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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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. The journey of the HHM started in 2014 when a group of local runners wanted to give Helsinki something it was missing - an international half marathon event. The next HHM will be the sixth annual race and each year the number of participants grows. We are ready to make the HHM 2019 unforgettable for you, our runner! Great route! The route at…

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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. The area is famous for its rugged landscape boasting a multitude of fells, white-water rivers, hanging bridges and wooden planks (duckboards) that pass over the wide aapa marshes. The route guarantees that the event is more than a race - it is also a breathtaking adventure in beautiful nature. The weather is always a thrilling surprise in May. It can be chilly and snowy or hot and humid. Whatever the weather, the NUTS Karhunkierros…

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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. The tradition of Finnish long-distance running is strong. After Hannes Kolehmainen, there has been loads of success: Ville Ritola, Paavo Nurmi and Lasse Virén are known around the world amongst long-distance runners. One could easily lengthen the list of successful Finnish runners with many additional names. Even if Finland has been successful in long-distance running,…

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Five excellent reasons to run in Finland!

There are countless good reasons why you should come to Finland to run – here we present five very important reasons. 1. Clean air According to international studies, the air in Finland is clean. In a world-wide study, Finland was amongst the countries that have the best air quality in the world. The air quality is good, even in the cities, and the quality is absolutely never bad enough to force people to restrict their activities. Good air quality is a very significant matter to all of us – especially for long-distance runners! 2. Exceptionally long summer days Finland lies…

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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. 1. Sit down on a park bench and observe the Finnish way of life If your muscles are tense and sore, it might be best to take it easy the first days after the run. But when…

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