We love fast-paced activities in extreme environments. Being passionate about running and the polar regions, is what challenged us to create #PolarRunningExpeditions.

How far, how long and how hard can we run in the polar regions? What innovative, lightweight, breathable clothing and equipment do we need? What’s the impact on our bodies and our minds? That, and so much more, is what we want to find out during our #PolarRunningExpeditions!

“Running the (Ant)Arctic offers sensual beauty, mysticism, a broad spectrum of colours and so many surprises. Forget what you have seen on TV, it is s much better when you experience it for yourself!”

Polar Running Expeditions is lead by renowned polar adventurer Dixie Dansercoer and outdoor and ultra trail running experts Erik Michels and Christoph Vandewiele.

Find out more about the Polar Running Expeditions in Greenland!

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Dixie Dansercoer
Dixie is known worldwide as the Belgian polar explorer, who has incredible records to his name, both at the South Pole and the North Pole. In a desolate environment without any western comfort, he is at his best. He is a Master Guide recognized by the IPGA (International Polar Guides Association) with more than 25 years of experience in the North Pole, Antarctica and Greenland.

Erik Michels
Erik is an all-round endurance athlete and trainer who is passionate about mountain running. He has more than 20 years experience with running competitions such as the iconic ultra-trail runs of UTMB, TDS, CCC and Spine Challenger. He finished in the top 10 in several international ultra-trail competitions.

Christoph Vandewiele
Christoph is not only an avid researcher or passionate college professor, but also an endurance athlete, alpinist and “extreme runner” with 15 years of experience. In the past 5 years he has been running renowned ultra trails in the Alps (such as the Eiger100, UTMR, UTMB and Tor des Géants), the Sahara (Marathon des Sables) and the Himalayas (Annapurna Circuit).