Obstacle Run Amsterdam 2024


Prepare yourself for the best obstacle run after the summer! The Strong Viking Water Edition is now coming to Amsterdam on Saturday 09 & Sunday 10 September 2024!

Prepare yourself for this spectacular edition in the beautiful nature area of Spaarnwoude near Amsterdam. The most challenging and awesome obstacles will be ready for you at this sunny edition! Choose between the 4km, 7km, 13km or 19km or maybe even the 42km obstacle track! There is a perfect challenge for everyone!

The course is all about challenges, improving strength, overcoming fears, but the most important thing is to have fun together! Gather your friends, family, colleagues or others who want to experience this fantastic challenge with you!

During this edition you will encounter the famous Strong Viking obstacles such as the Flying Ragnar, Storm the Castle and of course the famous (and infamous) fourteen-meter high Fjord Drop. A guaranteed great Strong Viking experience!

The Water Edition in Amsterdam is also the perfect location for your friends' weekend away! Take on the challenge together!

What do you get?

  • A unique 4, 7, 13, 19 & 42km Strong Viking Obstacle Run course
  • A Finisher t-shirt upon reaching the finish line (worth €12.50)
  • Nutrition points during the run
  • Personal photos during the run
  • A personalized finish photo
  • A drink at the finish line



Oostbroekerweg 1, Velsen-Zuid

Coming by public transportation? Then plan your trip via 9292ov.nl and enter the address above!

Yes, every participant receives a number on a wristband with which he/she can drop-off their bag in a guarded baggage room.* There are no lockers on site! Make sure you bring a bag for your belongings, at the checkroom they only accept bags and no loose items!

Be advised, only 1 bag allowed per participant!

*Leaving your bag is always at your own risk.

Of course, you are very welcome to come and encourage the participants! Entrance to the area is free and open from 8:30am.

No, every obstacle has a ‘walk by’. You define your own limits/capabilities. “Strong Viking is not a Race, it’s a challenge!”

* The OCR Series startwave has different rules.

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

Om de veiligheid voor onze deelnemers en medewerkers te waarborgen maken we voor elke run een risico analyse. Op basis van deze analyse worden er indien nodig maatrelgenen getroffen om de veiligheid te kunnen waarborgen. Dit kunnen verschillende maatregelen zijn zoals het inzetten van verkeersregelaars, reddingsbrigade, EHBO of andere diensten.


Testen jullie het water?  

Voor de run testen we de waterkwaliteit van het water waar we doorheen gaan. We raden wel altijd aan om na de run gebruik te maken van de afspoelfaciliteiten op het evenemententerrein en thuis nog een lekkere douche te nemen.



    A true classic in the Strong Viking line-up! Sprint to the top of the Storm the Castle! Will you brave it under your own power or rely on the help of your fellow Vikings?


    Voted best obstacle of the BeNeLux already 4 times. This 14-metre-high beast of an obstacle is feared and loved by many. Are you ready to fly? You will encounter the Fjord Drop during the 13km and 19km distances. Breathe in, breathe out. Eyes closed and shout it out!

  • SAGA’S

    The Strong Viking Signature Obstacles! These yellow-accented SAGA obstacles test your strength and technique and agility. With each distance, the sagas get a little more challenging. Will you conquer all the SAGAs or will it be burpees?


    Whoever says "Strong Viking" automatically says "the Best Mud in the World!" No Strong Viking without delicious Mud Trenches. Climb over the muddy hills and take a dip in the mud. Guaranteed to get to the other side filthy!


    The only real way to the finish line is via the glorious Valhalla Steps! This is where you celebrate together the victory of the magnificent course with all its challenging obstacles! Enjoy your accomplishment together!

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Mark Modder Mud Edition 2021

Wow, wat een ervaring! Van het begin tot het eind met een glimlach de obstakels overwonnen. Dit jaar was mijn eerste keer, ik kom zeker terug volgend jaar voor de Water Edition. Organisatie was perfect, alles verliep heel soepeltjes en snel.


Have you not yet decided on your goals or do you know someone who has always wanted to participate in a Strong Viking edition, but has never dared to take the step? Especially for all doubters, we have made an overview of all Strong Viking challenges, to make choosing the right challenge even easier!

The Strong Viking Family Edition is a great way to get moving as a family, and enjoy every second of it. Take the challenge and make unforgettable memories as a family with lots of mud, laughter and obstacles! It is open to kids from 5 years old and for the inner-kid in all of us.

The Strong Viking Family distance consists of child-friendly/light obstacles that you may also encounter during the regular Strong Viking editions. Prepare yourself and the kids for lots of climbing, scrambling and crawling! The main ingredient for this distance is: FUN!

Fitlevel: Pleasure athlete (1x sport a week).

Average duration: 90 minutes.

Check all 4km – Family events!

Ever since the start of Strong Viking in 2013, our editions are not a race but a challenge. It's all about pushing your limits and overcoming obstacles together. An important part of all Strong Viking editions is having fun together! To also introduce less experienced athletes to Strong Viking, we will introduce a new distance: BEGINNING (4km). The obstacles you will encounter on this course have been carefully selected for this new distance. The obstacles are especially fun and focused on cooperation.

The obstacles you encounter on this course have been carefully selected for this new distance. The obstacles are especially focused on fun and corporation. You will not encounter any extremely difficult or heavy obstacles. It's all a bit less technical and has a very high fun factor. Do you not dare an obstacle and/or are you afraid that you will not succeed? No problem! At every obstacle there is a possibility for a by-pass, where you can skip/walk around the obstacle! But... since we always try to push you to your limit, always try to challenge yourself before skipping!

Fitlevel: Starting (rookie/sporadic athlete)

Average duration: 90 minutes.

Discover all 4km - Beginning events

Do you think the 4km - LIGHTNING distance is too short and/or are you ready for the next step? Then the Strong Viking Lightning 7km is your distance! The Lightning distance is very accessible, just like the Beginning distance, also for the more inexperienced sporters/athletes. Don’t you work out on a weekly base and/or do you sport just once a week, then the Lightning distance is the ideal introduction to our obstacle runs. Prepare yourself for fun obstacles, mud and a lot of climbing work where strength, condition and fitness are not really needed! The Lightning 7km distance is the most fun together with friends, family or colleagues. So, if you have a fellow Viking that can you can enthuse to run with you, we definitely recommend this!

Fitlevel: Pleasure athlete (1x sport a week).

Average duration: 90 minutes.

Check all 7km - Lightning events!

Vikings are known as one of the better warriors of the former era. This fact is also reflected in our 13km Warrior distance. During the 13km distance we will test your personal limits and challenge you to take the extra step, you didn't think you would take before! Besides the physical obstacles/challenges, which sometimes involve some form of technique, there are also several mental obstacles that you need to overcome. Think of height, speed, cold and/or even claustrophobic obstacles! Do you like to challenge yourself and do you like to face the unknown? Then take on the 13km Warrior distance together with your friends! De 13km Warrior distance is the ideal distance to overcome together as a company and/or sports team as teambuilding activity.

Fitlevel: Challenging (2x sport a week).

Average duration: 2,5 hours

Check all 13km - Warrior events!

For the more advanced and trained sporters/athletes among us, we have the Beast 19km distance. Prepare yourself for the more heavy and technical obstacles of Strong Viking. During the Beast 19km we test almost all your muscle groups and overall condition. The 19km Beast is an unique route where you will never encounter the same obstacle twice. Where you can sometimes count on the help of your fellow Vikings at the other distances, the Beast 19km obstacles also test the more individual qualities!

OCR Series:
For the more fanatic Vikings, the Beast 19km course also offers a race-possibility! Here it is possible to measure yourself against other runners! This is possible in the OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) Series startwave. In this wave, only the best OCR athletes compete by overcoming our courses as fast as possible (time registration) while overcoming ALL obstacles successfully, which are being judged by marshals. The OCR Series startwave is the only wave at Strong Viking where the final ranking will be published! For more info check the next page!

Fitlevel: Advanced (3x sports a week).

Average duration: 3,5 hours (OCR Series starting course: 2h).

Check all 19km - Beast events!

For the diehard-Vikings among us we have the Iron Viking! The toughest marathon in the world, where besides 42km also 100+ obstacles have to be overcome. To make it even more challenging, participants only have 7,5hrs time to cross the finish line, within the indicated cut-off times. Iron Viking participants wear green racing-vests, which makes them recognizable on the track. This vest gives them priority at some obstacles and often deafening applause and help from other participants/spectators! The Iron Viking is one of the most challenging distances we have, so know what you're getting yourself into before signing up! Some call them crazy, we call them LEGENDS!

Fitlevel: Expert (3x sports a week or more).

Average duration: 6,5 / 7,5 uur.

Check all 42km - Iron Viking events!

Once a year Strong Viking organizes the most brutal obstacle run on earth, the ULTRA Viking. For those who have run the Iron Viking before and want to take that extra step in Strong Viking history. This exclusive event is organised only once a year: 60km, 135+ obstacles in just 10 hours! During the Ultra Viking a maximum of 600 participants can take on the challenge. The location of the Ultra Viking is a secret every year and will be announced at the end of every season. The Ultra Viking editions in 2018 and 2019 were completely sold out and only 42% of all participants completed the challenge within the set requirements! Do you dare to take on the most brutal obstacle run challenge in the world? Then overcome the glorious Ultra Viking!

Fitlevel: Extreme (4x sports a week or more)

Average duration: 9,5 / 10 hours

Check all 60km - Ultra Viking events!