While the Ethiopian world champion Haile Gebrselassie has endorsed The Great Fjord Run in Bergen, Jimmy Vika has more runs on his hot list.
“Running makes you open your senses and enhances the experience of nature. In addition, you can discover places that you don’t have access to from a car or a bus, and you can cover different areas and attractions in a short amount of time, ” Jimmy says.
Local running enthusiasts organize numerous running events as diverse and exotic as nature itself. Several runs take you through natural terrain.
Many of the marathons and runs listed below also offer children’s trails, cultural events and a lot of fun, and most have shorter distances for grown-ups who want to take it easy.
Check out the numerous marathons and runs all over Norway.
Running through the bright summer night in the city of Tromsø at the end of June is something everyone should get to experience. A fantastic atmosphere and unmatched scenery make this a truly exciting event.
There is something completely different about running on Svalbard. You get even closer to the raw and untouched nature when you put on your running shoes. The local community works hard to give all visitors a good experience, and if you’re lucky, you might spot a polar bear along the way.
Start in the fjord town Eidfjord in Hardanger and go running in picturesque scenery. Experience famous areas up close like the Hardangerjøkulen glacier, the Vøringsfossen waterfall, and the Hardangervidda mountain plateau.
The view at the top is more rewarding than any medal.
A mud run is a great excuse to get dirty without consequence. And don’t forget to party afterwards.
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