Welcome to The Midsummer Viking Challenge 2019 - a unique and fun 24-hours SUP Relay Race for teams of all levels at June 22. and 23. in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Each team will consist of three to five paddlers and it will be up to each team to decide how often they will switch between their paddlers, with the goal to paddle as many laps as possible in 24 hours.
We want to highlight the increasing level of plastic pollution. Each team is therefore required to make donations per lap they paddle to the NGO Plastic Change, who campaign for less plastic pollution in the world.
There will be goodie bags, great prizes, a lounge to chill in and a lot of other cool features. The event is still under construction, and we can't wait to reveal all sorts of fantastic news throughout the coming months.
Until then, get your team ready - It's gonna be a ton of fun!!
By Nicklas Kold Nagel / coldnail_
The course will feature a five-kilometre-long lap around the artificial ‘Amager Strandpark’ in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark. There is nice flat water on the inside stretch and the slightly choppy waters of Øresund on the outside.
Even though Öresund can be choppy, the course is not in any way difficult or dangerous. It's a course that any semi-skilled paddler can handle.
The race directors will on race day decide the direction of the course according to wind and current. As always – the course is subject to change.