Sunday 09 May
Vikings, after 1,000 years it is time to rewrite history! Together with Vikings from all over the world, we are going on a virtual expedition to match the Saga of Leif Eriksson.
Unique to the Strong Viking Leif Eriksson Challenge is that we join our forces to complete this sporty and educational journey!
To honour the Saga of Leif Eriksson and keep it alive, Strong Viking's all over the world are uniting their forces and together we will take on the challenge of living up to this Viking legend. From 30 April to 09 May we call on you to show the world your Viking DNA. Together we set the goal to match the journey of this famous Viking, by adding up all the kilometres (goal = 7,855km) and thereby meeting his journey. How many kilometres will you contribute in 10 days? Let's meet Leif Eriksson!
How does it work?
Leif Eriksson's total journey was 7,855 kilometres. During ten days, we add up all the virtual kilometres of all the participants worldwide. All kilometres will be made by foot, whether you walk or run is up to you. Joining the challenge is easy! With just one ticket you can participate in the challenge for 10 days. How many kilometres you make and/or how often you participate in these ten days is entirely up to you. It is not necessary to participate all ten days!
Of course your hard work will be rewarded and with your participation in this challenge you will receive TWO Strong Viking Medals-for-Life points! In other words, a guaranteed medal for every participant!*
A ticket for the Leif Eriksson challenge costs just €17.50 (basic) or €29.50 (incl. finisher shirt)! In addition to the joint challenge, you will also receive an individual level from 1-16, a mention on the score card and information about the legendary Leif Eriksson saga at every checkpoint we reach! Curious how many kilometers you need to make to get your level 1-16? Check out the following scheme!
Jump on board, raise the sails, let's meet Leif Eriksson!
*Participants who already have more than 20 Medals-For-Life points will receive the next medal piece after 24 points and therefore only receive the points for this challenge.
The Viking legend Leif Eriksson is the first European to set foot on American soil! To keep his saga alive, we are going to replicate his journey together. Together we have the goal to conquer 7.855 kilometres to reach the final destination in Nova Scotia! Participants will make as many kilometres as possible by foot in 10 days. Via the unique Leif Eriksson Landing page you can watch the performance of all participants LIVE! Click here to go there!
The common goal is to make as many kilometres as possible in ten days. We will try to recreate the saga/journey of Leif Eriksson. Of course, it is not compulsory to participate in all ten days, but it is an EXTRA contribution! Challenge yourself and set a goal how many kilometres you want to make in these ten days, depending on your progress you can always take a day or two off of course! Always listen to your body.
There is a landing page where you can watch our journey LIVE! Please share the following link with your friends, family and colleagues as much as possible! Hopefully we can recreate the Saga of Leif Eriksson!
As the Vikings used to make all their kilometres by boat and/or by foot, for this challenge we only count the kilometres you make by foot! This can be walking, jogging and/or running! Other forms of making kilometres unfortunately do not count for this challenge!
During the Leif Eriksson Journey you can participate with one ticket on all ten days. It is therefore not necessary to buy several tickets. Also, you can only enter one entry per day.
As soon as you have completed your kilometres, you can submit them using the special Leif Eriksson Form. Link: https://forms.gle/9RSCfr9njynReQsv9.
We will make sure your kilometres are added to the total within half an hour. Every day after your submission you will receive an email with your new stats! Share these on Social Media and make sure as many people as possible can follow our journey!*
*If you are going to make several trips on the same day, enter your total kilometres at the end of the day! The system only counts 1 entry per day!
Unfortunately it is not possible to link your Strava account to your participation for the Leif Eriksson Challenge. You have to enter the score manually. You can only enter 1 score per day, so do you make several trips during the day? Then enter your total score at the end of the day! You can enter your score manually using the following form:
Every participant gets 2 medal points after participating in the Leif Eriksson Journey. How many of the ten days you participate is up to you, but together we aim to cover as many kilometres as possible! Because you get 2 medal points, each participant is assured of a medal!*
*Not applicable to participants with more than 40 medal points.
You will receive your well-deserved finisher shirt (provided you have ordered a Premium ticket) and medal two weeks after completing the Leif Eriksson Journey! These will be sent to your home address by post!