Mild weather, clean air, and beautiful nature offer the perfect setting for running
Running has a rich history in Finland, deeply intertwined with the nation's sporting culture. Famous runners, like the legendary "Flying Finn" Paavo Nurmi and four-time Olympic gold medal winner Lasse Virén, have paved the way for the sport and multiple running events in Finland.
In addition to a rich running history, Finland offers diverse and unique running experiences for enthusiasts of all levels. The country's beautiful natural locations and safe urban areas provide excellent backdrops for sustainable running adventures. Finland hosts a variety of high-quality running events, including marathons, trail runs, and swimruns. The cool Finnish climate is well-suited for running, with mild temperatures and the world's cleanest air.
Whether you're a professional athlete or simply enjoy staying active, running in Finland offers a perfect blend urban energy, exciting events, and natural beauty – emission-free.
Here are our top picks for best the best (and most peculiar) events and spots to help you hit the ground running.