Running the course is a one of a kind-experience. The three stages are probably the best running Sweden has to offer and it will take you along the most magical coast line and the most stunning forests you could ever imagine.
The course will vary significantly along the route. Long sections will take place on the famous granite rocks of Bohuslän, while others will take you through magical forest trails. In between you will make some gravel road and only a few kilometers of asphalt.
Icebug Xperience sometimes offers very technical running and it helps if you have done some trail running in the past – although the most parts also suits the beginners. However, one should have a good condition to be ready for the challenge – there is no doubt about that 74 kilometers and 1250 altitude meters in three days is quite a challenge. But don’t be scared! Icebug Xperience offers exceptionally good recovery potential. At the Official race village in Ramsvik, you will be provided with world class food and beverages – all made by organic, locally produced ingredients. Also, you have the possibility to get a massage and visit the beautiful relaxation area of Ramsvik.
Estimated race pace differs between the stages and the weather conditions could have a major impact on your race time. Last year, the fastest runners made the first stage in 1h52min, giving an average speed of 4min55sec per kilometer. Second stage was 2h18min (4:45 min / km) and the last one 1h25min (4:15 min / km). The more average runner will make the stages in around 2h40min, 3h30min and 2h10min.
You can change your chosen group during Icebug Xperience; you can join the walking group one day and join the run/walk group next day.
But to get a picture of how many there will be in every group, you need to choose the activity you mainly will do!
If you have to step out of the race at one of the stages, you can still do the next stage, but without having your name in the “final results”