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For those who love to run, Helsinki and the surrounding areas offer high quality international running events. Helsinki is easily reached from all over the world, so come join us for your next running adventure! After you have enjoyed your running event, Helsinki offers countless activities for runners and their family members. . >>>>

Events

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When you ask a runner in what kind of conditions he prefers to run, 99 out of a 100 times he will tell you that he likes to run on a chilly summer day, surrounded by beautiful nature and surroundings. >>>>

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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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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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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

Kainuu Orienteering Week

Kainuu Orienteering Week is an annual, international orienteering event which is being held in Kainuu province in Finland since year 1966. With reflecting the Finnish traditions Kainuu Orienteering Week is the second oldest orienteering week in the world. >>>>

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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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Juoksuhullun vaimo -blogia kirjoittavan Lauran elokuun tapahtumatavoite vaihtui maratonista 17 km Helsinki Street Runiin. Mutta miksi, tsekkaa blogista: http://bit.ly/2tcuztq Blog writer Laura (blog in Finnish) was planning on taking part at #helsinkimaraton in August. The plans didn't go as planned and the distance turned into 17 km Street Run. Want to join her goal at the greatest event of the year, too? #streetrun #helsinkistreetrun #hkistr2017 #running #runner #juoksu #juokseminen#lenkkeily #kuntoilu #kilpailu#helsinkimaraton #Helsinki #runinhelsinki #runinfinland #löpning #laufen #running#lb #jooks #correr #instarunners #runningevents #runnersofinstagram #visithelsinki #Runinfinland #whysweatmore #maratoninmatkassa @juhu_va
Mid- summer is here. Not long time for Marathon of Dangers. Now it is time for family and rest today & tomorrow. #marathonofdangers #midsummer #vaarojenmaraton #runinfinland #TrailFi
Now the Midsummer can truly start! Did my #paloheinämarathon (half mara) in 2:06:xx. Add getting there and back and I am more than happy in my morning exercise. Thanks to my fellow runners, would not have done it without you. #juhannus #juoksu #juokseminen #kuntoilu #lenkkeily #maratontreeni #puolimaraton #runhelsinki #runinfinland #visitfinland #visithelsinki #helsinkirunning #running #marathonrunner #marathontraining #instarunning #runningcommunity #momswhorun #womenrunners #kpk247 #lifeafterMay15th
Let's run ultra.. Its 10.30 p.m.. sun never goes down 🌞🌞#midnightsummer 🏃🏃🏃34k and rest and +28k aaand lets see maybe another 28 k.. #ultratraining #outdoors #nature #runinfinland #running #dowhatmakesyouhappy #womensrunning #thisisfinland #blondehair #nurse #nothingtodo--do ultratraining😂😂🌞🌞🌻 #nurselife #runalldayrunallnight #notmadefromsugar #correpe
Aurinkoista juhannusta kaikille! Juoskaahan poluilla! Happy midsummer! Daylight through the night - perfect for a bit longer runs! 📷 @kari.koskinen #polkujuoksu #juhannus #juoksu #trailrunning #running #midsummer #runinfinland #visitfinland #nuuksio #nationalpark
Today I ran a longrun; 26 K. Started out with sunshine and ended with sunshine, but in the middle there was some freezing cold rain 🤤 I walked short bits at regularly timed intervals, because otherwise my muscle cramps (the ones causing my breathing problem) get out of hand. Now I'm in the train headed for Vaasa for midsummer 😊
Mukana osallistujia jo 25 maasta! Juoksijamäärä on upeassa kasvussa, joten elokuussa saadaan mahtava kansainvälinen 17 km juoksutapahtuma maratonpalveluilla! Tule sinäkin! ** Participation number is going up fast this year and there are already 25 different nationalities at Helsinki Street Run! You should come too! www.helsinkistreetrun.fi #streetrun #hkistr2017 #running #runner #juoksu #juokseminen #lenkkeily #kuntoilu #kilpailu #helsinkimaraton #Helsinki #runinhelsinki #runinfinland #löpning #laufen #running #lb #jooks #correr #instarunners #runningevents #runnersofinstagram #visithelsinki #Runinfinland #whysweatmore #maratoninmatkassa
Tää kävi tekemässä pienet iltalenkit Kytäjä Trailillä .🌲🏃🌲 22km monipuolisia polkuja, metsässä, lampien rannoilla, ja kallioisia kukkuloita pitkin. Nousumetrejä useampi sata. Upea, monipuolinen, paikoin haastavakin reitti, ja kiva kisa. Kun vaan olisi vähän nopeampi 🐌🙈. Mutta. Maalissa sai taas herkullisia muurinpohjalettuja. Niin, ja pitää vielä mainita, että Samban paita sai kehuja matkan varrella👌. Mutta onhan se kyllä hieno!! ❤ @suuntosuomi @salomonrunning @sambarunning #kytäjätrail #trailFI #TimeToPlay #trailrunning #raceday #kohtiPallasta #polkupitkis #polkulove #runinfinland #flatisboring #changeyourattitude
Breaking news to every fab of you. 👻 It was a race day yesterday. Kytäjä Trail Run 22km in Southern Finland. AND guess what?! Yeeesss, I achieved the 3rd place!! First time on a podium. My time was 2:27:54. 😎 The course has lots of variety in landscape as well as on ground surface. Thank you for the excellent work with all the signs and route marks at #hyvinkäänrasti organisation. -> Not a chance to get lost there. 👌🏻I can highly recommend the event if you were interested in HM distance trail races. In a pic Tiia Hautasaari (2nd), Noora Karppinen (1st) and me. I wore a flower in my hair like my fav athlete @tinaemelie does often too. Perhaps it gave me some luck to the competition... 😉🍀🌸 Hope I'll get some running pics from this event too later on. •• #hölkkämäyrät #trailrunning #polkujuoksu #stiglöpning #trailrunner #trailfi #runinfinland #runnergirl #happyrunner #runnerscommunity #kytäjätrail #raceday #trailchix #strongwomen #outdoorgirl #timetoplay #salomonrunning #icebreakernz #suunto #kohtinutspallasta #poluilla #juoksu #motivation #tbt
Kyllä se nyt on kesä, maanantaina Nuuksiossakin paistoi aurinko. Juosten tarkenee ulkona myös lopuuviikolla, lenkille siis! Sunny trails in Nuuksio national park on Monday, @nuuksioclassic community run. 📷 @kari.koskinen #trailrunning #polkujuoksu #ultrajuoksu #ultrarunning #runinfinland #nuuksio #nuuksioclassic #nuuksio70 #visitfinland #visitespoo
Maanantain yhteislenkin lähtöletkaa. Se oli sitä aikaa vuodesta, kun oli vielä kesä ;) mutta eiköhän se lämpö palaa elokuun lenkeille. Community run start from Monday. 📷 @kari.koskinen #nuuksio #nationalpark #yhteislenkki #polkujuoksu #trailrunning #Nuuksio70 #kesä #runinfinland #running
About 1000 volunteers help to organize #helsinkistreetrun, #helsinkimaraton and #minimarathon in August. We are known as friendly and personal event organizer and biggest thanks for that go to our volunteers who do their tasks with warm-hearted attitude. <3 Ulkomaalaiset antavat tapahtumissamme erittäin positiivista palautetta erityisesti henkilökunnan ystävällisyydestä ja palvelualttiudesta. Se perustuu varmasti hyvään kielitaitoon ja siihen, että haluamme välittää positiivista Suomi-kuvaa tapahtumassa. Kiitos kuuluu kaikille noin 1000 vapaaehtoiselle ja talkoolaiselle. #streetrun #hkistr2017 #volunteers #running #runner #juoksu #juokseminen #lenkkeily #kuntoilu #kilpailu #helsinkimaraton #Helsinki #runinhelsinki #runinfinland #löpning #laufen #running #lb #jooks #correr #instarunners #runningevents #runnersofinstagram #visithelsinki #Runinfinland #whysweatmore #maratoninmatkassa
Registration for NUTS Ylläs Pallas Trail Run closes on 3 July 2017. The event takes place on 14-15 July 2017 in the scenic Ylläs-Pallas National Park, in the northwestern Finnish Lapland. Ylläs-Hetta 134 km, Pallas-Hetta 55 km and the short, but challenging, 30 km - for true trail runners. Already more than 1,100 registered runners (2016 in total about 630 runners)! Read more: www.nutsyllaspallas.com/en/ 📷 Aapo Laiho/nuts.fi #trailrunning #trailrunner #trailrun #trailrunningfi #polkujuoksu #stiglöpning #trailandultra #trailporn #ultrarunning #ultrarunner #ultrajuoksu #running #runner #jooks #löpning #lb #laufen #courir #correre #corrida #běh #bieganie #бег #ランニング #bieganie #instarun #instarunner #runningcommunity #runnerscommunity #RuninFinland www.runinfinland.fi
Kun tänään katsoo taivaalle, voi vain todeta, että olipa taas onnea sään suhteen eilisellä lenkillä! How lucky we were again with the weather yesterday on our #communityrun. As it seems today, #finnishsummer is over for a while. 📷 @terho_lahtinen #polkujuoksu #trailrunning #kesä #yhteislenkki #nuuksio #Nuuksio70 #nationalpark #runinfinland
Nämä yhteislenkit vaan ovat niin mahtavia. Tänään mukana 65 juoksijaa, tarjolla Nuuksion kesää parhaimmillaan. A perfect day for a great community run with 65 runners. Nuuksio trails just never let you down! 📷 @terho_lahtinen #polkujuoksu #trailrunning #nuuksio #runinfinland #nationalpark #yhteislenkki #Nuuksio70 #kesä
Jos Bodom Trail oli mieleen, niin miten olisi täysi maraton Nuuksion poluilla syyskuun alussa? Nuuksio Classicissa on vielä tilaa, ja perushinta voimassa 31.5. asti. Interested in a real trail challenge? Nuuksio Classic Trail Marathon is a full marathon on the trails of Nuuksio national park on Sep 2, organized by the same team as Bodom Trail. Lowest entry fee until May 31. See more @nuuksioclassic or at nuuksioclassic.com. 📷 Samuli Pahkala @heiluvaseta
Sata päivää näihin tunnelmiin! 🌞 100 days to the largest running event in Eastern Finland on September 2nd. The route offers beautiful views of Kuopio city centre surrounded by the lake Kallavesi. Video: @madebybgmt #20KM #kuopiomaraton #marathon #halfmarathon #10k #running #run #instarunners #marathonrunning #runinfinland #juoksu #kuopio #kallavesi #kuopionsatama

Videos

Sata päivää näihin tunnelmiin! 🌞 100 days to the largest running event in Eastern Finland on September 2nd. The route offers beautiful views of Kuopio city centre surrounded by the lake Kallavesi. Video: @madebybgmt #20KM #kuopiomaraton #marathon #halfmarathon #10k #running #run #instarunners #marathonrunning #runinfinland #juoksu #kuopio #kallavesi #kuopionsatama
Kaksipäiväiseen tapahtumaan mahtui tänä vuonna paljon juoksuaskelia, polkuja eri vuorokauden aikoihin, kavereiden tapaamisia sekä upeita kisasuorituksia. Linkki viralliseen kisavideoon löytyy nyt FB-sivuiltamme. | Two days event included a lot of steps, running on the trails in different time of the day, meeting new and old friends and great performances. Kindly find the link to the official race video on our FB-page. #bodomtrail #bodomteam #bodomnight #bodomtrail2017 #trailrunningfi #bufftrailtourfinland #trailrunning #polkujuoksu #visitespoo #pirttimäki #lakebodom #bodomjärvi #runinfinland

"I Like Running" - Check out a new running video by Mikko Valtonen (4 Feb 2017, Tampere, Finland) Read more

"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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