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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

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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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

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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! >>>>

#runinfinland

En ehtinyt salille, niin piti mennä lenkille. Ei varsinaisesti haitannut sekään. I didn't have time for gym so I went jogging. I did not mind. #espoo #rantaraitti #tapiola #karhusaari #thisisfinland #running #runinfinland
Jottei ihan mene suorittamiseksi, pieni breikki kalliolla. #suomi #i❤️forest #trailrun #kesä #finland #runinfinland
Happy to be able to compete in my first ultra today! Thanks to #diacor #cityhieronta #linnexsuomi for the help with rehab. Thanks to #kokkolaultrarun for a well organised event. Huge thanks to my biggest supporter @misu_87 that cheered me on the whole 6 hours! #fitness #health #ultrarun #kokkola #sandellfitness #marathontraining #instarunners #finland #polarm400 #runinfinland
Fem gånger har jag sprungit @helsinkicityrun , uppladdningen och tiderna har varierat. Första gången 🏃 2012 sprang jag i mål på tiden 1.56.07 efter en jobbig vinter med dunderflunssa, penicillinkurer och muskelbristning i vaden. Visste inte om jag överhuvudtaget skulle ta mig i mål på det loppet, det var ett tufft race. Pausade 2013, men sprang följande år på 🏃1.52.05. 🏃 2015 sprang mina ben nytt pb (1.46.23) och i lyckoruset efter målgång lovade jag mig själv och @agnekatt att jag aldrig någonsin kommer att snacka skit om mina korta och breda ben igen eftersom de visade sig vara både snabba och starka 😄 Det har jag hållit och numera klär jag dem t.o.m. i färgglada blommiga tights 😜✌ 2016 🏃 väntade en ny bana, en väldigt kuperad men rolig rutt. Jag sprang starkt nytt pb på tiden 1.45.12 💪 I år 🏃 var rutten igen ny, mina ben var lite långsammare och med utmaningen att springa utan musik och tidskoll kom jag i mål på 1.48.10. Vilka härliga minnen tillsammans med härliga mänskor! 😍😍😍 @toppskickfia @agnekatt @andreasbostroem 😘😘😘
When you look like your passport photo, it's time to go home 😗😗 Wifi is everywhere 😗😗✈🛩🛩 Aaand I m on my way ↗↗ to run marathon tomorrow 🙃😜😊😊😍😍👊👊. It s going to be fun 😊you ' ll see . Life is not a race 👊 #dontbesoserious #runwithme #ultratraining #marathontraining #marathons #run #outdoors #runinfinland #juoksenlumikkina 🤗🤗🤗 #corrida
My morning run today made me wonder (like every time) why I don't do this more often. As my #lifeafterMay15th now kicks off I think I will! So far so good: stretched every day and played soccer yesterday. 😅😂 #ilovespring #spring #favouriteseason #running #runningmom #momswhorun #runningcommunity #marathontraining #juoksu #juokseminen #runinfinland
Juoksitko eilen puolimaratonin HCR:llä? Haluatko olla mukana myös ensi vuonna? 😊Varmista paikkasi ja hyödynnä vielä tänään voimassa oleva Early bird -hinta 32 € ja ilmoittaudu mukaan ensi vuoden tapahtumaan! Ensi vuonna juostaan 19.5.2018. Lue lisää: http://www.hcr.fi/content/EB-HCR18 Did you run a half marathon yesterday? Do you want to join HCR next year too? We offer an early bird-price of 32 € for next year´s event today until 11.59pm. You can register at our website! Next year HCR will take place on May 19th 2018. #hcr2018 #hcr2017 #helsinkicityrun #juoksu #juokseminen #puolimaraton #halbmarathon #halfmarathon #running #löpning #laufen #hardlopen #run #runners #lb #helsinki #runningcommunity #halfmarathontraining #runnersofinstagram #runnerscommunity #womensrunningcommunity #instarunners #instarunning #Runinfinland #visithelsinki #visitfinland #sportyfeel @sportyfeel
Juoksuliike Espoon kevään viimeisissä treeneissä oli mukana pieni mutta sitä sitäkin iloisempi joukko. Treeneissä tehtiin viimeiset voitelut ennen lauantaista päätavoitetta. Alkulenkin jälkeen, tehtiin liikkuvuusharjoitteita ja satasen vetoja, joissa HCRiin osallistuvat pääsivät viidellä vedolla, kun muut tekivät 10x100m. Aivan supermahtava jengi mulla!!❤ Näihin kuviin ja näihin tunnelmiin... @juoksuliike #hcr2017 #halfmarathontraining #runnerscommunity #tänäänkinonhyväpäiväjuosta #tuumukaan #parasjengi #myteam #runinfinland #coachingtime www.juoksuliike.fi
Ensi vuonna HCR juostaan 19.5.2018! Laita päivä kalenteriin jo nyt ja ilmoittaudu mukaan Early bird-hinnalla (32€), joka on voimassa tapahtumaviikonlopun ajan 12-14.5. Ilmoittautumisen voit tehdä HCR Expossa tai nettisivuilla koodilla HCR18EB! || Next year we run on May 19th 2018! We offer an early bird-price of 32€ with a code HCR18EB during the event weekend until May 14th at 11:59pm. You can register at the expo or on our website! ⠀ #hcr2018 #hcr2017 #helsinkicityrun #earlybird #juoksu #running #löpning #hardlopen #laufen #lb #run #runningevent #halfmarathon #puolimaraton #instarunners #runinfinland #runningcommunity #helsinki #finland

Videos

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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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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