We launched the 1st Sapporo International Ski Marathon in 1981 as Japan's first official cross-country ski race. The 2nd race was authorized by the International Ski Federation (FIS), so the Sapporo Int. Ski Marathon was spotlighted. On top of that, the 6th race belonged to the Worldloppet,
a globalized ski federation, as the first Asian membership race in the Worldloppet. Since then, the Sapporo Int. Ski Marathon has been well known around the world.
We planned and prepared to hold the 41st race on February 7th, Sunday 2021. However, we made the heartbreaking decision to cancel the race because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For its replacement, we will hold the virtual race using GPS applications. You can record the course, distance and time. If you would like, please post your results and pictures on the website. We hope every participant can unite with each other and accomplish your set goals.
We'll make sure you will have a lot of "FUN" by sharing your pictures and comments. By doing this, we believe the Sapporo Virtual Race will send encouraging messages to people around the world based on our theme, "Bring your Smile to Sapporo."
We will post your smiling pictures on our website. Energy from your smiles will be gathered in Sapporo to overcome current hardships.
Thank you very much for your understanding.
Feb.7th, Sunday, 2021 ~ Mar.7th, Sunday, 2021
Dec.24th, Thursday,2020 at 10:00 ~ Jan.22nd, Friday, 2021
People who are able to complete the race within the period
12 years old and below
*The entry center will send your log-in password to your email address in early February.
*You can post up to 3 pics, but it’s possible to renew or change pics. (It may take some time to complete your upload)
*After you fill in your result, your race will be finished.
*The Record Certificate will be available to be downloaded.
*Deadline of your result report: March 7th,Sunday
You can post your pics until March 7th, Sunday.
■Please upload lots of your smiling pictures or messages, and bring your smile to the world!
Fun on Sapporo Virtual Race ～Sapporo International Ski Marathon 2021～is authorized by Worldloppet Ski Federation and belongs to Virtual Racing League. After you complete 10 virtual races, you are eligible to be certified as a “Virtual Racer.” A diploma is available to download for a Virtual Racer which certifies his/her great accomplishment. (for an additional charge)
You may not be able to receive the participation prize due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you very much for your understanding in this situation.