TCS Lidingöloppet 30

– One of Sweden's Greatest Running Challenges

TCS Lidingöloppet 30 is something out of the ordinary. The classic distance has challenged runners of all kinds since 1965. 

TCS Lidingöloppet 30

The beautiful and hilly track is a true test for the elite as well as for amateurs. Make sure to be well prepared, both physically and mentally, before attacking the soft tracks of Lidingö. The reward is the wonderful feeling you get when you sprint to the finish and can enjoy a great achievement.

Welcome to the World's Biggest Crosscountry Race!

Part of A Swedish Classic
TCS Lidingöloppet 30 is, along with Vätternrundan, Vasaloppet/Engelbrektsloppet and Vansbrosimningen, part of A Swedish Classic.

Find out more about A Swedish Classic 

Races for Veterans and Juniors
On Saturday, races are also organised in junior and veteran categories. The categories are divided into age and distance. 

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Drink Stations

Make sure to plan what you eat and drink before the race carefully. During the race, food and drinks will be available at the following places:

  • The start at Koltorp: sports drinks and water
  • Ekholmsnäs, 24.5 km from the finish line: sports drinks and water
  • Hustegaholm, 20.5 km from the finish line: sports drinks and water
  • Fågelöudde, 15 km from the finish line: sports drinks, water, buns, bananas and pickled cucumbers
  • Grönsta, 9.9 km from the finish line: sports drinks, water, buns, bananas and pickled cucumbers
  • Uddvägen, 6.3 km from the finish line: sports drinks, water, blueberry soup, coffee, bananas, buns, Coke and pickled cucumbers
  • Tyktorp, 3 km from the finish line: sports drinks and water
  • The finish line at Grönsta gärde: sports drinks, water, buns, bananas, blueberry soup, pickled cucumbers and coffee

Time Limit

The TCS Lidingöloppet 30 has to be completed within a certain amount of time. This means that you have to pass certain checkpoints within a given time. If you do not make it in time, you have to get off the course and abandon the race. The checkpoints are as follows:

  • Fågelöudde (15.5 km) must be passed before 16:15
  • The Grönsta checkpoint (20 km) must be passed before 17:00
  • Sticklinge (23.8 km = drink station Uddvägen) must be passed before 17:40

The Course

TCS Lidingöloppet 30 is known to be as challenging as varied. Here, flat meadows and dirt roads alternate with sloping paths and steep ascents. Please study the course beforehand to avoid surprises and plan your race.

Medal time

A Swedish Classic

Take on a challenge beyond the ordinary! Within 12 months, you are to complete four different races in four different disciplines. You run, you ski, you cycle and you swim.

You can choose from three different classics: The Swedish Classic, the Half Classic and the Women's Classic. Since the start in 1971, over 100,000 athletes and enthusiasts have conducted one of the Classics.

A Swedish Classic
A Swedish Classic include the following events:
• Vasaloppet 90 km, Öppet Spår 90 km or Engelbrektsloppet 60 km, in crosscountry skiing.
• Vätternrundan 300 km, cycling
• Vansbrosimningen 3 km, swimming (open water)
• TCS Lidingöloppet 30 km, running

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The Half-Classic
The Half-Classic events are:
• HalvVasan, 45 km, or Engelbrektshalvan, 30 km, cross-country skiing
• HalvVättern, 150 km, cycling
• Vansbro Halvsim, 1,5 km, swimming (open water)
• TCS Lidingöloppet, 15 km, running

Read more about The Half-Classic

The Women’s Classic
The women’s classic events are:
• TjejVasan/KortVasan, 30 km, or Kristinaloppet, 30 km, cross-country skiing
• Tjejvättern, 100 km, bicycle
• Vansbro Tjejsim or Vansbro Kortsim, 1 km, swimming (open water)
• The Pink Ribbon race, 10 km, running

Read more about The Women’s classic

Homepages of the different events

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