Åre Extreme Challenge started in 1997 and is Scandinavia’s first and largest multisport race.

The course showcases the majestic scenery around the Swedish mountain town of Åre, and includes kayaking, trail running, and mountain biking. A classic “man vs. nature” event that features dramatic waterfalls, deep green forests, and a cozy mountain town. The race attracts 600 elite and recreational athletes every summer.

Race week 2018 consists of three events:

  1. ÅEC Paddling Race by NK (28 June): A kayak race on Lake Åre
  2. ÅEC Kidz, at Copperhill (29 June): A multisport event for kids
  3. Åre Extreme Challenge (30 June): Main event – paddling, running, cycling (22nd Annual)

Åre Extreme Challenge is the Open European Championship in Multisport and in 2018 is offering 3 500 EURO in prize money to the top Man and Women in the RIVER CLASS ELITE category.

** Check out our training tips from our new film series #TutorialThursdayAEC here.

Let nature challenge you

The course will test you physically while also challenging your views on the value of nature and the urgent need to protect our last wild places.