28.01 - 02.02.2020
About the Bergeby race N70
Bergebyløpet N70 is a long-distance sled-dog race in North Varanger/Finnmark. The race was first held in 2003, and has been held ever since in various formats and over various distances. Bergebyløpet run from Masjok in the west to Krampenes in the east, via the boroughs of Tana, Nesseby and Vadsø. The longest race distance is 500 kilometres, making this one of the longest sled-dog races in the world and the only sled-dog race run completely north of 70 degrees north. In other words, the race is on a par with the Bering Strait and Nome in Alaska. It is here we live and here we wish to live - and it is here we like to work and race our sled dogs. It is here - to N70 - that we offer a warm welcome to other mushers and to all supporters of Bergebyløpet.
Bergebyløpet N70 is a sled-dog race arranged by mushers for mushers. The aim is to hold a sled-dog race that cultivates and develops a type of race that is the best for the sport. The social side of the race is prioritised together with the idea of fair play. Other important elements are the development of skills and knowledge, plus the sharing of ideas between mushers. Above all is the principle of ‘keep it simple’ for all aspects of the race. This means the best possible efficiency in all aspects, and the least possible amount of bureaucracy. Bergebyløpet N70 is a long-distance race that will attract active competition mushers. The pot of prize money continues to grow, together with the race’s own status and the continuing focus on the sporting content, but Bergebyløpet will always be a race where enjoyment and fun are two of the main factors that mean that mushers, volunteers, veterinarians and others return from year to year.