On March 12th, 2020 the Finnish Government has strongly recommended to ban all events with more than 500 participants until end of May. In alignment with this recommendation, Terwa Run & Marathon originally scheduled for May 23rd 2020, is postponed to September this year. The new event date is September 26th 2020.

In case we have to cancel the event, we will let you know as soon as possible. In this case your participation will automatically be transferred to 2021.

We kindly ask for your understanding in this matter.


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)


32nd Terwa Run & Marathon, Saturday 26.9.2020

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: 11:00)
Female, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65
Male, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M65
Note: The second round of the marathon will be open until 1:55 pm. The finish will be closed by 5 pm at the latest, so maximum marathon running time is 6 hours.

Half marathon (start time: 13:00)
Female, F22, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65, F70
Male, M22, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70.
*Youth: F22, M22 (up to 22 years old, born 1998 or later)
Note: The finish will be closed by 5 pm at the latest, so maximum half marathon running time is 4 hours.

10km (start time: 11:30)
Female, Male
**Youth: F17, M17, F19, M19 (up to 19 years old, born 2001 or later)

4km (start time: 11:10)
Female, Male: fitness series
***Youth: Boys & Girls (up to 15 years old, born 2005 or later)

Entry fees:
Internet registration: 1.11.2019 - 21.9.2020
Race office registration: 25.-26.9.2020

Race expo and office
Race expo and office locate indoors of athletic stadium. Address: Raatintie 2, 90100 Oulu, Finland. Opening hours: Fri 12-20, Sat 9-17. Registration is possible also at the race office, it must be done at least one hour before race starts.

Race material
Participants will pick up their material (number bib, timing chip, etc) at the office either on Friday or Saturday before the start time. The race number should be pinned to the front of your shirt so that it is clearly visible. Timing chip is attached to bib number.

Equipment storage
Storage locates in stadium and is open on race day between 10-17. 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 9:45, this service for marathon runners only. 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.

Top-5 finishers in open divisions and top-3 in each age group will receive their trophies at stadium, the preliminary award ceremony schedule: 4km at 12:00, 10km at 13:15, marathon at 15:00, half 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 30.26 (Arttu Vattulainen 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 2020 Terwa Run & Marathon!