Exotic OCR in Finnish Lapland

NEXT RACE 28.3.2020

Registration is now open!

Running in deep snow and ice swimming in Pallas-Ylläs National Park in Lapland. What is it all about?

Picture: Poppis Suomela
Picture: Poppis Suomela

Winter Warrior Finland is the toughest obstacle course race above the Arctic Circle. Put your physical and mental strength to a real test with 13 kilometers of obstacles, immersing snow and freezing water. Race from summit to summit and enjoy the most amazing scenery and the freshest air in the World.

This arctic race gives a refreshing breeze to swiftly growing Obstacle Course Racing scene. In a national park there is no scaffolding, the obstacles are mainly based on nature. There is running in deep snow, crawling in snow tunnels, climbing on ropes and diving in the hole in the ice.

In addition to the race squads there is a more relaxed Winter Warrior Challenge. The challenge is intended for those who want to challenge themselves alone or as a group but are not interested in competing or else want to take it a bit less serious.

The race consists of four different series from which you can pick the one that suits you best. You can complete the challenge solo or as a group, and do it running or walking. Race series introductions.

Pictures and results of previous races

Pallas-Yllästunturi National park logo
Finnish national parks are protected areas with unique natural features. We are priviledged to have the chance to race in the breathtaking landscape breathing the freshest air in the World. Because of that both organizers and racers are proud to follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism in the National Park.

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Juri’s story – “During those 3 hours I ran I smiled more than any 3 hours of my life”

This is a story written to us by an inspiring racer Juri Lahtinen, Americanized Finn who became a flag-bearer of USA 2019. We share this story with a heavy heart since Juri passed away unexpectedly this summer. Last year he made it his mission to share his happiness about healthy lifestyle and inspire others to …

Registration is open

Next Winter Warrior Finland is organized at Ylläs 28.3.2020. More information about registration. Also attend the Facebook event.