Winter Warrior Finland 21.4.2018
Winter Warrior ® Finland is an international OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) event. The race takes place in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. Duration is 2-7 hours. The start and finish of the race are at the Visitor Centre Kellokas. The course goes over the mountains Kellostapuli and Kesänki and the lake Kesänkijärvi.
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 there is a more relaxed 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.