The UArctic International Secretariat challenges other UArctic members institutions and other UArctic offices to host a similar event on that date or anytime in the near future. Check our video here
This joint UArctic event is designed to promote wellness at work and strengthen our sense of community. The running events for staff and students are a 10K, half marathon and full marathon. Nordic walkers can do a 5K or 10K. Each event has separate men’s and women’s categories. Participants pay their own costs. The entry fee covers digital timing and results services, hydration stations along the route and a UArctic Marathon t-shirt. After the race, runners and walkers are offered free admission to the city pool (Vesihiisi) and a free meal.
Those who are not able to attend this event are challenged to put together a UArctic team and have a simultaneous event across the Arctic. These can be then shared online on UArctic facebook
The three top male and female finishers in each event will receive high-quality products made in Lapland. Every participant in the UArctic Marathon automatically becomes an entrant in the Rovaniemi Marathon, which will award prizes of its own to the top competitors.
Everyone who would like to take part in the UArctic Marathon should sign up via this link by 29 June.
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A race to remember - in the hometown of Santa Claus in Finnish Lapland. Santa will be there at the start to send the runners on their merry way, and at the finish line to give out the prizes.
The Rovaniemi Marathon, featured on the AIMS calendar, boasts a fast and flat route that takes you along the scenic Kemijoki River and across the iconic Lumberjack’s Candle Bridge.
Why not experience summer in the Arctic pre- and post-race while Why not experience summer in the Arctic pre- and post-race while you’re at it? The sun never sets; the fun never stops.