Arctic Marathon Finland

5 (11 Reviews)
Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
08 Apr, 2025 (Tue)

Trail running

1 km, 10 km, 21.1 km, 42.195 km

Price from
31 USD
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About the event

Experience a unique arctic running adventure in the magical land of Finnish Lapland! Starting in Father Christmas' village square in Rovaniemi, traverse through semi-urban areas and coniferous forests alongside frozen rivers. Enjoy a true Arctic adventure with special activities like Husky sled rides, viewing the aurora borealis, and much more while staying in 4* Finnish style bungalows with sauna and all the comforts. Additional features include airport transfers, a technical jacket, finisher medal, trophy giving party, and more. Take on the Arctic Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k and experience everything this remarkable event has to offer.

Races offered by this event

You have 40 weeks to prepare

10K or Walkers

08 Apr, 2025 (Tue) - 10:00
Trail running
10 km
Solo
On site
Trail

Half Marathon

08 Apr, 2025 (Tue) - 10:00
Trail running
21.1 km
Solo
On site
Trail

Marathon

08 Apr, 2025 (Tue) - 10:00
Trail running
42.195 km
Solo
On site
Trail

1K

08 Apr, 2025 (Tue) - 12:10
Trail running
1 km
Solo
On site
Trail

Course details

Course highlights

Sunday 6th April. The run starts at the polar circle line, given by Santa Claus, then heads through a small loop in the forest with freshly packed snow to finally go along a pedestrian path from Santa Claus village to Rovaniemi and back.

Start address

96930 Rovaniemi, Finland

Finish address

96930 Rovaniemi, Finland

Route map

route map

What’s included in entry

These are included in your entry
Finisher medal
tracker
Custom bib number
Toilets
Goodie bag
Nutrition Stations
northern-lights-activity
Lockers
Drink Stations
Bag drop
Timing chip (single use)
Training program
Shower
Photo Service
Accident insurance
Dressing rooms
huskies-activity
Shuttle from Airport
Event T-shirts
Shuttle to Start Line
E-certificate/e-diploma
Video Service
finishers-t-shirts
Parking
Pre-race meal
Post-race meal
Medical Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

Reviews

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Marie-Laure Massias
Apr 2024
42.195 km

A marathon even more beautiful than in my dreams, with magnificent and idyllic landscapes. It wasn't just a marathon but an aventure with great activities and unforgettable encounteurs. Thank you apollo for this great organisation. The stay went by too quickly !

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Maja Zivkov
Apr 2024
21.098 km

I enjoyed so much running half marathon and getting to know other runners. It was fun, and everything was well organized.

Perfect track!

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STÉPHANIE HAUTESSERRE
Apr 2024
42.195 km

Le plus beau marathon que j'ai eu la chance de courir !!! Une aventure exceptionnelle avec des paysages sublimes, un groupe de coureurs au top (bienveillance, bonne humeur, solidarité et partage étaient les mots d'ordre) et des activités mémorables. Je rentre chez avec des étoiles plein les yeux 🤩. Merci encore Apolo pour cette incroyable aventure humaine.

Superbes paysages tout le long de ce parcours.

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STÉPHANIE HAUTESSERRE
Apr 2024
42.195 km

Le plus marathon que j'ai eu la chance de courir !!! Une aventure exceptionnelle avec des paysages sublimes, un groupe de coureurs au top (bienveillance, bonne humeur, solidarité et partage étaient les mots d'ordre) et des activités mémorables. Je rentre chez avec des étoiles plein les yeux 🤩. Merci encore Apolo pour cette incroyable aventure humaine.

Superbes paysages tout le long de ce parcours.

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Sébastien null
Apr 2024
21.098 km

Magnifique course avec de très beaux paysages tout le long du parcours. Organisation au top ( Apolo est au petit soin avec tout le monde ). Je recommande à ceux qui sont avides de grands espaces et de convivialité.

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Frederic Vandenheule
Apr 2024
42.195 km

If you want a race in the artic, that's the one. Fantastic start at the artic line of Finland (with the real santa claus 😉). You will experience amazing sceneries, lots of snow and very good ravito's. Beside the marathon, the organisation provides unique activities, like ice bathing, husky trip,.. . Very good organisation of Apolo and Wildmarathons. The best part, you will meet friends for life.

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Jessica Stanton
Apr 2024
21.098 km

Super wonderful route in the snow ❄️😱. Well organized by Apolo with Santa Claus’s Village. Apolo is very friendly and helpful. I also loved how I got to interact with the other runners from around the world before race day which meant so much more supporting each other ♥️. I cannot wait to come back and do it again. Our husky sled ride was super cool and the rooms & meals are fantastic!

Great route with a slightly technical section to start and then feet to ground on a snow path amongst the trees!

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Sarah Baillie
Mar 2023
42.195 km

An all round enjoyable experience. The race was very well organised and the small group size made it a really lovely and supportive. The surroundings were beautiful, cozy accommodation and great food. Just fab!

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Apolo Esperanza
Country flag of DZ
Apr 2022
42.195 km

Geat organization and amazing landscape, small group

Very exclusive experience. Geat organization and amazing landscape, small group

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Louise-Caroline Büttner
Country flag of DE
Apr 2022
42.195 km

Ein geniales Rennen mit wunderschöner verschneiter Landschaft. Toll organisiert von Apolo, der viel Leidenschaft und Fröhlichkeit mitbringt. Sehr zu empfehlen!

Mein erster Marathon! See war zugefroren und es gab Neuschnee! Bei minus 9 Grad!

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Mary Duncombe
42.195 km

The Arctic Marathon was an amazing experience! I loved that it was a small race so we got to know Apolo and the rest of the group well! The location was brilliant; the race was tough given the conditions, but a great challenge that was well organised and fun! I would definitely do another trip with Wild Marathons!

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Arctic Marathon Finland - Apr 2022

19 May, 2022 (Thu)

Arctic Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k by Santa Claus, takes you to the most authentic of Finnish Lapland. The race starts from Father Christmas’ village square in Rovaniemi, where the exact Arctic Circle line is located. The race takes place between semi-urban sectors combined with the coniferous forest and the crossing of some frozen river. Temperature during the race: -7ºC To know more about Arctic Marathon Finland please visit https://youtu.be/gjVmwOg-JGw Winners Marathon 1 Keri Jones UK 03:34:48 2 Ingrid Rosmalen Holland 03:48:24 Half Marathon 1 Rudolf Pipis Hungary 01:47:15 2 Patricia Jones Ghana 02:02:40 10k 1 Maria Esperanza Spain 01:02:46 This first edition has representation of 9 different countries from Europe, America and Africa. Photos
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