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ARWS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2025

Savonlinna South-savo
29.-31.8.2025

Registeration opens 31.10. 12.00 EET

DETAILS

RACE DETAILS

DETAILS

ENDURANCE QUEST

ARWS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2025

Endurance Quest Saimaa

Endurance Quest Saimaa is an adventure race in the Lake Saimaa area. Finland's largest lake, Saimaa, offers a beatiful terrain and challening location  for the kayaking, swimrunning, and coastaleering stages.

Endurance Quest is known for its tough navigation challenges, and Endurance Quest Saimaa will be no different. Expect challenging navigational legs using super-detailed maps. Most of these legs will utilize standard IOF orienteering maps.The mountain bike (MTB) legs will take you on gravel and forest roads, with some single-track sections included.

Savonlinna, the race's host city, is a a central location in the lake Saimaa region. After the race, be sure to visit the impressive historical old castle, a must-see for any visitor.

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24h & 250km

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TEAMS of 4

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NAVIGATION

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RACE INFO

  • Mixed  ARWS teams of 4 (Atleast 1 women & 1 men)

  • Mens Team (full male team)

  • Womens Team (full female team

  • Early Entry fee 800€ until 31.12.2024

  • Standard entry fee 950€/team 1.1.2025 - 31.4.2025

  • Late Entry fee 1100€ / team 1.5.2025 - 1.7.2025

  • Winning time 22h 

  • Course open 30h

  • Race distance 250km

  • Team limit: 100 teams

  • Winning team of ARWS Mixed Category wins free entry to - World Champioships 2026

  • Race HQ in Savonlinna

Preliminary schedule

  • THURSDAY 28.8.2025

    • Team transfers from the airport​

  • FRIDAY ​29.8.2025

    • 15.00 - 20.00 Pick up team material & team photo

    • 18.30 Opening ceremony & Race Briefing

    • 20:00 Packed TA boxes hand in 

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  • SATURDAY ​30.8.2025

    • 7:00 Map Handout
      8:00 Buss to Start line

    • 9:00 Race Start​

  • SUNDAY ​31.8.2025

    • 7:00 Winning team finish

    • 15:00 Course closes

    • 16:00 Prize giving + Post-race dinner

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  • MONDAY ​12.8.2024

  • Team transfers to the airport

ENTRY FEE
INCLUDES

  • Race bib

  • Race T-shirt

  • Two sets of maps 

  • Kayaks 

  • Race logistics

  • Post-race lunch

  • GPS tracking

  • Race photos

Cancellations

  • 70% Entry fee refund before 1.4.2025

  • 50% Entry fee refund before 1.6.2025

  • No refund after 1.6.2025

MANDATORY
EQUIPMENT

Mandatory Equipment list will be published during March. Standard ARWS Regional Series Equipment List 

Newsletters

First newsletter will be published during February

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Host City: Savonlinna

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Visit Savonlinna

Traveling

  • By car 3.5hours drive from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

  • By Train from Helsinki

  • By race buss 

    • Buss fee  for both directions120€ / team 

      From Helsinki Vantaa to Race HQ in Savonlinna Thursday afternoon time TBC
    • From Savonlinna back to Helsinki-Vantaa Monday Morning

Accomandation

  • Official race hotel: 

  • Other Accomdation options check out AirBnB, Booking.com and visitsavonlinna.fi

RACE HQ

  • Parking: 

  • Equipmetn storage during the race

  • Showers etc

  • Post-Race lunch

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Race Director

Harri Hollo
harri@multisport.fi

+358 40 7440900

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Technical Director

Lauri Hollo
lauri@multisport.fi

+358 440552199 

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Course Setter

Jerry Aunula

jerry@multisport.fi

+358 50 521 6420

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ARWS Advisor&Referee

Pete Forsman

pete@multisport.fi

ORGANIZERS

SPONSORS 2023

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Host Cities

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Sponsors

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