Who we are

Since 2016, the race organization has been led by Scott and Henrik: an American and a Dane.

Read more below about the team behind the race -- a team that would never manage without a HUGE group of volunteers during race week!

Want to join our team?


The race organization is looking for volunteers that can help between Wednesday and Sunday of Race Week (either individual days or several days). Kontakta Sara via email.

CO-RACE DIRECTOR Scott Cole races internationally in multisport and has participated in ÅEC 9 times, winning in 2012. He is a well-recognized profile and endurance athlete in Sweden and works as an endurance coach, inspirational speaker, and event-organizer. As an environmental economist he also advises public and private decision-makers on how to better account for the value of ecosystem services.

scott@areextremechallenge.se
+46 70 253 28 83

CO-RACE DIRECTOR Henrik Weile has been part of the race leadership since 2005. He has a long career as a Naval Officer in the Royal Danish Navy and currently works as the manager of a grocery store that specializes in cross-border trade with Norway. He has organized race events for over 20 years.

henrik@areextremechallenge.se
+46 70 380 36 23

 

Sara Rönning, Race volunteer coordinator

Sara has grown in the Åre Valley feels most at home in the mountains. 2018 is her 8th year of volunteering at ÅEC. The event captures the best that Åre has to offer: water, mountains and amazing nature. A combination that is hard to beat! See you at Race Week! 

sara@areextremechallenge.se

Anna Pia, Timing and registration coordinator

Anna Pia has been part of ÅEC since 2011 with a variety of rolls including marketing, transition areas, branding, etc. She has worked extensively with sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical branch.She currently works as project manager with the City of Åre. What she appreciates most about ÅEC is witnessing the impressive efforts of the racers and the unique Åre landscape.

ap@areextremechallenge.se

Martin Rask, Logistics coordinator

Martin raced in ÅEC 2002 and has a number of endurance races under his belt, including BAMM, Ironman och the Stockholm swim-run race "Ö till Ö."  He was race director for the free ride national championships in 2016. He moved to Åre from Stockholm in 2016 and has always appreciated a race with a nature-inspired challenge and ÅEC is the year's highpoint. He enjoys working with enthusiastic colleagues and looks forward to seeing the satisfaction of racers as they cross the finish line after a long year of training.

martin@areextremechallenge.se