Welcome to Småland and the Swedish Championships in Adventure Racing 2016!
BEAST of Sweden is an unsupported adventure race consisting of ten sections and five disciplines over 24 hours. Enjoy the scenic, early summer in south Sweden on a course that will take teamwork, determination and stamina to complete. There is no doubt that 24 hours of non-stop racing takes its toll and the BEAST is no exception. One of the things that make this race unique is our welcoming and happy crew who will do everything to make your race experience as great as possible. New to adventure racing? No worries, we will help you get started.
The 2016 edition is finished – visit PepUp’s race page for results etc!
The BEAST will take you on a journey through Swedish summer at its best. Bright green trees, flower meadows and crisp air awaits you. With the race taking place only a week from the summer solstice there will be plenty of daylight and only a few hours of darkness during the race. But do not let the beautiful surroundings fool you into thinking that it will be a walk in the park. Unexpected obstacles and challenges are waiting for you along the race and you and your team will be put to the test. The course combines urban paths with suburban roadside and relentless forest crossings. The BEAST is beautiful, but is no less a beast.
The course consists of five disciplines: Kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, inlines and coasteering.
|Section No||Discipline||From||To||Estimated Time (hrs)||Information|
|2||Kayak||Start||Drop Zone||2:00 – 4:00||No gear box in Drop Zone|
|3||Inlines + Trekking||Drop Zone||Drop Zone||2:00 – 4:00||No gear box in Drop Zone|
|4||Kayak||Drop Zone||TA 1||3:00 – 5:00|
|5||Trekking||TA 1||–||1:30 – 3:00|
|6||Inlines||–||–||1:30 – 3:00|
|7||Trekking + Coasteering||–||TA 2||2:00 – 4:00||This section includes two water crossing of appr 200 meters each.|
|8||MTB + MTB-O||TA 2||Drop Zone||8:00 – 10:00||No gear box in Drop Zone|
|9||Coasteering||Drop Zone||Drop Zone||1:00 – 2:00||No gear box in Drop Zone|
|10||MTB||Drop Zone||Finish||0:30 – 1:00|
08:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Mandatory race briefing
11:00 Transport to Start
12:00 Race Start
12:00 First team crosses the finish line
18:00 Race Dinner and Prize Giving Ceremony
All participation in BEAST of Sweden is at your own risk. To be allowed to compete you must have a valid personal accident insurance and be over 18 years of age.
Southern Sweden is flooded with daylight during the month of June and there will only be 6 hours of darkness during the race, from 10 PM to 4 AM. The orienteering throughout the course is uncomplicated. All teams will paddle in C2 canoes, provided by the race organization.
Teams can participate in the race in either Race Class or Open Class. A team in Race Class must be mixed and consist of four people. Teams in Race Class will be ranked in the Swedish Adventure Racing Series and compete for the Swedish Championship title. Teams in Open Class can consist of two to four people and does not need to be mixed. Teams in Open Class participate on the exact same course and conditions, but are not in the running for series ranking or the championship title.
For Equipment List (Team and Personal) as well as Race Rules, please see Swedish AR Series common directives at Swedish AR Series
Race bibs, GPS trackers, maps etc will be handed out from Friday 08.00 at the Race Office, Royal Corner Hotel. You will receive two sets of maps/team and one plastic folder for each map sheet. All participants shall sign a participant form stating medical health as well as signing off on participating at your own risk. Mandatory race briefing will take place at the Race Office at 09.30.
Each participant is allowed one item (box or bag) for each TA, maximum 50 Liters/piece. Boxes must be marked with name, team and TA. It is recommended to use watertight boxes or bags
There will be several short course options throughout the race. Once a team has been set on short course the remaining sections will also be short coursed.
All team members will carry a Sport Ident stick and shall register at each control point. All team members must stick together throughout the race. A mobile phone shall be carried (charged, turned off and waterproofed) during the entire race.
Teams who withdraw from the race must immediately contact the race director. The team will then proceed to the nearest TA for further assistance. In case of emergency, call 112, then the race director. All teams are obliged to assist a fellow team in an emergency situation.
We will greet you at the finish line with hugs, music and drinks! Enjoy a job well done and stick a smile on your face in anticipation of the Race Dinner.
BEAST of Sweden 2016
VÄXJÖ June 17th – 18th
Welcome to register for BEAST of Sweden 2016! Click the link below to fill out your registration form. REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 15TH.
The entry fee is SEK 8.000 for teams of 3 or 4 and 4.000 SEK for teams of two. Registration and payment is handled per team and the entry fee shall be paid in full to confirm the team entry.
The entry fee includes:
Race course and logistics
All security arrangements on the course
Live updates on social media
Live web broadcasting and studio from the race
Race dinner and prize giving ceremony
Special offers on accommodation with booking code
Special offers on family activities
Race maps for your crew
Digital photos of your team delivered to you after the race
Prizes and finisher products
All participation in BEAST of Sweden is at your own risk. The registration is binding and no entry fees will be refunded for DNS. We recommend that you sign an insurance at www.startklar.nu for refunds of entry fees throughout the season, should you get ill or injured. When registering you state that you have read and understood the rules and regulations of BEAST of Sweden. We are happy to welcome you to Växjö in June!
Make sure to bring your family and friends to Växjö for the race weekend. There will be areas of easy access for all spectators to follow the race and great activities to participate in while the race is on. In cooperation with the sports hotel Royal Corner, official partner of BEAST of Sweden, we can offer you great deals on accommodation for your team and support crew. This is also where the pre-race meeting and race dinner will be held.
Accommodation fees and booking information will be published shortly. More information about family activities during spring.