Jul 12 2024

Saimaa Challenge

  • Finland (FIN)
  • Off-Road Running
  • Off-Road Cycling
  • Paddling
  • Navigation
  • Team
  • One Day Event
  • Multi Day Event
  • spacerwebsitespacerfacebookspacerinstagram
See All Event Posts Follow Event

Length: 140 km / 80 km / 50 km / 30 km
Location: Savitaipale, Eastern Finland
Website : https://saimaachallenge.fi/en/

The 4th Saimaa Challenge adventure race will be held on July 12th and 13th, 2024 at Savitaipale, Finland. Wonderful shore scenery of Lake Kuolimo. The race takes place around Savitaipale's diverse hiking and nature destinations, in ridge landscapes shaped by the ice age. The surroundings of Savitaipale offer participants a truly wonderful path network and shore ridges. There are beautiful beaches right next to the center of the municipality that can be enjoyed from a kayak.

Out of the four class options, the longest Extreme (ab. 140 km / 14 hours for leading team) starts the adventure already on Friday evening into the almost nightless Finnish summer night. The other three series start in stages on Saturday. The first is the Challenge (80 km / 8 h), followed later by the more relaxed ones, Adventure (50 km / 5 h) and Explore (30 km / 3 h). There is plenty of maximum running time for the series, so you can complete the entire route in each class at a pace that suits you.

At our web site you can find a more detailed description of the classes. All classes are competed in teams of two. The route is divided into several sections. Navigation skills are useful, but especially in shorter series, the routes rely heavily on the roads, so basic map reading skills are sufficient to complete the route. In addition, there are various quest checkpoints along the route, which are only revealed to the competitors when they reach the checkpoint. To participate, each competitor needs his own bike and bicycle helmet, renting these from our partner is possible. Paddling equipment is included in the participation fee.

Olkkola's Hovi is the competition center this year. Food is included in the participation fee and a sauna with swimming possibilities await the competitors at the finish line. The award ceremony is in the evening in the yard of Olkkola Hovi in a party tent, where the competitors will also be entertained by a band.

Choose your own class and have an adventure with your friend!

See All Stories On This Race

PayPal Limited Edition SleepMonsters BUFF Patreon SleepMonsters Newsletter SleepMonsters Calendar SignUp


AR Discussion Group

Our Patrons

AR World Series

SleepMonsters Patreon

Thank you to all our

adventure racing


AR World Series

Thomas Proulx

-- -- --

Adventure Race Croatia

Warrior Adventure Racing

Brian Gatens

Chris Dixon

Rootstock Racing

-- -- --

Adventure Enablers

Ajita Madan

Chipp Dodd

Celia Nash

David Ellis

Erik Sanders

Graham Bird

Jakub Malik

Josh Hayman

Liam St Pierre

Magnus Foss

Marijn Edelenbosch

Nicola MacLeod

Possum Jump Adventures

Robert Rulison

Strong Machine AR

Your Adventure Maps

-- -- --

Adrian Crane

Barbara Campbell

Dejna Odvody

Ivan Park

Klaus Mygind

Lars Bukkehave

Marco Ponteri

Maria Leijerstam

Nigel Davison

Rob Horton

Semyon Yakimov