AXTRI 2021 update
August 1, 2021
With the race being only two weeks away – here comes a short update with some changes from our normal AXTRI race, due to the still ongoing pandemic.
As posted on our Facebook page before, there will be no pre-race meeting on Friday, August 13. However, the registration will still go ahead as planned in Aurlandshallen, starting from noon on Friday 13. Please consider coming early to avoid crowds. Also, make sure you remember to bring a face mask for this.
When registering, you will be handed a paper copy pf the Race Manual with more updated information. You must read this carefully. If you need any gear, Löplabbet will have a stand close to the registration.
To ensure a safe race, we require that all athletes are symptom free when arriving in Aurland.
We strongly advise that you self-quarantine the week before the race, and you must also have a plan for isolation in case of disease.
The status now is to have everybody start at the same time – a mass start at 08:00 on August 14. However, this may change if the COVID situation deteriorates substantially before the race. To keep crowds to a minimum, we ask that only athletes enter the starting area/T1 before the race.
We have also this year been allowed by the road authorities to regulate traffic on the bike leg, so that all vehicles will only drive from Aurland to Lærdal, not the opposite direction. While this is good news, there is still much holiday traffic on this beautiful road, which means that you must still be extra careful on the descents. As for all previous AXTRI races, no private support cars are allowed on the bike leg. This means you must plan to be completely self-managed on the bike leg. The weather last race was extremely demanding, so please prepare to handle both freezing temperatures, heavy rain, and fierce wind: bring enough clothes!
Due to COVID-19, there may also be fewer seats for the transport from the finish at Østerbø after the race. This is because we cannot use all seats in the minibuses in order to keep a safe distance. Therefore, please organize your own transport if you can!
But finally….we can’t wait to see the exceptional AXTRI athletes once again tackle all the adventures that await in Aurland: Welcome!
AXTRI Postponed to 2021
April 17, 2020
We are deeply sorry to announce that Aurlandsfjellet Xtreme Triathlon 2020 will be postponed for one year.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, we will not be able to host AXTRI this August. AXTRI has many international visitors. In respect of all the athletes, their support, and the local and global community, the AXTRI organizers have decided that this year’s event unfortunately cannot be held.
We have already set a date for next year’s race, which will take place on August 14, 2021.
This year’s race was fully booked several months ago, and all athletes will be offered to keep their slot for the 2021 race. If you do not want to participate next year, we will refund your entry fee, minus a NOK 250 (10%) administration fee. All athletes have been contacted .
We are now working hard to establish a virtual edition of the AXTRI course for you to enjoy in the meantime. Stay tuned on axtri.no and our Facebook page.
We wish you all a warm welcome to Aurland next year, and hope you all get safely through these difficult times!
The AXTRI Crew
Coronavirus disease COVID-19
March 16, 2020
Dear AXTRI athlete.
As we are all facing much uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the AXTRI team would like to give this status message regarding the planned race in August.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, and the Norwegian health authorities are now implementing far-reaching measures to prevent the spread of the disease. As of March 16, much of Norway is closed down, with both schools, universities, and all sport events in the weeks to come, being shut down/canceled/postponed.
The AXTRI 2020 is scheduled to take place in mid-August, and it at this time point impossible to know if we can proceed as planned or not. We are working on several solutions, but we cannot disregard the possibility that we may have to cancel this year’s race. Like everyone else, we are closely following the instructions from Norwegian Health Authorities, and we will come back with more information when the situation stabilizes.
REGISTRATION FOR AXTRI 2020 BEGINS SEPT. 22, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that AXTRI 2020 will happen! Mark your calenders with the following dates:
Sept. 15, 2019
1. Geir Edvard Geitle 6:33:48
2. Kristian Horne 6:39:05
3. Lorentz Erland Linde 6:42:18
1. Elin Steinsbø 7:48:46
2. Maiken Skalmeraas 8:33:24
3. Karoline Rønning 8:51:35
Aug 18, 2019
We now accept registrations for next year's big happening! We recommend you act fast, as there are only a limited number of entries. Slots are available on First Come First Serve Basis.
REGISTRATION FOR AXTRI 2019 IS NOW OPEN
Oct 7, 2018
NO AXTRI IN 2018
After 8 successful years, we have decided not to arrange AXTRI in 2018. “There are several reasons why we now want to take a gap year,” says race director Børge Sivertsen.
“We have always had excellent and close collaboration with the local community in Aurland, both the sports club, the Red Cross and other important partners. Everyone involved in organizing AXTRI has been very pleased with how this unique event has evolved since the first test race in 2010. At the same time, it is challenging to organize such a large annual event which rests on the shoulders of a few key and local individuals”, says Sivertsen.
New from 2018 is also that stricter national regulations are introduced for organizers of cycling and triathlon events in Norway. All race officials and crew must now pass course certifications, which will both be resource-intensive, and particularly challenging for small communities, such as Aurland. Furthermore, in 2017 AXTRI experienced a decline in interest in the event for the first time. While this decrease in number of participants reflects a clear national trend in similar sporting events in general, AXTRI does not wish to contribute to overexposure of triathlon races. Having said that, we truly believe that AXTRI is very special and that there is certainly room for such a type of event also in the future.
"We have had 8 wonderful years and received exclusively positive feedback from our participants. We will call 2018 a gap year, and emphasize that our aim – given sufficient interest from both participants and organizers – is to revisit the amazing area of Aurland for yet another AXTRI in 2019,”
concludes Børge Sivertsen.
October 20, 2017
1. Mari Langseth 07:36:47 (new course record)
2. Silje W. Dahlsrud 08:01:56
3. Caroline Ertsås Christie 08:22:08
1. Tor-Aanen Kallekleiv 6:32:33
2. Lorentz Erland Linde 6:47:29
3. Stian Sandtorv 6:56:36
August 15, 2017
AXTRI 2017 MOVIE
Many have requested that we post this year's AXTRI movie, screened at the pre-race meeting.
Well - here it is, updated with a few shots from the 2017 race! Enjoy :)
August 17, 2017
AXTRI 2017 TEASER
On June 1st, Frode and Børge from the AXTRI Crew once again headed to Aurland, the very day the mountain open after winter. New in 2017: more snow on the mountain, significantly improved surface on the bike decents (!), and a new look in Aurlandsdalen.... Have a look at these drone shots and make sure you are well prepared for August 12...
"Anna from the North - Oslo"
June 2, 2017
Aurlandsvangen, 5745 Aurland