The Helsinki Marathon, a fast-growing marathon event in Autumn, will be run on 24 August 2019!

Sea views, a flat course, the beautiful city centre with Art Nouveau architecture, a great atmosphere, and optimal weather conditions — that’s the Helsinki Marathon! Read more…

Text by Elina Vastakoski | Photo by Kimmo Lindeman

Run through the battlefields

At the Raate Marathon, you have the opportunity to run through the historical battlefield and at the same time experience the beautiful nature of Kainuu. Read more…

Text by Waltteri Kanerva and Keira Niemi | Photo by Hannu Huttu

The best conditions for running, the (B)oldest city in Finland and a globally-valued event

Would you like to run a marathon in August? The Paavo Nurmi Marathon in Turku, Finland, offers you the best running conditions in summery Europe and the most beautiful archipelago in the world combined with fresh air and three distance options: 10km, half-marathon and full marathon. Read more…

Text by Marena Ahonen | Photo by PNM 2018

Run to the hills

What would be better than to spend the final days of summer trail running through the beautiful nature of Vuokatti? When the air is getting crisp and the sun is still shining, it’s the perfect time to get out your running shoes and head to Halti Outdoor Weekend´s Trail Run! Read more…

Text by Valtteri Kanerva and Keira Niemi | Photo by Vaarojen valokuvaajat

Running on the trails shaped by the Ice Age

The Rokua TrailRun event takes place in the heart of the Rokua UNESCO Global Geopark and the trail goes through the Rokua National Park. The Rokua UNESCO Global Geopark is the first and only official UNESCO Global Geopark in Finland and also the most northern Geopark in the world. Read more…

Text by Hannu Kaikkonen | Photo by Lassi Karvonen

Helsinki City Running Day 2020
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Helsinki Twilight Run & Walk 3.8.2019

The first Saturday in August is a perfect evening for a twilight run or walk! Mark the date on your calendar – the next Helsinki Twilight Run & Walk will be held on the 3rd of August 2019. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a top runner, there is something for everyone. Read more…

Text by Tero Forsberg | Photo by Kimmo Lindeman

10 km street run in the heart of Helsinki!

Chilly weather? Yes please! Great views and running along beautiful coastline? Yes please! 10k on a fast and flat route? Yes please! The Helsinki10 is this and much more! Read more…

Text by Elina Vastakoski | Photo by Otso Heinonen

The biggest and most international running event in Finland – Helsinki City Running Day on May 18th, 2019

Would you like to run the streets of Finland’s capital and enjoy the beautiful city centre and the sea views while running? If yes, Finland’s biggest and most international running event, – Helsinki City Running Day in May would be the perfect option for you. Read more…

Text by Annamari Ahonen | Photo by Jesse Väänänen

Join the renewed NUTS Ylläs Pallas 2019!

There will be four new races: 160 km, 105 km, 55 km and 37 km in Pallas–Yllästunturi National Park. Read more…

Text by Elsa Varja | Photo by Poppis Suomela

Citroën Naisten Kymppi – the biggest women’s wellbeing and sporting event in Finland

Are you searching for a great and refreshing leisure activity? Do you enjoy outdoor sporting activities together with friends and same minded people? If you can identify to these questions, Citroën Naisten Kymppi is the perfect option for you. Read more…

Text by Ville Mannonen | Photo by the Finnish Athletics Federation

Challenge the spring of Northern Finland!

The NUTS Karhunkierros event has already attained an iconic status in Finland’s trail running scene. The event takes place in Oulanka National Park in northeast Finland. Read more…

Text by Elsa Varja | Photo by Alexander Kuznetsov

The most international half marathon in Finland

The Helsinki Half Marathon (HHM) is the most international half marathon event in Finland! In 2018 over 20 % of the runners came from 60 different countries – all the way from Australia and the United States. Read more…

Text by Elina Vastakoski | Photo by Otso Heinonen

Runners will take over Helsinki Central Park this June!

How about a fast 5k, 10k or 15k on awesome running routes in Helsinki Central Park under the midsummer sun? Or maybe 10k on more challenging forest trails? You can do them both in the last weekend of June! Read more…

Text by Tero Forsberg | Photo by Jarmo Koskela

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Five excellent reasons to run in Finland

Five excellent reasons to run in Finland!

There are countless good reasons why you too should come to Finland to run – here we present five very important reasons Read more…

Text and photo by Jarmo Koskela

Run in Finland - You are warmly welcome

Run in Finland – You are warmly welcome!

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

Helsinki After Run

Helsinki after run – 6 tips for exhausted runners

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

Five excellent reasons
Five excellent reasons