FRIDAY 31ST OF MAY 2024
This is the first ever 100 miles RELAY (stafett) race in Norway and is a great teambuilding product, where you work together before and during the race. It is a great way to experience Lofoten, which is often described as the world’s most beautiful islands. The race consist of 10 stages, from 9 km to 24 km. Some stages are flat and some have more elevation and technical terrain. To get to the start of the race you have to take a short boat ride into the spectacular Kirkefjord, close to the famous fishing village Reine, known as one of the most picturesque areas in the world. The relay course is the same as the individual course. If you participate 10 years and switch legs every year you may finish the whole 100 miles course after 10 years. This is a pretty cool way to experience Lofoten, from west to east.
Please note – race brief the day before the start (late afternoon).
Date/time: Friday 31st of May at 13:00
Start: Kirkefjorden, Moskenes
End: Svolvær, Austvågøy
Track: Entire track is marked
Distance: 162 KM
Height meters: 7000+ M
Number of stages: 10
Length of stages: From 9 KM to 24 KM
Maximum number of team participants: 10 athletes
Minimum number of team participants: 4 athletes
CUT OFF // 100 MILES RELAY (STAFETT)
144 KM/Kleppstad 32 hours after start
158 KM/Kongsmarka 36 hours after start
GPX STAGE 1: download here
KEYNOTES: Extremely technically demanding trails for the entire route. Pay attention to where you put your feet!
DESCRIPTION: The starting line is in Kirkefjorden in the bottom of Reinefjorden. To get there all participants will be transported by boat from Reine. The boat ride takes about 20 minutes and it is a scenic experience! The first 20 km are terrain and maybe the most demanding part of the entire route with several mountains to pass. The trail is very technically demanding and there is only a few km on gravel road from Selfjord till you take off towards Kvalvika.
GPX STAGE 2: download here
DESCRIPTION: The trails will take you past two beaches in Kvalvika and you will run on the actual beach before the next mountain passing towards Fredvang.
GPX STAGE 3: download here
KEYNOTES: Nice flat run over scenic bridges and an historic trail with panoramic views.
DESCRIPTION: From Fredvang you’ll get the first leg on asphalt on your way towards Ytre Skjelfjord. After about 8 km the road becomes a gravel road the last 6 km to Nesland. Here you enter a historic fishermen’s trail towards the iconic village of Nusfjord. The trail is about 5 km and has a technical trail that also require some light “climbing” over rocks and a short ladder.
GPX STAGE 4: download here
KEYNOTES: The final mountain passes are ahead of you, enjoy them! Some road running as well between the mountains.
DESCRIPTION: From Nusfjord you’ll follow the main road for about 3 km before you enter the trail to Napp. The trail from follows the coastline and has a lot of ups and downs. Very demanding so keep the focus. You will have a great view towards the next island on the race – Vestvågøy.
GPX STAGE 5: download here
KEYNOTES: Underwater tunnel and a very demanding terrain leg around the mountain Offersøykammen before the final road running to Leknes.
DESCRIPTION: The route from Napp continues through an underwater tunnel (1780 m) before you make a sharp turn to the right after the exit to get on the trail around Offersøy.
The trail around Offersøy is very nice and easy to begin with. When you pass the cave from the stone age after about 2 km on the trail, the condition of the trail changes dramatically.. There hardly is a trail. For the next 2 km you will be following the coastline jumping and balancing on one rock after the other. SLOW DOWN on this passage. The last 2 km of the trail around Offersøy is flat.
When you hit the road again you follow the road to Leknes.
GPX STAGE 6: download here
KEYNOTES: Road running
DESCRIPTION: From Leknes you run through the town and uphill towards Hagskaret. After crossing Hagskaret a scenic downhill awaits towards the fjord. Before you hit the fjord you take a left and follow the sea side and the scenic Valberg Road until Brustranda Fjordcamping.
GPX STAGE 7: download here
KEYNOTES: Trailrunning in the mountains, gravel and road running in the end.
DESCRIPTION: From Brustranda you follow the valley along Steinbakkelva until you take east towards Vårliheia and Tjønndalsheia. Further you run a trail downhill towards Lauvdalen where you hit the gravel road for the 3 km. Then you hit the asphalt and run around Innerpollen before Torvdalshalsen awaits.
GPX STAGE 8: download here
KEYNOTES: Mountain passing in the footprints of Vikings, pay attention to the GPS to make sure you are on track. The quality of the trail varies and is somewhat less visible.
DESCRIPTION: From Borgfjorden you will follow the farm road towards the mountain. There is a grass/gravel road up the first mountainside. Before the road ends you are to get onto a trail towards Vardheia where you enter a trail towards the ridge of the Daltuva mountain. It’s a magically flat mountain top surrounded by peaks. Follow the ridge down towards the small lakes and then a trail leading to Vikjorden.
GPX STAGE 9: download here
KEYNOTES: Road running and a big bridge.
DESCRIPTION: From Vikjord you run on asphalt along the sea side. First you cross a bridge to enter Gimsøya and lastly a big bridge from Gimsøya to Kleppstad on Austvågøy.
GPX STAGE 10: download here
KEYNOTES: The final mountain passes are ahead of you and watch where you put your feet!
DESCRIPTION: If you are within the cut off time at the checkpoint, and in a condition to complete the race, you will be allowed to continue. For about 3 km the route follows the main road before you hit gravel road towards Olderfjorden N. The track continues on gravel road and trail for about 5 km before you take a sharp turn and hit the final mountain pass. From here on there is no trail till you are on the other side of the ridge. Steep ascent.
After the ridge you’ll follow two small lakes and then pass behind the ridge of the mountain Dronningtinden, before the decent towards a power station. This is where the final check point is set.
If you make the cut off for Check Point 4 you will continue along a gravel road until you turn at the end of the lake towards the final mountain – Tjeldbergtinden. The route passes over the mountain and take you down to a gravel road on the other side. Follow the road down to the main road and start on the final kilometers towards the town square of Svolvær.
When you run through the tunnel continue straight till you hit the harbor, make a right turn and follow the quay towards the finish line. And you’re done.. Congratulations!
Please read the Race Manual below for further details about the race!
Route illustrated in the map below in orange color. Use zoom function in if you want to get a more detailed view of the course. Point your mouse over the map markers for more information.
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