Medals for LIFE!
Sail with us over rough seas and conquer your Strong Viking medals! With your performance during the Strong Viking (Virtual) events you can earn all parts of the unique Strong Viking honor metal. Learn how it works below.
In 2020, Medals for LIFE was introduced. A new concept with the most wanted Strong Viking medals/openers. With this new concept the medal counter will no longer stop every calendar year. From now on we keep counting forward through the years and experiences! Conquered editions will never expire, you can keep saving to get all the Strong Viking medals complete. The medals are of course not just some pieces of metal. Every medal has its own story, background and requires its own achievement. From now on the progress of winning the medals will be accurately monitored in your personal Strong Viking account. The only thing you have to do is create an account and personalize your purchased tickets (and eventually participate to earn points of course).
Viking weapons and armour was forged to assist Vikings throughout their whole life during battle and adventure. They could rely on it’s strength and quality in times of war and metal scars were considered to be memories of legendary victories. The past period our blacksmith’s worked hard to create something special. Something unique for a Strong Viking lifetime. From 2020 we will introduce our new medal system: ‘Medals for life’. A continuous collecting system to guide you to live a healthy and adventurous Strong Viking Lifestyle. Brace yourself, the unveiling of the new system and visuals of the medals will be coming soon…"
The Medals for LIFE collection currently consists of three key pieces.
Your journey begins with the Sleipnir Axe. Become the author of your own story and let the Sleipnir Axe guide you along the way. The Sleipnir Axe is formed by four parts, when you reach two medal points, you earn the first part. Each additional piece is also worth two points. After completing two, four, six and eight challenges you will receive a part of this medal. The Sleipnir Axe is complete when you have earned eight medal points.
After the Sleipnir Axe, it is time to continue building your Viking armour. The Varjagen Shield will protect you during the journey so that you can overcome all obstacles. The shield consists of six parts, for each part you must collect two medal points. When you reach your 20th medal point, you can call yourself the proud owner of the Varjagen Shield.
The journey continues with the Gjermundbu Helmet. The existence of this helmet has long been considered a myth, but it has now been revealed. The Gjermundbu Helmet consists of six pieces, obtaining this helmet requires a lot of perseverance. Each part of the medal can be earned with four medal points. Achieving 44 medal points will therefore earn you the complete helmet!
The next myth...
After the Gjermundbu Helmet the journey doesn’t end. There is more sea to explore and more land to conqueror. What will be the next series in this saga?
These well-deserved pieces of honor metal deserve a perfect place of honor. Give your medals the place they deserve with these custom-made medal frames!
You'll earn a medal every second time you finish a Strong Viking Edition (Medal-serie 1 & 2). The amount of runs will automatically be counted in your personal Strong Viking account. During every second edition, you'll receive a special wristband directly after you registrated yourself at the registration-tent. With that wristband, you'll receive your medal directly after finishing at the Medal Point.
Please note, Family Editions do NOT count for the Medals-for-LIFE system. Kids untill 13yr will receive a kids medal directly after finishing one edition.
*All runs from 2020 onwards count towards this system, did you run in 2019 or earlier? Then this does not count, back then you could save for medals per calendar year.
You'll receive a medal every second time you finish a Strong Viking edition (from 2020 on)*, while completed one of the distances below:
4km - Beginning
7km - Lightning
13km - Warrior
19km - Beast
42km - Iron** You also earn a unique Iron Viking medal
60km - Ultra** You also earn a unique Ultra Viking medal
*Completed runs in 2019 or earlier don't count for the Medals for LIFE system. During these years you were able to save up for medals each calender year.
**The 4km - Family Edition does not count for the Medals for LIFE system. Kids (5-13 years) will receive a Family Edition medal.
Yes, the Strong Viking Trail Runs do count for the medals!
Sleipnir Axe (Serie 1): 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 Editions
Varjagen Shield (Serie 2): 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 - 20 Editions
Gjermundbu Helmet (Serie 3): 24 - 28 - 32 - 36 - 40 - 44 Editions
................................ (Serie 4): ?? Editions
Unlike previous years, you will no longer receive torques/bracelets, but the counting will be digital via your personal Strong Viking account. Therfore it is important that you personalize/purchase your Strong Viking tickets with the same email address! The editions are automatically calculated when you pass the finish line.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT PERSONALIZE YOUR TICKET, NO REGISTRATION WILL BE REWARDED!
It is important to personalize all Strong Viking tickets with the same e-mail address. It is NOT possible to add editions and/or combine editions from different e-mail addresses!
Did you fill in different e-mail addresses for any upcoming events, please use the following link to change your e-mail address: Click here!
It is possible to track your progress in the Medal for LIFE-system by login into your personal Strong Viking account via the website www.strongviking.com
Make sure your e-mail address is the same address as the one you personalize your tickets with to see your medals and certificates!
No, your editions (from 2020 on) will remain valid throughout your whole life! So if you ever get injured/don't participate for a year, the counter will continue where you left the last time!