(English) 3 minutes and ultra distances were full

Photo ©David Ariño
Photo ©David Ariño

The NUTS Karhunkierros 2017 event was sold out for ultra distances almost immediately after registration opened on 4th Oct at 18:00 EEST. We are feeling grateful that so many people have found the NUTS events challenging enough and are willing to come and test their physical and mental health next spring on Finland’s most famous hiking route located to Oulanka National Park.

Looking back 2013 when we started there was only 7 runners that finished the trails. Year 2014 was a bit difficult due to groin height snow, still 63 runners went through the hellish trails.

2015 we started seeing larger uptake of applications which in turn showed 409 participants completing the routes and 2016 through competitors’ word of mouth showed another increase where we had 849 competitors finished four routes available out of the thousand starters. Year 2017 we have been granted permission for 1600 starters and as for now we are almost full.

We are holding small amount of places for international runners willing to join us. If you are interested you are kindly asked to contact us at info@nuts.fi.