Happy New Year 2017!

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What’s your New Year’s Resolution as a runner for 2017? Why don’t you make a decision and come to Finland and run with us! >>>>

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Why on Earth...?

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There are countless good reasons why you should come to Finland to run – here we present five very important reasons. >>>>

Finland

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Lonely Planet has ranked Finland as the third best travel destination for 2017. >>>>

Editor’s Word

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Run in Finland promotes running events and locations in Finland. Run in Finland – You are warmly welcome! >>>>

“It’s time to discover the world’s best kept secret — Finland”

Ira Kalb – Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California in Huffington Post

Trends and specialities

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Experienced organisers of running events talk about current trends in running in Finland. They also talk about the specialities of the Finnish running culture. >>>>

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After a long running competition, it’s a good idea for the exhausted runner to take a small break from running and enjoy the other opportunities Helsinki has to offer. Here we give you six tips on what to do in Helsinki on the days after your running event. >>>>

Events

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Terwa Run & Marathon will be held on May 20th, 2017 in Oulu, which is Finland’s fifth-largest city. YMCA Oulu has organized the event annually since 1989, so this will be the 29th edition of the event, whose popularity has quite rapidly increased during the past ten years. It attracts runners from every corner of Finland — increasingly from abroad also — and it is the biggest running event in Northern Finland. >>>>

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In terms of participants, the Vantaa Marathon is the second most popular full marathon in Finland. Runners can choose from three distances: full marathon, half marathon, or quarter marathon. Every year there are 1300–1600 runners who participate. >>>>

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It is no accident that Scandinavian marathons are all held during the summer. At 60 degrees north, the clear sun and long hours of day-light generate a special atmosphere. >>>>

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Kuopio Maraton (2 September 2017) is the largest running event in Eastern Finland, filling the streets of Kuopio with runners and spectators every autumn. >>>>

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Kokkola Ultra Run is a long distance running competition with distances of 6 hours, 12 hours and 24 hours. The race is held in the city centre of Kokkola, and the course follows the city river. The race course, 864.1 metres, is officially measured. >>>>

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In the beginning of September, when the temperature is dropping but it’s not yet too chilly, it’s a good time to go outside and enjoy the first days of autumn in the middle of Finland, in Kainuu. The variety of lakes and hills in the boreal uninhabited forest area creates an enjoyable environment for all sorts of activities and sports. >>>>

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The Rovaniemi Marathon follows the Kemijoki, Finland’s longest and most impressive river. The city of Santa Claus welcomes all runners, and the interesting route helps runners to complete their event, whether it be the 10K, half marathon or full marathon. >>>>

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Race Reports

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Kenyan Magut Robert Kimaru won the men’s series and Anna Herzberg from Germany the women’s series at the Helsinki City Marathon in 2016. >>>>

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I have always been fascinated with the Arctic Circle and what it is like in the extreme days they experience – from days of darkness to nothing but daylight. >>>>

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A warm and sunny morning, high cliffs by calm forest lakes, narrow trails through wet and muddy swamps and 1000+ runners – a perfect setting for the opening of my 2016 trail running season! >>>>

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And here we go again! Day is getting longer, so it wasn't totally dark, when i started my run after work. No ice, just some snow and a slight wind. #aitoo #thisisfinland #running #runinfinland #runaitoo #juoksu #trailrunning #polkujuoksu #ultratraining
Finland celebrates 100 years of independence in 2017. The Finnish trailrunning community invites all our local and international friends to experience the best parts of the country on trails! See 2016 season highlights on https://youtu.be/tSpn6SiDVdU. The link in the bio lists a few great reasons to book a trail event in Finland right away.
Roads in Finland are icy right now, so it does make sense to run with studded shoes! This photo is from yesterday's Aktia maantiejuoksucup (10km & 5km testrun) 📷 Jarmo Koskela #winter #snow #ice #Aktiamaantiejuoksucup #Aktiacup #Vantaa #RuninFinland #running #runner #juoksu #juoksukuva #jooks #löpning #laufen #courir #correre #corrida #бег #ランニング #ラン #runnerscommunity #runningcommunity #xtremerunninglife #worlderunners #runhappy #happyrunner #instarun #instarunner #Finland #VisitFinland Find out more about international running events in Finland at www.runinfinland.fi
A great 3-hour run on the trails of Laipanmaa. An otter had crossed my way, and there were several footprints of mooses. Nature really makes a difference! #laipanmaa #trailrunning #runinfinland #alltrails #running #polkujuoksu #longrun
Tänäänkin oli hyvä päivä juosta! @helsinkicityrun Yhteislenkki Kisahallilta Keskuspuistoon pikkupakkasessa. Vähän jäistä, mutta pystyssä pysyttiin ja tunnin lenkki meni kuin siivillä vanhojen ja uusien juoksukavereiden kanssa rupatellessa. Juoksuliikkeen Yhteistreenit jatkuvat ensi viikolla ja seuraava HCR-yhteislenkki juostaan su 5.2. kello 12. Lähtö Pirkkolan urheilupuistosta. #Juoksuliike #Juoksu #Vainjuoksujutut #Helsinki #Töölö #Pirkkola #HCR #HCR2017 #helsinkicityrun #runinfinland #instarunners #Suomi100 #kesäkunto #talvikunto #kunto #Yes
Hei, muistathan että tänään juostaan jälleen HCR-yhteislenkki klo 12! Lähtöpaikka on Töölön kisahallin vieressä Lasse Virenin patsaalla. Kaikki HCR:lle, HCM:lle ja Helsinki Street Runille ilmoittautuneet ovat tervetulleita! 😊Treenit vetää @juoksuliike#juoksu #yhteislenkki #treeni #hcr2017 #hcm2017 #helsinkistreetrun #juoksuliike #juokseminen #talvijuoksu #helsinki #yhteistreeni #puolimaraton #running #runners #winterrunning #finland #runinfinland #talvi #tammikuu
Yet another photo from today's Aktia Maantiejuoksucup (10km testrun) 📷 Jarmo Koskela #Aktiamaantiejuoksucup #Aktiacup #Vantaa #winter #snow #ice #RuninFinland #running #runner #juoksu #juoksukuva #jooks #löpning #laufen #courir #correre #corrida #бег #ランニング #ラン #runnerscommunity #runningcommunity #xtremerunninglife #worlderunners #runhappy #happyrunner #instarun #instarunner #Finland #VisitFinland Find out more about international running events in Finland at www.runinfinland.fi
Aktia Maantiejuoksucup (10km testrun) was run today in Vantaa 📷 Jarmo Koskela #Aktiamaantiejuoksucup #Vantaa #winter #snow #ice #RuninFinland #running #run #runner #juoksu #juoksukuva #jooks #löpning #laufen #courir #correre #corrida #бег #ランニング #ラン #runnerscommunity #runningcommunity #worlderunners #runhappy #happyrunner #instarun #instarunner #igrunners #Finland #VisitFinland Find out more about international running events in Finland at www.runinfinland.fi
Why don’t you make a decision and come to Finland and run with us! Please check out the list of international running events in Finland at www.runinfinland.fi/events/ and make your move! 📷 Helsinki City Run 2016 (SUL/Sykesport) #RuninFinland #marathonrunning #marathonrunner #marathontraining #marathon #worldsmarathons #halfmarathon #semimarathon #running #run #runner #jooks #löpning #laufen #courir #correre #corrida #бег #ランニング #runnerscommunity #runningcommunity #worlderunners #xtremerunnerslife #runhappy #happyrunner #instarun #instarunner #igrunners #Finland #VisitFinland
Running in the snowfields and on the trails of Aitoo. A nice 8 kms, it's Friday, finally!! #aitoo #trailrunning #runinfinland #running #polkujuoksu #juoksu #ultratraining #instarunners
Tasan 4 kuukautta HCR:lle! Olethan mukana kevään suurimmassa juoksujuhlassa 13.5.2017? 😊🏃🏃 ♀️ ⠀ _________________⠀ 4 months to the biggest half-marathon in Finland! Sportyfeel Helsinki City Run will take place on May 13, 2017. Sign up by using the link in our bio. You don't want to miss this! 🏃 ♀️🏃⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #hcr2017 #helsinkicityrun #halfmarathon #juoksu #juokseminen #lenkkeily #hyvinvointi #liikunta #treeni #juoksija #halfmarathontraining #löpning #laufen #correr #hardlopen #running #instarunners #wearetherunners #runningcommunity #helsinki #finland #myhelsinki #visithelsinki #runinfinland #runner #run #puolimaraton
Tälläkin viikolla on ollut hyvä juosta! Kausi avattu ympäri maan, ja paljon uusia tyyppejä mukana, siistiä! Lisääkin mahtuu, joten tervetuloa treeneihin! 💪😊 #Juoksuliike #juoksu #Vainjuoksujutut #Helsinki #Oulu #Porvoo #Espoo #Turku #runinfinland #instarunners #kpk247 #yeswerun #finland #suomi100
Today i was swimming my 2 kms as usual, so here is a pic from my run on Sunday. Laipanmaa ❤ #laipanmaa #trailrunning #runinfinland #running #polkujuoksu
Photo from yesterday's 12 hour ultrarun by Antero Oikkonen. I haven't get official results yet, but at least over 107 km 😀. Official result 112.478 km #helsinkiultrarun #ultrarunning #4thplace #instaultrarunner #running #instarunner #runinfinland
My second marathon and time was 3:32:05. Over 36 minutes better than ten months ago. 🏃🏃🏃😀😀 @von_ronn_mrs kiitos kuvasta #vantaanmaraton #running #onnellinennainen #instamarathoner #instarunners #runinfinland
Tänään oli jo tekemisen meininkiä. Alkulämmöt salilla, Endurance wod: 4 rounds, 0:00 to 2:00min ski, 3:00 to 5:00min 15 kb wings+ box jumps, 6:00 to 8:00 min 300m run+sit ups, 8:00 to 10:00 rest. Päälle 16k polkuhölkkää raikkaassa talvisäässä. Tough workout, Endurance wod + 16k trail run. 😙👌 #aamutreeni #crossfitjyväskylä #crossfitjkl #jumppaajajuoksua #aamulenkki #polkujuoksu #metsä #luonto #ulkoilu #nylkyllevoimaa #morningrun #trailrunning #trailrunner #instarunners #worldrunners #runfree #runhappy #zpcompression #zeropoint #articchallengelevi #runinfinland #hokaoneone #getfit
So, this is where i start at least 90% of my runs, just as i did today. If i take this direction, there is about a kilometer to the nearest trail. If i'd choose the opposite direction, there is a nice trail in 500 meters! Either way, there are many options to choose from! Just run 😊🏃 #aitoo #running #trailrunning #runaitoo #runinfinland #juoksu #polkujuoksu #thisisfinland #ultratraining

Videos

"Breath" is the winner of the trail running related short film contest, which was organized by Trailrunning.fi and Nuuksio Classic Trail Marathon.https://youtube.com/watch?v=05yOI-b4TVs
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Four Seasons - a trail running video from Finland. Directed and produced by Orange Team Hayabusa, dramatised by Rauta-Reetta, edited by niilosmc, photography and video supervisor niilos mc and Rauta-Reetta.https://youtube.com/watch?v=569y9ipE4X8
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With subtitles in english (use "cc"). -- Paljasjalkajuoksija, lasten Mini Maraton, uusi reittiennätys, onnistumisen riemua. Tätä ja paljon muuta tarjosi viidettä kertaa järjestetty Nuuksio Classic Trail Marathon, joka keräsi lähes kuusisataa juoksijaa Nuuksion poluille.https://youtube.com/watch?v=JzLokvk4RhU...
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Vuonna 2013 käynnistynyt NUTS Pallas on Suomen suurin ultrajuoksu, jonka pitkille matkoille osallistui vuonna 2015 yli 300 juoksijaa. Pallas- ja Ounastunturit ylittävä reitti on yksi Suomen perinteisimmistä vaellusreiteistä. Polku kulkee suurimmaksi osaksi avotunturissa, ja nousua 55km:n matkalla kertyy lähes 1600m. Tapahtuman maali ja kisakeskus sijaitsevat Enontekiön Hetan kylässä.https://youtube.com/watch?v=GTFVOucL8-4...
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The longest race we have ever done! Kride finished 8th in 5.30, and Bjørn (filming) finished in 7.59.30.It was wind, rain and fog, but beautiful nature all the way. Try this race if you are thinking about testing the ultra distance. You can also run 26k, or 134k, that...
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Run the Race of a Lifetime - Rovaniemi Marathon on July 2nd 2016. Producer Olli Tiuraniemi Film by Juha Niemelähttps://youtube.com/watch?v=ODDoAS7Nlg8
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Run the Race of a LifetimeRovaniemi Marathon on July 2nd 2016Welcome to Rovaniemi"THE ROUTE"ProductionArctic Marathon ClubRovaniemi – the official hometown on Santa ClausProducerOlli TiuraniemiFilm byJuha NiemeläMusic byJanne "JanneAir" Airaksinen from Lapland Material Bankhttps://youtube.com/watch?v=YDCpBuK46l8
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Finland´s location in the crossroads of west and east provides a great opportunity for travellers to experience Finland en route to Europe. When travelling via Helsinki, why not stay in Finland for a day or two and discover another destination on your way? Find your own StopOver package for...
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Helsinki City Run is a half marathon race taking place in May. It is organized by Finnish Athletic Federation. The profits from the race go to youth athletics. 2017 Helsinki City Run takes place 13.5.2017. More information in English www.hcr.fi/enhttps://youtube.com/watch?v=LqtmFKdacjs
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Naisten Kymppi is the biggest women’s wellbeing and running event in Finland, and every year it brings together girls and women of all ages. The first ever Naisten Kymppi took place in 1984. You can run, jog or walk the route with your own pace and enjoy the fun...
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Bodom Trail was run on 5 May 2016 in Espoo. Bodom Trai is part of the Buff Trail Tour Finland 2016.https://youtube.com/watch?v=qeyQ7uEoeSM
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Run the Race of a LifetimeRovaniemi Marathon on July 2nd 2016Welcome to Rovaniemi!ProductionArctic Marathon ClubRovaniemi – the official hometown on Santa ClausProducerOlli TiuraniemiFilm byJuha Niemelä Music byJanne "JanneAir" Airaksinen from Lapland Material Bankhttps://youtube.com/watch?v=E4o86IooQIw
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Run the Race of a Lifetime! Rovaniemi Marathon on July 2nd 2016. Welcome to Rovaniemi!http://www.rovaniemimarathon.com/https://youtube.com/watch?v=8aOCmp2Pzk0
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http://www.naistenkymppi.fi shoot & edit Sami Wilenius camera: Panasonic GH4 4K NAISTEN KYMPPI - WOMEN'S FUN RUN Naisten Kymppi is the biggest women’s running event in Finland, and every year it brings together girls and women of all ages. The first ever Naisten Kymppi took place in 1984. You can...
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Trail Tour Finland 2015 - Nuuksio Classic Trail Marathon, 5 September 2015--https://youtube.com/watch?v=u4gyLlekjvw
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Arctic Ice Road Runnin, Koli, Finland, 21 March 2015--https://youtube.com/watch?v=kEDcm6m7Snw
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