The Village Run in Helsinki’s largest island 19.9.2020 (We reserve the right to make changes)
You don’t have to practise to join this run! The route of Laajasalo Run follows the beautiful shores of the Laajasalo island and encourage the partisipants to enjoy the scenery. The most important thing is not the time, but participation. Challenge your friends to join the run. Smile and come to enjoy the race! 15k or 8k into the finish line. Running is fun, and there’s really not long way to the finish. Step in to the start and just let go! The target will be soon reached, hurray you’ve crossed the finish line! Look around – take a high five with your friend. Again one goal has been met. Fill up with energy. Congratulate yourself and your friend for the good job! Enjoy.
The Village run – with attention to details. The Laajasalo Run is held in Laajasalo island in Helsinki. You can join the race for either 8k or 15k in men’s and women’s series. The event also includes series for children and nordic walkers.
The start and finish line of all series are located in the immediate vicinity of the shopping center Saari at Yliskylän puistokatu 4, 00840 Helsinki. Running trail follows Laajasalo shore, making a bend also in Kruunuvuorenranta old villa area.
Running will be held 19th or September 2020. The mass start for men and women for 8k and 15k routes takes place at 11.00. Children’s race start takes place according to enrollments in the series, the first race is at 11:30.
Nordic walkers’ start is at 10.45.
HISTORY BEHIND LAAJASALO RUN
The Laajasalo Run has a long history. The first run, then by the name Laajasalo Jog, was organised in October 1981. The putter man of the event was late mr. Rauno Pajunen together with local sports clubs. From year 1981 forward the run was always held on the second Saturday of October until the year 1994. After 1994 the organisation of the event was put on a break. Laajasalo Run came to alive again with the help of Mimi Cajander who organised the Run again in autumn 2016. Current organizers were all involved in running in 2016 and noted that there was clear need for this kind of communal event for Laajasalo people. Mimi organised the Run again in 2017 but in year 2018 it was yet again put on a break.
As promised in 2019 this event is here to stay! This Village Run is organised by Laajasalo people where everybody has a change, together with friends and strangers alike, enjoy the amazing scenery and running routes of Laajasalo – by running or Nordic walking.
The routes of 8k and 15k start from near by the shopping mall Saari. After the start the routes continue to Aino Ackté park. From there runners get around Killingholmankuja and continue to Laajasalo shores towards Kruunuvuori. The 8k and 15k routes diverge after about 4,5 km.
You can registrate online thourgh our web page www.laajasalojuoksu.fi. The entry fee for both 8k and 15k run is 20 euros. We encourage therefore run more for the same money. The entry fee for children’s run and Nordic walk is voluntary and can be paid in the race office. However, we kindly request for advance registration so that organizers will get an idea of the number of participants.
(This information follows the current plan. The organisers reserve the right to make changes)