We have through our brief history seen a steady rise in the number of people wanting to participate. In 2009 we switched from a “first come first serve” to a draw for the Norseman starting slots. For 2017 a record number of 3650 athletes representing 80 countries wanted to race

Enrolment for 2018 will open November 1st and close November 5th.

Enrolment will open November 1st at 9pm CET.

Enrollment will  will close on Sunday November 5th at 18:00 CET. This is NOT a first come first serve event. All who enroll at any time during the days that enrollment is open, have a ticket in the draw.

Due to our very limited capacity in our race, we can only accept individual registrations for the draw.

If you applied for 2016  with no luck and apply again for 2017 you will get two chances in the 2017 draw. If you´re unlucky again for 2017 and try for 2018 you will get three chances. This will never be a guarantee for a slot, but it will improve your chances compared to people registering for the first time.

Here are some questions a lot of people ask us: FAQ

Race manual

Prior to registration you will be required to carefully read and  u n d e r s t a n d  our Race Manual. The 2018 edition will be published soon.

We are following the competition rules of The Norwegian Triathlon Federation (NTF). The NTF competition rules adhere to the International Triathlon Union (ITU) competition rules, so that if your knowledge of Norwegian is limited you can focus on studying the ITU competition rules.

If you get lucky?

If you have luck in our 2018 draw, we will send you a mail confirming this. The mail will contain an personal access code for our registration site. You will have 7 days to complete the registration and payment. If you for whatever reason have not completed your registration within this time limit, the slot will be passed on to an athlete on our “runners-up” list.

The participation fee is NOK ???? (tbc Oct 20). Your slot is not confirmed until payment is done. You will need a valid credit card, either Visa or Mastercard to pay (there are no exceptions to this).

We expect to finalize the draw by November 13. and  d e a d l i n e  for payment will be November 20.


We will award a total of 305 slots. By experience, this will leave us with about 250 athletes on race day. We have given careful attention to putting as many slots as possible into the draw.





The draw 236 Hereof minimum 15% women


Elite Women Allocated by a jury, based on merits. Minimum requirement is 10:30 hours or faster on an “iron” distance race or similar. Top Norseman, Celtman and Swissman finishers are of course eligible to apply. Only results from 2015, 2016 or 2017 are valid.


Elite Men Allocated by a jury, based on merits. Minimum requirement is 9 hours 15 minutes or faster on an “iron” distance  race or similar. Top Norseman, Celtman and Swissman finishers are of course eligible to apply. Only results from 2015, 2016 or 2017 are valid.


Local participants These slots are exclusively reserved for athletes residing in the host communities of Eidfjord and Tinn.


Media Allocated at the discretion of the press team to media requesting slots for specific projects that provide the race with major international media attention.


Race Director These slots are offered by personal invitation from the Norseman race director only.


Sponsors Without sponsors, we would not be able to organize this race for you. We are happy to have sponsors that are very dedicated to the sport and this event.


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