Welcome to Asker 14th - 15th August 2015

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

Easy travel, affordable accommodation and a social & prestigious event - we want everyone to experience orienteering in Norwegian wood.

Night legs on Friday and 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 prestigious challenge 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 and youth
  • Run both night+day in the same team
  • Youth (-16) teams also run night legs (2 night + 2 day)
  • 5 classes: Women, Men, Boys, Girls, and Teamwork
  • For all levels and ages. Never experienced Night Hawk? Let 2015 be the year! Do Night Hawk with your o-club, or just enter with some friends.
  • Youth can have coaches in the forest during their night legs.


  • Touch-Free punching with an EmiTag. No Si or Emit card - the future of orienteering is already here.
  • Awards for everyone. Both days.
  • Social arena. Meet new and old friends.
  • Great food.
  • Online live results and FREE pictures of everyone who participate.
  • Awesome media coverage
  • Join the movement. Become a X-Hawk ambassador and get cool Night Hawk stuff.


  • Top quality trainings
  • Affordable accommodation
  • ...or sleep for FREE on the arena!


  • Banquet (food, dance and the fun run)
  • Open class at Night Hawk. Ron a leg of you own choosing.
  • Individual event on Sunday 16th August. Mass start event in a new terrain 15min west from Asker. See Drammensløpet.


Women (born in 2000 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 2000 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 athletes participate together as a team, taking on the challenge together. 

  1. Night - 40min - 3+ runners participate together as a team
  2. Day* - 60min - 3+ runners participate together as a team

Girls (born in 1999 or earlier)

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

Boys (born in 1999 or earlier)

  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!

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
  • Onsdag - Lørdag: ungdomscamp som en forlengelse av HL/OLL. Reis direkte fra Larvik. Mer info kommer...
  • Friday + Saturday: Night Hawk
  • Saturday: Banquet
  • Sunday: Mass start event

Night Hawk Classes:

  • 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 / Forsvaret*: Patruljeløp for 3 personer.


* For groups and the military: Night Hawk is designed for groups such as the military - running together as a team. Want to learn proffesional orienteering? Why not hire an elite orienteer as a guide!

* Open courses: do a Night Hawk leg as an individual in a huge mass start (choose night Friday or day Saturday. Or both!).

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:


We will provide information about accommodation in every price tier.

FREE on the arena - $ on floor/school - $$ hostels and cabins - $$$$ hotels. We also recommend using www.airbnb.com.


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

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

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