25manna Relay

The 25manna is a relay orienteering race for club teams that has been held in Sweden every autumn since 1974. 

25 runners start in a team (hence the name), with the set of rules specifying the line-up of the teams. This creates the special appeal of the race, as amateurs and juniors can run together with elite runners in one team.

23 teams competed in the first race in 1974. Since then the number has steadily increased. 100 teams competed for the first time in 1982, 200 in 1985 and 300 in 1989. Since the early 1990s, the number of teams has been around 350.


  • at least seven women must be represented in the team
  • at least one member must be 16 years of age or younger
  • on certain legs of the race, runners must be under 14 or over 45 years old