XXX Ruskamaraton at Levi September 7th 2013
Welcome to 30th Ruskamaraton to Levi on Saturday the 7th of September 2013. Ruskamaraton offers activities for the whole family. Full, half and quarter marathon for adults and young adults. Ruska Walk for seniors and other easy goers and kid’s runs for young runners up to 12 years.
From Friday to Sunday the Ruskamarkkinat market place offers all kind of goods from souvenirs and sports equipment to hot sausages and warm drinks. Unique hulabaloo creates a warm and joyful atmosphere that keeps all the runners and their supporters happy.
A route along lappish nature
In Finland many runners has Ruskamaraton as a season’s final event. And for that Levi offers great facilities: more than 24 thousand beds in hotels, apartments and cottages and several restaurants plus a spa in the middle of Lappish nature 150 km north from polar circle. Beautiful nature and it’s brilliant colours makes one’s hair flurry and mind wild!
Start and finish are in front of Hotel Levitunturi. At the beginning the route goes along Levi’s village from where it continues between two fells, Levi and Kätkä, towards Kittilä town.
Along the way beautiful lake and fell sceneries makes a mark in every runners mind. Full marathon goes all the way to Kittilä town and comes back along the same route. Refreshment points along the the full marathon are 10.
Half marathon follows the same route towards Kittilä town but turns back on the half way. Refreshment points along the half marathon are 5.
Quarter marathon follows it’s own routes on the north side of Levi village. Refreshment points along the quarter marathon are 2.
All paid competitors will receive a Ruskamaraton medal. While running, gears can be stored at the finishing area. Services along the route and sauna after the race are included, too. Sauna for men is at Lainio and for women at Aakenus. Or you can get 50% discount at the Levi Spa by showing your medal.
Prize ceremony at the race office (hall) at 17:00. Three best in each group will receive a trophy and other gifts. Prizes will not be mailed afterwards.