Stranda Fjord Trail Race

SFTR 25K takes you on a wild ride in the Norwegian fjords. This course got everything from fast and flowy trails, step climbs and technical downhill running.

This race is part of the Salomon Golden Trail Series Nordic. The winner will qualify for the GTNS Nordic Final at the Nuuksio Classic. The winner of the Final will get their ticket for the GTNS GRAND FINAL in the Azores.

This race is also part of the Skyrunner Series Norway


Stranda Fjord Trail Race 25km, vertical climb: 1700m

Course description:

The race starts in Opshaug (100masl). The first three kilometers of the course is on a gravel road before it hits the hiking trail up to Lievarden (799masl). From Lievarden the course continues on smooth trail on the ridge high above the fjord to Duklidalen (820masl). In Duklidalen you will find the first aid station of the 25K.

From Duklidalen the real climb begins as the course gets steeper up towards Mønet (1058 masl). There´s sections up to Mønet that is 45 degrees step, you will need scramble at some points here.

On Mønet you have an extraordinay view of the fjord as you are standing 1000meters straight above it. Here the course starts to get more rugged and alpine as it climbs off trail on scree and slab up to Fremste Blåhornet(1478masl). After summiting Fremste Blåhornet the course does a u-turn and backtracking the way it came up, but instead of going down towards Mønet, the course continues straight to Heimste Blåhornet (1330masl). 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 comes to Blåhornsvatnet where the second aid station of the 25K is. After the aid station the course continues off and on trail over a mountain platou with several marshes to Vardenakken(878masl). Then descending from Vardnakken and over a marsh to Dregetua(693masl).

On Dregetua the course hits smooth hiking trail down to the Heimerhaugan, from Heimerhaugan the course continues on a smooth hiking trail down to Framhus, and then on road down to Stranda.


Course facts

Length: 25km
Ascent: 1700m
Descent: 1800m
Course on trail: 16km
Course off trail: 5km
Course on gravel road: 3km
Course on asphalt road: 1km
Aid stations: 2

Important info

Registration opens 12.00 on the 1st of October 2020

Registration for SFTR 25K costs 700,- until 31.12.20

Registration for SFTR 25K costs 950,- from 01.01.2021 until 01.05.2021

Registration for SFTR 25K costs 1150,- from 01.05.2021 until 06.08.2021

The registration closes on 06.08.2021 or when the race is full. There´s a limit of 200 participants for this race.

Course profile

                 What´s included in the starting fee?

  • Shuttle bus to the start
  • 2 foodstations along the trail
  • A race organization with staff and medics on strategic points along the trail.
  • Time keeping
  • SFTR fold a cup
  • T-shirt
  • Medal
  • Warm food after finish


Practical info SFTR 25K

All runners must register at Race office and sign a release of liability form, and sign a form that states that you have attained all info about the course that SFTR has provided.
Race bibs will be handed out at registration.

Bag drop off
You can drop off your clothing bag for after the race at Race Office when you register. You will get to race numbers at registration, use one of them to mark your bag.

Mandatory equipment
Here you have a list of items every runner got to have in the backpack during the whole race. You have to use the same backpack for the entire race.

  • Windproof jacket and pants
  • Warm hat / Buff
  • Gloves
  • 1 extra energybar
  • 1 extra shirt
  • First field dressing (bandage to stop bleeding with)
  • Cup (We don´t use plastic cups at hydration stations, but every participant gets a SFTR fold cup at registration to bring on the race)
  • Cell phone
  • Whistle

Transportation to start
Busses depart from Stranda at 08.00 and 08.20 (This might change according to infection control regulations in August. We might delay the start of the 25K with an hour or two. Information about this will be sent out in the beginning of August to registered 25K runners).

The race finishes in Stranda at the town square.

Hydration and energy
Runners are responsible to carry their own water/hydration and to bring enough energy in between the aid stations.

Age limit
Age limit for Stranda Fjord Trail Race 25K is 14 years.

It´s allowed to use poles during the race. However, you have to bring the poles along for the entire race.

It´s only allowed to receive help from your crew at the aid stations along the course.

Image and video rights
By participating in SFTR, you agree that SFTR are have the right of images and video that our photoagraphers and video crew are documenting you in before, during and after the race at our event locations.

Every runner has to have their own accident insurance to be allowed to enter the race.

Change of course or cancelltion of the race
SFTR will always prioritize the saftey of our participants and voulenters. If the weather conditions puts the participants and volulenters in danger, the race organization will change the course. In extreme conditions the race can be cancelled.

By signing up to participate in any SFTR race the participant agrees to respect the race organizations decision. 

Up until two months before race date there is a 50% refund on registration fee if the race is cancelled.

There is no refund if the race is cancelled less than two months before to race date.

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