Hold the dates the 5th to the 9th of August. Then it is time for this summer biggest skievent in Sandnes, Gjesdal and Lysebotn!
Wednesday the 5th of August the long distance race Blink Classics opens the festival. A race where top athletes meet, and excercisers test their strengt in different races. Thursday the 6th of August will be a change to test the strength in one of the hardest uphill races in Lysebotn. Friday and Saturday the skiiers will compete in the city centre of Sandnes with both Cross Country skiing and Biathlon of top class!
Each year more then 100 top skiiers and biathletes is on the starting line in Ålgård, Lysebotn and Sandnes. If you visit our festival you can risk meeting Charlotte Kalla, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Therese Johaug, Heidi Weng, Johannes T Bø, Tarjei Bø, Tiril Eckhoff, Martin Fourcade, Marte Olsbu and many many more heroes from this winter championships.
Record arrangement in 2018
In 2018 it was a new record in athletes attending Blink. Over 200 elite athletes, 300 youth biathletes and 500 youth skiiers. In Lysebotn over 700 competed in the uphill race!
In addition 3000 kid attended our kid-campen where they got instructed in rollerskiing and shooting with laser gun.
Spend your (ski)holiday in Rogaland!
More and more planning their summer holiday around the dates for the Blink Festival!
BLINK is a party for the whole family. Wednesday is the first day of competition where both excercisers and top athletes can compete in different races in a long race from Ålgård to Sandnes. The festival continues in fantastic nature the second day of competitions, when the athletes visit Lysebotn in the Lysefjord which is listed in UNESCO's list of world heritage. On the way into the fjord you will pass both the Pulpit rock and Kjerag. If you are lucky you will see basejumpers jump out of the mountain 3000 feet higher up. During the race in Lysebotn, the athletes will test their strength from the bottom of the fjord till the top of Lysebotn with finish at the restaurant Ørneredet. At the race you will feel Tour De France atmosphere with over 5000 audience cheering on the athletes.
Lot of fun for both kids and adults
Back in Sandnes city centre we start a skiparty that will last to days to end...! In these to days over 50 000 will attend! The athletes will compete in sprint competitions both in cross country skiing and biathlon. The organizer will see that the youngest audience will get the opportunities to try both rollerski and laser shooting all day both friday and saturday. In addition their will be activities and great musical concerts for both youths and adults. At late evening and nighttime the adults can enjoy the outdoor restaurant by the seaside.
For those who want other things to do during their stay it is a lot of opportunities. The themepark Kongeparken is a 10 minute drive from Sandnes. The same distance is to the famous beach Solastranden. A Science factory (entertainment centre) for children is also located in Sandnes!
Be early for booking of accomodation. There wil be a lot of people visiting Sandnes this weekend!