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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

What if 2017 would be a marathon year for you? There is still plenty of time to train for the biggest marathon in Finland: Helsinki City Marathon on August 12, 2017. Join us for #hcm2017 😊 ........................... Jos kaipaat HCR:n jälkeen uutta tavoitetta, suuntaa katse elokuussa juostavalle Helsinki City Marathonille. Treeniaikaa on 3,5 kuukautta. Olisiko 2017 sinun maratonvuotesi? 🏃 ♀️ ⠀ #hcm2017 #helsinkicitymarathon #visithelsinki #visitfinland #hcr2017 #helsinkicityrun #marathon #marathons #worldmarathons #marathonrunners #juoksu #juokseminen #treeni #tavoite #running #instarunners #runningcommunity #marathontraining #löpning #hardlopen #laufen #correr #lb #runnersofinstagram #runningevent #runinfinland #runners
Then this happened! Half an hour jog to stretch my aching legs, didn't expect a snow fall overnight.. quite refreshing but I'm thankful for the sunshine on a race day! #takatalvi #eienääshortsikeli #winterinapril #snow #running #runinfinland
Vapaapäivä ja näillä spekseillä tänään 🏃🏃. Tutustumista lenkkiympäristöön, ja Jerikonmäen lenkkipolulla saa kyllä tehokkaan mäkitreenin aikaiseksi. Nousumetrejä tällä treenillä oli 98m. Tulipa lenkillä vastaan valkohäntäpeurojakin, jotka selvästi kummastelivat juoksenteluani 🤔. #running #hillrunning #ascent #98m #runner #jerikonmäki #kirkkonummi #runinfinland #halfmarathontraining #flatisboring #altrarunning #suuntorun
Are you running #LondonMarathon on Sunday? Come and have a chat with our @lottahanski at the International Event Area in Marathon Expo! Did you know that Britons are the biggest group of participants after Finns? She'll tell you why! #seeyouthere #comesayhi #marathon #marathonrunner #marathontraining #london #LondonMarathon2017 #lontoonmaraton #running #marathonrunning #helsinkimarathon #helsinkicitymarathon #visitfinland #visithelsinki #RuninFinland
Toista sataa juoksijaa tänään Bodom Trail -yhteislenkillä. Juostiin 10km:n #bodomteam ja #bodomnight -reitti. Sää oli aurinkoinen mutta viileä. Hynkänlammella kuvaaja uskaltautui hetkeksi jopa jäälle. Lisää kuvia huomenna. Bodom Trail community run with 100+ runners. Here are the first ones, and the leader filming from a lake that is still frozen. 📷 Alpo Kuusisto
Joko polkujuoksukausi on vauhdissa? Otapa tavoitteeksi Nuuksio Classic - paikkoja maratonille on vielä jäljellä. Tämä iloinen joukko on ollut joka kerran mukana, koska kokemus on niin hieno. Starting slots still available for the 6th Nuuksio Classic Trail Marathon, one of the essentials of Finnish trail running. These happy runners belong to the group who have finished all editions so far. #polkujuoksu #trailrunning #trailrun #marathon #42k #trailmarathon #runinfinland #suuntorun #salomonrunning #juoksu #kpk247 #bufftrailtourfinland #finland #visitfinland #visitespoo #visithelsinki
Vilkas polkujuoksupääsiäinen alkaa olla nautiskeltu. Tammelassa kisattiin ja ympäri maata lenkkeiltiin poluilla erilaisissa oloissa. Iltapäivän palautteluksi hae #polkujuoksu, tutki mitä Suomen poluilla on tapahtunut ja inspiroidu! Check what Finnish trailrunners did during Easter by searching #polkujuoksu (#finnish for #trailrunning ). Lots of activity! 📷 @terho_lahtinen @bodomtrail #trailrun #juoksu #running #pääsiäinen #runinfinland #runningweekend #metsä #trail #forest
No running today but here, have this cool pic of me running, taken few weeks ago. Let's not tell anyone but today I'm eating like I'd never seen food before. Let's just pretend I just took this picture and ignore the fact that I'm actually sitting here happily patting my full belly. Shush. It'll be our lil secret. #balance

Videos

"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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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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