Åre Extreme Challenge, 29 June 2019Let nature challenge you

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

A classic “man vs. nature” event that features dramatic waterfalls, deep green forests, and a picturesque mountain town. The race attracts 2,000 racers and support crew every summer to the home of multisport: Åre, Sweden.

  • 25 km kayak paddle, whitewater and lake (option for 18 or 10 km)
  • 17 km mountain run
  • 30 km mountain bike

Elite endurance athletes, who compete for prize money and finish in just under five-hours, share the same course with recreational athletes who fight for 6 to 10 hours. Participants choose from SOLO, DUO, or TEAM RELAY categories.  New in 2019 is ÅEC "Run N Bike" race. 

Race Week 2019

Where, what, when, and how? ÅEC introduces a new web-based App in 2019 with all you need to know about the event. 

  • Schedule
  • Maps
  • Transport of gear
  • Racer info
  • Saturday night
  • ... More

Event info


Race week 2019 consists of three events:

  1. ÅEC Kidz Event (27 June): A multisport event for kids
  2. ÅEC Run-N-Bike (29 June): Multisport event consisting of 16 km running + 30 km biking
  3. Åre Extreme Challenge (29 June): The main event – paddling, running, cycling

Åre Extreme Challenge is the Open European Championship in Multisport and offers 3,500 EURO in prize money to the top 3 Men and Women in RIVER CLASS Elite.

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.

Registration for the 23rd annual Åre Extreme Challenge, 29 June 2019 is now open

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