Next event 26.–27.5.2023


34–166 km

Napit avaavat seurannan palveluntarjoajien sivuilla.

NUTS Karhunkierros 2023 Timetable

17–21 Bib Pickup all distancesRuka Village
07.00–08.00Bib Pickup 166 kmRuka Village
08.00 ➞ Start Of 166 kmRuka Village
12.00–21.00 Bib Pickup all distancesRuka Village
18.00 ➞Start Of 55 km
50 person starting groups
Oulangan luontokeskus, Liikasenvaarantie 132 Kuusamo
22.00 ➞Start Of 83 km
50 person starting groups
Napapiiri, Karhunkierroksen luontokeskus, Hautajärventie 414 Salla
08.00–16.00 Bib Pickup 34/13 kmRuka Village
10.00 ➞ Start Of 34 km
50 person starting groups
Retkietappi, Juumantie 134, Kuusamo (Käylä)
16.00 ➞ Start Of 13 km
250 person starting groups
Ruka Village
19.00Prize ceremony Ruka Village
The finish line will be closedCut off
166 km = 36 h, Hautajärvi; 17.00 h
83 km 18 h
55 km 14 h
34 km 10 h

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166 km

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 at Arctic Circle (Karhunkierros Visitor Centre) – and back.
Tutustu › 166 km

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? And experience almost nightless spring night at Arctic Circle.
Tutustu › 83 km

55 km

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?
Tutustu › 55 km

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.
Tutustu › 34 km

13 km

Novelty! Not all of us are longing for long distances, so we added this shorter course in the schedule on Saturday afternoon. It takes place in the Pyhävaara nature reservation area and climbs up to the Ruka fell ending downhill to Ruka Ski Stadium. The minimum age is 12 years.
Tutustu › 13 km

Entry Fees

166 km83 km55 km34 km13 km
NUTS Karhunkierros 2023
13.3.2023 ➞Last entries, registration closes soon
Last entries, registration closes soon
Last entries, registration closes soon
Last entries, registration closes soon
Junnualennus osallistumismaksusta 1997 ja myöhemmin syntyneet-30%-30%-30%-30%-30%
Bus to the start
Until May 15 / after
-14 / 1914 / 1914 / 19-
Registration changes and transfers
Registrations made from 4 October 2022 Until May 15 / after 0 / 170 / 170 / 170 / 170 / 17
Registrations transferred from previous years from 4 October 2022 1717171717

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 the race organizer will deliver their drop bags from Ruka Ski Village to turning point at Hautajärvi and to Oulanka Visitor Centre. The 83 km runners can also a send drop bag to Oulanka Visitor Centre. 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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