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The Finland Ice Marathon is an annual event in Finland that keeps growing each year. Every February in Kuopio, the Finland Ice Marathon attracts beginners of all ages, as well as professionals.
Kuopio lies approx. 4 hours north-west of Helsinki, Finland.
The Finland Ice Marathon is an event for everyone. It offers various national competitions for men and women, along with many family activities just for fun, and suitable for children.
It's definitely one of the best annual events in Finland!
A very popular part of the Finland Ice Marathon is the "keep fit" activities, which are races ranging from 12.5 km to 100 km in length. Lots of fun to watch are the different team relay races for beginners and pros.
The Finland Ice Marathon has many events for kids as well.
For example, the Mini-Marathon and the adorable "Bambi on Ice" impersonations are wonderful family highlights. The Sunday of the Finland Ice Marathon is reserved for a day of pure family fun: a 25 km skating trip with several breaks along the way.
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