The Sweden edition of the online magazine, The Local, reports that Sweden is hosting the world’s first underground race this September.
The 400 entrants will run on a 2.5 kilometer track inside a mine that is 40 meters below ground in Sickla, Sweden. I am not certain if the run is only one time around this track, or if it’s multiple rounds.
Oh, and hold onto your hats – the runners will likely be wearing hard hats!
Here’s more of what The Local reported:
The mines are usually used for test-drilling and product development.The race will be held on September 21st, the same day as the traditional (and above ground) Sicklaloppet will be held.There will be 400 places available for the run, but be quick, places go on sale on June 18th at 9am sharp. The money will be used to fund the company’s charity project “Water For Everyone”.Stockholm-based Atlas Copco, which manufactures products ranging from mining drills to air compressors, has nearly 40,000 employees world-wide and an estimated market value of 217 billion kronor ($33 billion), according to the Bloomberg news agency.
I would like to thank Rene from Delta Points for sharing this story with me.