Welcome to Asker 14th - 15th August 2015

Asker SK and IL Tyrving hosts the 2015 edition of Night Hawk. From the Arena on Dikemark participants will experience an old and legendary forest, Kjekstadmarka!

ENTRY IS OPEN! First entry deadline is during 21st July 2015. All entries are done via Eventor.orientering.no. Foreign teams must also visit our info/payment page.

Easy travel, affordable accommodation and a social & prestigious event - we want everyone to experience orienteering in Norwegian wood. Thon Hotell Oslofjord located in Sandvika offers the official accommodation as well as the location of the banquet Saturday evening/night. Prices from 299NOK/person incl. breakfast.

At Night Hawk the night legs is run on Friday and the day legs on Saturday - so you can celebrate on Saturday evening. And finishing Night Hawk earns you the right to celebrate. Night Hawk is a great experience for all levels and ages. Try #nightorientering - for youth, women and men!

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Features Night Hawk 2015:

  • An international orienteering relay in Norway
  • Night and day legs for women, men, youth and military
  • Run both night+day in the same team
  • Youth teams also run night legs (2 night + 2 day)
  • 5 classes: Women, Men, Boys, Girls, and Patrol
  • For all levels and ages. Never experienced orienteering in Norway. Do Night Hawk with your o-club, or just enter with some friends.


  • Touch-Free punching with an EmiTag. No Si or Emit card - the future of orienteering is already here.
  • Awards for everyone.
  • Social arena. Meet new and old friends.
  • Great food. Breakfast served on the arena Saturday 09:00
  • Online live results and FREE pictures of everyone who participate.
  • Awesome media coverage
  • Join the movement. Become a X-Hawk ambassador.


  • Top quality trainings
  • Affordable accommodation in hotel where the banquet is
  • ...or sleep for FREE on the arena!


  • Banquet (food, dance and the fun run) at the Thon Hotel Oslofjord (rooms from 299NOK/pers)
  • Individual event on Sunday 16th August. Mass start event in a new terrain 15min west from Asker. See Drammensløpet.


Women (born in 1998 or earlier)

  1. Night - 35min - Forked
  2. Night - 35min - Forked
  3. Night - 60min - Forked
  4. Day - 35min - Unforked
  5. Day - 35min - Forked
  6. Day - 37min - Forked

Men (born in 1998 or earlier)

  1. Night - 45min - Forked
  2. Night - 45min - Forked
  3. Night - 45min - Forked
  4. Night - 80min - Forked
  5. Day - 60min - Unforked
  6. Day - 35min - Forked
  7. Day - 35min - Forked
  8. Day - 37min - Forked


3+ women or men participate together as a team, taking on the challenge together. 

  1. Night - 5km/45min - 3+ runners participate together in the forest as a team
  2. Day - 5km/40min - 3+ runners - 3 legs run as a relay

Description of Teamwork/Patrol below...

Girls (born in 1999 or later)

  1. Night - 20min - Forked
  2. Night - 20min - Forked
  3. Day - 25min - Forked
  4. Day - 25min - Forked

Boys (born in 1999 or later)

  1. Night - 20min - Forked
  2. Night - 20min - Forked
  3. Day - 25min - Forked
  4. Day - 25min - Forked

All times are estimated best leg times.

Detailed lengths and running times will be available closer to the event.

Enter now!


Teamwork/Patrols is a mixed relay and the category is open for military teams who wants to experience and practice orienteering in a social and fun atmosphere.

The night legs together as a team. A team consist of 3 or more runners. Each runner gets his/her own map. The day legs are run sequential as a traditional relay with 3 legs. No legs are forked. 

Our participants are amazing

I can’t wait to get back to the lovely Oslo terrain next time. We even got more free sweets and some strawberries.
— Cat Taylor
This is the reason why I run orienteering
— Ivar Lundanes
Magisk nästan. Bland de roligaste ol-lopp jag löpt.
— Martin Hammarberg
The whole competition was a fantastic experience with a brilliant atmosphere. The arena was brilliantly constructed with a spectator control, run through, and the all important run-in bridge.
— Ralph Street
Night Hawk er et spennende konsept som ser ut til å ha etablert seg. Nivået er høyt og det er absolutt blitt en prestisjetung stafett å hevde seg i. Tipper dette kommer til å vokse de neste årene.
— Nydalen SK
Känns som denna stafett har stora möjligheter att bli en av de mest prestigefyllda stafetterna i orienteringsvärlden inom något år!
— Rickard Ohlson

Program Night Hawk Week: 11th - 16th August 2015

  • Tuesday - Friday: Camp & Trainings
  • Wednesday: Relay training. Mass start with forking. Organized with timing. Entry on site. Start 19:00.
  • Friday + Saturday: Night Hawk
  • Saturday: Banquet at Thon Hoten Oslofjord. (Also official accommodation with rooms from 299nok/pers, incl. breakfast).
  • Sunday: Mass start event in Drammen.

Night Hawk Categories:

  • Boys: 2 night + 2 day legs, 12-16y
  • Girls: 2 night + 2 day legs, 12-16y
  • Women: 3 night + 3 day legs, y17+
  • Men: 4 night + 4 day legs, y17+
  • Teamwork / Patrols: The Military particiapate as patrols with 3 or more runners per patrol.

* Veterans: Night Hawk teams consisiting of runners who are 35 years or older qualify as a veteran team. Veteran teams run Night Hawk and are also listen in an own result list.

* Teamwork / Patrol: The Patrol class is designed for groups, such as the military - running together as a team.

The Overview Map:

Imagine you are part of a gigantic mass start. Together with your club mates, friends and runners from across the world. Your fear of the dark vanishes when the race starts and the pack of runners sprints towards the forest.

Thousands of flickering headlamps set fire to the forest. The heroes of orienteering are conquering a spectacular Norwegian wood. It is dark and it is magic.


In Asker, 15min west of Oslo.

Legendary Alf Prøysen lived in Asker in his youth. Read more about Asker on Wikipedia.

Welcome to Night Hawk 14th - 16th August 2015

Night Hawk in the calendar:


Official Hotel is Thon Hotel Oslofjord, located in Sandvika. Pricrs from 299NOK/night incl. breacfast.

Thon Hotel Oslofjord is also the location of the banquet.

Visit: www.nighthawk.no/accommodation.

Sleeping in tents are FREE on the arena.


Premium trainings will be organized. The region has world class maps. Norwegian Championships 2014 was organized in Asker in 2014.

Mass start training event with forking organized Wednesday 12th August 19:00.

Visit: www.nighthawk.no/training.

The locations of Night Hawk 2013 - 2015. Welcome experience Norwegian wood! #nighthawkrelay

The locations of Night Hawk 2013 - 2015. Welcome experience Norwegian wood! #nighthawkrelay