It’s popular to combine holidays or a shorter break with exercise and races. Åland has many races to choose from – and afterwards you can reward yourself with the nature and culinary experiences Åland has to offer.

The locals are active and Åland is the region of Europe that has the most sports facilities per capita. There are running and cycle races of different lengths and with different features, as well as other sports events for all tastes, for both amateurs and professionals, and the events are spread throughout the year.

Races 2021

Sjöjungfruloppet in Mariehamn 7-8 May will be arranged virtually this year, and you can participate anywhere at any time during the given dates. Women 5 km and 10 km.

Mercy Ships Race in Mariehamn 26 May will be arranged virtually, you can participate from anywhere at any time during the given date. Run or walk – choose between 5 km and 10 km.

BrändÖluffen in the island municipality of Brändö 15 May is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Half-marathon or 10 km.

Together 4 Life – race against cancer will be arranged virtually this year. You can participate anywhere, at any time during the weekend of 4-6 June. Run 10 km or 5 km, walk 5 km or 1,5 km or take part in the relay race 3 x 1,5 km or 3 x 3,45 km for a important cause. There will be also an own race for tykes and kids: Knatteloppet 400 m (children up to 6 years) and Barnloppet 1500 m (children up to 12 years). Start and finish area are located at the market square of Mariehamn.

Käringsundsloppet in Eckerö 3-4 July. Bicycle event with both race and open series. A combined road and time trial race a bit over 170 km, as well as open class: 11 km, 33 km or 110 km on regular or electric bicycle.

Semesterloppet in Eckerö 10 July – exercise for the whole family. Run, jog or walk – all ways are good ways. Distances: 12 km, 8 km or 4 km, for children approximately 1 km.

Vestansundaloppet running event in Jomala. You can choose between half-marathon, 10,5 km and 5,5 km, as well as a race for children.

Bomarsund Open Water Challenge in Sund 31 July. Open water swim race held in in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Bomarsund. 

Bomarsund Trail Run in Sund 31 July. The sixth year in a row for the Trail Run race in Bomarsund, Åland. Along trails in a historic setting. Distances: 27 km, 12 km, 4,5 km and 1 km (Minitrail) for younger participants.

Käringsund triathlon in Eckerö 27–28 August. Many different distances and classes, both individual and team races.

Åland SwimRun 10–11 September. Run and swim in the beautiful Åland archipelago. Many different distances and classes.

Kanonloppet and Ålandsmarschen Kanonloppet is a terrain run with serveral running races and distances: Kanonloppet 22,5 km or 15 km km, Ålandsmarschen 22,5 km or 15 km, Lilla Kanonloppet 7,5 km or 3,5 km, Julleloppet 1 km for children.

Åland Marathon and ½ Marathon 30 October. Start and finish near the swimming centre Mariebad in Mariehamn. Choose between marathon, half-marathon, 10 km and 5 km.

Nyårsruset in Mariehamn. Start and finish right by the swimming centre Mariebad. Distances 7,4 km or 9,5 km. 

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