Stranda Fjord Trail Race, 35 km and 3200 verticals
Stranda Fjord Trail Race is about 35km long with 3 summits and a total ascent of 3200m. SFTR is not a walk in the park, it´s a trail and mountain race. If you are not familiar with running in the mountains our 35km race is not the place to start. We rather recommend you our 10 km race Stranda Uphill Race that follows the last third of the SFTR 35km course up to the finish line at Fjord Panorama Restaurant. Our 10 km race also had amazing views of the fjord.
The race starts in Opshaug (100masl) The first three kilometers of the race is on a gravel road before the course continues on the hiking trail up to Liavarden (799masl). From Lievarden the course continues on the ridge high above the fjord to Duklidalen.
In Duklidalen the real climb of vertical meters begins as the course gets tougher and steeper up towards Mønet (1058 masl). You will need to use your hands on some parts of the course here.
On Mønet you have en extraordinay view of the fjord as you are standing 1000m staright above it. Here the course starts gets more rugged and alpine, as the course is on scree and slab on the way up to Fremste Blåhornet(1478masl), and further over Heimste Blåhornet(1336masl). The running on this part of the trail is technical both ascending and descending.
After the technical descent down the ridge of Heimste Blåhornet the course continues off trail over a mountain platou with several marshes to Vardnakken(878masl) and Dregetua(693masl). From Dregetua the course continues on a hiking trail down to Stranda and sea level. The last bit down to Stranda is on a asphalt road.
In Stranda the course goes through the «Skinkerådhus» where we also have a hydration checkpoint and food station. From the square in Stranda the course continues on various small roads up to Langlo where the course continues and a hiking trail up to Skurdavatnet.
From Skurdavatnet it gets really steep again and more alpine on the way up to Trollvardegga (1094masl). From Trollvardegga the course runs on the rocky ridge to Roaldshorn (1230masl), with a beautiful view down to Stranda and the fjord.
From Roaldshorn there is a short descent to the Roaldspavillion(1069masl) for finish.
Course on trail: 22km
Course off trail: 7km
Course on gravel road: 3km
Cours on asphalt road: 3km
Hydration/food stations: 3 + there´s rivers and streams where you can refill water along the course.
Registration opens 1st of September 2017
Registration for Stranda Fjord Trail Race 2018 costs 1100,- until 01.05.2018
Registration for Stranda Fjord Trail Race 2018 costs 1350,- from 02.05.2018 until 01.08.2018
The registration closes on 01.08.2018.
There´s no refunds on registrations and it´s not possible to sell starting positions. When the race is full we will consider buying back starting positions.
What´s included in the starting fee?
- Shuttle bus to the start
- Gondola from the finish to the valley
- Shuttle bus from Finish to Stranda Hotel
- Two food and beverage station along the trail
- A race organization with staff & medics on strategic points along the trail
- Time keeping
- Warm food after finish