What People Ask

A collection of questions we hear a lot.

  1. Q: When does enrolment for 2018 open?
    A: E
    nrolment for 2018 will open November 1st and close November 5th. Follow us here or on Facebook to stay tuned.

  2. Q: When is the 2018 race
    A: Saturday August 4th 2018

  3. Q: I think I get an extra chance in the draw
    A: If you applied for 2016  and 2017 (or just 2017)  with no luck and apply again for 2018 you will get three (or two) chances in the 2018 draw.If you applied in 2016 or 2017, you will have a Norseman ID. If you don´t have it, you can find it here: Norseman ID

    After the 2018 race we will change the way we do the draw. Stay tuned for announcement of this early 2018.

  4. Q: I want to race to raise money for my favourite charity. Do you have any slots allocated to this that I can have?
    A: We do not have any charity slots. That said we donate significant amounts ourselves, and encourage our athletes to do so as well. Our ability to supply charity slots is limited by the size of our race. To treat our thousands of applicants fairly we want as many of our slots as possible to go into the draw where everyone has a chance.

  5. Q: I have an extremely good reason to get a slot outside the draw.
    A: All our athletes usually have very  good reasons to race. Anniversaries, weight loss, recovery from illness, pluss an infinite  number of other reasons are represented amongst our athletes as their personal reasons to race. This makes us very happy. But to treat our thousands of applicants fairly we want as many of our slots as possible to go into the draw where everyone has a chance and do not make exceptions for slots outside the draw outside the few slots allocated to our sponsors and elite. This is a tough call for us as organisers as we do get many good (and often sad) reasons to race.

  6. Q: I was lucky and got a slot for the race. Now I cant race due to “XXXX”. May I defer my slot to next year?
    A: Every year, through winter and spring we get around 60 withdrawals from the race for various reasons (mostly injuries) All of course wants to defer the race. With our limited capacity we simply can’t roll over so many slots. Not because of money, but because of capacity. This is also stated clearly in the Race Manual that everyone reads before enrolling.

  7. Q: I would like to sign up and race alongside with my friend/wife/boyfriend/club/etc…
    A: Due to our limited capacity we only accept individual entries into our lottery. We do not make any exceptions to this. This should not discourage you from trying your luck. We have had both friends and couples where both have drawn the “golden” ticket. And if only one of you get a slot. Coming as support is by many considered both harder and more fun than actually racing.

  8. Q: Do you have a waiting list?
    When we do the draw for the race, we also have a draw for a “runners up list”. Meaning that if some of the lucky winners does not pay the entry fee within the deadline, a person from the “runners up” list gets the slot. When we inform about the results of the draw. The mail we send will state explicitly your status. If it says that you did not get a slot, that is it for the 2017 race, and we hope you come back to apply for the 2018 edition.