Run in wild Arctic nature – above the Arctic circle!
We invite you to take part in Tromsø Mountain Challenge, one weekend with four races in three days. The mountains of Northern Norway offer some great contrasts: “Loafer”-terrain, mountains and fjords, steep hills and scree slopes, lush green mountain terraing and a view that offers new strength! Take part in the Triple or choose a single race. We have something for all Levels and ambitions! Are you up for the challenge?
MSM Extreme race
On Friday 23rd of August you can take part in MSM Extreme race – an uphill race that starts from Tromsø Camping in the valley Tromsdalen, and leads you straight up the steep trail to the cable car station “Fjellstua”. For the first time, participants get the chance to run up the entire popular “Sherpatrappa”, which will be completed in 2019. The staircase will then have over 1000 steps and is one of the longest stairs in Norway built by the Sherpians from Nepal. The total track measures 2.4km with 420m increase. Short, but tough! We can promise you burning and shaky legs at the finish line.
Tromsø Mountain Ultra 50km and HalfUltra 25km
Saturday 24th we offer a terrain race in beautiful and varied mountain terrain- here you will find heather moores, marshes, river crossings, rugged hills and stunning views! The Tromsø Mountain Ultra measures 50km and leads you from the start at Snarbyeidet to the finish line in Tromsdalen valley. Remeber to save som strength before climbing the hills towards the top of Bønntuva! This race was the first ultra race that was arranged in Northern Norway.
In addition to 50km we also offer a shorter alternative, HalfUltra 25km which starts and ends at Tromsø Camping in Tromsdalen Valley. Are you ready to put yourself to the test?
NB! At the Ultra 50km and HalfUltra 25km it is mandatory to bring with you a backpack/running vest With predetermined content. See more info on this at the FAQ-section on this page.
Tindløpet (1238m up)
The race weekend ends with an uphill race to the city summit and landmark- Mount Tromsdalstinden, 1238masl. You can see the majestic mountain from Tromsø city center on a clear day, and “Tinden” is a wellknown landmark and popular hiking destination in the city. The trail starts at Tromsø Camping in Tromsdalen valley, and measures 10,6 km to the top of the mountain.
All participants need a backpack containing something to drink, food, dry shirt and a wind jacket. There is no service station at the top. The content of the backpack is meant as safety equipment, as the weather conditions can be quite rough at the top of Tromsdalstinden.
Tromsø Mountain Challenge- the Triple
For those looking for a test out of the ordinary- we offer the Triple- all three races in three days. Please note that the Triple consists of MSM Extreme race, Tromsø Mountain Ultra 50km (HalfUltra 25km is NOT a part of the triple) and Tromsdalstinden Up. Are you ready for the ultimate test?
See the programme for the whole race weekend HERE.