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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  • 19 Jan 2022 Interview with the Race Director

    Race Director and Local Manager, Riitta Hänninen, shares with us the beauties of Lapland. It was the thousands of lakes and vast forests lying just beyond her doorstep that inspired a life of sports and a love of the outdoors. 

  • 12 Jan 2022 Who will be at the start line this year?

    We are thrilled to see so many old and new racers registering for the 13th RacingThePlanet Ultra in Lapland! Zimbabwe, Luxembourg, Poland, Mexico, Sweden... so many nationalities! Check out the competitor list to see who will be at the start line for the RacingThePlanet: Ultramarathon of 2022. 

  • 05 Jan 2022 The 8 Seasons of Lapland

    Riitta Hanninen, RacingThePlanet's resident Finn and the Event Director for RacingThePlanet: Lapland 2022, talks us through the varied seasons of her home country and how to make the most of it all year round!

  • 31 Dec 2021 Bring On 2022!

    Having staged two successful races in 2021, the Namib Race in Namibia and RacingThePlanet: Georgia, we are even more excited about what 2022 has coming up!

  • 24 Dec 2021 Seasons Greetings!

    Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at RacingThePlanet! A big thank you to our community for your continued support during these challenging times. We have such an exciting year planned for 2022 and are looking forward to sharing it all with you! 

  • 22 Dec 2021 The Midnight Sun

    In the summer, the sun sometimes never sets. For 73 days each year, the sun is visible round the clock. Visiting in August you can expect 21-24 hours of light a day. Find out more quick facts about this stunning location!

  • 15 Dec 2021 Hidden Gems of Lapland

    Discover the hidden gems on Lapland's trails and much more as local Race Director Riitta Hanninen and Course Director Carlos introduce you to some of the highlights you can expect to see on the course. 

  • 08 Dec 2021 Find out more about the location, weather and culture of RacingThePlanet: Lapland

    Including where in Lapland the race will take place, the flora and fauna you will see, the weather you should expect, the Sámi and sauna culture you will experience and more.

  • 01 Dec 2021 Why & How You Should Fundraise

    Competing in events for a cause is not just good for charities it’s also a strong motivational tool. Simon Southgate shares his insights on reaping the most results for your chosen cause.

  • 24 Nov 2021 Setting Your Goals for the Course

    Everyone's first goal is to finish as a lot can happen in 7 days but it's also good to try to estimate how long each stage will take to finish. This helps to with training, food and packing plans. You can browse the past results to set your goals...

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