"No Pain No Gain" is the message given to the runners during the 30K Viking Run.
"No Pain No Gain" is the message given to the runners during the uphill portion of the course for the 30 kilometer Viking Run in the country side of Ilidza, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Sept. 24, 1998. The Norwegian Army Telemark Company is hosting the Viking Run, an annual physical fitness test in the Norwegian Army. It consists of running 30 kilometers (18.5 miles) over rough terrain wearing a combat uniform, flack-jacket, long-barrel rifle, 2 full ammunition magazines, and a helmet totaling a minimum of 11 kilograms. One-hundred-five members of the NATO Stabilization Force are participating in the endurance run.