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.
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12 Aug 2022Competitors Arrive (Hotel Provided)
13 Aug 2022Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
14 Aug 2022Race Starts
14 Aug 2022 - to - 20 Aug 2022Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 Take Place
20 Aug 2022Awards Banquet (Hotel Provided)
21 Aug 2022Event Concludes
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21 Oct 2021
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06 Oct 2021
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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