Run in wild Arctic nature – above the Arctic Circle!
We invite you to take part in TMC -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?
TMC Extreme Race
On Friday 20th August 2021
You can take part in TMC Extreme Race – an uphill race that starts from TUIL Arena 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 “Sherpa Stairs”, which was completed in 2019. The stairs have 1203 steps and is one of the longest stairs in Norway built by the Sherpas 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 50K and TMC HalfUltra 25K
Saturday 21st August 2021
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 50K measures 50k and leads you from the start at Snarbyeidet to the finish line in Tromsdalen valley. Remember 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 the 50K we also offer a shorter alternative, TMC HalfUltra 25K which starts and ends at TUIL Arena in Tromsdalen Valley. Are you ready to put yourself to the test?
NB! At the Tromsø Mountain Ultra 50K and TMC HalfUltra 25K 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.
Sunday 22nd August 2021
The race weekend ends with TMC Tindløpet, an uphill race to the city summit and landmark- Mount Tromsdalstinden, 1238m over sea level. 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 TUIL Arena 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- TMC Triple
For those looking for a test out of the ordinary- we offer the TMC Triple- all three races in three days. Please note that the Triple consists of TMC Extreme Race, TMC Ultra 50K (TMC HalfUltra 25K is NOT a part of the triple) and TMC Tindløpet. Are you ready for the ultimate test?