Once upon a time there was a foot race called “Skamalingsbanke løbet”, it was held far, far out in the countryside in a lot of hills until 1995.
Early in the year of 2012 2 happy local guys agreed upon to resuming the joys of running in the hills. They quickly discovered they had lots of ideas: so now it was time for a Christmas Race instead of a fall race – and the race also had to be HARDER!
Like in the olden times, the race was to be held at Design & Idrætsefterskolen Skamling. December 16th. 2012 almost 100 Elfes was ready for the first Juleløbet Skamling – and it was like a real fairytaile with lots of snow, “pebernødder”, warm blackcurrant juice on the routes and glögg and “æbleskiver” and “julehygge” after the race – and of course presents for the runners. Since then the race has grown to appr. 5-600 runners, but “julehyggen”, routes and the content is still the same, even better, because the two guys still has a lot of ideas – and now they even got company of 5 more Santas!!
The race still starts at Design & Idrætsefterskolen Skamling, over Skamlingsbanken, Grønninghoved and through the woods of Elves and Trolls.
The Santas at Skamling is looking forward to seeing you at Skamlingsbanken for the coolest – and most cosy Christmas Race in the world!