillä Bikeparkin gondolihissiä, paitsi viimeiselle, eli Ek10:lle mentäessä eturinteen lyhyempää gondolihissiä.
Funduro kilpailureitti: Voidaan ajaa joku junioreiden reitti, tai kaikki lauantain 8 erikoiskoetta niin, että jokaisella siirtymällä käytetään bikeparkin gondolihissiä. Ajakokokuksessa kysytään kuljettajien mielipide tähän.
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.
Race Course on Friday 26.7.:
SS2 Express Black
All transfers pedalling
Race Course on Saturday 27.7.
SS3 World Cup Red
SS4 Draivi Trail
SS5 Rakkaudesta Lajiin
SS6 City Trail Black Label
SS7 Steep Groove
SS8 Draivi Trail
SS9 Safari Groove
SS10 Express Black
When going to SS5 and SS9 use Gondola on front slopes and then pedal to the next stage start. From finish of SS9 pedal to the start of SS10. All other stages use Gondola 2000 at the World Cup slope.
All Special Stages marked with red “Motonet”-tape.
How to arrive to Levi?
Information about how to arrive to Levi by plane can be found from here:
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
For accommodation options, check out Levi webpage: http://www.levi.fi/en/where-to-start.html
Hansa Trans tarjoaa pyöränkuljetuspalvelun Leville suuntaaville kilpailijoille. Lue lisää täältä:
Pyöräkujetuksen maksu ja varaus: https://my.raceresult.com/130836/registration?lang=fi&mode=1&contest=-1
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 Bike fest.