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Finland Ice Marathon

Finland Ice Marathon is one of Finland's oldest ice skating events on natural ice. The race centre is in the harbour of Kuopio, catering to participants with activities and comprehensive facilities. The event is organized on the 27th of February 2021 from morning until afternoon.

Route description:

The course is made on the natural ice of Kallavesi. The lap is at 8 km long (weather conditions permitting). 

Ice skating outdoors at lake Kallavesi

Lake Kallavesi is part of the Kuopio and Savo identity. Lake Kallavesi is home of Finland Ice Marathon which is one of Finland's oldest ice skating events on natural ice.

One-of-a-kind experience on the ice

The course is made on the natural ice of Kallavesi. From middle of January until beginning of March you can ice skate, cycle or kick sled in heart of Finnish lakeland.

In 2019, some of 700 people from 15 different countries took part in the marathon.

Moonlight skating

Don’t miss out ice skating under moonlight. The rink will be decoretad with Finnish fire logs and picture-taking opportunities. The night will culminates in a fireworks.

26.2.2021 from 6 to 8pm

We did it - Thank you! We will see ya in 2021! 

Year 2020 has been really challening for outdoor events. Due the lack of snow and temperature changes we had to make decisions before and during race. Luckily we had frost just couple days before events. The snow guy was in our side!  

During FIM2020 we had Mokkemaraton (Goalie Maraton) charity event on Saturday. The idea of Mokkemarathon was to collect money to Kuopio Päihdepalvelusäätiölle (Kuopio’s Substance Abuse Foundation). The purpose of the Substance Abuse Foundation is to prevent and reduce substance abuse and other addiction problems and related marginalization in the Kuopio region. 
Hopefully we will see ya all in next year 2021! Finland Ice Marathon 2021 will be held on Fri 26th and Sat 27th of February 2021! 
Sign up for #FIM2021 here 
Results from FIM2020
Photos from FIM2020

Tervetulloo Kuopijjoon! 
(it means: welcome to Kuopio!)