When can I register for Norseman Ballot?
The Zalaris Norseman Xtreme Triathlon and XTRI World Championships 2024 ballot will open Sunday October 1 at 00:01 CEST. The ballot will close October 7 at 23:59 CEST The entry link will be posted on www.nxtri.com and via our social channels.
When can I register for Norseman using X-Points?
You will be able to use your X-Points balance to enter Zalaris Norseman and XTRI World Championship 2024 from Sunday October 1 at 00:01 CEST to Wednesday October 4 at 23:59 CEST. There will be 100 slots available for holders of X-points for our race in 2024. Read more about X-Points here.
How do I register for Norseman?
What is X-Points?
X-Points are participation points from XTRI races and products to allow you to enter our over-subscribed races (including Norseman). You earn them by finishing some of the most life-affirming events out there. We do not allocate based on position, all finishers are given the same points. *the exception here is the World Championship at Norseman where the top 5 men and top 5 women are given 50 bonus points. Read everything about X-Points here and see the current ranking here.
How does THE X-POINTS system help me go to Norseman?
When we open our ballot you will be able to apply for a X-points slot. The 100 athletes who apply with the highest number of X-points will be offered a place to race. See the current ranking here. Those who are unsuccessful will be able to enter the ballot immediately afterwards. Anyone can apply for a points slot, but you should use our points listing table to estimate your chances. For example, if you are number 45 on the list you will be guaranteed a slot, if you are number 150 it’s worth trying (as not everyone on the list will enter), if you are number 420, it’s unlikely you will be lucky.
What is the race date for Norseman?
Norseman is always held on the first Saturday of August. Check the calendar for the year in and you will find the date.
2024 – August 3th.
2025 – August 2nd.
… and so on.
How do the extra chances in the draw work?
For the 2016 race, we started giving extra chances for athletes not successful in the draw. Adding an extra chance for every consecutive unsuccessful year.
First-year applying gives 1 chance in the draw.
Second-year, 2 chances
Third-year, 3 chances
Yes, exactly…. and so on
The extra chances can be tracked on the athlete profile on www.race.se.
If awarded a starting slot, or if not signing up consecutive years, the counter will be reset.
How do the extra chances in the draw work for 2023?
We have not touched your extra chances in 2020, 2021 and 2022. If you applied for 2020, had one (or more) chances, and did not get a slot, you will have two (or more) chances when you apply for the 2024 race. You can check the status of your extra chances on your profile on race.se
I want to race to raise money for my favorite charity. Do you have any slots allocated to this that I can have?
We do not have any charity slots. That said we donate significant amounts ourselves, and encourage our athletes to do so as well. For all practical purposes, the size of our race prohibits us from offering charity slots. 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.
I have an extremely good reason to get a slot outside the draw.
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.
I was lucky and got a slot for the race. Now I can´t race due to “XXXX”. May I defer my slot to next year?
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 Athlete Guide that everyone reads before enrolling.
I would like to sign up and race alongside my friend/wife/boyfriend/club/etc…
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.
Do you have a waiting list?
When we do the draw for the race, we also have a draw for a “waiting list”. Meaning that if some of the lucky winners does not pay the entry fee within the deadline, a person from the “waiting list” 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, you did not get a slot. If it says you are on the waiting list, you have a second chance at a starting slot.