Since its first edition in 2013 NUTS Ylläs Pallas has been Finland’s biggest ultra running race. In 2015, the event gathered more than 300 runners to ultra distances and it has grown it’s popularity from year to year. The 2017 event next weekend (14-15 July) will gather as many as 1200 participants to compete in the beautiful scenery of the Ylläs-Pallas National Park. >>>>

NUTS Pallas 2016 Aapo Laihoe

Visit Helsinki


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. . >>>>



The Vuokatti Trail Challenge consists of 3 different routes to challenge runners of all different skill levels: 23km, 42km and 100km. All of the 3 distances will lead runners through wild forest areas which could prove to be quite the challenge. >>>>


Why on Earth...?


There are countless good reasons why you should come to Finland to run – here we present five very important reasons. >>>>



Lonely Planet has ranked Finland as the third best travel destination for 2017. >>>>

Editor’s Word


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

Bodom Trailin Lähtö 5.5.2016

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! >>>>


Experienced organisers of running events talk about current trends in running in Finland. They also talk about the specialities of the Finnish running culture. >>>>


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. >>>>



Järvestä järveen swimrun (also known as lake to lake swimrun) will take place at Luukki (Espoo) on the 13th of August 2017. Participants will follow a clearly marked course alternating between running and swimming from lake to lake. >>>>

Raatteen maraton 2

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. >>>>

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. >>>>


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. >>>>


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. >>>>


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. >>>>


Kuopio Maraton (2 September 2017) is the largest running event in Eastern Finland, filling the streets of Kuopio with runners and spectators every autumn. >>>>


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. >>>>


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


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. >>>>


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. >>>>


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! >>>>


#HimosTrail juostiin viime viikonloppuna Himoksen vaativilla poluilla. Lue laajempi raportti nettisivulta. Lähes 400 osanottajan myötä tapahtuma on yksi suurimmista uusista polkujuoksuista Suomessa tänä vuonna. Osanottajat kiittelivät reittejä, tunnelmaa ja järjestelyjä. Hienoa! Himos Trail in Jämsä attracted almost 400 runners to the challenging trails of Himos, making it one the biggest new trail events in Finland this year. 📷 Touho Häkkinen / @himostrail #polkujuoksu #trailrunning #trail #running #juoksu #runinfinland
1000 meter swim yesterday - yes non-stop!!! - four mile run today and lots of berry sightings. Finnish friends, I need you to tell me what these are. I'm still a scared American and won't just pick something and taste it. Lol!! #uima #samppalinnamaauimala #swimming #runninginturku #running #juoksu #polkujuoksu #virnamäenpuisto #berries marjat #runinfinland #suomi #åbo
Pyhä tunturimaraton sai kunnian olla ensimmäinen maraton minun juoksu-uralla! Aika/sijoitus oli kohtuu hyvä, vielä on kuitenkin paljon parannettavaa... It was nice to run my first marathon in good company, so big thanks to my suuntobuddy @hamiltonguevara 👐!! Next year again!!! #suuntorun #Repost Photos: @paulikki #polkujuoksu #trailrunning #Tunturimaraton #bufftrailtourfinland #pyhä #pyhäluostonationalpark #tunturifiilis #runinfinland #visitlapland #running #marathon #maraton
Polkujuoksijalla on aina aikaa kuvata maisemia, varsinkin jos ne ovat niin komeat kuin Tunturimaratonilla. Ei sillä loppuajalla niin väliä. Taustalla #Luosto. Trail runner has always time for a few landscape shots or a #selfie. Who cares about the finish time if the view is like this? 📷 @tmukuisma #Tunturimaraton #pyhä #polkujuoksu #trailrunning #trailrunner #visitlapland #runinfinland #trailrunner #running #landscape #trail
Crazy set of stairs from #karhunpesäkivi up and down during an easy 13km run at #Aulanko . Just one set to make my otherwise slow and low HR run interesting. #porrastreeni #stairsrunning #welliwalked #aulankonationalpark #portaat #polarm400 #polarflow #runinfinland
Greetings from Helsinki City Marathon! In 2018 the HCM will be run on 19 May 2018 as a part of the Helsinki City Running Day. It will be a big day with likely more than 20000 runners participating in marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5km and Minimarathon for children. Save the date - Helsinki City Running Day, 19 May 2018 - and join us! ... 📷 Jarmo Koskela ... #HelsinkiCityMarathon #HelsinkiCityRunningDay #marathonrunning #marathonrunner #marathon #halfmarathon #semimarathon #worldsmarathons #running #runner #juoksijakuva #jooks #löpning #lb #laufen #courir #correre #corrida #běh #bieganie #бег #ランニング #runnerscommunity #runningcommunity #worlderunners #runhappy #happyrunner #RuninFinland #Helsinki #VisitHelsinki ...
Another warm summer day in Finland. Short run in the country side followed by a swim in a lake! Loving the greenery! #running #runinfinland #kesämökki #rungreen #juoksu #heidirunningtheworld #elämääsuomessa #asics #asicsdsracer
Vuoden neljäs BUFF Trail Tour Finland osakilpailu juostiin tänään Pyhätunturin upeissa maisemissa aurinkoisessa säässä. Maratonmatkan lisäksi Pyhän polkuja pääsi tallaamaan 32 kilometrin, puolimaratonin tai tunturikympin verran. Lisää kisatunnelmia tulossa pian, fiilistele ja tule ensi vuonna itsekin! 😎// The fourth race in the BUFF Trail Tour Finland 2017 saw runners take to the stunning trails of Pyhätunturi in sunny weather. In addition to the marathon runners could choose from distances between 10-32 km. More photos coming soon to, check them out, get inspired and be here next year! 🏃Photos: @paulikki #polkujuoksu #trailrunning #Tunturimaraton #bufftrailtourfinland #pyhä #pyhäluostonationalpark #tunturifiilis #runinfinland #visitlapland #running #marathon #maraton
Seuraava Espoo Trail Run on to 17.8. klo 18. Ilmoittautumiset 15.8. klo 22 mennessä sekä jälki-ilmoittautumiset kisapaikalla 17.8. klo 17.30 mennessä tuplahinnalla. Myös #Fressi mukana #EspooTrailRun´issa 17.8.: Fressin edustajat vetävät alkulämmittelyt sekä tarjoaa juoksijoille maksuttoman kehonkoostumusanalyysin lähimmässä Fressissä. Espoo Trail Run on koko perheen #polkujuoksu´tapahtumien sarja, joka juostaan jokaisena vuodenaikana.Tapahtuma on avoin kaikentasoisille ja -ikäisille kuntoilijoille. Reitti on joka kerralla sama, joten kilpailusarja sopii mainiosti myös oman kuntotason seuraamiseen. #trailrunning #running #laufen #löpning #run #trail #ultrarunning #instarunners #trailmarathon #visitfinland #runinfinland #espooliikkuu #visitespoo #suunnistus #orienteering
Mukavaa ja onnistunutta juoksua kaikille Helsinki City Maratonin juoksijoille! Miten olisi ensi kesänä maraton poluilla, kun HCM siirtyy toukokuulle? Suomessa on elo-syyskuussa kymmenittäin upeita polkujuoksuja hienoilla reiteillä, mm. kuvan Nuuksio Classic ja HCM:n kanssa samaan aikaan juostava Tunturimaraton Pyhällä. Wishing a great run to all #helsinkicitymarathon runners! In 2018 HCM moves to spring, so how about a trail marathon or a shorter trail run around this time next year? #Finland has plenty of beautiful trail events in August and September, including #Tunturimaraton this Saturday, @nuuksioclassic in three weeks and dozens of other fantastic trail events that you find in calendar. 📷 Aapo Laiho #hcm2017 #juoksu #polkujuoksu #running #trailrunning #marathon #maraton #42k #trail #runinfinland #nuuksioclassic


Yhteislenkillä oli jälleen tunnelmaa! Pieni sumusadekuuro virkisti matkalla, aivan täydellinen juoksusää! Kiitos juoksijat! Seuraavaksi juostaan Shake Out Run ensi perjantaina. Ilmaiset SUL-juoksutapahtumien yhteislenkit jatkuvat syksyllä, tiedotamme aikatauluista mahdollisimman pian! ** The last training run before the #HcmShakeOutRun took place today! Free training runs continue in September! Followed us on social media and you'll be informed asap. #Yhteislenkki #yhdessäonhauskempaa #motivoimmetoisiamme #hcr2018 #helsinkicityrun #helsinkicitymarathon #hcm2017 #helsinkistreetrun #juoksu #juokseminen #lenkkeily #kuntoilu #runinfinland #visitfinland #visithelsinki #helsinkirunning #running #marathon #trainingrun @juoksuliike @helsinkimaraton @helsinkicityrun @helsinkistreetrun
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

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"Breath" is the winner of the trail running related short film contest, which was organized by and Nuuksio Classic Trail Marathon.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Niemelä
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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 Bank
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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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