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Finlandia-hiihto Worldloppet
45 years in 2018!

45th FINLANDIA-HIIHTO 24-25.2.2018



Finlandia Ski Marathon developes to offer more for every ski friend

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Finland’s biggest ski marathon Finlandia-hiihto features again some novelties in its events. Finlandia-hiihto and Vierumäki Sports Institute will organize Naisten Finlandia, Finlandia for women, for the first time on February 10th. Unlike all other Finlandia-hiihto events, this will be in held entirely in Vierumäki. Women’s Finlandia offers enjoyable skiing around Vierumäki, but also a lot more will be included in the event. ”For a long time, we have been planning ski and wellness event for women only. This year we are happy to have Vierumäki Sports Institute with us to make it happen fo ...

WorldloppetTV Mag Episode 1# 2017


the magazine Episode #1 2017
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Welcome to the first edition of the Worldloppet TV Magazine, your new worldwide cross-country marathon skiing show ! IN SUMMARY: Let’s start with a trip to Helsinki, Finland, to meet Juha Viljamaa, President of the Worldloppet Ski Federation. He gives us insight on the history, the objectives, the functioning and the future of the Worldloppet. Take a look back on the 2016-2017 season, a trip around the world and a collection of beautiful images... The Southern hemisphere is ready to welcome the first kilometres of the Worldloppet events; the season is finally ready to kick-off wit ...

Greetings from the President of Finlandia-hiihto

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44th Finlandia-hiihto was succesfully completed even that the conditions were very challenging. I want to express my appreciation and gratitude especially to the committed volunteers. Without them this event would not be possible. I also want to give a special thanks to the people involved in preparations of the course – they gave us a chance by turning impossible to possible. I wish to thank my staff members, Lahti Ski Club, Hollola Athletics, Finnish Ski Association, the City of Lahti and County of Hollola. Without the teamwork of these institutes wouldn’t be possible either. I wish ...

Uusivirta and Alusniemi winners of 50 km

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Risto Uusivirta won men’s 50 kilometre free technic competition ahead of Vesa Kallio, who came to the finish 13 seconds behind. Third was Heikki Palosaari, who was 47 seconds behind. Uusivirta told that the culmination point of the race was 10 kilometres before finish when he took the lead. - One man at a time was left behind and I was able to keep my pace even.  Uusivirta expressed his gratitude to volunteers who did an excellent job with the track. Sini Alusniemi won ladies 50 kilometre competition. Olesya Gusenkova was 8.24 minutes behind and took home silver. Marja Paatero was thir ...

Varis and Virtanen are the winners of 50 kilometres

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Kari Varis won men’s 50 kilometre classic competition. Jarmo Rissanen was second with 26 second gap. Niko Nättinen was 2 minutes behind and came third. Ladies 50 kilometres went to Niina Virtanen. Mirva Rottensteiner was 4 minutes behind, and Suvi Karjaluoto came third with an 8-minute-gap to the winner. - I told already the first time I started that I want to win, Virtanen explained.  Varis told that the key to win was today patience to ski behind the leader group. - I knew that I would be able to create a gap between me and Jarmo (Rissanen). The culmination point of the competition wa ...

Race Center

Race Office is located in Lahti Fair Center - Salpausselänkatu 7, Lahti, Finland

The entrance is located under a big Stadium portal.

Ski storage is located on the left side when you enter the hall. The Race Office is located on the right side when you enter the hall.

Success of children’s Finlandia, aim to attract more than 4000 skiers

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The week of Finlandia Ski Marathon events couldn’t get a better start: more than 1300 school kids from first until fourth grade enjoyed skiing in nice winter weather at Children’s Finlandia on Tuesday. Joy of skiing and participating together with classmates was visible. ”Can I go another loop” was often heard sentence. Finlandia Week will continue on Saturday, where something new will be done: The celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence added also a novelty to Finlandia Ski Marathon: 100 km classic race. So far 430 skiers are set to complete the ”double marathon”. It w ...

Confirmation letters have been sent by email

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Please have the confirmation letter with you when you arrive to the race office to retrieve your bib package to speed up the process. You can also receive your bib package by showing your ID (with photo) to the staff. In case you wish to take a friends bib with you, you will need a proof for doing so. Confirmation letters won't be sent to the ones whom have made a late entry. All late entries must be paid at the race office during the opening hours and before the given time limit. Please see the Race Office opening hours, schedules, courses and other maps from our Schedule page.   /Finland ...

Finlandia Ski Marathon raced over full distances on 33km loop

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Finlandia Ski Marathon course has been confirmed. This year, the event will be completed over a course of 33 km. That means, there will be 3 loops on 100 km, while 50 km will be consisting of 33 and 20 km loops and 32 km will be 33 km. There are 3370 registered skiers so far. The weekend’s kick-off skiing event, Finlandia-Sprint, unfortunately had to be cancelled due to number of teams entered. Finlandia Ski Marathon week will start on Tuesday with Children’s Finlandia, where approximately 1300 kids from region’s different elementary schools enjoy skiing. Course maps will be updated tod ...

Finlandia-hiihto is part of Worldloppet and Russialoppet

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Finlandia-hiihto (Finlandia Ski Marathon) is an non-profit organization. The income (after expenses) will be divided between the two organizing local sports clubs - Lahden Hiihtoseura (Lahti Ski Club) and Hollolan Urheilijat -46 (Hollola Athletics '49). By participating you are supporting local youth athletics.