Tjejvasan becomes a Ski Classics Challenger event
Tjejvasan is Vasaloppet’s 30 km skiing race with only female skiers at the starting line. The event was first held in 1988 and now joins the Ski Classics Challengers calendar for the upcoming edition on February 25, 2023.
The Ski Classics Challengers series was launched in 2019, as an edition to the Ski Classics Pro Tour. The Challengers series ambition is to connect and help to promote the events as well as enhance the long-distance skiing sport in general. Tjejvasan represents a milestone for the project entering Ski Classics Challengers series as event number 50.
50 is also the maximum Challenger bonus points a Pro Team athlete may count in each season's yellow bib competition.
"We're proud to welcome Tjejvasan as the 50th Ski Classics Challengers event! Tjejvasan is one of the biggest cross country ski races in the world, and the event is a popular event for many Pro Tour female athletes. From now, being a Challenger, we believe it will make even more Pro Team women participate to fight for their Yellow bib bonus points. And all participants being part will now collect Ski Classics ranking points as well as digital diplomas and pins, these are to be found on Ski Classics MyPages!" says Ski Classics CEO David Nilsson.
Celebrating the 35th edition this winter, Tjejvasan is considered the world’s biggest ski race only for women. The race starts in Oxberg and finishes in Mora.
"We believe the Challengers status for Tjejvasan will lift the event from an international perspective. Hopefully, it will attract even more elite and recreational female athletes to ski this traditional race already upcoming winter," says Tommy Höglund, Sports Manager at Vasaloppet.
Tjejvasan is part of Vasaloppet’s Winter Week 2023, which takes place from February 24 to March 5. It offers several races, including Vasaloppet, part of the Ski Classics Pro Tour, and now Tjejvasan, part of the Ski Classics Challengers calendar.
More information about the event:
Since Tjejvasan is now a Ski Classics Challengers event, Pro Team registered women athletes can collect points for the Ski Classics Champion and Youth competitions. A list of Ski Classics Challengers events with confirmed dates for season 2022/2023 can be found at Ski Classics.
The list is updated continuously with new events:
More information about the Ski Classics Pro Tour:
Upcoming events in the Vasaloppet Arena in 2023
Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2023
(registration open, start places still available in all ski races)
Friday 24 February: Vasaloppet 30, 30 km, start Oxberg
Saturday 25 February: Tjejvasan 30, km, start Oxberg
Sunday 26 February: Ungdomsvasan, 9 km start Eldris, 19 km start Hökberg
Sunday 26 February: Öppet Spår Sunday, 90 km, start Sälen
Monday 27 February: Öppet Spår Monday, 90 km, freestyle, start Sälen
Tuesday 28 February: Vasaloppet 45, 45 km, start Oxberg
Friday 3 March: Stafettvasan, 90 km, five-person teams, start Sälen
Friday 3 March: Nattvasan 90, 90 km, individually or two-person teams, freestyle, start Sälen
Friday 3 March: Nattvasan 45, 45 km, individually or two-person teams, freestyle, start Oxberg
Friday 3 March: Nattvasan 30, 30 km, individually or two-person teams, freestyle, start Oxberg
Saturday 4 March: Vasaloppet 10, 9 km, start Eldris
Sunday 5 March: Vasaloppet, 90 km, start Sälen
Vasaloppet's Summer Week 2023 (registration open, start places available in all bike and running races)
Friday 11 August: Cykelvasan 45, 45 km, start Oxberg
Friday 11 August: Cykelvasan 30, 32 km, start Oxberg
Friday 11 August: Ungdomscykelvasan, 32 km, start Oxberg
Friday 11 August: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår, 94 km, start Sälen
Saturday 12 August: Cykelvasan 90, 94 km, start Sälen
Friday 18 August: Trailvasan 10, 10 km, start Mora
Saturday 19 August: Ultravasan 90, 90 km, start Sälen
Saturday 19 August: Ultravasan 45, 45 km, start Oxberg
Saturday 19 August: Trailvasan 30, 30 km, start Oxberg
Saturday 19 August: Vasastafetten, 90 km, running relay for ten-person teams, start Sälen
Vasaloppstrippeln – ski, bike and run, all in one year
Vasaloppstrippeln is a challenge where you complete three races – skiing, cycling and running – during one and the same calendar year. Choose between 90, 45 or 30 kilometres.
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Vasaloppet is the world's biggest cross-country ski race. Vasaloppet's Winter Week with its cross-country skiing and Summer Week with mountain biking and running attract a total of almost 100,000 registered participants every year. Since the beginning in 1922 over 1.7 million participants have passed the finish line portal in Mora. Vasaloppet is a non-profit making organization owned by IFK Mora and Sälens IF. An engine for public health and sports club activities, in forefathers' tracks for future victories!