Arctic Marathon

Arctic marathon

Run in the Arctic with Wildmarathon's Arctic Marathon

Arctic Marathon on 6th April 2025

Arctic Marathon takes you to the most authentic of Finnish Lapland. The race starts from the village square of Santa Claus village, in Rovaniemi, where exactly the line of the Arctic Circle is located.

Full Marathon

If you choose this challenge, you will face 42 km through the Finnish Lapland. 

Half Marathon

If you choose to complete a half marathon in the Arctic, you will run 21 km. 

10 K

The Arctic Marathon in Finland also gives you the option of completing a 10 km.

Arctic Marathon technical Information

To ensure you have the best possible experience, we’ve put together all the technical information you need to know before you take part in the Artic Marathon.

The International Trail Running Association gives 1 point for completing this challenge. 

Meet our record holders

Keri Jones, a runner from United Kingdom, is the record holder with the fastest time (3h 24' 34'') in the Arctic Marathon.
Keri Jones
United Kingdom
Michael Pielch, runner from the USA, who holds the record in the half marathon. He completed it in 1 h 40' 35''.
Michael Pielch
Finally, the 10 K record goes to Maria Esperanza. The young Spaniard completed the challenge in 1h 02' 46''.
Maria Esperanza

Marathon in the Arctic

 In addition to running, the organization offers experiences such as trip on sleds pulled by Huskies, ice pool swimm, sauna or seeing the Northern Boreal Lights while we will be staying in 4* Finnish-style bungalows with sauna, all meals and all the comforts, airport transfers, party awards trophies, etc.

Don't miss the best moments of the
Arctic Marathon in this video!

Arctic Marathon program

From 4th to 8th April


4 April 2025

On the 1st day of the event we will take care of the transfers from Rovaniemi airport to Santa Claus holliday village. We will rest and eat, then it will be time for the Artic Marathon Race Briefing. And when we finish, we will have dinner.

We will enjoy breakfast and then go to check the marathon course. After that, we will enjoy one of the most exciting activities: Husky sledge excursion. We will have lunch and in the afternoon we can go to the sauna or visit Rovaniemi. At the end of the day we will have dinner and rest.


5 April 2025


6 April 2025

We will start with breakfast and then we'll run the marathon. Once finished, we will transfer you to the starting point, have. In the evening we will have dinner and enjoy the trophy presentation. We will finish the day with the Boreal Norther light trip.

Breakfast and sctivity sauna+icepool swim to relax muscles and allow recovery after the marathon previous day. Lunch and free time. Dinner. We will finish the day with the Boreal Norther light trip.


7 April 2025


8 April 2025

Breakfast, free time and transfer to Rovaniemi airport.

Track and map of Arctic Marathon

The circuit transits in the around of Santa Claus Village, in the Arctic Polar Circle line. The surface is a mixture of snow roads and forest single tracks. The accumulated unevenness is not significant but there will be short steep slopes along the way that must be taken into account.

The temperature could vary from -12ºC to -7ºC approx. Participants should wear appropriate apparel and in case of dropouts, the closure organization vehicles will carry additional warming clothe.

Equipment of
Arctic Marathon

The organization has looked for the best dates to have the mildest temperatures and avoid excessive heat-cold. A temperature is foreseen that could vary from 11ºC at the start to 24ºC at the finish line. The registration includes the corporate jersey!

To face the challenge in the best conditions we recommend you to wear trail running shoes, a cap, sunglasses and a sand shoe cover (only for the dune section). 

Frequently asked questions

Below, we answer some of the questions you often ask us. If you have any other questions, please contact us.

Participants can register individually, as a team / company (from 2 to 5 participants) or as companions. Prices are per person, not per team). Registered by team must fill in the name of the team on the form.

The types of registration are: 42k Marathon, 21k Half Marathon, 10k.

The starting price for Actic Marathon Finland is 1.190. As we get closer to the event, we change the price range.

Yes, it is a different price for participants and a lower price for accompanying persons. In addition, the price is organised in sections: the cheapest is the starting price. As the months go by and we get closer to the event, the price increases.

Wildmarathon is more than just a marathon, it is a running experience with a guided multi-day programme where all services are included. Registration for the race is only allowed in exceptional cases for local people from the destinations.

Yes, if you register we will give you a corporate event jersey.

No, each participant has to buy the flight himself/herself. What is included in the registration fee are the transfers from the airport to the hotel and back.

All participants will run with a geolocator and we will carry several support vehicles, although the circuit is easy to run and very visible.

We organise a trophy ceremony for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd of each distance in men an women

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