1992–2018, 26 years of the Paavo Nurmi Marathon!

On Saturday 18 August you can run in the footsteps of running legend Paavo Nurmi at the 27th Paavo Nurmi Marathon. The Paavo Nurmi Festival which has taken over the entire city will get a worthy ending when nearly 4,000 participants will run in the hectic city centre. Choose your favourite distance: 10 km, the half marathon or the marathon. Reserve your place at this summer’s hottest running event and register here!

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Your first Paavo Nurmi Marathon?

Will this be your first time taking part in the Paavo Nurmi Marathon? Enjoy the festival atmosphere and run the race of your life while taking in the summery scenery of Turku. Our new and improved routes offer a unique running experience in the company of thousands if other runners.

A 10K, a half marathon and a marathon full of experiences

At the Paavo Nurmi Marathon you can choose your favourite out of three distances. You can join the 10K even if your training did not go quite as planned. The most popular distance is the 21.1 km of the half marathon – you will easily find your own pace among the 2,000 other participants. If these do not pose enough of a challenge for you, you can always go for the marathon!

Paavo Nurmi was from Turku

Would you like to run a marathon named after the runner legend?

Run in the footsteps of the legendary athlete of the 20th century. You can choose your distance from a marathon, half marathon or a 10 km run.Join the run and experience a fantastic, vibrant event in the heart of Turku and the beautiful island of Ruissalo.

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