By Pro XC Skiing Editorial Staff
After Vaajmarathon, the next addition to the Visma Ski Classics Challengers has been confirmed. Östersunds Rullskidlopp is a completely new event arranged by the local ski club Östersunds SK, which is represented by many Swedish Pro Team athletes, such as Oskar Kardin, Emil Persson and Jenny Larsson, when they are not racing for their long distance teams.
The 50 km course stretches from Frösön up towards Krokom and then back south down to the national biathlon arena, Östersund Ski Stadium, where the IBU World Championship in biathlon took place back in 2019.
The first edition already takes place on September 5, approximately three weeks from now. Since Östersunds SK has many of the best Visma Ski Classics athletes in their squad, they are expected to participate in the race.
The race is open both for the elite and for recreational skiers. You can find more info about the registration at ostersundssk.se
All participants will be able to collect points for the SC ranking which they can check by signing up for free to MyPages. MyPages provides one common ranking for women and men, professionals and recreational skiers alike.
Pro Team registered athletes can collect points for the Ski Classics Champion and Youth competitions in their respective gender.
A list of Challengers events with confirmed dates for season 2021/22 can be found at vismaskiclassics.com. The list will be updated continuously with new events.