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 (28 June): A 5 km kayak race
  2. ÅEC Kidz (29 June): A multisport event for kids
  3. Åre Extreme Challenge (30 June): Main event – paddling, running, cycling

Åre Extreme Challenge is the Open European Championship in Multisport (RIVER CLASS ELITE Men and Women).

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.