In this path of the vikings, 30 brave team have the chance to experience a truly unique race of a life time.
What is Adventure Racing?
Adventure Racing is a cutting edge sport of human endurance. With high demands on physical endurance, mental strength and technical skills. The competitions are non- stop through unique environments and wilderness around the world. They last between 3–10 days where teamwork, tactics and sleep strategy are important elements for moving forward as an efficient unit and team.
Teams consisting of four members compete in this multi-discipline race that presents a progression of challenges such as mountain biking, running, kayaking, rope skills and swimming while constantly navigating through the course for consecutively days.
Course lengths vary between 300 –1100 km, from start to finish! Each course is a unique journey. An uncertain number of checkpoints exist along the way where navigation and orienteering always is a key factor. Often just reaching the finish line is a victory.
Teams from 15 different countries joined the legend to become a true Viking 2018.
About Adventure Racing World Series
The Adventure Racing (AR) World Series unites the worlds best endurance athletes at premiere Qualifier events around the globe. The top two teams at each of these races gain a coveted position on the start line of the annual pinnacle of the sport, the AR World Championship.
Each international Qualifier event in the AR World Series sets a unique course to test mixed teams of four for up to 10 days of non-stop racing in the disciplines of trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, navigation and more. Courses are always kept secret until just before the start.
AR world series is more than an extreme series; it offers humans to test their limits together, travel to new exotic areas around the world, explore cultures and integrate with locals. AR world series offer nature as a playground, where they let the environment challenge you.