Author Archive | Terho Lahtinen


Freedom and Wonder of Fell Running in Lapland

Text: Matt Mitchell Fell running is a unique experience, even for runners. There is a sense of freedom and wonder amongst the rolling hills, with their deceptively broad and sweeping contours. My first trail ultra marathon was on the Pallas-Hetta trail a few years ago, and it stole my heart. I’d never seen rolling, wild […]


2017 Pyhä tunturimaraton race report

For me, trail running has always been a catalyst for new experiences. Every race has its own unique set of challenges and rewards. Running a fell marathon maybe even more so, as I’ve spent most of my life running on roads. The Pyhä Tunturimaraton is one of the most visually stunning tracks I’ve run. You […]

Photo: Jaakko Posti

Finland’s 100th anniversary – celebrate with us on trails!

In 2017, Finland celebrates 100 years of independence. The anniversary is attracting international attention and Finland has been listed as one of the most interesting travel destinations of the year by all sorts of media and travel guides. Finland is known for its clean and peaceful environment, active cultural life and, most of all our wild and beautiful natural […]


Finnish trail running statistics 2016

Trail running participation in Finland keeps growing at a fast pace. During 2016, ever more runners found from road to trails, new events were born and, unlike in many road runs, the most popular events continued to grow. According to the statistics maintained by, in 2016 there were alltogether 110 trail running events in […]


Short film contest winner is breathing clean air in Lapland

The winning movie was filmed on Sammaltunturi fell in Muonio. 14 films and 400 voters participated. The first Finnish trail running related short movie contest collected 14 trail running films. The winner  Breath was shot in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park around the weather station of Sammaltunturi. The contest aims at encouraging people to play sports in the outdoors and […]


Movie contest voting is open and Nuuksio Classic Trail Marathon announced a trail running related short film contest that attracted 14 submissions. This is far beyond what the organizers expected. Excellent! It is great to see all these inspiring films that radiate love for trails, nature and running. The jury that consists of well-known movie and TV professionals Teemu Hostikka, Joel […]


Tough choices in August!

The 19 amazing trail races arranged in August make it hard to choose which to attend. Here’s a short intro on each of them, and remember; if you get excited and choose to do many (or why not even all of them) it’s totally ok to take it easy and just enjoy the beautiful scenery! […] facebook screenshot on Facebook

We are excited to announce that we are now on Facebook. Our is designed to be a hub for resources and information about trailrunning in Finland. The Facebook page will include feature articles from this website highlighting resources for runners and first-hand event recaps from throughout the trailrunning season.  We will also be sharing blogs, photos, recaps, […]

Marjo Snellman pitää vauhtia 21km:n sarjassa Hynkänlammen rantapolulla. Kuva: Poppis Suomela

Bodom Trail 2016 – a gorgeous spring day of breaking records

Text: Marko Krapu – 21 kilometers of paths, swamps and rocks. A pretty rough route but it works!  This tweet from Mikko Heikkilä sums up the post-race feelings of many Bodom Trail runners. Gorgeous weather, great atmosphere and the challenging route made the event a very positive experience.   Bodom Trail, organized in Pirttimäki, Espoo […]