NUTS Virtual Challenge

NUTS Virtual Challenge

NUTS Virtual Challenges have been a hit! For the next challenge, we’re hitting the trails in the spirit of NUTS Karhunkierros.

How to take part in NUTS Virtual Trail Run Challenge

You can take part in the NUTS Virtual Challenges wherever you are: choose the race length, plan your route and enjoy your home trails! Remember to keep your distance to others.

  1. Sign up
    We welcome everyone to our virtual events. Just fill the form you can find on the event information below.
  2. Run the distance of your choice
    You can run on your home trails wherever you are. Enjoy nature and remember to keep your distance!
  3. Add your results
    In the signup confirmation email, you’ll find a link that takes you to the page where you can add your results after your run. Add your time (and your vertical metres if you wish to have it calculated too) and a link to the GPS sports service you are using (eg. Garmin Connect, Strava, Suunto App/Movescount, Polar Flow, Komoot), that will be the proof of your run.
  4. Share the NUTS feeling on social media
    Tag us at @nutsfi and use the hashtag #nutsvirtualrace.

Upcoming events

10.–12.7.2020 Yöttömän yön taikaa

See the information on NUTS Ylläs Pallas -site

Past events

5.–7.6.2020 Kesäkirmaisu // Summertime Trot 3.-7.6.

Join the Summertime Trot! 

Between June 3rd and 7th, we will head for the trails in the spirit of NUTS Karhunkierros. The virtual challenge is called Summertime Trot.

The distances are the ones we would have had at Karhunkierros: 34, 55, 83 and 160 kilometres. In addition, there will be a FunRun, where you can choose your own distance. The FunRun is suitable for kids, trail novices and… of course those who want to go very, very long.

You can split the longer distances up into sections and complete them over the weekend. There are multiple time and distance fields in the results form for this. For example, you can complete the 160 km race by running 80+40+40 km.

Participants get:

  • A virtual race bib (sent out on Thursday June 5th)
  • Race spirit on social media
  • PDF diploma after the race
  • Take a running selfie and upload it to with your race result. We’ll turn it into a fancy NUTS picture card and send it to you via email!
  • There will also be a raffle, powered by our partners

Saturday, June 6th is the main day. We will have:

  • Virtual start on Facebook Live and Meet video call (max 250 participants)! Schedule TBC.
  • NUTS LIVE will follow the event on Facebook. We’ll drop by on people’s events and runs. If you want to be featured, fill out this form.

Sign up here!


9.–10.5.2020 Mother's Day Trail Run

Mothers’ Day Virtual Challenge – mommies and families on the trails!

Our next Virtual Challenge takes place on May 10th, Mother’s Day. We’ll have three categories: 10K and Half Marathon, and FunRun for the entire family: you can run the distance of your choosing!


  • FunRun – run as long as you like!
  • 10km
  • 21,1km

How to participate

The participation for Mother’s Day Virtual Challenge costs 5 euros (incl. VAT 10%). The fee includes a digital race bib and a diploma. There will be a giveaway amongst the participants, too.

The entry is free if you are:

  • A mother: use the code MOTHERSDAY
  • Children (Born 2004 or after)
  • People registered for NUTS Karhunkierros and NUTS Ylläs Pallas: You can take part in the virtual challenges by ticking a box in your sign-up information page. Update your preferences latest on Thursday, May 7th to enter the Mother’s Day Virtual Challenge. For other upcoming challenges, the deadline is May 10th.
Sign up! >

Vertical Effort Points

If you are a king or queen of the hill, you can also add your vertical gain in your results, and it will be factored in. Read more >


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Participants list >

Results >

10.–13.4.2020 NUTS pääsiäispolkukymppi ja -puolikas