NUTS Karhunkierros 53k, 80k, 160k Trail Ultra
Kuusamo, Finland May 16, 2014
An ultra trail race on the well-known Finnish trekking route, Karhunkierros, in the Oulanka National Park. The most demanding of the distances is the 160 km (100 miles) ultra trail, the first one of its kind ever to be organised in Finland.
​Rukankyläntie 15, Kuusamo, Finland
May 16, 2014 9:00 PM
May 17, 2014 7:00 AM
May 17, 2013 10:00 AM
The route follows the amazing Karhunkierros trekking route in the Oulanka National Park. The route is extremely demanding. There are sharp ascents and descents along the route, as well as rocky parts, tree roots and even snow. In the 2014 race the number of participants is limited to 100 people.
Hautajärvi Visitor Centre (at the 160 km turnaround → breakfast, 10l drop bag)
Oulanka Visitor Centre (water)
Crossing of road 8694 (water)
Checkpoints: Taivalköngäs and Jussinkämppä
The race office will be situated at Rantasipi Rukahovi hotel.
Max. number of participants:
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Oulanka Visitor Centre – Ruka
Start on Saturday 17.5. at 10.00 am
80 km (1 100 metres ascent)
Hautajärvi Visitor Centre – Ruka
Start on Saturday 17.5. at 7.00 am
Cut-off 17h (in the goal by midnight)
160 km (2 200 metres ascent)
Ruka – Hautajärvi Visitor Centre – Ruka
Start at Ruka on Friday 16.5. at 9.00 pm
Cut-off 36h (in the goal by 9.00 am on Sunday 18.5.)
Previous ultra trail experience is required from participants of the 160 km race. You must be at the Hautajärvi Visitor Centre on Saturday at 2.00 pm at the latest. Pacers are allowed on the way back from Juuma to Ruka.
Race numbers, GPS-devices: Race Office will be situated at the Rantasipi Rukahovi hotel.
160 km on Friday by 7.00 pm
80 km and 53 km on Friday by 10.00 pm
Until 31.12.2013: 50 €
1.1. - 16.3.2014: 80 €
17.3. - 4.5.2014: 120 €
Until 31.12.2013: 70 €
1.1. - 16.3.2014: 100 €
17.3. - 4.5.2014: 140 €
Until 31.12.2013: 100 €
1.1. - 16.3.2014: 140 €
17.3. - 4.5.2014: 170 €
When registering you can purchase the technical race shirt for 35 €.
The entry fee includes:
GPS tracking (80 km and 160 km)
Bus transportation to the start areas: 80 km Hautajärvi Visitor Centre and 53 km Oulanka Visitor Centre
Drop bag transportation to Hautajärvi Visitor Centre for the 160 km race
Refreshment stations: water, own refreshments can be transported to the refreshment stations ( for the 160 km race there will be breakfast at the turnaround spot)
Shower facilities and meal at the finish
Additional information: The races follow marked trekking routes. The races are demanding so for the shorter distances previous experience of marathons and trail marathons is advisable. For the 160 km race previous experience in ultra trail running is required. All the participants are racing on their own responsibility! The organizer has a liability insurance covering its own operations, but this does not cover accidents that may happen to the runners during the race. Each participant is responsible for having their own insurance. In the case of accidents during the race, the participant releases the organizer from any liability or responsibility.
Before the race detailed instructions on the route, safety and actions during race will be sent to the participants. It is required that the participants familiarize themselves with the instructions. The participants must have the compulsory gear with them during the whole race.
Cancellations: In case of cancellation the entrance fee will not be refunded, but the registration can be transferred to any of the other Northern Ultra Trail Service events.
The organizer reserves the right to changes.
Accommodation:Hotel Rantasipi Rukahovi offers accommodation to participants for the following prices:
Single room standard 60 € / night
Double room standard 69 € / night
Single room superior 78 € / night
Double room superior 87 € / night
Apartment for 3 people 89 € / night
Apartment for 4 people 104 € / night
Apartment for 5 people 120 € / night
Apartment for 6 people 134 € / night
For the time being accommodation for these prices can only be booked straight from the hotel by using the reservation code “Ruka Ultra”.
datum en andere gegevens voorbehouden.
Neem altijd contact op met de organisator voor inschrijving en actuele informatie.