You are warmly welcome to experience the inspiring running vibes of Oulu, a beautiful city located on the shore of the Gulf of Bothnia in Finland. 
More information of city of Oulu (click)

29th Terwa Run & Marathon, Saturday 20.5.2017, is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland´s independence in 2017.

Event center is located near the city of Oulu where plenty of hotels are available.

Route description
The start line is just outside the athletic stadium of Oulu. The course is scenic, flat and fast. Marathon runners run the half marathon course twice. The finish line is located at the stadium. 

Route maps: link (routes are measured by certified measurer of Finnish Athletics Federation)
NOTE: Marathon runners will run half marathon route twice.


Marathon (start time: 12:00)
Female, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65, F70         
Male, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M65, M70

Half marathon (start time: 12:00)
Female, F22, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65, F70
Male, M22, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70.   

10km (start time: 11:15)
Female, Male
Junior: F19, M19 (upto 19 years old)

Entry fees:

until 31.12.2016
1.1.-31.3.2017 1.4.-14.5.2017
Marathon           45 €
         50 €
         55 €
          60 €
          40 €
         45 €          50 €
          55 €
10 km
          30 €          35 €
         40 €
          45 €
Junior 10 km(*
          10 €
         10 €          10 €          45 €
Internet registration: 15.6.2016 - 14.5.2017
Race office registration: 19.-20.5.2017 

Race expo and office
The race expo and office locate indoors of athletic stadium. Address: Raatintie 2, 90100 Oulu, Finland. Opening hours: Fri 10-19, Sat 9-18.

Race material
Participants will pick up their material (number bib, timing chip, etc) at the office either on Friday or Saturday. Material has to be picked up on Saturday, May 20th, by 11:00 the latest. The race number should be pinned to the front of your shirt so that it is clearly visible. Timing chip needs to be connected into running shoe, Guide.

Equipment storage
Storage locates in stadium and is open on race day between 10:00-18:15. Storage is managed by security staff.

Refreshment stations
Water, sports drink, bananas, etc. are served at every 3-4 km. Stations are marked with numbered "jug"-signs in route map.

Personal refreshments
If you have personal refreshments, please place them to the correct moving boxes located at stadium by 11:00, this service only for marathon and half marathon runners. Be sure that your drinks includes your race number, number of the station and km information.

Live-coverage can be found from our "Results" page (also previous years results there).

All runners who cross the finish line will receive a medal.
There is also a lottery where all participants can win extra prizes. Lottery winning lists will be published at the information desk by 2 PM.

Top-5 finishers in open divisions and  top-3 in each age group will receive their prizes at stadium, the preliminary award ceremony schedule:  10km at 12:30, half marathon at 14:00 and marathon at 16:00.

Race records
New marathon race record bonus is 300 euros.
Current Women's record is 2.50.28 (Maire Kukkonen FIN)
Current Men's record is 2.27.59 (Jorma Kuronen FIN)

New halfmarathon race record bonus is 150 euros.
Current Women's record is 1.18.53 (Maire Kukkonen FIN)
Current Men's record is 1.08.54 (Yuri Vinogradov RUS)

New 10km race record bonus is 150 euros.
Current Women's record is 31.59 (Johanna Peiponen FIN)
Current Men's record is 30.33 (Jannne Ukonmaanaho FIN)

Weather: The average day time temperature in late May is between +12-18 °C.

Further information: please contact via e-mail to
Welcome to the 2017 Terwa Run & Marathon!