Welcome to the KrUltra web site!
KrUltra is short for 'Kruke's Ultra', and serves two main purposes:
- Organizing and promoting ultra running events
- To help register and report on running events on behalf of other race organizers (Trace de Trail, ITRA, UTMB, NFIF, Kondis etc.)
Main focus is on ultra trail running in Norway, and mid Norway in particular.
The main event organized by KrUltra is Kruke's Backyard Ultra-Trail Challenge (KBUTC).
Recent and upcoming events
KBUTC 10 weeks away
The summer is coming to and end, and it's time to prepare for the autumn. KBUTC preparations will soon pick up speed, and we are expecting a fight for the last 9 spots on the Startlist.
Moon Valley Run Festival success
The Moon Valley Run Festival took place on the 10th of August, and was a huge success. The participation was fairly thin - around 50 all in all - but I'm sure there will be more in years to come. Race reports can be found on Kondis (www.kondis.no).
Ultra Trail Running
Ultra Trail Running is a pretty new sport that is still in rapid development. I feel a need to sort out some terms and keep track on how the sport is organized both in Norway and internationally. I have created a menu item for Ultra Trail Running where I adress these and related matters. So far it is mainly in Norwegian, but I will probably convert to English as I don't have the resources to maintain a bi-lingual site.
Latest updates on MVRF
I have spent the last few days in Romsdal, and got to talk to the organizers of the Moon Valley Run Festival (MVRF). This is going to be a spectacular experience! I really hope the trail running community picks up on the news in time to mobilize a sizeable group of participants for the inaugural year.
KrUltra has helped to register the 17 Lakes Run with ITRA, and the approval came with the following comment: "This race looks sooooooo nice :=)"
(Registration is open: https://www.moonvalleyrunfestival.com)
Moon Valley Run Festival
A huge shout out to Måndalen Idrettslag who is launching a new running festival extending the established fell race Klauva Opp with two trail runs, including a +55 km ultra trail run named "Moon Valley 17 Lakes Rim". Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg are ambassadors for the festival. The two ultra running superstars have been living in Måndalen ("Moon Valley") for some years now, and this is truly their own backyard now.
Preparations are well on their way for the 2019 edition of KBUTC, scheduled to take place on the 19th of October and continuing into the 20th for those who persist! Applications are ticking in, and the startlist is now half full.
Meråker Mountain Challenge (MMC) hosted the Norwegian ultra trail championships of 2018. The event saw a new course record and record participation. Hope to see you at the 2019 edition!
Malvikingen Opp, 9th edition, is now history. In 2020 we will celebrate our 10th edition, and we are looking for a date that doesn't collide with big events like Holmenkollstafetten. We are currently looking at 2nd or 3rd of May. Hope to see you then!
Last Man Standing
Østmarka Backyard Ultra
First edition of Last Man Standing - Østmarka Backyard Ultra took place 23.-24. March. See our videos from our 'sister' event!
See results and read about KBUTC's first year