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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  • 24 May 2022 Women In Multistage and Ultrarunning

    Ultrarunning over the years has been predominately the preserve of male participants. At RacingThePlanet and 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series races we have noticed similar rates of participation, and we usually have between 20-25% female competitors. There are many reasons for these statistics but the good news is the number of women participating in our sport has gradually been increasing over the years.

  • 17 May 2022 Pre & Post Race Ideas for Lapland 2022

    Here are some great ways to explore the area around the race either before or after or both!

  • 07 May 2022 Namib Race 2022 Has Concluded

    Congratulations to our champions:  Reinhold Hugo (Switzerland) and Victoria Connelly (UK) and all the participants.  Check out the photos and videos which will be uploaded throughout the day.

  • 15 Apr 2022 Watch the Lapland Information Session

    If you missed the RacingThePlanet: Lapland Information Session on Zoom last weekend you can watch the recording now. It's full of information to help you prepare including how to get there, the course, terrain, weather, equipment and top tips for the race.

  • 05 Apr 2022 Join the Lapland 2022 Information Session - Sunday 10 April

    Whether you are registered or still considering the race, now is a great time to join our Information Session to get top tips for the race.

  • 19 Mar 2022 Lapland Competitor Area is Open!

    All confirmed competitors have access to the Competitor Area of the website where we post important information about the race. If you haven't received your login details, please contact us.

  • 09 Mar 2022 Thank You for Your Support of the People of Ukraine

    Thank you to the RacingThePlanet Community for raising over US$11,000 in 48 hours to support the People of Ukraine. We'll be providing an update on how the money is donated/spent on ground.

  • 08 Mar 2022 Start Your Race Blog!

    With 6 months to the race, now is a perfect time to start your own blog for the race. You can also read and send your comments to the  fellow participants.  

  • 16 Feb 2022 Getting to Lapland

    The arrival town of the race is Rovaniemi and we will finish in Levi, Kittilä. Take a look on the race itinerary that has the details on race schedule and transportation options to and in Finland.

  • 03 Feb 2022 Interested in being part of the RacingThePlanet volunteer team?

    The week of the race is tough but very rewarding. We have some openings at the 2022 races in Namibia, Georgia, Lapland and Chile! Read more here...

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