On 12 March 2020, the Finnish Government recommended that all public events with more than 500 attendees be cancelled until the end of May 2020 in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
On 22 April 2020 the Government decided that public events and gatherings of more than 500 people should continue to be banned until at least 31 July 2020. Under the Communicable Diseases Act, the Regional State Administrative Agencies can prohibit public events and gatherings for no more than one month at a time. As far as events in late summer and early autumn are concerned, an assessment will be made no later than the start of June.
As a result of these recommendations, most of the running events have been canceled or postponed. We strive to keep the events calendar of the international running events in Finland as up-to-date as possible.
We hope to see you in Finland soon! If this is not possible in 2020, then hopefully in 2021!
It is said that Finland was placed on the world map by its runners at the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm. The Finns took no fewer than nine gold medals at these Games, lead by Hannes Kolehmainen, “Smiling Hannes”, who won three long-distance races. Read more…
Text and photo by Jarmo Koskela
Every year in Helsinki there are many big running events with lots of international runners. 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. Read more…
Text by Jarmo Koskela | Emojis by Finland Promotion Board