Qualify for the wave starts digitally – whenever, wherever and as many times as you want!

To accommodate our global running community in preparation for the world's largest cross country race, TCS Lidingöloppet introduces the option to qualify for TCS Lidingöloppet's wave starts through digital races. This allows participants to run qualification races whenever and wherever they wish until the 1st of September!

Qualify for the wave starts digitally – whenever, wherever and as many times as you want!

On qualification races for TCS Lidingöloppet's wave starts
The results from qualification races help to sort participants into wave starts during TCS Lidingöloppet. Participants who submit results from qualification races can thus get an optimal race experience during TCS Lidingöloppet in September - in an even rhythm, with perfect pace, and with plenty of space to other runners. 

About digital qualification races for TCS Lidingöloppet
To give more participants the opportunity to take part in qualification races, TCS Lidingöloppet now introduces digital qualification races - the opportunity to qualify for TCS Lidingöloppet's wave starts on your own terms and from any outdoor location.

Through digital qualification races, you can qualify for the wave starts on any 10K-distance. In this way, you can run your qualification race on any day of your choosing until the 1st of September, and without having to travel to a race event. You can complete as many digital qualification races as you want and submit the results for the wave starts up to five times.

How to run a digital qualification race before TCS Lidingöloppet:  
1. Register for your digital qualification race here.
2. Choose any 10K distance you would like to run (or run TCS Lidingöloppet's ”Sista Milen” for an exact 10K-loop). The 10K must be finished in one run and on one occasion. 
3. Run the selected distance. Pace yourself with a GPS watch or with a cell phone with the running app Strava.
4. Report your resultat on My Pages. You may either submit a GPX-file from a training app, or select a run registered in Strava. 
5. Once your result has been approved it will be visible on the results-page.

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Questions and Answers about qualification races >

Digital seedning-Timing

This is how to register and report your time for your digtial seedning for TCS Lidingöloppet.

Before your race:
Make sure you have a fully charged phone/watch with you and that you have downloaded the latest version of the app you are measuring the time/course with. Lidingöloppet recommends that you use the training app STRAVA, but it is also possible to use another training app with GPS functionality (e.g. Runkeeper, etc) and of course any other watch training app.

At start:
Make sure that you prepare your app/watch for timekeeping and that it has "found" the GPS reception where you are (give yourself enough time for this!).

When the "start shot" goes, start your timing via the app/clock you are using.

At the finish line:
Stop the time when you cross the finish line or reach the "correct" distance.

Make sure to save the race in your app/watch. Feel free to double-check that the app/watch has registered your run before you leave the finish area.

When to report your time:
Go to My Pages via the link you received in the start-info. Here you can choose two different ways to report your time, see picture below

1. By submitting a GPX file from any training app

How this works differs a bit depending on which watch/app you have. For more information on how to download a GPX file see the manufacturer's webpage. Once you’ve downloaded your GPX file, to your computer or phone, you can then upload it to our interface. Note, the file you select must have the .gpx extension.

2. By selecting one of the workouts you have registered in the training app Strava.

You can either connect your training app/watch directly to Strava, which means that all your activities, including your competition performance, will appear automatically in STRAVA and will be selectable there. (Here you will find a good information page on how to pair the watch with STRAVA). Alternatively, you can use STRAVA as your timing app on your phone. You must first link your Lidingöloppet account to your Strava account, which you do by clicking on the "Connect with Strava" button. Then you will be able to choose which of your Strava activities you want to send in as your "competition entry".

If your timekeeping has not worked, there is an opportunity to enter your time manually.

If your result is approved, i.e. has the right distance for your registered distance and, if on Lidingö, follows the correct route, you will be immediately notified that your result is approved in the interface via an email. There may be ambiguity in this.

Digital seedning-Timing

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