NUTS Karhunkierros presented by Garmin & La Sportiva
Challenge the spring of Kuusamo! 34, 55, 83 and 166 km trail run.
24-25 May 2019 Ruka-Kuusamo, Finland.


Live Results


Alustava aikataulu, pidätämme oikeuden tarkennuksiin.
09.00 - 11.30Numeroiden jako / Bib Pickup 160 kmRukan tori
12.00166 km LÄHTÖ / START OF 166 kmRukan tori
15.00 - 22.00Numeroiden jako / Bib PickupRukan tori
Esitykset, keskustelut perjantaina
AvoinnaTapahtumia lyödään lukkoon syksyn aikanaNUTS Karhunkierros kisakylä, Tykkylava (säävaraus)
06.00Varhaisaamiainen / Early breakfastScandic Rukahovi. Sisältyy majoitukseen, muille erillismaksusta - varaa ennakkoon.
07.0083 km LÄHTÖ / START OF 83 kmKarhunkierroksen luontokeskus, Hautajärventie 414 Salla
07.30 - 12.00Numeroiden jako / Bib PickupRukan tori
10.0055 km LÄHTÖ / START OF 55 kmOulangan luontokeskus, Liikasenvaarantie 132 Kuusamo
12.30 alkaen (täsmentyy)34 km LÄHTÖ / START OF 34 kmJuuman lomakylä Retkietappi, Juumantie 134 Kuusamo
21.30Palkintojenjako / Prize ceremonyHotelli Scandic Resort Rukahovi, After Ski -terassi
Kisabussit lauantaina 26.5.2018 kyydin varanneille lähtevät Rukatunturintien kääntöpaikalta (Kumpareen edestä) / Event buses for those who have prebooked from front of Kumpare shopping centre
05.45Bussi 83 km lähtöön / Bus departs to 83 km start
08.30Bussit 55 km lähtöön / Buses departs to 55 km start
11.30 alkaenBussit 31 km lähtöön / Buses departs to 31 km start


Registration to NUTS Karhunkierros opens on 9 Oct 2018 18:00 EEST. Date of the event is set to 24–25 May 2019

Join the 9th of October

 34 km55 km83 km166 km
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Jan 1 — Mar 317999119139
Apr 1 — May 1399119139159
Bus to the start
Until May 13 / after
Registration changes
Until May 13 / after
All prices are in euros and includes 10% VAT. The participation eligibility for the distance you have chosen includes not only great race competitors but also drinks and energy refreshments. If you have to stop the race (DNF), race organizer will transport you to the finish from the aid stations. For the participants of the 166 km series race organizer will deliver their drop bags from Ruka Ski Village to turning point at Hautajärvi and to Oulanka Visitor Centre where 83 km runners can send drop bag to Oulanka. 34 km, 55 km and 83 km participants can leave their extra clothing needed till the start to be returned to the finish (kindly mark your belongings properly). Having reached the finish at Ruka Ski Village, you’ll get to socialize with your fellow competitors while enjoying a bowl of soup and you also get to wash up.

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166 km

Ultra Trail Tour Finland -event. Demanding race where you will sense the spring of Oulanka Nature park both night and day. This race will not only test your physical stamina, but also your mental health – are You prepared enough? Runners of this race starts from Ruka Ski Village heading to Hautajärvi, Karhunkierros Visitor Centre – and back. From this race you will collect maximum amount of UTMB / ITRA points.

166 km details
Start: Ruka 24.5.2019 at 12:00
Distance: approx. 166 km / +3780 m
ITRA/UTMB points: 5
Time limit: 36 h
Trail Records:
M 20:12:40 Antti Itkonen Partioaitta (2018)
W 25:02:06 Saara Päätalo NTR / Hoka One One Team FI (2018)

83 km

“The Original”. This is the race from where it all begun by few runners on 2012 growing to one of the most discussed trail adventures in Finland. When hiking, Karhunkierros -trail can take up to seven days to complete – are You running it within one day?

83 km details
Start: Karhunkierros Visitor Centre 25.5.2019 at 07:00
Distance: approx. 83 km / +1890 m
ITRA/UTMB points: 3
Trail Records:
M 8:19:15 Tero Ruokolainen Ultrajuoksuseura Sisu (2018)
W 9:49:18 Helinä Turtinen (2015)

55 km

BUFF® Trail Tour Finland -event. Trail starts from Oulanka Visitor Centre hugging rugged riverbanks and passing by Finland’s most impressive water fall, Kiutaköngäs, followed by aapa mires and forested hills of Ruka. Are you prepared to challenge the fastest trail runners of Finland or are you testing your own stamina on longer-than-marathon adventure?

55 km details
Start: Oulanka Visitor Centre 25.5.2019 at 10:00
Distance: approx. 55 km / +1500 m
ITRA/UTMB points: 2
Route Records:
M 4:43:57 Henri Ansio Salomon-Suunto Racing Team (2016)
W 5:23:33 Maija Oravamäki Salomon-Suunto Racing Team (2016)

34 km

Best bits of Karhunkierros –trail: Route follows “Pieni Karhunkierros” where you’ll find spectacular scenery at Konttainen and Valtavaara finishing to Ruka Ski Village.

34 km details
Start: Juuma 25.5.2019 starting at 12:55 in waves.
Distance: approx. 34 km / +900 m
ITRA/UTMB points: 0 (2 new)
Trail Records:
M 2:58:42 Eetu Nordman BUFF CamelBak Finland (2018)
W 3:41:21 Reetta Peltonen Sajaniemen Sonnit (2018)