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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.
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37th Terwa Run & Marathon, Saturday 24.5.2025

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 a quarter-marathon-long loop four times, and half-marathoners 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 quarter marathon route four times, half marathon runners twice.


Children's mini-marathon on Friday 24 May 2024 at 6 pm at Raatti Stadium (free of charge).

Marathon (start time: 11:00)
Female, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65
Male, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M65
Note: The fourth round of the marathon will be open until 3:20 pm. The finish will be closed by 5 pm at the latest, so maximum marathon running time is 6 hours.

Marathon Relay (start time: 11:00)
Four legs: ~10.8km | ~10.4km | ~10.4km | ~10.6km

Half marathon (start time: 13:15)
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 2022 or later)
Note: The second round of the half marathon will be open until 3:20 pm. The finish will be closed by 5 pm at the latest, so maximum half marathon running time is 3 hours 45 minutes.

10km (start time: 11:10)
Female, Male (adults)
**Youth: F17, M17, F19, M19 (up to 19 years old, born 2005 or later)

5km (start time: 11:20)
Female, Male: fitness series
***Youth: Boys & Girls (up to 15 years old, born 2009 or later)

Entry fees: To be published in December 2024.
Internet registration: 1.12.2024 - 19.5.2025
Race office registration: 23.-24.5.2025

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.

There are a limited number of parking spaces in the competition center. Traffic controllers direct those arriving by car to a parking area with free spaces. About a kilometer from the race center is the central area of ​​Oulu, where there are plenty of paid parking spaces, for example Kivisydän underground parking (

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.

Transport service for dropouts
If you have drop out, please report to the nearest service or first aid station. If you need transpotation to the event center, you can call and order free transportation from the phone number  (+358404727924) which is printed to your bib number. It is also possible to order transport from service points.

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.

Top-5 finishers in open divisions and top-3 in each age group will receive their trophies at stadium, the preliminary award ceremony schedule: 5km at 12:10, 10km at 12:30, 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 2024 Terwa Run & Marathon!