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Vasaloppet sold out
This week, the number of entries for the 2012 Vasaloppet already reached the registration ceiling, set at 15'800 participants. This means that Vasaloppet is again fully booked and perhaps more popular than ever.
Over the last three years Vasaloppet has been fully subscribed by 14th November 2009, 25th August 2010 and now the new record of 30th May 2011.
"It's really great that so very many have already decided to ski the classic Vasaloppet. Sad for those that didn't manage to register in time, but the possibility to take on Öppet Spår is still there," commented Jonas Bauer, Vasaloppet's CEO.
"We thought, and indeed said so in the media, that Vasaloppet could be full just before Midsummer; but it can be that with the May salary in, many took the opportunity to register and enter before the increased entry fees from June 1," added Bauer.
There are a total of nine races scheduled for Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2012 and so far 24'500 people have registered, representing an increase of 40 % compared with the same time last year. Among the other races, there are KortVasan and TjejVasan which so far have the most entries. Even for StafettVasan we note that many teams are out in very good time, since there were a lot of teams who were too late to register for the 2011 race. The registration increase for StafettVasan is 200%!
Contributed by Michal Lamplot