Rauhalahti Kuopio Maraton 4.9.2021

Different options for the Rauhalahti Kuopio Marathon 2021 - a decision will be made in August

Due to the current corona pandemic, we have so far closed the registration for the Rauhalahti Kuopio Marathon on September 4, 2021.

It is uncertain whether we can hold a big mass event in September. Similar uncertainty applies to many large mass events nationwide.

Different options for the Rauhalahti Kuopio Marathon - a decision will be made in August

The possibilities for organizing an event will only become clear when we know what the situation is nationwide in a corona pandemic and what kind of regulations may be used to organize events.

a) We can arrange a traditional running event with all its services, subject to strict hygiene and safety regulations. The running route of the traditional event runs along the officially measured 21.09 km route.

b) We can organize a paid emergency running event, taking into account the exact hygiene and safety regulations, which are e.g.

  • A mask is used in the starting area and the finish area
  • Departures are scheduled so that everyone can start the race safely
  • The area is not accessible to the public
  • The number of participants is limited
  • The running route is different from the traditional running event (approx. 10 km route)

c) We can organize a virtual running event, which can be attended in Rauhalahti or at any place at a specified time. The virtual event is free, for which you can pay a voluntary participation fee.

I paid for the right to participate 09.04.2021 event. What happens to my payment?

If the Rauhalahti Kuopio Marathon is canceled due to weather conditions or some other force majeure independent of the organizer, the competitor's right to participate will be automatically transferred to the next year's event free of charge. No refunds will be made for unused participation fees.

We will be in touch with all those who have already participated during August. The organizer will announce the cancellation of the event in the media, on the website and on social media.

I transferred the right to participate from the 2020 event to the 4.9.2021 event. What happens to my right to participate?

If the event cannot be arranged, your participation will be transferred free of charge to the 2022 event. We will be in touch with all those who have already participated during August.

I don’t know if I can attend RKM 2022. What do I do?

If you are unsure about your participation, you can give your participation right as a gift to someone else.

Contact information and inquiries:

Esa Pietikäinen, tapahtumapäällikkö
Pohjois-Savon Liikunta ry
Whatsapp ja soitot: +358 44 491 8062

Pohjois-Savon Liikunta ry, Kuopion Reipas ry ja Kylpylähotelli Rauhalahti

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How to get to Kuopio?

City of Kuopio is located in Eastern Finland. Rauhalahti is 9 kilometres from Kuopio. You can reach Kuopio easy by plane, by train or by car. 

By train

Kuopio railway station is located right in the city center. From Helsinki to Kuopio, the jorney takes 4 hours and runs daily. You can also take train from Turku, Tampere, Jyväskylä, Oulu, Rovanniemi and many other cities. Rauhalahti is 9 kilometres from the station.

Train tickets and timetables to Kuopio


By bus 

Kuopio bus station is located next to railway station.  Bus connections to Kuopio are both from the souht and from the north.  Rauhalahti is 9 kilometres from the station.

Bus tickets and timetables




Vilkku buses serve all passengers in the Kuopio urban area and areas nearby. 

Vilkku bus timetables

By plane

Kuopio airport is located 14 kilometers from the Kuopio city. The flight from Helsinki-Vantaa airport is only less than hour, and flights daily to Kuopio. From Kuopio airport, you can take bus or taxi.  There are rental cars availables from the airport. Rauhalahti is 25 kilometres form the airport.

Kuopio airport flight connections

Kuopio airport

By car

The journey from Helsinki to Kuopio takes about five hours. 

Car rental




Q: Am I allowed to run in the walking series?

A: Yes, and you are also allowed to walk in the running series. The only functional difference is that only the running series are timed.

Q: What does team sign-up mean?

A: By signing up as a team you can participate together with your co-workers, friends or your sports organization. By signing up as a team you can choose to pick up your participant numbers and chips in the same bag, but you don't all have to run in the same series or move as a group. Signing up as a team is a great way to boost team spirit, and the size of the teams isn't limited, so you can bring your whole company or sports club with you!

Q: Is the route challenging?

A: Depends on what you are used to. It is mostly flat with great views of the lake and other sights around the Kuopio area.

Q: Is there an age-limit?

A: Not officially. We recommend that younger participants take the 10km route, that have series for 13, 15, and 17 year olds.

Q: How are the distances marked along the route

A: Every kilometer is marked exactly and the signs can be seen along the route.

Q: Can I sign up on the spot?

A: Yes, an hour before the start of the series.

Q: Is there a time limit?

A: 6 hours


Rauhalahti Spa Hotel - all services nearby

The pleasant and comfortable rooms of the Spa Hotel are perfect for those who appreciate a carefree stay. The rooms are on four floors and about half of them have a balcony. All rooms are non-smoking and have parquet flooring. Pets are allowed in certain designated rooms.

Sales service (weekdays)
tel. +358 30 608 30
General tel. +358 30 608 3100
E-mail: myynti@rauhalahti.fi

You can choose a nice spa hotel room, a more spacious apartment or new studio.
All rates include  one night, breakfast buffet and free use of spa and gym.

Spa Hotel Rauhalahti

Main hotel building with restaurants, spa, gym.  Spa hotel rooms for 1-3 persons and family rooms for families (2 beds, extra bed and sleeping loft)

  • single room 77 €
  • twin room 104 €
  • triple room 141 €
  • family 115 € (max. 4 persons: 1-2 adults, children under 15 yrs)

Apartment Hotel
100 metres from Spa Hotel.  Apartments 32 m² have small bedroom (bank bed), living room with two beds.
Some apartments have own sauna. Superior apartments 67 m² have upstairs two bedrooms and alcove for one, downstairs kitchen, living room and own sauna. Apartments have their own parking place.

Apartments 32 m²

  • single use 104 €
  • apartment for two persons 110 €
  • apartment for three persons 150 €
  • apartment for four persons 180 €
  • apartment for a family 120 € (max. 4 persons: 1-2 adults, children under 15 yrs)
  • Apartment with sauna: exra cost 3 e / adult.

Superior apartments 67 m²

  • single use 182 €
  • superior for two persons 184 €
  • superior for three persons 234 €
  • superior for four persons 268 €
  • superior for a family 260 € (max. 4 persons: 1-2 adults, children under 15 yrs)

Studio Hotel

In February 2020 opened Studio Hotel 100 metres from Spa Hotel.

  • single use 118 €
  • studio for two persons 116 €
  • studio for three persons 159 €
  • studio for four persons 192 €
  • studio for a family 126 € (max. 4 persons: 1-2 adults, children under 15 yrs)

Visit Spa Hotel Rauhalahti website here

Scandic Hotel Kuopio

Scandic Kuopio

Satamakatu 1, 70100 Kuopio


Tel: +358 17 195 111

Price includes wifi, buffet breakfast, sauna, free use of swimming pool and a gym.

Take a look: www.scandichotels.fi