Aug 15, 2021
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At Norrvalla you will face varied terrain, forests and water on a spectacular course. The location is previously known for its ski- and orienteering events, and now we add Obstacle Course Racing to the list!
Current price 30 EUR Next price adjustment: APR 1, 2021


Registration fees are adjusted throughout the registration period. The earlier you sign up, the more you save. Registration closes about one week before the event.

Jun 1, 2020 30 EUR
Apr 1, 2021 35 EUR
Jun 16, 2021 40 EUR
Aug 15, 2021 Race day

Note! This event has been moved to 2021 as an effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.
All participants have been contacted with more information. (Original event date: Aug 16, 2020)

What’s included

When you run our family races, you’ll always get the following

  1. Ticket
  2. Race bib
  3. Medal
  4. Finisher bracelet
  5. Finisher photo
  6. Sponsor products
  7. Free bag drop
  8. Quality time with your family

Local sponsors

The Family Course

Our obstacles at Toughest Family are adapted to make sure that children can complete them safely. The adjustments are made in height, length & difficulty.

(Map coming soon)

Good to know

About Toughest Family

Concept in brief
What does the race involve?

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

Who can run Toughest Family?

Toughest Family is a great activity where children and adults can run and challenge themselves together. Minimum age is 5 years (based on birth year). All children must be accompanied by at least one adult (18+ years). Note that adults take full responsibility for the underage participants in their group. Although all underage participants must have necessary permission from their parents/legal guardians, it is not required for the parents to run as long as their child is accompanied by another adult.

With that said, children are not mandatory for running our Family races. Many adults choose this format as a lighter and less challenging alternative to our main race.

Do I need to know how to swim?

No, swimming is not a requirement. Although water obstacles exist, these are optional.

Is it safe?

We always put safety first and the injury rate at our events is relatively low. Medical staff is present at the event area, on the course and by our water obstacles. It is important that all adults assess each obstacle and help children in their group to complete the obstacles safely.

Are there any physical requirements?

No, our courses are designed so that anyone, regardless of their physical level, can complete them on their own terms. Complete the obstacle by yourself or do it together with your team mates, it is all up to you. Many of our obstacles have alternative lanes where you can choose the difficulty level.

Do I need to complete all obstacles?

No. All obstacles are optional and you decide if you wish to make an attempt or not. If you don’t make it, go back and try again or simply continue to the next obstacle.

Read more about the Family concept via the link below.

Family Concept


Practical information
Where can I find my starting number?

Your preliminary starting number is found in the confirmation E-mail, received upon registration. Your final starting number will be notified via E-mail about 4-5 days prior to the event.

When will I start?

Your starting group and starting time will be notified simultaneously as your starting number (see above).

Where can I collect my starting envelope?

Your starting envelope is available for pick up at the event area from 10:00. Please collect your starting envelope at least 30-60 minutes before your starting time.

Important: Remember to bring your registration ID, starting number and a valid identification card.

When will the event start?

The event starts around 11:00 and continues until about 15:00.

Water stations

Keeping hydrated is important when participating in a race. Throughout the course, you will find several water stations where you can rehydrate. Water will also be available at the finish line.

Visit our FAQ section for more info.

Go to FAQ


Getting there

Set your GPS to Norrvalla. We encourage our participants to ride together to save the environment.

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

By train through Seinäjoki

Order of transport to the event area from Tervajoki train station can be made through the organizer no later than Aug 12. Contact for more information.

By bus from Vasa

Preliminary departure from Vaasa at 9:00 from Sokos hotel Vaakuna (Vaasa Square) to the event area. Pre-booking no later than Aug 12. Contact for more information.

By ferry from Umeå:

Order of transport to the event area can be made through the organizer no later than Aug12. Contact for more information.

GPS Coordinates

63.153791, 22.268780

Eat & Drink

Food court

Food and drink is available for purchase at our open food court. At every event, we do our best to offer a range of food trucks to facilitate all tastes.


At your service
Changing rooms

You will find a closed changing area (one for gents and one for ladies) at the event area. Note that these are generally without heat/water/roof. We recommend you to bring an extra set of dry and warm clothes/shoes for after the race.

Wardrobe / Bag drop

Our participants may use the dedicated bag drop at the event area. Your wardrobe slip is included in your starting envelope (do not lose it!). Although the wardrobe is monitored by our crew, we do not take responsibility for theft and loss of valuables.


Toilets will be available at the event area.



Hotel Norrvalla

You can book accommodation in Norrvallas own hotel and stay at the venue. The hotel has 150 beds so the rooms are being filled quickly.

Book your room via, or call + 358 6 3831012.

Price from 85 euros per room per night, incl. breakfast.

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Our partner hotel in the center of Vaasa. Get a better price with the code BTOUHGEST21 starting from 81 € per room per night.

Book your room at . The offer is valid until July 23 2021.

On Saturday, we can offer transportation from the hotel to the event area. The shuttle leaves at 09:00 and will be back at the hotel around 15:00. Book your spot by contacting

Our concept

During the race, you will encounter a wide range of different obstacles of varying size and difficulty level. Run, walk, jump, crawl or climb. The choice is all up to you. Our courses are designed so that everyone can complete them on their own terms.

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Become a part of the Toughest Crew! Volunteers are our most vital team members during the event. Take the opportunity to contribute to the leading obstacle course race in the Nordics. In return, you will get a free ticket to one of our events.

Count me in!

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