If speed and explosive power are where your strengths lie then don’t miss the third edition of the overwhelmingly popular Swix Sprint.
The fastest male and female sprinters who take victory in the final will win not only 3000 SEK, but also eternal glory.
Over a short but demanding 300-metre course, the Swix Sprint is a challenging uphill battle with the highest point of the route signifying the finish.
The competition begins at 17.30, with competitors starting the qualifiers at 15 second intervals. After the initial qualifying rounds, the 16 fastest males and the 8 fastest females will face each other in heats of four competitors. The rules of the heats are simple: the two fastest in each heat will go further to the next round.
Preliminary programme: The Swix Sprint, Thursday 2nd August 2018
17:30 Start of the qualifiers
19:00 Men’s quarterfinal 1
19:02 Men’s quarterfinal 2
19:04 Men’s quarterfinal 3
19:06 Men’s quarterfinal 4
19:10 Women’s semifinal 1
19:12 Women’s semifinal 2
19:30 Men’s semifinal 1
19:32 Men’s semifinal 2
20:00 Women’s final
20:05 Men’s final
20:30 Prize giving ceremony
Entry to the Swix Sprint costs 250 SEK if you register before 12.00 on Thursday 2 August; this fee includes entry to the qualifying rounds as well as a simple post-race buffet that will be held during the prize giving ceremony.
Race-day registration in Åre, Timmerstugan, is possible between 15.00 and 16.30 for the slightly higher fee of 300SEK.