Vörå – Family

A fun and challenging race, 2 km and 20 obstacles for kids and adults. From Saturday til Sunday the race will be transformed into a place where kids and adults can compete together and challenge each other.

Date & Location: 19th of August, 2018. Norrvalla, Vörå, Finland



What distance is the race?

The race is 2 km and includes 20 obstacles. Toughest standard obstacles are arranged to be fun and challenging for children and adults.

Who can run Toughest Family?

7-13 year olds together with one or more adults over 18 years. There has to be at least one adult and one child in every registration.

Age limits?
Toughest Family is a race for children and adults who want to run together. Therefore is the recommended age adults and children between 7-13 y/o. It’s the year you are born that counts, 7 y/o. If there are older siblings who want to participate they are welcome to join. Younger siblings have to wait, because of safety reasons.

Do I need to know how to swim?

No – not necessary. There will be water obstacles, but these are voluntary. If you choose not to do these obstacles, there is another way.

Is it safe?

We always put safety first and the numbers of injuries are relatively low, almost in comparison with a playground. To get around an obstacle course involves, by definition, different physical efforts. Having said that, scrapes and sprains can occur just like on a playground. There will be medical personnel in the event area, on the course and in the water. It is important that the guardian / responsible adult helps children to assess the obstacles and to decide which once to complete together.

What level is it?

Your level! If you can’t do it by yourself, you can do it together with your teammates. Our courses are designed so that everyone can make it. A lot of obstacles have alternative ways that are easier, therefore it is up to you to set the bar depending on your conditions.  

What happens if I can’t complete an obstacle?

You can try it again or keep running and make the next obstacle.

If I am a child, do I need to run with my parent?

No, you can run with whatever adult you choose.

If I am an adult, do I need to run with my child?

No, you can run with whatever child you choose.


Starting number:

You find your preliminary starting number in the confirmation mail.

Starting envelop:

You pick it up at the event area, from 10 am til one hour before your personal start time.

Starting time:

Preliminary starting times are from 11 am til 3 pm.

Changing room:

Temporary changing rooms are available on site.


Toilets are available on site.

Bag Drop:

Available on site for participants.

You find your Bag Drop tag in the Starting envelop.

We are not responsible for valuables.


Water will be available at the finish line and once during the course. There will also be beverage for sale at the event area, for participants and visitors.


Food will be sold at the event area.



Obstacle examples

Hay Bales

Climb and jump over 1,2 m high hay bales.

Big Wall

Get over a 2 m high wall. Get help from the ledge.

Ditch Crawl

Duck and crawl under.


Balance up and across a 5 m lång balance beam.

Carry a Log

Help each other carry a log from point A to point B.

Hay Bale Pyramide

Climb up and over a 5 m high hay bale pyramide.

Dragons Back

Jump or climb between 5 platforms, 2,5 m high.

Ring Slide

Get a good grip of the ring and throw yourself out and glide to the other side.

Monkey Bar

Get from point A to point B using only arm strength.


Crawl under a 6 m long net.

Rope Climbing

Climb up the rope and ring the bell, 3 m up.

Over Under

Jump over, crawl under, jump over, crawl under.

Ninja Jumps

Jump between slanting platforms.

Logg Wall

Get over a slanting wall.

Water crossing

Get over the water to the other side.

Rope Crossing

Cling to the rope and crawl over to the other side.

The Ramp

Get up the ramp using speed, ropes and friends. It’s 4,5 m high and stands between you and the finish line.



Set your GPS on Norrvalla. However, we recommend that you ride together to save the environment.

By train through Seinäjoki:

A toughest bus is waiting for you at Tervajoki train station at 17.46 on Friday and by all trains that arrive between 9-13 on Saturday (train schedules are publicated during the spring). A bus back will depature in time for suitable train departures.

The bus trip takes 25min (one way) and costs 5 €/person  prebooked and 10 €/person at the bus.

By bus from Vasa:

Bus transport is arranged from Vasa at 09.00 and 12.15 and returns 13.00 and 17.00 (Time table might change when train schedule is published). The trip takes 35min and costs 5 €/person  prebooked and 10 €/person at the bus.

By boat from Umeå:

Bus transport to the event area is arranged when the boat arrives 23.45 (22.45 Swedish time). You can find a hotel at Norrvalla, close to the event area.


63.153791, 22.268780


There is limited parking by the event area with room for 300 cars. Parking costs 5 € per car.

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