Paavo Nurmi Marathon Finland
17 August 2019
The Paavo Nurmi Marathon is an annual marathon road running race held during summer in Turku, Finland, the birth city of Paavo Nurmi. Although various marathons have been held in Turku since 1910, the Paavo Nurmi Marathon was established in 1992. It is arranged along with Paavo Nurmi Games, a part of Paavo Nurmi happening week. The route goes through Turku city and Ruissalo park. The marathon attracts yearly 500 to 1000 participants.
The Start and Finish line for all distances is located beside the City Theater, close to the Competition Office. The route in marathon and half marathon passes through the city centre and the Ruissalo island. The length of one lap is half marathon, 20097,5 m, so full marathon consists of two laps.
A beautiful running route of Turku presents a delightful aspects: the Aura River beach, on the beautiful island of Ruissalo, Wäinö Aaltonen, designed by Paavo Nurmi statue and the city center streets.