What is multisport?

Multisport is similar to triathlon – but with a few key differences: The asphalt is exchanged for trails and swimming is replaced by paddling. 

As opposed to the standard format of a triathlon, every multisport race is unique and shaped by what Mother Nature has to offer: mountains, rivers, forests, and valleys.

ÅEC recommends: Multisport and endurance races

 Campdalsland.se.  Several multisport events from April to Nov 2019 in a beautiful area of Southern Sweden

  • MTB, trail running, Sweden's biggest paddling race and a swim-run event.

Uppermurraychallenge.com.au  (Oct. 2019).   Australia

  • Toughest multisport race in Australia:  MTB 38 km + paddle 26 km + run 25 km  

 Sportkullanar.se (13 July 2019)

  • Team multisport race ONLY for women.  Bike, run and adventure disciplines. Winning time 5-9 hr
 Bohinji Triatlon ( 31 August 2019)  Slovenia 
  • A tough alpine race with many similarities to ÅEC.  Kayak + mountain run + MTB. Winning time 4 hrs. 

 Sundsvalltrail.se (17-18 May 2019)

  • Several trail races in a fantastic area along Sweden's "Medelpads" coast. Part of the "Altra Trail Tour". 

Sandsjobackatrail.se  (11-13 Jan. 2019)

  • A unique trail run weekend in a big city with surprisingly technical trails and many races to choose from - with or without a headlamp

Questadventureseries.com. Several events in 2019.  Ireland

  • Several Solo and Duo races.  Kayak (supplied by organization), bike and run. Winning times 3 hrs.
 Coasttocoast.co.nz (8-9 Feb. 2019).  New Zealand
  • The world's original multisport race, started in 1982. Solo or team race with whitewater paddling, road biking, and trail running. Winning time 10 hrs. 

Niargames.com (2019: June in Stockholm and July in Åre)

  • Nordic Island Adventure Race (NIAR) is a multiday adventure race that is part of the Adventure Racing World Series. 
  • NIAR arranges a 48 hr race 23-26 May in Stockholm, part of the European Adventure Racing Series.


Other multisport races

  • areprerace.se (solo race with kayak, bike, run in Sthlm, Gbg and Eskiltuna. Can rent bike and kayak for free. Winning time 1 hr. 
  • isabergmultisport.se  Solo race with run, bike, kayak. Winning time 3 hr. 
  • kajaktiv.se  13 km whitewater "downriver" race on the same weekend as a whitewater paddling course. Perfect for those competing in ÅEC RIVER CLASS.  7-9 June 2019. See our FB Event page
  • redbulldefiance.co.nz Winning time 10 hrs. Two person team over two days with paddling, mountain bike, and running in New Zealand.