The Strong Viking Trail Run is an off-road running through beautiful nature areas consisting of forests, heaths and sand drifts.
After the great success Trail Run in Belgium is back on the calendar! On Saturday the 9th of December 2023, the time is there for thousands of Vikings to take the 4, 7, 13, 21 or 42km Trail Run challenge at Keiheuvel, in the environment of Balen! The Strong Viking Trail Run consists of running on narrow paths, where only natural obstacles have to be overcome such as streams, tree trunks, rocks, hills etc.
Participating in the Strong Viking Trail Run will count for the NEW Medal System!
- Free photo
- Free parking
- Changing room
- Free wardrobe
- Refreshments on the track
- Water/Beer at the finish
- Medal point for Medals-for-Life
- Unique Trail Marathon medal!
- Showers (no possibility)
- Finisher shirt (extra payment: €12.50,-)
- Iron Viking Medal (only rewarded after finishing one of the Obstacle Runs 42km)
Endstraat 2490 Balen, Belgium
The minimum participation age varies according to the distances:
4km - Family Run: min. age 5 years old (or becomes 5 in that calender year)
4km - Beginning: min. 12 years old (or becomes 12 in this calender year)
7km: min. age 13 years old (or becomes 13 in that calender year)
13km: min. age 14 years old (or becomes 14 in that calender year)
19km and OCR Series: min. age 16 years old (or becomes 16 in that calender year)
42km Iron Viking: min. age 18 years old
60km Ultra Viking: min. age 18 years old
Each start wave is named after a Viking god/goddess or king and has a different start time. This is to let you know at what time you must begin. Start waves also have varying distances between 42, 19, 13 or 7km.
For the Family Editions startwaves are designated by color according to their start time and vary in distance between 3 and 5km
Of course, you are very welcome to come and encourage the participants! Entrance to the area is free and open from 8:30am.
Yes! During the run there are a number of refreshments posts with water and Herbalife Nutrition drinks and power bars. Click here to see the products/ingredients. In addition, there is also a Red Bull Energypoint where you can enjoy Red Bull mixed with water to provide you with extra energy to complete the course.
For Iron Vikings there is the possibility to leave your own extra nutrition at a designated spot on the track.