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1-2 Nov 2024
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Kullamannen by UTMB: Route, live tracking & how to enter

Kullamannen by UTMB is the final UTMB World Series event of the 2023 season to take place in Europe.

The two-day festival of racing on the shores of Sweden’s Kullaberg consists of four events. The weekend is headlined by the 100M event which passes through 15 nature reserves, while the nighttime Scandinavian weather and challenging trails will test competitors.

Here is our full guide to the Kullamannen event, following it live or even taking part.

Date, start time & live tracking

The four-race weekend gets underway with the 100M category race starts at 18:00 local time on Friday, November 3.

Also taking place on Friday night is the 100K category which begins at 22:00. For those wanting a daytime challenge the shortest 20K distance starts at 09:00 local time on Saturday, November 4.

Kullamannen by UTMB
[Photo credit: UTMB]

Two hours later the 50-kilometre race distance gets underway at 11:00 giving competitors an experience of daytime and nighttime challenges.

Live tracking will be available here.

Kullamannen by UTMB 2023 Route

The 100M event starts at Höganäs before heading into the technical single tracks on Kullberg Mountain. Competitors follow the coast out to Molle Port before completing a gruelling loop to Josefinelust before returning back to Molle Port.

The toughest part of the course, which has a total elevation gain of 2,586 metres, comes in the opening 50-kilometre loop.

Runners will then battle against the Scandinavian elements as they compete down the coast to Svanshall in a flat section of the course. With just 20 kilometres remaining when competitors reach Hovs Hallar climb again for the final challenge before finishing back in Båstad

There are 11 checkpoints across the 100M course:

  • Start
  • Josefinelust (18.7km)
  • Mölle port (32.9km)
  • Josefinelust (39.6km)
  • Mölle port (53.6km)
  • Svanshall (66.3km)
  • Råbocka Ängelholm (87km)
  • Stora Hult (115km)
  • Glimminge (124km)
  • Hovs Hallar (141.2km)
  • Båstad (161,8km)

Facts, Tips & FAQS

As a UTMB World Series Event, the Top 3 female and Top 3 male runners of the 100M, 100K, 50K and 20K at Kullamannen gain automatic qualification to the UTMB, CCC and OCC races, respectively.

The UTMB Running Stones allocation is as follows:

  • 100M – Four UTMB Running Stones
  • 100K – Three UTMB Running Stones
  • 50K – Two UTMB Running Stones
  • 20K – One UTMB Running Stone

How to qualify and enter the Kullamannen by UTMB

UTMB have listed the Elite Entry Request Criteria as follows:

  • Entry for the 100M category race requires a UTMB Index ranking of 800 (men) or 650 (women).
  • Entry for the 100K category race requires a UTMB Index ranking of 820 (men) or 690 (women)
  • Entry for the 50K category race requires a UTMB Index ranking of 850 (men) or 710 (women)
[Photo credit: UTMB]

UTMB events reserve entry places for elite runners, based on their UTMB performance index. The events hold a limited number of complimentary and discounted entries based on event capacity.

For non-elite runners, the entry prices are 2,099 SEK (100M), 1,749 SEK (100K), 1,470 SEK 50K and 999 SEK (20k). This year’s event is sold out in all race categories.

Runners must be at least 18 years old to participate in the 100M, 100K, and 50k, 16 years old to participate in the 21K.

Kullamannen by UTMB records and past winners

Women Sofia Smedman and Anna Carlsson are the only multi-time winners of the event with the men’s race having a different winner each year. Carlsson also holds the women’s course record which she set two years ago of 17:28.29.

Last year’s event saw French runner Alexandre Boucheix set a new course record of 15:14.50.

Men’s winners:

2022 – Alexandre Boucheix – 15:14.50
2021 – Stefan Ehrin – 16:02.14
2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic
2019 – Magnus Rabe – 20:22.55
2018 – Petter Restorp – 17:58.59
2017 – Patrick Wikström – 21:00.34

Women’s winners:

2022 – Claire Bannwarth – 18:21.10
2021 – Anna Carlsson – 17:28.29
2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic
2019 – Sofia Smedman – 23:28.07
2018 – Anna Carlsson – 21:15.33
2017 – Sofia Smedman – 26: 54.38

Kullamannen by UTMB kit list

Mandatory gear:

  • Running pack to carry mandatory gear throughout the race.
  • Smartphone – LiveTrail application installed and activated.
  • Personal collapsible cup 15 cl/5oz minimum (bottles or flasks with lids are not accepted).
  • Minimum water supply of 1 liters.
  • Two working headlamps with spare cells/batteries for each headlamp.
  • Whistle.
  • Food reserve
  • Jacket with hood for bad weather
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