Run through the battlefields

In 1939 the Soviet Union had a goal to cut Finland in half by marching to Oulu. After this, the battles of the north would have easily fallen in favour of the Soviet Union and the Soviets would have been able to focus on conquering southern Finland. During the 1st till the 7th of January of 1940, finish troops were able to prevent an invasion of Soviet division on Raate Road. This was a big win for Finland and the battle of Raate road remains strong in Finnish history. At the Raate Marathon, you have the opportunity to run through…

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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. If you feel like running, you can choose between a 10k and a 1/2-marathon. If you prefer walking, the 5k Walk is for you. From Runner’s Twilight to Twilight Run & Walk The history of the Helsinki Twilight Run & Walk goes back to the…

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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! Where did it all start? The Helsinki Marathon was established in the year 2017, when the organisers of the Helsinki Half Marathon saw a need for an international marathon event in the city centre of Helsinki during the Autumn season, as another marathon event had been removed from that time of year, leaving a gap in the running calendar. The first Helsinki Marathon was run on 25 August 2018 with around 1200 registered runners, which…

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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! Helsinki Central Park Run 28.6.2019 The Helsinki Central Park Run has become a traditional summer event for Runner's High. The races have been organized every year since 2012 and are mainly run on dirt roads around central park. The race event center is at Paloheinän Ulkoilumaja. The event is open to everyone, and every year there is a wide range of…

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Citroën Naisten Kymppi – The Biggest Women’s Wellbeing and Sporting Event in Finland, 25 May 2019

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. The Biggest and Oldest Women’s Sporting and Wellbeing Event Citroën Naisten Kymppi is the biggest women’s sporting and wellbeing event in Finland. This traditional event brings together women of all ages to celebrate the joy of sporting in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Naisten Kymppi has long history, this year it’s the 36th time when the event has been organized, and…

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The best conditions for running, the (B)oldest city in Finland and a globally-valued event – the Paavo Nurmi Marathon, 17 August

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. The Paavo Nurmi Marathon, to be held on August 17, is one of the most popular marathon events in Finland. Almost four thousand participants will gather in the centre of the (B)oldest city in Finland for the 28th time. For Finns, this event has already become a classic, and year after year we have…

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Join the renewed NUTS Ylläs Pallas 2019!

Join the adventure and experience the renewed NUTS Ylläs Pallas presented by Garmin & La Sportiva in July 12–13! There will be four new races: 160 km, 105 km, 55 km and 37 km in Pallas–Yllästunturi National Park. All of them will be run from north to south as opposed to previous years. The change of the direction means that the views will be unprecedented too. Convenient, right? The best thing is that the midnight sun experience is available for everyone who is going to choose an ultra distance race. Also the classic route, the 55 kilometers’ race, from Hetta…

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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. The nature and landforms display a unique story of the last Ice Age – when the melting ice, strong winds and receding shoreline shaped the landscapes of Rokua area. For trail runners, the Rokua area is a versatile natural setting, where the participants enjoy trails travelling through eskers, kettle holes, ground…

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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. Helsinki City Running Day attracts 15 000 runners from 82 nations and combines the largest running events of Finland into one day. There is something for everyone: Finland’s largest half marathon Helsinki City Run, the 39th Helsinki City Marathon, Helsinki City Marathon Relay which features a great team spirit, the short but sweet Helsinki City 5 and…

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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! New event in the city The Helsinki10 run was held for the very first time in 2018 and the next race will take place on 27th of April 2019! The race was established to meet the growing demand for a 10k race open for everyone – beginners, professionals, fun-runners, men and women – right in the beginning of the spring season, when the weather in Finland is comfortable enough for running and the streets…

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