NUTS Karhunkierros presented by Garmin & La Sportiva
Challenge the spring of Kuusamo! 31, 53, 80 and 160 km trail run.
25-26 May 2018 Ruka-Kuusamo, Finland.


Registration to NUTS Karhunkierros opens on 10 Oct 2017 18:00 EEST. Date of the event is set to 25–26 May 2018

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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 160 km series race organizer will deliver their drop bags from Ruka Ski Village to turning point at Hautajärvi and to Oulanka Visitor Centre where 80 km runners can send drop bag to Oulanka. 31 km, 53 km and 80 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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160 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.

160 km details
Start: Ruka 25.5.2018 at 12:00
Distance: approx. 166 km / +3780 m
ITRA/UTMB points: 4 (6 new)
Time limit: 36 h
Trail Records:
M 20:30:47 Mikael Heerman Samba Trail Running Club (2016)
W 29:18:09 Saara Päätalo Northern Trail Runners (2016)

80 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?

80 km details
Start: Karhunkierros Visitor Centre 26.5.2018 at 07:00
Distance: approx. 83 km / +1890 m
ITRA/UTMB points: 2 (4 new)
Trail Records:
M 8:24:25 Tero Ruokolainen Ultrajuoksuseura Sisu (2015)
W 9:49:18 Helinä Turtinen (2015)

53 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?

53 km details
Start: Oulanka Visitor Centre 26.5.2018 at 10:00
Distance: approx. 55 km / +1500 m
ITRA/UTMB points: 1 (3 new)
Route Records:
M 4:43:57 Henri Ansio Salomon-Suunto Racing Team (2016)
W 5:23:33 Maija Oravamäki Salomon-Suunto Racing Team (2016)

31 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.

31 km details
Start: Juuma 26.5.2018 starting at 12:55 in waves.
Distance: approx. 34 km / +900 m
ITRA/UTMB points: 0 (2 new)
Trail Records:
M 2:57:07 Eetu Nordman Salomon-Suunto Racing Team (2016)
W 3:48:46 Annika Vaara Sodankylä (2015)