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Riitta Hanninen
Welcome to RacingThePlanet: Lapland 2022!

06 September 2021 03:25 pm (GMT+02:00) Helsinki, Kyiv, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius

Hello everyone – Riitta here! 
After more than 10 years working at RacingThePlanet I am super excited to welcome you to come and race 250km in my home country of Finland. Specifically in the region of Lapland in the North of Finland which is a beautiful part of the world!
Lapland is a very historical area of the country full of the culture of the Sámi indigenous people of Lapland. 
This race is a unique opportunity to experience Lapland in the summer when the sun is (hopefully) shining and the colours are at their most vibrant. 
I can't wait for you to visit, and showing you the best of Lapland! 
When you have registered, I recommend starting your own blog here. It's a really nice way to keep everyone updated with your preparation and get to know other competitors. You can then continue writing your blog during the race. Preparations are a big part of the fun! 
See you soon! 

Comments: Total (3) comments

Carmen Cordogan

Posted On: 07 Jan 2022 03:06 am

Thank you Riitta! Your warm welcome is very encouraging! I am gathering books and articles to learn about the area and the Sami. What an expanding opportunity to learn about new people and a part of the world full of wonder and beauty. Thank you for your giving nature and generous nature. Best always, Carmen

Mary Gadams

Posted On: 07 Jan 2022 02:08 am

Cannot wait Riitta, it has always been my dream to visit Lapland.

Iris Derke

Posted On: 29 Sep 2021 01:59 pm

Thank you for such a warm welcome Riitta! You had me at "Northern Lights", every night! Cannot wait and am super excited after Patagonia and Atacama to have Lapland in my sights for 2022.