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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  • 18 Nov 2021 The Majestic Fells of Lapland

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  • 30 Sep 2021 The Beauty of Lapland

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  • 22 Sep 2021 A Finnish Welcome

    Finnish Magazine, Juoksija, welcomes RacingThePlanet to Lapland.

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

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  • 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. 

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