Action plan 2020

Published Mar 24, 2020
Action plan 2020

Many of you are wondering about the current state of our events. As transparency is important to us, we will do our best to keep you in the loop. Below you’ll find all the information you need about the current status and possible scenarios for each event.

Click on the status buttons below to see more information.

Last updated: May 22, 2020

EventStatusDecision before
MalmöNew date →April 10, 2020
VöråPostponed →April 10, 2020
UmeåPostponed →May 22, 2020
StockholmView statusMay 29, 2020
CopenhagenView statusMay 29, 2020
OsloView statusTBA
Älmhult✓ Race as planned!
Gothenburg✓ Race as planned!

Please note that this is our action plan as of March 24, 2020 and may change as the Covid-19 situation develops. Make sure to revisit this post via actionplan.toughest.se to get all the latest details.

Decision on April 10, 2020

Due to the current circumstances, we have decided to move the event to the “New date” listed below. Your registration will be automatically transferred to the new date. No action needed from your side. Should the new date not suit you, you will be able to transfer your ticket to someone else or to any other race in 2020.


Main Race

Original date: May 9, 2020
New date: August 15, 2020

Family Race

Original date: May 10, 2020
New date: August 16, 2020


What happens now?
You ticket will be automatically transferred to the new date and the existing ticket information remains the same. No action needed from your side.

I want to transfer my ticket to someone else.
Visit this page to transfer your ticket to someone else. Due to the current circumstances, all transfers are from now on free of charge.

I want to transfer my ticket to another event.
Your ticket can be transferred to another event in 2020. Send an E-mail to info@toughest.se with the following information:

Your registration id (found in your confirmation E-mail), your name, the E-mail address connected to the registration and the event you wish to transfer to.

We will help you out as soon as possible, of course, free of charge. Please understand that processing times may longer than usual.

Note: You can only transfer between the same event type, i.e. MAIN RACE to MAIN RACE and FAMILY to FAMILY. If you’ve signed up as a group, all group members will be transferred as well. Tickets can only be transferred to events in 2020.

Decision on May 22, 2020

Due to the current circumstances, we have decided to move the event to the “New date” listed below. We kept our hopes up as long as we could, but have yet received any indication that the restrictions on public gatherings will be lifted until June.

We have hosted Toughest in Umeå since 2014 and absolutely love the city! The fact that we are not able to travel up north with our caravan and meet all our northern runners brings us great sadness. BUT – we are more than stoked about 2021 and hope that you feel the same!


Main Race

Original date: June 6, 2020
New date: June 5, 2021

Family Race

Original date: June 7, 2020
New date: June 6, 2021


What happens now?
You ticket will be automatically transferred to the new date and the existing ticket information remains the same. No action needed from your side.

I want to transfer my ticket to someone else.
Visit this page to transfer your ticket to someone else. Due to the current circumstances, all transfers are from now on free of charge.

I want to transfer my ticket to another event.
Your ticket can be transferred to another event in 2020. Send an E-mail to info@toughest.se with the following information:

Your registration id (found in your confirmation E-mail), your name, the E-mail address connected to the registration and the event you wish to transfer to.

We will help you out as soon as possible, of course, free of charge. Please understand that processing times may longer than usual.

Note: You can only transfer between the same event type, i.e. MAIN RACE to MAIN RACE and FAMILY to FAMILY. If you’ve signed up as a group, all group members will be transferred as well. Tickets can only be transferred to events in 2020.

Decision will be taken before: May 29, 2020

The decision whether or not to postpone our races on this location will be made before the date above.

In case of postponement

Should the event be postponed, the event will be moved to the “Alternative date” listed below. Your registration will be automatically transferred to the new date. No action needed from your side. Should the new date not suit you, you will be able to transfer your ticket to someone else or to any other race in 2020.


Main Race

Original date: June 13, 2020
Alternative date: August 1, 2020 (Pending decision)

Family Race

Original date: June 14, 2020
Alternative date: August 2, 2020 (Pending decision)

Decision will be taken before: May 29, 2020

The decision whether or not to postpone our races on this location will be made before the date above.

In case of postponement

Should the event be postponed, the event will be moved to the “Alternative date” listed below. Your registration will be automatically transferred to the new date. No action needed from your side.


Main Race

Original date: August 1, 2020
Alternative date: Postponed until 2021 (Pending decision)

Family Race

Original date: August 2, 2020
Alternative date: Postponed until 2021 (Pending decision)

Decision on April 10, 2020

We are sorry to inform you that due to the current circumstances, we are forced to postpone the event until 2021. It was a hard but necessary decision in these turbulent times. Your registration will be automatically transferred to the new date. No action needed from your side.

More information will be announced after the Easter holiday and all participants will be notified.


Main Race

Original date: August 15, 2020
New date: Postponed until 2021 (Date to be announced)

Family Race

Original date: August 16, 2020
New date: Postponed until 2021 (Date to be announced)

Due to restrictions enforced by the Norwegian government, we are currently working hard to find a new, alternative date in 2020 for this event. Please revisit this page shortly as we will announce more information as soon as a new date has been set.


Main Race

Original date: August 29, 2020
Alternative date: Fall 2020 (TBA)

Family Race

Original date: August 30, 2020
Alternative date: Fall 2020 (TBA)

Given the current circumstances, we see no need to postpone this event. The race will take place on the originally planned date unless communicated otherwise.

Checklist: Do’s & Don’ts during training

Published Mar 22, 2020
Checklist: Do’s & Don’ts during training

Regular exercise is important to stay healthy and maintain a strong immune system. Download and print our checklist to remind yourself and others of the importance of hygiene during training. Share this post with anyone who may find it useful!

English:
A4 (PDF) | A3 (PDF) | WEB (JPG)

Swedish:
A4 (PDF) | A3 (PDF) | WEB (JPG)

We need you

Published Mar 19, 2020

Dear Fans, Followers, OCR Athletes and FRIENDS.
It is with great regret that we have to make this address.

The Corona/Covid-19 outbreak has affected all parts of society. Although most of us experience little to no symptoms, the virus imposes an undeniable risk of severe illness. Medical personnel are working around the clock to manage and contain the spread. You are our heroes!

Regrettably, the pandemic also has devastating effects on businesses and jobs, Toughest included. Rest assured, we are assertive that our company and experienced team are resilient enough to withstand the current challenges, but we could use a little help.

As an event organizer, our whole existence relies on You.
By signing up and attending our events, we get the funding and motivation needed to create the best obstacle course race in Europe. Amidst Corona, registrations have abruptly declined and we are currently in an alarming downwards spiral. We are confident that everything will return to normal again, but until then, our situation is critical.

Despite the common belief that Toughest is a large organization, in reality, we are a small, entrepreneurial company devoted to making the best obstacle courses and events out there. Since the spring of 2013, when we introduced the phenomenon OCR and created the first large scale obstacle course race in Scandinavia, we have been working hard to make our events something extraordinary and spectacular. We are 10 employees based in Malmö, doing our best to make ends meet without institutionalized owners nor external funding. Our small team is responsible for everything, from planning and administration down to setting the last nail on the ramp.

We started with nothing, but the love and appreciation from you all made us excel in our field.
It has been an amazing journey. From the first race in Malmö 2013, with 1.200 brave participants, to the 30.000+ yearly returning racers Toughest is today, your love for mud baths and adrenaline rushes helped us grow and improve.

For the 2020 season, we launched a massive initiative to raise the bar for the entire OCR industry, called Toughest 2.0. We can’t wait to bring these updates to you, but we are dependent on your solidarity to make them a reality.

In these challenging times, we need you more than ever!
With declining registrations, our organization is on its knees. Although governments have launched substantial emergency packages, these are not nearly enough to cover the large costs involved in building our events.

We are not asking you to fund us, nor to give us money. We are simply asking you to continue signing up for our races. We need you to gather those friends who always talked about doing Toughest one day. Now is the time to rally the troops and register. Each and every one of you can help us get through this. Show us that you want Toughest to continue as the number one OCR organizer and we will show you appreciation unlike any other.

We can’t stress this enough: If you want to support us and your fellow OCR fans in these difficult times, please make sure to sign up now. Not later. Now. If you already have a ticket, convince friends and colleagues to join in and share the experience! Everyone can help, and every bit of help makes all the difference.

We are sure that many of you are wondering about the status for the upcoming events.
Make no mistake: We are working around the clock to make sure that the events will take place, either at the original date or at a postponed date within this year.

Last but certainly not least, THANK YOU to everyone out there continuing to sign up. Thank you for lightening the weight on our shoulders. You are a true inspiration and your solidarity is invaluable in these turbulent times.

For those eager to sign up, use the following discount code to get 30% off on any race, valid until April 30th.
BEATYOURCORONA
(Note: BEATCORO for our events in Finland)

In addition, all ticket transfers are of course free of cost from now on.

Thank you for reading this far.
Make sure to re-visit our news page where we will post updates regularly.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the course!

Nils & Adam,
CEO & Chairman

…and the entire Toughest team

Toughest LAB – Trainings as usual

Published Mar 13, 2020

Regarding COVID-19 / Corona

The Swedish government has temporarily decided to forbid gatherings with more than 500 persons. Since Toughest LAB is a training facility with relatively few daily visitors, we see no cause for cancelling our training sessions as of now. Trainings will be held as usual until further notice.

Of course, we urge our customers to be extra considerate regarding hygiene when you visit our facility. Wash your hands with warm water och soap before and after your training. Like any other disease, you should absolutely not exercise when experiencing symptoms in air ways and we kindly ask customers with any symptoms of sickness to stay at home.

Thank you for your understanding!
Toughest LAB

COVID-19 / Corona update

Published Mar 12, 2020

In regards to the development of the COVID-19 disease

The spread of COVID-19 is still increasing in many parts of the world, including the Nordics. As an event organizer, we follow the development closely and are in dialogue with experts and authorities to adjust our plans accordingly.

For now, many governments have recommended restrictions on events with more than 500 participants. This of course affects our events, but with most of them 2-7 months ahead, we cannot as of now give definitive answers regarding the outcome. We will post more information as soon as we learn more about the COVID-19 spread and its affects on our events.

You can always reach us at info@toughest.se if you have any questions. Please have patience and understanding that the response times might be prolonged due to the circumstances.

We can’t wait to meet you all on the race fields again, but for now our main focus is to make sure that we host our events when and were it is safe in terms of COVID-19.

So don’t stop preparing! There will be lots of Toughest events to participate in as soon as the pandemic is under control. We will update you when we have more information. Rest assured that we are working hard to have everything up and running as soon as it is safe.

Best regards,
Toughest Crew

Release: New obstacle designs

Published Jan 12, 2020
Release: New obstacle designs

It is on! Starting next week, we will start releasing the designs for our new obstacles. Don’t miss out! Make sure to follow us on social media and on the official release site, 2020.toughest.se, where we will be releasing the previews.

Toughest Crew

Best European obstacle course race – Again!

Published Jan 02, 2020
Best European obstacle course race – Again!

We have been named the Best European obstacle course race for the fifth consecutive year. It is such an honor receiving this award and we would like to thank each and everyone of you who voted. 2020 couldn’t have started in a better way.

Happy new year!
Toughest Crew

Toughest 2.0 – Major updates coming

Published Oct 21, 2019
Toughest 2.0 – Major updates coming

In 2020 we will be launching several major updates and we can’t wait to share them with you! Our code name for this project is “Toughest 2.0”. Follow us on social media to get the latest updates! Stay tuned for more info.

Toughest Crew

Tour Champions 2019

Published Sep 30, 2019
Tour Champions 2019

Congratulations to our new Tour Champions, Ludvig Werkmäster and Karin Karlsson! They have both earned their spot in the Toughest Hall of Fame. It has been a great season and a real treat to follow our Elite athletes battle for the title.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for participating in our obstacle courses in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

Looking forward to next year!
Toughest Crew

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