Here you will find the tough, mesmerising and challenging courses for XTERRA Norway Norefjell 2018. Just like in 2018 it takes a real XTERRA Warriors to conquer the courses, but the spectacular views in the amazing scenery is all worth it. Here we present the HEAD Swim Course on 1500 meters with two laps, the SPECIALIZED MTB Course that is 30 km with start and finish in two different locations, and lastly the SALOMON Run Course 10 km that is 1 lap on a course that takes you from Norefjell Ski & Spa up to the top of the mountain and back down again.

*Changes on the courses can be made to the benefit of the participants.


Find answers to all your questions in the Athlete Guide and be well prepared for race day on September 1st.


Together with Norefjell Ski & Spa, we are excited to introduce a premium off-road triathlon, duathlon and trail run race in Noresund. It’s going to be a fun and challenging off-road event in the wild, Norwegian nature.

XTERRA is the world’s most popular off-road triathlon series and is known for high quality races and high service. At XTERRA Norway there will be 4 different disciplines which gives everyone a chance to race on the nature’s terms.

With the location at Oslo’s nearest mountain the race gives you the opportunity to try your strength with lots of altitude, fun courses and beautiful nature. It will be an eventful day where you can test yourself in the growing sport of XTERRA.

There will be the following distances at XTERRA Norway 2018:

XTERRA Trail Run
10 km trail run / 21 km trail run

XTERRA Bike & Run
1 km trail run – 30 km MTB – 10 km trail run

1500 m swim – 30 km MTB – 10 km trail run
(divided between 2-3 participants as a relay)

XTERRA Triathlon
1500 m swim – 30 km MTB – 10 km trail run


1st September 2018

Address: Norefjell Ski & Spa, Bøeseter, 3536 Noresund, Norway

GPS Coordinates: 60°13’37.7″N 9°31’11.0″E



The swim will take place in the inlet Krøderen and will be 2 x 750 meters with an Australian exit.

The MTB course will go through woodland and have many hills when it goes up the mountain. It will definitely give you a sweat and test your legs. Everybody regardless of level can participate but everyone will also be challenged.

The Trail Run course goes from Norefjell Ski & Spa and will have some great views of the beautiful Norwegian nature. At the same time, the course will pull out the last energy from the legs so you are exhausted before crossing the finish line.

  • 1500 m svømning
  • 30 km MTB
  • 10 km trailløb

The race will begin with a 1 km trail run course to warm up before entering the transition zone.

The MTB course will go through woodland and have many hills when it goes up the mountain. It will definitely give you a sweat and test your legs. Everybody regardless of level can participate but everyone will also be challenged.

The 10 km trail run course goes from Norefjell Ski & Spa and will have some great views of the beautiful Norwegian nature. At the same time, the course will pull out the last energy from the legs so you are exhausted before crossing the finish line.

  • 1 km trailløb
  • 30 km MTB
  • 10 km trailløb

Make XTERRA a team experience and try the XTERRA distance as a team.

You can be 2 or 3 people on a team and the relay is passed on after each distance in the shift zone.

The course and distance are the same as the XTERRA Triathlon distance, and the relay also takes place simultaneously with the other participants.

  • 750 m svømning
  • 30 km MTB
  • 10 km trailløb

Join the XTERRA Trail Run and go on a challenging trail tour on the mountain.

The 10 km distance takes place on the same course as the XTERRA Triathlon and offers a lot of altitude meters, demanding terrain and stunning scenery.

The 21 km the distance is on a course other than 10 km distance, and will take the participants on a long trip on the big mountain.


It takes a mountain bike and a pair of good trail running shoes to go on the challenging XTERRA course at XTERRA Norway.

The course takes the athletes on a tough and demanding tour in the forests and on the mountains in the area of Norefjell, with technical segments and beautiful nature.

The focus has been on creating a course that is tough, fun and unique and which will give the participants the greatest off-road experience they could dream of.


The course will be marked with marking flags made before race day, and it will be thoroughly reviewed and tested by outsiders. However, we cannot take responsibility for sabotage, so we advise participants to familiarize themselves with the courses in advance.


Registration is via Sportstiming (click here) and costs 6% in registration fee.

Prices for XTERRA Norway 2018:

XTERRA Trail Run 10 km
NOK 249,- (until August 26)
NOK 299,- (from August 27)

XTERRA Trail Run 21 km
NOK 349,- (until August 26)
NOK 399,- (from August 27)

XTERRA Bike & Run
Kr. 699,- (until February 16)
Kr. 899,- (February 17 to May 31)
Kr. 1099,- (from June 1)

Kr. 1199,- (until February 16)
Kr. 1399,- (February 17 to May 31)
Kr. 1599,- (from June 1)

XTERRA Triathlon
Kr. 699,- (until January 16)
Kr. 899,- (January 17 to February 16)
Kr. 1099,- (February 17 to May 31)
Kr. 1299,- (from June 1)

There will be the following start slots for sale:

XTERRA Bike & Run: 200
XTERRA Relay: 20 teams
XTERRA Triathlon: 400

Please read the conditions for registration (see below) before signing up


Participants are kindly requested to read the conditions for registration before signing up (click here). Upon registration you accept these conditions. If you have any questions concerning registration and so on, you are always welcome to contact us.



Triathlon, Relay and Bike & Run:
• Live online timing by Sportstiming
• Unique XTERRA swim cap (not Duathlon)
• Energy gels from PurePower during the race
• Energy bars from PurePower after the race
• Access to Finisher Zone
• Hot Finisher meal when crossing the finish line
• Drinks in Finisher Zone
• XTERRA Norway 2018 Finisher medal
• XTERRA Norway Finisher T-shirt in good quality and breathable material
• Pictures and video from the race
• Great prizes
… and the coolest XTERRA-atmosphere!

Trail Run:
• Live online timing by Sportstiming
• Access to Finisher Zone
• Energy drink during and after the race
• Pictures from the race
… and the coolest trail run atmosphere!


At the hydration zone there will be energy products and water. In the information for participants (you will receive this approx. a week before the event) you will be able to find a more precise description of these energy products. There will be hydrations zones in connection with the MTB and run course.


XTERRA is about going off-road! And by taking the best of triathlon and making it muddy, you get a combination of very unique experiences and challenges. It is the laid-back “hang loose” atmosphere from Maui, along with the community of the raw nature that makes XTERRA the leading off-road triathlon events in the sport.

In XTERRA we are one big family and there is room for everyone – it’s about getting wet, muddy and trying out your own limits.

The full distance begins with the swim on the beach at Krøderen. From here the athletes run out of the water and up to the transition zone, where they take off their wetsuit and change to their mountain bike. The MTB course offers unique tracks and challenging terrain.

The MTB course ends at the 2nd transition zone (at Norefjell Ski & Spa on the mountain) where you change to a pair of trail running shoes and go out on the trail course.
A run course that takes the athletes on a trip on the mountain in challenging terrain and with plenty of elevation. Eventually, you run across the finish line under the XTERRA arch and can call yourself a true XTERRA Warrior!



XTERRA Finisher Zone is the area you enter when you cross the XTERRA Finish Line and where you get your XTERRA medal. Only XTERRA participants are allowed in the Finisher Zone where you can relax while giving your fellow participants a high-five.

It is also here that you will find all the great food you have earned from completing the challenges. There will be energy products from PurePower, beverages and fruit. Red Bull provides extra energy for all participants.

You may also be hungry when you finish, so we also provide a hot and tasty meal and some snacks for you.


The event area is located in connection with the 2nd transition zone on the mountain, next to Norefjell Ski & Spa. Here you will find registration/information, expo, food and drinks, massage, merchandise sale, first aid, bike wash and much more. Possibilities for parking are good all the way up to the event area.


It is obligatory for all participants to attend the race briefing. Among other things, the briefing draws your attention to the most important rules, weather reports, and the courses and trails will be explained.


The transition zone is sealed off and access is limited to participants only. In order to enter you must be able to show a valid participant number. The transition zone will be supervised during the entire event. There will be bike racks for all participants and a large luggage bag. Transition zone T1 and T2, are located in two different places: T1 is located by the lake, next to the swim course and T2 is located by the Norefjell Ski & Spa resort on the mountain.


Registration, timing and handling of results are carried out by SPORTSTIMING. All participants will be supplied with a starting package with chip, participant number and much more. The timing is carried out with professional equipment and there will be a LIVE-coverage of all participants online. After the race, times from all three courses will be available. Please return the chip when you cross the finish line.


It takes about 2 hours from Oslo center and from the airport.

Address: Norefjell Ski & Spa, Boeseter, 3536 Noresund, Norway


Here is the preliminary time schedule:
(can be changed)

Saturday 1st September:
07.00-17.00: Event area is open
11.00: XTERRA Trail Run: 5 km trail run / 21 km trail run
10.30: XTERRA Bike & Run: 1 km trail run – 30 km MTB – 10 km trail run
10.00: XTERRA Relay: 1500 meter swim – 30 km MTB – 10 km trail run (divided between 2-3 participants)
10.00: XTERRA Triathlon: 1500 meter swim – 30 km MTB – 10 km trail run

Bike check-in in transition zone T1:

Kl. 08.00-09.30: Triathlon + Relay
Kl. 08.00-10.00: Bike & Run


Take action and make your booking now. Norefjell Ski & Spa is popular so we can only give you the limited offers for a limited period. And as there are limited offers make sure to book now. It is on a first come first served basis.

1 person: 1.200 NOK/night including breakfast (before 1.410 NOK)
2 persons: 1.500 NOK/night including breakfast (before 2.310 NOK)

Take contact to Norefjell Ski & Spa and mark the message with “XTERRA Norway 2018” to get your special offer.

1 person: 1.600 NOK/night including breakfast (before 1.810 NOK)
2 persons: 1.900 NOK/night including breakfast (before 2.910 NOK)
3 persons: 2.200 NOK/night including breakfast (before 3.210 NOK)


Surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery this exciting resort is located only 1,5 hours drive from Oslo and Gardermoen. Norefjell Ski & Spa opened in the spring of 2009 and has won several awards among others the hotel is awarded Norwegians best spa resort and the best ski resort and they have won several awards for its beautiful design.

Norefjell Ski & Spa offers recreation and spa experiences in an atmosphere like you’ve never experienced before. Their visual identity is based on details from Norefjell’s nature and wildlife. The area consists of 244 hotel rooms of which 121 are double rooms and 123 suites and 161 apartments in the village.

The hotel is placed central to XTERRA and you will find beautiful scenery outside the hotel door. If you want more challenges you can try the hotels 16 metres high climbing wall.

A hard day ends in the hotels fantastic spa area overlooking the mountains, with both indoor and outdoor areas to relax.

A stay at Norefjell Ski & Spa is the perfect way to make XTERRA Norway a memorable day!