News

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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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. >>>>

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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It's Finland's Independence Day (#finland99years), which meant a day off and I am so thankful that it was the most beautiful and sunny day today 🌞🌞 A longer run in the sun was exactly what I needed! 🙏
Upeaa itsenäisyyspäivää polkujuoksijoille ympäri Suomen. Toivottavasti vietätte sitä jollain maamme kauniista poluista. Otetaan ensi vuoden aikana tavoitteeksi levittää tietoa niistä myös Suomen rajojen ulkopuolelle! Happy birthday #Finland 99 years! Welcome to enjoy the beautiful trails around the country! #polkujuoksu #juoksu #trailrunning #trail #running #nutspallas #pallastunturi #lapland #visitlapland #visitfinland #runinfinland #itsenäisyyspäivä #independenceday #suomi99 📷 Aapo Laiho #nutspallas2016 @nutsfi
What a nice run on the independence day of Finland. Up here in the north sun doesn't rise that higher during the day, so day is very short. Better to take the best out of it! #aitoo #runinfinland #runaitoo #running #trailrunning #ultratraining #juoksu #polkujuoksu
Trailrunning in the dark forest, thanks to head torch! In the morning temperature was +4 C, now -4 C, and tomorrow it's supposed to be -12 C. So there was lots of ice on the roads! #aitoo #trailrunning #running #runinfinland #polkujuoksu #juoksu #runaitoo #ultratraining
Mitähän siellä seisoskellaan pimeässä metsässä? Olisiko jotain ensi vuoden Bodom Trailiin liittyvää? These guys look like being lost in the dark side. Does it have something to do with Bodom Trail? #polkujuoksu #trailrunning #trail #running #juoksu #runinfinland #espoo #nightphotography #suuntorun #salomonrunning #buff
Finland 100 The year 2017 will mark Finland’s 100th anniversary as an independent state. It will be an important year for Finland full of events created through joint efforts. The anniversary year will generate actions, experiences and an extensive programme of events. It will be seen and  heard across the country throughout 2017. Through these actions, we will reflect on the past 100 years of Finland’s independence, assess its  present and explore its future. Naisten Kymppi – Women’s 10k Fun Run is proudly part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017. The anniversary will be seen in our event in many different ways. The participation fees for Naisten Kymppi is 39 eur until 31st December. Read more about Finland 100 programme:  http://suomifinland100.fi/?lang=en Read more and register: Naisten Kymppi – Women’s 10K Fun Run:  http://www.naistenkymppi.fi/in-english #naistenkymppi #naistenkymppi2017 #sport #run #runnig #runningevent #funrun #10K #feelgood #wellness #wellbeing #runinfinland #finland100
Have you ever seen Santa Claus doing a warm up before Christmas? Here is some evidence from Joulujuoksu ("Christmas Run"), a charity run for Save the Children that took place on December 3, 2016 in Helsinki. 📷 Jarmo Koskela #joulujuoksu #joulujuoksu2016 #charityrun #savethechildren #santaclaus #santaclausrunning #RuninFinland #running #run #runner #juoksu #juoksukuva #jooks #löpning #laufen #courir #correre #corrida #бег #ランニング #runnerscommunity #worlderunners #runhappy #happyrunner #instarun #instarunner #igrunners #asicsrunning #Helsinki #VisitHelsinki
Santa Claus participated today in Joulujuoksu ("Christmas Run") which was run in Helsinki. Well, actually, there were many Santa Clauses amongst over 1000 runners. Joulujuoksu is a charity run for Save the Children. 📷 Jarmo Koskela #joulujuoksu #joulujuoksu2016 #charityrun #savethechildren #santaclaus #santaclausrunning #RuninFinland #running #run #runner #juoksu #juoksukuva #jooks #löpning #laufen #courir #correre #corrida #бег #ランニング #runnerscommunity #worlderunners #runhappy #happyrunner #instarun #instarunner #igrunners #Helsinki #WeRunHelsinki #VisitHelsinki
Nuuksion länsilaidan herkkuja, kilometreittäin sileitä polkuja avarassa kuusikossa. Tänne pitää tulla joskus porukalla! Event team's Alpo and Terho enjoying November trails in Nuuksio. The ground is astonishingly green before it gets white. #NuuksioClassic #trailrunning #polkujuoksu #nuuksio #nationalpark #kansallispuisto #suuntorun #salomonrunning #nuuksio70 #juoksu #trail #running #forest #runinfinland
Päivän juoksulenkillä, kaupan päällisinä elämäni eka pohjekramppi. (Tältäkö se nyt tuntuu 😵). #runner #running #löpning #laufen #sunset #suuntorun #salomonrunning #runinfinland #instarunners #espoo
RUNSTREAK DAY 30. A whole month of running everyday is now behind me, and here are my thoughts so far: 🔹 It's much easier than I thought 😅 🔹 It feels like it has helped to make running easier again 😊 🔹My total amount of kilometers isn't that huge for the month, because my goal has been consistency and stress-free running. Maybe I have run around 150 km? 🤔 . 🔹 There's a lot of laundry produced when running every day (and working out in the gym 4-5 days a week) 😅 🔹I will continue. Maybe to the end of the year, maybe to 100 days, maybe to a full year ... who knows? 😆
Registration for Kuopio Marathon 2017 starts on 1 December 2016. Read more: www.kuopiomaraton.com 📷 Kuopio Maraton / Avi Studio #KuopioMaraton #marathonrunning #marathonrunner #marathontraining #marathon #worldsmarathons #halfmarathon #semimarathon #Kuopio Find out more about international running events in Finland at www.runinfinland.fi #RuninFinland #running #run #runner #juoksu #jooks #löpning #laufen #courir #corrida #бег #ランニング #ラン #マラソン #runnerscommunity #worlderunners #runhappy #happyrunner #instarun #instarunner #igrunners
#hometowntrails at my numero uno spot. -4 C, quite windy at the top of the ridge line but calm at the woods. To me the #november in #finland is the trickiest month to choose how much clothes to wear when #running. Either you are shivering or sweating too much. Always one layer too much or too heavy or too something. But it becomes easier to figure out as the temperature keeps dropping, as the #winter is coming. Hmmm...how cool it would be to run in the #snow dressed as a #whitewalker ... #tawastiatrailclub #polkujuoksu #runinfinland #winterrun #snowrunning #nature #hämeenlinna
Reittitiimi kävi viikonloppuna toteamassa maaston melko märäksi. Tunnistatko reitin kohdan? The course in wet November conditions. #polkujuoksu #trailrunning #running #trail #nuuksioclassic #nuuksio #kansallispuisto #nationalpark #suuntorun #salomonrunning #runinfinland
Already 616 runners representing 13 different nationalities registered for NUTS Pallas trail run, which will be run in the northwestern Finnish Lapland on 14-15 July 2017. Read more: www.nutspallas.fi/en/ 📷 Aapo Laiho / nuts.fi #NutsPallas #trailrunning #trailrunner #trailrunningfi #polkujuoksu #stiglöpning #ultrarunning #ultrarunner #ultramarathon #ultrajuoksu Find out more about international running events in Finland at www.runinfinland.fi #RuninFinland #running #runner #juoksu #jooks #löpning #laufen #courir #correre #corrida #бег #ランニング #ラン #runnerscommunity #worlderunners #runhappy #happyrunner #instarun #instarunner #igrunners
Långpass stavlöpning/elghufs på spånbana efter morgonens pyssel+ städning inför veckoslutets fester.. Nu är man värd en kall 🍺 #terränglöpning #stiglöpning #trailrunning #maastojuoksu #juoksu #löpning #running #run #runinfinland #barmark #skidgång #vasaloppet2017 #sarva #dvil2 #suunto
Huomenta! Pari timmaa kevyesti metsässä, nopeusrajoituksia noudattaen. Mukavaa päivää kaikille, pitäkää huoli toisistanne. Good morning! 2h early morning trail run, followed the route speed limit.😉 Have a great day for all, take care.❤ #huomenta #perjantai #aamulenkki #polkujuoksu #metsä #ulkoilu #luonto #luntasataa #talviyllättitaas #jokokohtahiihetään #goodmorning #friday #morningrun #trailrunning #instarunners #worldrunners #runfree #runhappy #ultrarunning #runinfinland #swix #swixclothes #forest #nature #snow #neverstopexploring

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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