the kalsoy run
Join the Kalsoy Run 2016
On 20 September 2015, the athletic club Treystur organised the very popular Kalsoy Run for the eighth time. The run starts at the ferry berth in Syðradalur and the finishing line is in Trøllanes.
As in previous years, this is not a competition but a leisurely run. Some people choose to walk it, others to bike. Many join the run and all agree that this is a lovely run that should be held every year. Therefore, the run will again be held this year, the ninth year running, and hopefully it will be just as popular as in previous years.
The ferry Sam sails from Klaksvík to Syðradalur at 10:00 a.m. The run will commence soon after the ferry reaches Kalsoy. The run starts at the ferry berth in Syðradalur and ends in Trøllanes. The stretch is 16.5 kilometres long. Since it includes running through all four tunnels, runners are asked to bring a flashlight or headlamp with them.
The first part of the run, stretching to the mouth to the first tunnel is about 7 kilometres. More than half of the rest of the run, 5.5 kilometres, is run through tunnels. Reflectors are installed in the sidewalls of the tunnels and are easily seen when using a light. All the tunnels are uphill in the northbound journey, though the grade of the slope lessens with each tunnel. The road surface in the tunnels is quite uneven. Therefore, runners must take extra care when running through them.
After reaching the finishing line in Trøllanes, a little meal, cake, tea and coffee is to be had in the old village school.
The ferry Sam will depart again from Syðradalur at 14:30 and 17:35.
Those who want to get a little extra out of the trip, can join an excursion to Mikladalur to see the Selkie. A local resident, Markus í Norðnastovu, will recite the selkie legend. In Mikladalur, coffee and something sweet will also be served. The public bus will leave Mikladalur at 17:05.
You can sign up for the run at FÍF’s homepage, www.fif.fo, where payment is only by credit card (DANKORT). The deadline is at midnight, 18 September.
1. Kalsoy Run: DKK 150
2. Kalsoy Run and the Selkie: DKK 150
If you need further information, please phone Gutti at + 298 230210
Remember to bring a flashlight/headlight, reflectors and a change of clothes.