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About Finland Ice Marathon

Finland Ice Marathon is one of first ice-skating events on natural rink. The race centre is located in the harbour of Kuopio, catering to participants with activities and comprehensive facilities. 

The course is made on the natural ice of Kallavesi. The lap lasts 8km, depending on weather conditions

In 2019, over 700 participants from 15 different countries took part in the marathon.

In 2020, Mokkemaraton (Goalie Maraton) charity event joined 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. 


Route description

The course is made on the natural ice of Kallavesi. (weather conditions permitting). A new addition is ice biking 100 km, 50 km and 25 km. 


Why you should not miss out Finland Ice Marathon?

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.

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.

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