64TH PIRKKA SKI RACE ON SUNDAY MARCH 3TH 2019 AND REPPU-PIRKKA ON SATURDAY MARCH 9th 2019
The main track, Pirkka, is 90 km long, it is one of the longest one day ski races in Finland. We also have a 52 km track Tour-Pirkka (Retki-Pirkka) and a 45 km track Semi-Pirkka (Puoli-Pirkka). We also offer a possibility to take the 90 km challenge with a team. In Neliveto-Relay the 90 km track can be freely divided between 2-4 team members. Pirkka Backpack Pirkka (Reppu-Pirkka) takes place Saturday 10th March.
From 1955 to this day, Pirkka Ski Race 90 km has been cancelled only twice -In 2014 and 2017 there was hardly any snow and cancellations were inevitable.
DISTANCE & ROUTE
The start is at Niinisalo Garrison area; classic at 7 a.m. and free technique at 11 a.m. The start groups are according to the ski stickers. There is about a 700 m walk along the road after Kyröskoski service point (See “kävelyosuus” on the track profile below). There are 11 service points along the route. The finish is located at Teivo Horse race trotting course and it will be closed at 8 p.m. The age limit for Pirkka Ski Race 90 km is 18 years of age. Also a satisfactory physical condition is required. The series for Pirkka are: Men (under 40 years), men 40, men 50, men 60, women (under 45 years) and women 45. (Women 45 only classic technique).