RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon

Lapland in Finland is the location of the THIRTEENTH edition of the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon. Considered the last wilderness in Europe and land of the midnight sun because the sun literally never sets in summer. Lapland is also one of the best places to see the Northern Lights!

The 250km / 155 mile course showcases the breathtaking highlights of Lapland including stunning fells, coloured rocky ravines with “rakka” rocks from the Ice Age, great Taiga forests, up to 500-year-old kelo trees, pristine lakes as well as clear rivers and stunning gorges. Competitors will also experience the Sámi culture as well as many species of reindeer who out-number people in this sparsely populated region.


  • 12 Aug 2022

    Competitors Arrive (Hotel Provided)
  • 13 Aug 2022

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 14 Aug 2022

    Race Starts
  • 14 Aug 2022 - to - 20 Aug 2022

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 Take Place
  • 20 Aug 2022

    Awards Banquet (Hotel Provided)
  • 21 Aug 2022

    Event Concludes

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  • 06 Oct 2021 Why Lapland?

    Many people ask, “How do you chose the location each year?” There are many considerations in the decision-making process but what we promise to offer is a unique landscape of varied terrain that takes in some of the country’s most iconic natural features that will be sure to take your breath away.

  • 30 Sep 2021 The Beauty of Lapland

    Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes, culture and wildlife that you will experience at RacingThePlanet: Lapland!

  • 22 Sep 2021 A Finnish Welcome

    Finnish Magazine, Juoksija, welcomes RacingThePlanet to Lapland.

  • 01 Sep 2021 The 2022 RacingThePlanet Ultra will take place in LAPLAND

    We are super excited to announce the location of the next RacingThePlanet Ultra as LAPLAND in August 2022. We hope that you will join us!

  • 31 Aug 2021 Lapland is the best place to view the Northern Lights

    Abisko National Park is regarded as one of the best places in the world to see this natural light show due to its prevailing winds, which means that cloud rarely forms - and the skies are kept clear. Learn more interesting facts about Lapland here. 

  • 30 Aug 2021 The last wilderness of Europe

    Discover the breathtaking scenery Lapland has to offer through our photo gallery - beautifully scenic fells and ancient forest trails await. 

  • 29 Aug 2021 Check out the course details

    Cross some of the greatest fells in Lapland and go through forests with trees that are up to 500 years old. See what else the Lapland course has in store for you! For details of location, elevation, altitude, stage distances and more have a look at the course page of the website. 

  • 28 Aug 2021 Welcome to Lapland!

    Riitta, one of our Race Directors, welcomes us to her home country for the 13th edition of the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon. 

  • 27 Aug 2021 Highlights from Georgia

    Congratulations to all competitors who joined the 250km / 155 mile RacingThePlanet: Georgia 2021 Ultramarathon! This video shows you the highlights of the race from all six stages of the race with a combination of the scenery, culture, camp and close ups of racers. 

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