Here is everything you need to know. If you still have any questions, please contact us at ix@icebug.se!

Our starting fee is 1 200 SEK. This includes all the service along the track, several food stations with meals made from organic ingredients. The starting fee also includes a fold-a-cup from Wildo, a merino wool tee from Aclima and a medal. Shuttle buses from Bohus-Malmön or Ramsvik to the start are also included.

Registration closes 31 July.

Starting time is 06:00, Saturday 31 August 2019.
The start is located in the port of Hunnebostrand.

After about 17 and 34 km there is a bridge that sometimes opens for boat traffic, so the race timing is automatically stopped for everyone before and after the bridge.

The race time is also stopped at approximately 70K, while a ferry takes you from the mainland to Bohus-Malmön and the last 10K of the race. Time will stop automatically when you get to ferry mode and start again on Bohus-Malmön.

The ferry leaves from the mainland every half and hour. 10 minutes past and 20 minutes to.

For instance:

12:30, 13:10, 13:40, 14:10, 14:40 and further on.

Follow this link to the timetable in Swedish

There are 8 energy stations during the course.
We use sports drink from Maurten and bars from Nature Valley, which may contain nuts.

NOTE: These 8 energy stations are preliminary. They may change as we get closer to IX Ultra 2019.

10K: Water, sports drink, bananas, energy bars, coffee.

16K: Water, sports drink, bananas, energy bars, coffee.

22K: Tapped water available at Ramsviks Camping.

32K: Water, sports drink, bananas, energy bars, coffee.

38K: (Drop bag station at Väjern): Water, sports drink, coffee, energy bars, bananas, pickles, pancakes with sugar, bouillon, cinnamon rolls, and chips.

Cut-off 1. At 12.00.

44K: Water, sports drink, bananas, energy bars, coffee.

55K: Water, sports drink, coffee, energy bars, bananas, pickles, pancakes with sugar, bouillon, cinnamon rolls, and chips.

Cut-off 2. At 14.00

70K: (Before the ferry) Water, sports drink, coffee, energy bars, bananas, pickles, pancakes with sugar, bouillon, cinnamon rolls, and chips.

Cut-off 3. At 19.00.

80K (Finish line) Pasta, cinnamon rolls, potato chips, energy bars, sports drink, water.

The finish area closes at 22:00.

  • You participate at your own risk.
  • Be careful at all intersections. The roads are not closed, and common traffic rules apply.
  • Of course, it’s mandatory do help other runners, if they’re in need.
  • Always contact the race office if you leave the track or need to abort the race. You’ll find the phone number to the race management on your map and/or the back of your BIB.

All forms of littering are strictly prohibited – conscious littering means immediate disqualification and eternal shame.

Any bars, gels and other disposals that are brought on the Icebug Xperience course must be marked with the participants BIB number. Participants that are found to be discarding trash in the nature during Icebug Xperience will be subject to time penalties and/or disqualification from the race.

It’s allowed to have your own support throughout the whole course.

IMPORTANT! Your support must help other participants in need of energy, water or help.

You’re allowed to use two drop bags:

  • One, which will be brought to Väjern, located at 41K. The bag should be clearly marked with “DROP BAG #1” your name and your BIB number.
  • One, which bill brought to the finish line. This bag should be clearly marked with “DROP BAG FINISH LINE”, your name and BIB number.

The finish area closes approximately 22:00.

Cut-off 1 (Bridge over Sotekanalen 32K) at 12:00

Cut-off 2 (Kungshamn 49K) at 14:00

Cut-off 3 (Before the ferry 69K) at 19:00

Friday 30th August

14:00 Race Office opens at Bohus–Malmön.
18:00 Race information at Bohus–Malmön IX Ultra Camp.
18:30 Pasta party at Bohus-Malmön IX Ultra Camp.

Saturday 31st August

04:30 Race office opens at Hunnebostrand/Starting area.
06:00 IX Ultra start, at Hunnebostrand.
14:00-20:00 Runners finish, food will be served at the finish line.
20:00 Price ceremony at IX Ultra Camp at Bohus-Malmön.
20:00 IX Ultra banquette at Bohus-Malmön.

Airport:  Gothenburg Landvetter Airport
You need to arrive at Gothenburg Airport at the latest 14:00 Friday 30 August.

Airport Coaches: Landvetter Airport – Gothenburg
Take the Airport Coach to Gothenburg Central station.

Train/Bus to Munkedal Station: Use the travel planner, Type From “Centralstationen” to “Munkedal station”.

Train/Bus to Bohus-Malmön from Munkedal Station: Use the travel planner, Type From “Munkedal Station” to “Bohus-Malmön”.

Sunday 2 of September

Use the travel planner to find your trip. Type from ”Bohus-Malmön” and to your desired stop.

The earliest flight you can book back home is 16:00.

You can always book a cab direct to the airport, takes about 2h and the fixed fee is:

330 euro (4-person cab)

500 euro (8-person cab)

Train/Bus to Gothenburg Central Station, Use the travel planner, type from “Munkedal station Munkedal” to “Centralstationen Göteborg”

Airport Coaches: Landvetter; Airport–Gothenburg

Airport:  Gothenburg Landvetter Airport

There are some things that you need to bring during the race.

  • Timing device (will be provided in your starting kit)
  • Map (Will be provided in your starting kit)
  • Liquid for 30 kilometers (min 0.5 l)
  • Energy (Energy bar, energy gel etc. Minimum 500 kcal)
  • Extra shell jacket or a safety blanket
  • First aid kit (blood stopper/plasters and bandages)
  • Whistle
  • Fold-a-cup (To use at the water stations, since we’re not using any disposable cups. Will be provided in your starting kit)
  • Cell phone
  • If running later than 19:00. Headlamp and reflexes are mandatory.

Important: We will make random controls, and participants missing some of the equipment will get penalty time.

NOTE: All of your bars, gels or other disposals MUST be marked with your bib/starting number. Participants that are found to be discarding trash in the nature during Icebug Xperience will be subject to time penalties and/or disqualification from the race. Marking of disposables is mandatory and will be subject to random checks.

Icebug Xperience Ultra is an event for all your senses. Therefore, our mission is to provide you with the best food and beverages you can find in Sweden – and everything is made from organic and locally produced ingredients. The nutrition stations are full of organic food, fruit and cinnamon rolls from local producers.

Economic, social and environmental sustainability is something we really care about at Icebug Xperience West Coast Trail. We want the event to grow organically together with the area, to market Bohuslän as an all year-destination. We work with local entrepreneurs and innkeepers, and our vision is that everything consumed at the event is made by organic, locally produced ingredients. We also want to take care of the environment in the area. Most of the race therefore follow existing coastal paths and trails, and we place garbage bins during the course. We also inform our participants about the Swedish Right of Public Access and the importance of respecting it.

Any bars, gels and other disposals that are brought on the Icebug Xperience course must be marked with the participants BIB number. Participants that are found to be discarding trash in the nature during Icebug Xperience will be subject to time penalties and/or disqualification from the race.

We do not refund starting tickets, but allow changing a participant’s name on a registration free of charge. The person wishing to replace their registered name is responsible for finding their own replacement.

Note that it is only possible to change a participant’s name up to 10 days before the race takes place, or 1 day before the registration closes, whichever comes first.

Registration closes 31 July 2019.

Please read our General Terms for more information.