Winter Warrior Finland is a very demanding OCR and the course is challenging also for experienced races. The race is intended for athletes who are serious about testing their physical and psychological limits. There are three race squads: Warrior squad, fitness squad and team competition. The race course is 13 km long and all obstacles or punishments defined per obstacle must be performed accurately. The time for each participant or team is measured and the best racers and the best team are rewarded. The fastest runner of each participating country is rewarded as flag-bearer. There will be a finisher medal for all runners that successfully complete the full race course.
In addition to the race squads we are introducing Winter Warrior Challenge. The challenge is intended for those who want to challenge themselves alone or as a group but are not interested in competing or else want to take it a bit less serious. Winter Warrior Challenge course is shorter skipping the weary conquering of the fell Kesänki. The course length is about 10 km. There will be no timing or prizes. Except for the Kesänki tour, the course and the obstacles are the same. The participants face the same demanding obstacles but in the challenge squead the completion is always optional. The participation fee for the Winter Warrior Challenge is 55 €. Registration to Winter Warrior Challenge opens 13.2.
If a racer who has registered before announcing the Winter Warrior Challenge decides to switch to the challenge squad by the end of February 2018, he / she is entitled to a refund of the difference in the fee.
A participant of a race squad can also move to challenge squad during the competition at lake Kesänki before starting the climb to fell Kesänki if the strength is not enough for the full course. In this case, the runner’s timing is suspended and he will be considered part of challenge squad.
All participants will receive Winter Warrior Finland t-shirt and free entry to the evening party!