Many people have asked what the word gax stands for. So I'll write it here.

During the 80:s Arcade Games made its entry to Sweden and that was the coolest and most exciting thing to do as a kid, so that's what me and my friends occasionally did. And me and my brother during all trips abroad. Still, all I remember during a trip to Cyprus is an Arcade Game called Ladybug - if one took a chair and hit the game with it you could play for free, and we did, every hour we could get away from the family. Otherwise, 1942 was my favourite.

If you were really good you could write your name with three letters on the games High Score List. I always wrote zyx (because it was unique and did not take very long time to manoeuvre with the joystick). My kid brother wrote gax, a very cool name/word. When I was looking for a name for the race I took the coolest word I knew and at the same time I can salute my brother. The word does pretty much not "exist", it is now "our" word.

It could have been an apronym for Great Adventure X-treme or one could make up an backronym, but this is not the case.

gax history
Year: Race: Distance: Number of starters: Number of finishers:
2006 the gax 100 miles 160,9 km 6 4 - 67 %
2007 the gax 100 (and 50) miles 160,9 and 80,47 km 25 19 - 76 %
2008 the gax 100 (and 50) miles 160,9 and 80,47 km 21 14 - 67 %
2009 the gax 100 (and 50) miles 160,9 and 80,47 km 41 31 - 76 %
2010 the gax training pass 52,047 km 14 11 - 79 %
2010 the gax trans scania
246 km 31 12 - 39 %
Sum: 6 1183,057 km
138 91 - 66 %





 
2011 the gax training pass 50+ km ? ?

the gax Hall of Fame
# of gax races
Name & country
Years of participation
6 Stefan Samuelsson (SE) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2010
5
Stefan Olsson (SE)
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
4
Jan Söderkvist (DE) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
3
Christine Schröder (DE) 2008, 2009, 2010
3
Christian Hottas (SE) 2008, 2009, 2010
3
Carl Johan Robertsson (SE) 2008, 2009, 2010
3
Björn Svensson (SE)
2009, 2010, 2010
3 Ross Nugent (UK/SE)
2007, 2009, 2010