Running26 Events is the company behind the XTERRA Nordic brand and all the Nordic XTERRA events. Our aim is to develop unique races including national championship races in Sweden, Norway and Denmark as well as an off-road duathlon series.
Most of our locations will also include trail running, mountainbike races and family activities/events, but the main events will be the XTERRA races. At the main events, pro athletes compete for great prize money, and age-group athletes can qualify for the XTERRA World Championship at Maui, Hawaii. There are 40 slots awarded at each of our XTERRA National Championship races.
We are glad to have Team Snabbare as organizing partner for XTERRA Sweden. Team Snabbare is a leading provider of training services to swimmers, cyclists, runners and triathletes. They have great experience in organizing large scale events, which they do so every week during the summer. They also run training camps for triathletes in Sweden, Majorca and South Africa.
XTERRA is the world’s premier off-road multisport event. An extreme competition, the XTERRA format combines swimming with mountain biking and trail running.
It has been described as one part triathlon, one part mountain bike race, and one part “survival of the fittest”.
The typical distance is 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run. Courses are designed to have top pros finish in roughly two an a half hours.
In XTERRA Triathlon the swim generally comprises 10% of the total time it takes to finish the race, the mountain bike 65%, and the run 25%.
TEAM Unlimited LLC, a Hawaii-based television event and marketing company, created the sport back in 1996. It started in Maui with a single race and evolved into the XTERRA World Tour with more than 100 races in 14 countries.
There are more than 20 XTERRA Championship events, including 13 in Europe, where the top performers in each age group qualify to compete at the XTERRA World Championship in Maui.
While it is true that some of the world’s best triathletes, mountain bikers, runners, and adventure racers compete in XTERRA, the sport is focused on much more than just elite racing. Beyond the competition, XTERRA is about community, camaraderie, adventure and promoting the healthy, active, outdoor lifestyle among people of all ages. As a result, you will find stand-alone trail runs, bike races, kids races, swims and relay team competitions at most of our events in addition to the XTERRA main events.
Andreas, XTERRA Nordic
Patrick, XTERRA Nordic
Kenneth, Running26 Events
Rene, Running26 Events
Kristian, CEO Running26