Race Classes

There are several ways to compete in ÅEC.  In 2018 we have introduced a new race class for solo racers who don't want to paddle the rapids - LAKE CLASS Solo.

  • River Class

    Elite Women/Men or Senior (50+) Women/Men

    Individual completes entire course, which includes paddling in Class II rapids and the lake (25 km), running over Mt. Åreskutan (15 km), and mountain biking back to Åre town square (32 km).

    This class is the unofficial Open European Championship for Multisport and offers prize money. Don’t be fooled by this race class’s name: you do not have to be an elite endurance athlete to compete in RIVER CLASS, but you should be a well trained individual that has also met the whitewater paddling requirements for RIVER CLASS. Read more here

    Go to Registration for River Class

  • Lake Class Solo

    Women/Men

    Individual completes entire course, just as the RIVER CLASS SOLO, but paddles the lake (18 km) instead of class II rapids, runs over Mt. Åreskutan (15 km), and mountain bikes to Åre town square (32 km).

    Go to Registration for Lake Class Solo

  • Lake Class Duo

    Women/Mix/Men

    Two teammates complete the entire course together and must cross the finish line at the same time. The clocks stops when the last participant crosses the line. Participants paddle on the lake (18 km), run over Mt. Åreskutan (15 km), and mountain bike to Åre town square (32 km).

    You can find a teammate through our Facebook event sida.


    Go to Registration for Lake Class Duo

  • Lake Class Team Relay

    Women/Mix/Men

    A kayaker, runner, and cyclist pass the baton across sections. The change of teammates occurs in the two transition areas. The kayaker paddles the lake (18 km), the runner runs over Mt. Åreskutan (15 km), and mountain biker rides back to Åre town square (32 km). 

    You can find a teammate through our Facebook event sida.

    Go to Registration for Lake Class Team Relay

Which ÅEC race class is for you?