BEAST of Sweden is an unsupported adventure race consisting of seven to nine sections and five disciplines over 24-32 hours. Enjoy September in southern 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. Join the adventure!
The BEAST will take you on a journey through southern Sweden. As the race takes place in late September, there will be daylight for twelve hours and darkness the other twelve. The course will take you to the edge of Sweden's next national park, lake Åsnen. This area is known as "the first wilderness of northern Europe". 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 wild forested areas with sparsely populated villages. The BEAST is beautiful, but is no less a beast. Get a feel for the area with the film from BEAST of Sweden 2015 here. The course consists of five disciplines: Kayaking, mountainbiking, trekking, inlines and coasteering. See the preliminary course description below.
|Section No||Discipline||From||To||Estimated Time (hrs)||Information|
|1||Trekking||Start||-||3:00 - 4:00|
|2||Inlines||-||TA 1||2:00 - 3:00|
|3||Canoe||TA 1||TA 2||7:00 - 9:00||Canoes and paddles are left at TA 2|
|4||Mountainbike||TA 2||TA 3||5:00 - 7:00|
|5||Trekking||TA 3||TA 3||1:00 - 2:00|
|6||Mountainbiking||TA 3||TA 1||5:00 - 7:00||This section includes a water crossing with bikes|
|7||Coasteering||TA 1||Finish||1:00 - 2:00|
Race HQ 2017 is at Korrö September 28th 15:00 – 19:00 Registration at Korrö. Maps are handed out. 20:00 – 21:00 Mandatory race briefing September 29th 08:00 Race Start September 30th 08:00 First team crosses the finish line 16:00 All teams must be at the finish 18:00 Race Dinner and Prize Giving Ceremony To be allowed to compete you must have a valid personal accident insurance and be over 18 years of age. The orienteering throughout the course is uncomplicated. All teams will paddle in C2 canoes (Linder Inka 525) provided by the race organization. It is allowed to use any type of paddles. Teams can participate in the race in either SARS Class or ARES Class. A team in the Swedish Adventure Racing Series (SARS) Class must consist of two people. A team in the Adventure Racing European Series (ARES) Class must consist of four people with at least one team member of the opposite sex. All teams participate on the exact same course and under the same conditions, but teams can only gather series points for either SARS or ARES. 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 15.00 Thursday at the Race Office in Korrö. You will receive two sets of maps per team and one plastic folder for each map sheet. All participants shall sign a participant form stating medical health. Mandatory race briefing will take place at Korrö at 20.00 on the Thursday night. Each participant is allowed one item (box or bag) for each TA. 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. 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 2017 SMÅLAND September 29th - 30th The entry fee is SEK 7.000 for teams of four (ARES Class) and 3.500 SEK for teams of two (SARS Class). 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 Canoe rental Live updates on social media Insurance K96 from Folksam for all participants Race dinner and prize giving ceremony Special offers on accommodation Race maps for your crew Digital photos of your team delivered to you after the race Prizes and finisher products 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 Sweden in September! Click here to register your team
The race HQ, start and finish will be located at the beautiful and typically Swedish Korrö Hantverksby. This is also where the pre-race meeting and race dinner will be held. There is a hotel and hostel at Korrö with great prices on accommodation for racers. Some rooms are for two people, others for more. The accommodation rate is the same per person, regardless of housing standard. The accommodation fee of SEK 1390 per person includes: Accommodation Thursday September 28th - Sunday October 1st Breakfast Friday and Sunday It is possible to bring a caravan or motorhome or stay in a tent with access to showers and toilet for SEK 150 per day. Book your accommodation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An invoice will be sent to you and your booking is completed when that invoice has been paid. There is also a restaurant, café and small shop at Korrö.
By car: It is an easy drive from continental Europe to southern Sweden. Easy points of entry is via the Öresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden or with ferry from Germany or Poland. By plane: There are daily routes from several German cities to airports in Jönköping, Kalmar and Växjö, where it is possible to rent a car. You can fly directly to Växjö/Småland Airport from Gdansk in Poland. You can also reach Växjö via Stockholm/Bromma. If you fly in to Copenhagen/Kastrup airport, Växjö is only a two hour train ride away. In Växjö it is possible to rent a car for the last 50 km drive. By train: The train from Copenhagen gets you to Växjö in two hours. In Växjö it is possible to rent a car for the last 50 km drive. Your final destination is Korrö