Nuuksio Classic is a trail running marathon in Nuuksio National Park near Helsinki, Finland. It takes its participants to the finest trails and greatest landscapes of Southern Finland. There is only one distance, 42,2km = full marathon. Course map, altitude profile and a GPS track of the route can be found here.
Photos from previous events can be found here.
The participation number is limited to 600 due to national park restrictions and organization’s capacity. It is expected to sell out soon. 2016 registration instructions are here. Be sure to roll in without delay when the registration starts if you want in.
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The event center is Hotel Nuuksio, a little meeting hotel next to the national park. We warmly recommend staying at the hotel before and after the race. It’s a nice total experience and allows relaxed preparation for the run and easy staying for the race party. There is a special room rate for race participants. If the hotel is full, please contact the race organization for other recommendations in the area. In any case, don’t miss the official banquet on saturday evening after the race, with photos and videos of the event.
The distance to the event from Helsinki international airport is 37km, slightly over 30min by car and about 1,5h by bus. A very practical trip planner to public transport can be found here. To some extent, organizers can also help with transport.
The two main targets of the event are to promote trail running in Finland and to offer an unforgettable, enjoyable, but challenging nature sports experience to the participants. If this is something you want to be part of, don’t miss the registration start!
Nuuksio Classic is part of the Trail Tour Finland, a series of seven trail runs in the most beautiful running locations in diverse Finnish national parks. More information about the tour at www.trailrunning.fi (currently only in Finnish).