Below is everything you need to know about Forest Femmes.
If any questions still remain after checking the below, please send us an email at forestfemmes@icebug.se!

Forest Femmes is a trail running group with the ambition to inspire more girls to go trail running. Our main focus is the community and to have fun in the forest.

We started off in Gothenburg, Sweden and are now in several locations around the world. Read more here!

Different in different cities. Every city has their own Facebook page where all information is presented.

You need some basic endurance, since this is a running group. However, we always have several different pace groups at each event, and there’s always a group for those who want to take it a bit easier. You don’t have to be a fast or experienced runner to go with this group.

This varies between cities. We try to have one group running 6 km of trail in 60 minutes, one doing 7-8 kms and one doing 10 kms in 60 minutes.

No. Forest Femmes is for free.

Yes, but you have to pay attention to the other runners. If someone is scared of dogs or allergic, we ask you to run with the dog in the back of the group.

You have to be 18 years old to run with us by yourself. Younger people can join the group together with a parent.

Our target group is girls, but we never deny anyone to join based on their gender.


If you’re having any questions about Forest Femmes, please contact us at forestfemmes@icebug.se

The Cities


The home town of Forest Femmes!

We established Forest Femmes in Gothenburg in August 2016, and nearly 150 girls came to our first workout. Since then we run every Monday on trails all around Gothenburg. In Gothenburg, we have 9 awesome running coaches guiding you through the forest, and making sure everyone have fun and feel welcome.

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The Concept

”If you want to run fast, run alone.

If you want to run far, run together”

Make your own experience.

Icebug Xperience is a concept that suits everybody. You can run it or walk it. Alone, with a friend, with your kids or with your colleagues. Either way, you’ll have the time of your life.

Explore a unique landscape.

Icebug Xperience Mountain Trail is located in the Åre, which is an absolutely stunning place. It offers a wide range of environments, with everything from wide open mountains to narrow forest trails. We can assure you that walking or running up to six hours a day in this stunning environment is a one of a kind-experience.

Take your time.

We have two big recommendations to people visiting the Icebug Xperience events. Number one is to use shoes with great traction – but hey, that’s our day job! The second recommendation is not to stress. We assure you will get the best experience if you let yourself enjoy the stages, instead of chasing times.  We take care of everything for you, so you can do what you love most. We can help you with accommodation, food and even take care of your kids while you are collecting memories in the wilderness.

You won’t leave hungry.

The only thing better than a running session is the meal after the running session. Therefore, we serve a delicious swedish lunch at the finish line each day. All food is produced by professional chefs and made by organic and locally produced ingredients.

Bring your kids.

Icebug Xperience is an event for the whole family and our mission is that every kid will leave Åre with equal amount of excitement that you will feel. Your kids will have the possibility to do a lot of wonderful outdoor activities, done under the supervision of our experienced outdoor guides.

Bring your friends.

We want Icebug Xperience to be something that you share with the ones you love most. So: bring your friends! The official race village at Holiday Club offers many cozy rooms, as well as a nice spa and sauna area, which is a great place to visit with your friends or family. So: bring your friends! Or find some new ones here.

The Concept

Together we own the forest.


Forest Femmes is for everyone. We place considerable focus on having fun and enjoying our surroundings, and very little focus on speed and performance. All levels are welcome and we make sure we come up with challenges to suit everyone.


We run outdoors in all kinds of weather, during all seasons. We love being out in the forest and notice what a positive impact it has on our wellbeing, both physical and mental. We want everyone to have the chance to experience it!


A lot of women who come think they are ‘bad’ at running and that they aren’t ‘real’ runners. We try to change their attitude and explain that a ‘real’ runner is someone who runs, at any speed. So as far as we’re concerned, everyone there is a REAL runner.

We only use positive expressions and never phrases like: “Last one loses”.


We want people to feel comfortable while running in the forest. At Forest Femmes, our main commitment is that you feel safe. Our experienced leaders knows all the trails we are running, they’re also equipped with a first-aid-kit and educated in how to use it.

We want to avoid accidents and recommend all runners to use trail shoes, and especially Icebug shoes thanks to the unbeatable traction. In dark conditions, head lamps is mandatory, as well as studded shoes or ice cleats are in sub-zero temperatures.



Our mission with Forest Femmes is to inspire people to run in the forest and to experience nature together – and of course all Forest Femmes-events are free to join.


Forest Femmes started in Gothenburg, Sweden, but we know that people are longing for the forest all over the world.

We’re always looking for new leaders. If you’re interested in hosting a Forest Femmes-group in your city, please contact us at forestfemmes@icebug.se

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Forest Femmes removes the obstacles by running together in groups, bringing
companionship as an added bonus. We place considerable focus on having fun and enjoying our surroundings, and very little focus on speed and performance.

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