Even though I know several of the race organizers I am not an official spoke person for them. But this is from Norseman’s web site regarding the 2013 race. Norseman is traditionally held the first weekend of August. An official date is not yet set for 2013, but you can expect it to be the same weekend as before. Norseman 2012 is fully booked. Enrollment for 2013 will open in early October. To enter the lottery we will have a full week open for registration, so this is not first come first serve.
To enter the race we will have a full week open for registration, so this is not first come first serve. The lottery will have quotas for for Norwegians vs Foreigners and Male vs Female. http://www.nxtri.com/news/norseman_2013
- There will be an elite quota where a jury will select athletes based on merits.
- A lottery of the majority of the slots.
- By invitation by the Race Director.
Regarding costs going to Norway. Yes, Norway is expensive compare to the US. So my advice will be, do not take your habits with you if you travel to Norway. You can enjoy the travel without getting totally broke. It is like traveling in Switzerland. Rick Steves has a lot of good advices traveling in Norway. http://www.ricksteves.com/
My mom and her family is from the T2 and run leg area so I have spent many happy days in that area growing up. Before my mom had to give in for cancer she lived at the bottom of Zombie hill and could look up on the mountain Gaustatoppen every day. Of course I am biased, but it is a beautiful and wild area.
Sign from the bike leg :-)