About Bomarsund Trailrun

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Bomarsund Trailrun is a cross-country race along the trails in the historic Bomarsund, Åland Islands. You can choose to run approx. 12km or 4,5km in varying terrain. For the youngest we offer a Minitrail  which is a shorter (1km) and easier route near the competition area.
NEW for 2019 is a approx. 27km route starting at Kastelholm Castle and the finish at the competition center in Bomarsund!

Kastelholm Castle

What is Trailrunning?

Trailrunning is to get around along marked paths at your own pace. Trailrunning is not so much about hunting times or measuring kilometers but more about finding the feeling that it should be fun to run. One allows the terrain to set the pace and let the feeling, and the pulse, follow the terrain which may be a mix of different surfaces.
Both in the US and in Europe, this form of exercise gained increasing attraction among runners, partly because it is a great form of exercise, but also for the perception of the environment / nature in a whole new way. Many who practice trail running makes it more and more for the experience while getting very good training. One must take into account the terrain leading to larger parts of the body have to work – the training is more varied than the usual traditional running.

Bomarsund Trailrun offers in addition to all this is a historical experience when the participants run past historic buildings, through several graveyards from the past and pass all the turrets (or the ruins of them) built around the fortress area.

The main organizer of the event is Åland Event, in close cooperation with Aland Triathlon Club.


Classes and distances 2019

There are four different distances and totally ten different classes in Bomarsund Trailrun.

Bomarsund Trailrun 27km

  • Approx. 27km
  • Start Saturday 10.8, at 1 pm in Kastelholm (10km from competition center)
  • Classes: men, women

Bomarsund Trailrun 12km

  • Approx. 12km
  • Start Saturday 10.8, at 2.35 pm
  • Classes: men, women, boys 16 and girls 16 (born 2003 or later)

Bomarsund Trailrun 4,5km

  • Approx. 4,5km
  • Start Saturday 10.8, at 2.30 pm
  • Classes: boys 12 and girls 12 (b.2007 or later) and open class (all ages)

Bomasund Trailrun Minitrail

  • Approx. 1 km
  • Start Saturday 10.8, at 2.40 pm
  • For juniors and adults that follow along with the younger participants


Registration and fees 2019

Registration fees 2019

27km – 38€
12km – 10€/ 25€ (PF16/ men and women)
4,5km – 10€/ 15€ (PF12/ open class)
Minitrail – 5€ (Adult companions free of charge)

1.7- 6.8.2019
and late registration at Team Sportia, Maxinge on Thursday  8.8 at 11am – 6pm

27km – 48€
12km – 10€/ 35€ (PF16/ men and women)
4,5km – 10€/ 20€ (PF12/ open class)
Minitrail – 5€ (Adult companions free of charge)

LATE REGISTRATION  on site in Bomarsund Saturday 10.8 from 10 am – 1.30 pm
27km – 58€ (NOTE! Late registration until 12.00)
12km – 20€/ 45€ (PF16/ men and women)
4,5km – 20€/ 25€ (PF12/ open class)
Minitrail – 10€ (Adult companions free of charge)


The registration fee includes following:

  • registration
  • chip- timing
  • fluid points along the route (12- an 27km) and at the finish line
  • keepsake to all participants at the finish
  • chance to win raffle prizes (applies for those registered latest 8.8)
  • lunch at a bargain price, even for family members

When you register you can also book following:
(available also for non – participants. Then choose SHOP Additional products in the registration)

1. Lunch from Furulundsgården for only  6€/ person.
They serve chicken in sweet and sour sauce, jasmine rice and salad, water and milk for lunch from 12.00-6 pm. Gluten- and lactose-free, also vegetarian alternative.

Must be booked in advance by 6.8.2019


2. “All-inclusive” day-packet
for 40€/ person (7-15 år 32€, ≤ 7 år 25€) , in co-operation with Eckerö linjen.
Must be booked in advance by 6.8.2019

The packet includes:

  • Bus Stockholm/Uppsala – Grisslehamn roundtrip
    (Stockholm start at 7.30am, back at. 9.30pm. Uppsala start at 8 am, back at 9.15 pm.)
  • Boat tour with Eckerö-linjen roundtrip
    (Departure from Grisslehamn at 10am. Departure from Eckerö at 6.30pm)
  • Brunch on board
  • Bus Eckerö-Bomarsund roundtrip Note! Registration-packet is handed out on the bus!
    (Start towards Bomarsund at 1 pm. Back towards Eckerö at 5.15 pm)

When the trip is approaching, a booking number for bus and boat will be sent to the e-mail address you provide in the registration!

Flyers, dagsresa2019

4. BUS from Bomarsund to the start in Kastelholm for 3€/ person. Starts at 12.15 pm, no return
For guaranteed seat on the bus, please book in advance by 6.8.2019
(can be booked online only by 27km participants)

3. Bus roundtrip (Mariehamn – Kastelholm/Bomarsund – Mariehamn)  for 9€/ person. Start from the bus station at 12.00 pm, return from Bomarsund at 5.45pm.
For guaranteed seat on the bus, please book in advance by 6.8.2019

Read more about other options and accommondation at Travel & Lodging


Route description

The new 27km route starts at Kastelholm Castle and the first 13km goes along the so-called Kyrkleden which is occasionally properly challenged trail running along some technically demanding trails. The route takes the participants past the competition center in Bomarsund and further into the 12km track, were the terrain during the first 7.5km consists consists mostly of small roads and paths in beautiful cultural landscape with two short mountain passes. During the last part of the race, at the same time the whole 4.5km distance, its more uneven terrain, relatively steep slopes and even an approx. 35m long staircase.
Along the routes, participants take part of the beautiful and mighty views of the waters surrounding the Bomarsund. The environment can not be described but must be experienced.
The Minitrail-route goes along paths and roads close to the start-and finisharea



The trails are marked with permanent bluered marks on poles and trees that show you the way! Also additional signs and streamers along parts of the track.

Map for 12km (red), 4,5km (green) and Minitrail (1km, blue)

Map 27km

Prizes and prize award ceremony

All participants will get a combined medal- bottle opener at the finish line.

Medal/ bottle opener                        Trophys

Unique trophy awarded to the fastest men and women at the 12- and 27km -distances, also those who finish 2nd and 3rd will get a prize. The fastest in the boys and girls classes (≤ 16 years and ≤ 12 years) also receive prizes.

Raffle prizes among all pre-registered in Bomarsund Trailrun (latest 8.8). These are raffled before the race and can be picked up from the competition office.

Prize award ceremony will be held at Saturday 10 August, approx. at 4.30 pm in Bomarsund

Other information and timeschedule

Timeschedule for Bomarsund Trailrun 2019 you´ll find HERE
Preliminary RacePM 201 you´ll find HERE

Registration package

The package includes bib number and timing chip. The bib number is fastened with safety pins (included in the package, don´t need to be returned) in the front of the body.

Registration packets are picked up as follows:
Thursday 8.8 between 11 am – 6 pm at Team Sportia in Maxinge
Saturday 10.8 at 12-14.15 pm  (late registration until 12/ 1.30pm)  from race office


Timing is done with chip (included in the start package) attached around the ankle with Velcro. The time is calculated from the start (starting shot) until the participant cross the finish line

If a participant cancel the race, the chip shall be returned to the race office without delay. After finishing the race to organizers take care of the chip.
For non-returned / lost the chip the participant will be charged 90€.

First aid

First aid- trained personnel present in Bomarsund. In case of a serious accident, call 112!

Fluid points

Along the 27km– route there are 5 service points:

  • 5,8km: water (self- service)
  • 11km: water ((self- service)
  • 16,8km: fluid (water, Powerade, appel jucie), coffee, banana, buns and pickles
  • 21,0km: water (self- service)
  • 24,1km: fluid (water, Powerade), banana, buns

Fluid stations (better visible in race-PM)

Along the 12km route there is water at 4,5km (self servcie, same station as 21km for the 27km route) and fluid (water, Powerade, banana, buns at approx. 8km (same as 24,1km for the 27km route)

At the finish line there is fluid (water, Powerade, appeljuice) and buns & bananas for all participants for all participants!

Own service is allowed along the routes!


                                    The service points in co operation with



Please don´t litter our nature! Throw e.g. garbage into garbage bags found at the fluid stations.


Experienced massage therapist is to be found at the competition area. You can get a quick muscle shake before the race or have a short recovery massage afterwards. Possibility to book in beforehand (tomas.hellen@gmail.com) or just drop by.
10 minutes for 10€, cash or card.

   Masseur Tomas Hellén


Audience Friendly Places

As an audience, you can follow the participants i.a at the following locations;

  • From the field at the start- and finish area (all distances)
  • At the Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant cemeteries in Prästö (12 – and 27km)
  • On the way towards Prästötornet; participants come out on the dirt road approx. by the harbor and then run out to the site of Prästötornet (12- and 27km)
  • Notvikstornet, Djävulsberget and Brännklintstornet are easily accessible by car and can see when participants round the towers (all distances, expect Minitrail)

Toilets and showers

Toilets: Two portable toilets located east of the main fortress. At the beach south of the main fortress are two outhouses.

Shower / changing room: There are no dressing- and / or shower rooms. Beach right next to the start- and finish area.

At Puttes Camping one might take a shower for a small fee.

Clothes storage

Bags can be left in the race office during the race.


Parking recommended along the so-called Gamla Postvägen.


Bomarsund Trail Run is a running event with only open classes and thus are no competition, participation with common sense.
Please bear in mind that trail running isn´t so much about hunting times or counting kilometers, but more finding the feeling that it should be fun to run. However, there are those who love to run the race as fast as possible so please let them pass you, especially at the start where it can be a little crowded.

Terms and conditions:

By signing me for the race and paying the participation fee I agree to the contest rules and give my consent to the organizer to publish my (or my childs) name, serie/class, compound and nationality on participant,- start- and resultlists.  Participation in Bomarsund Trailrun is at your own risk. The Organizer is not responsible for any accidents that may occur during the competition. A accident insurance is recommended. The Organizers have the right to photograph and film the participants during the event and has the right to use the material in their own marketing. The Organizer has the right to send information about our events 2019-2020

Lost property

Handed to the organizers who keep them during the current season (until 31.10.2019) if they haven´t been collected during the competition weekend.
After the season, leftovers are submitted to charity organizations.


If you for some reason have to cancel the race, you should notify the nearest volunteer.

We think about nature!

The disposable vessels that we use during the contests are compostable and are sorted during/after the contest. We have also joined barkraft.ax and made some promises that trive towards a sustainable society. We are Kranmärkt-certified, which means that we don’t give out bottled water during the contests.
We are constantly working further on this and our goal is to be eco labelled in the future!
Learn more about our environment policy at www.alandevent.ax

Cancellation policy

The registration for the competition is binding, the registration fee will not be refunded if you can´t participate in the competition.
If canceled by 14.7.2019, your participation can be moved to the following year’s competition.
Until 6.8 it’s possible to change distances/ classes (no possible difference will be refunded), or transfer the participation to another participant.

Cancellations and changes shall be made by email to info@alandevent.com