At start time, all of the competitors will line-up to embark at same time. Paddling first through Laxsjön (Salmon Lake), this lake leads directly to the first station in Skåpafors. Here, friendly volunteers will be waiting with bananas and energy drinks. The journey then continues through Svärdlång (Lake Long Sword). This leg of the race is always close to land. If you are lucky, you may spot an elk, deer, moose or any number of animals living in the forest. The second station at the end of this leg is located in Skifors. Here you can stop for a beat, stretch, workout sore muscles with a massage. Make sure to load up on wheat buns and energy drink, because there is still a good distance ahead to the finish line.