Rauhalahti Kuopio Maraton 4.9.2021

Your participation in the 2020 event has been automatically transferred (without additional costs) to this year's Rauhalahti Kuopio Marathon on September 4, 2021.

If you want to make changes to your own information or transfer your right to participate in the 2022 race (3.9.2022) , read more via this link

Rauhalahti Kuopio Marathon 4.9.2021 

  • The number of participants is limited
  • Pre-registration only, no post-registration on site One affordable price step The running route changes.
  • The route runs 10.3 km on the route (not officially measured) and the “finish line” 1.2 km
  • Distances:
    • 42.4 km (4 laps), 21.8 km (2 laps) and 11.5 km (1 lap)
  • The event starts at the Tourist Center in Rauhalahti and the finish at the Spa Hotel in Rauhalahti

Entry price includes:

  • race number, and timing
  • first aid along the way,
  • drink service along the way and at the finish,
  • entry medal

No shower provided by the organizer. No meals provided by the organizer.
Spa visit in Rauhalahti at a separate price of 8 € (normally 14 €) against the running number (valid until September 2021)

Registration only in advance online at kuopiomaraton.com, no post-registration on site. Registration closes on September 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Prices 2021

Note! Route and distances are not officially measured. In the event of 2021, the so-called ten loops.

until 1.9.2021 
42,4 km (4 rounds)40 €
21,8 km (2 rounds)35 €
11,5 km run (1 rounds)30 €
11,5 km walk* (1 kierros)20 €

*No timing


  • 42,4 km M/N yleinen, 40 ja 50
  • 21,8 km M/N yleinen, 40 ja 50
  • 11,5 km: M/N yleinen, 40 ja 50
    • 11,5 km nuoret T/P15, 17

The start of the event becomes even safer!

The start of the event changes to rolling start. This means that you have a time window within which you need to start. The start times of the event have not changed. Rolling start allows us to further improve our participants safety and ensure that safety gaps are met.

RKM 2021 4.9.2021 Rolling Start

  • Marathon from 9:00 to 9:45
  • Half marathon from 10:00 to 11:00
  • 11.5 km run from 11.15 to 11:45
  • 11.5 km walk from 12:00 to 12:15

The start closes at 12:15

The finish closes at 16:00

Your own time will only start running when you cross the ti´me mat. The running times of the event are reported in net times, i.e. what you have actually run.

If you use your own clock to record performance, turn it on and off either before or after the start and finish line. When the clock is started, the timing chip in the number may be covered, in which case the time will not be registered

Valuables and equipment storage is open at 16:30

Race office and number pick up

We strongly recommend using a face mask when searching for your number. Lumi Medical mouth-nose protectors will be distributed in the event area free of charge.

Friday 3.9. from 2 pm to 8 pm the race office is located in the spa hotel Rauhalahti in club-R, address: Katiskaniementie 8. Please note that on Saturday the numbers are picked up from a different place!

Saturday 4.9. at 8-11 the race office is located in the Rauhalahti tourist center restaurant, address: Rauhankatu 5

Pick up your running number an hour before your own start. We strongly recommend to pick up your race number on Friday!

Race number

The race number is personal and may not be passed on to another person. Attach the serial number to the front so that it is easy to read. You may not participate in a race without a race number. You cannot enter the start and finish area without a run number.

Drink service and toilet

Drink services (two points) are located along the way, about in every 5 km:

  • Sawohouse (address: Tarhakuja 1)
  • at the turning point (intersection of Kartanonkatu and Rauhankatu).

Drink points serve water, sports drinks, pickles and raisins.

Service in goal is located in front of the spa hotel Rauhalahti.

Goal service includes Olvi TEHO Sport recovery drinks, OLVI TEHO Sport energy bars, Oikia mini-chip bags, water and sports drink.

You can bring your own drinks to the drinking point of the turning point (intersection of Kartanonkatu and Rauhankatu). Mark your drink bottle clearly. You can bring your own drinks from 8-10.

Toilets and hand washing facilities

There are several toilets near the start. Temporary toilets have been built in turning point with the service point near the start. Upon arrival at the finish, the participant can use the toilet facilities of the spa hotel Rauhalahti. There are also several hand points in the area


Tourist center in Rauhalahti. There is traffic control in the area. Address: Rauhankatu 5

Equipment storage

Equipment storage is located in the outdoor tent of Rauhalahti Summer Theater. You can leave your belongings in a guarded equipment storage at your own risk. Valuables and equipment storage is open from 08:00 to 16:30.

The entrant must affix their serial number sticker to their backpack or bag with a cable tie before storage. The goods will be returned only against the running number.

The organizer does not take responsibility for lost goods.


We have a high-quality Ultimate Sport Service timing system. The timing chip is attached to your running number. Do not tear the timing chip away from the running number. The run number does not need to be returned.

The Runner's Start Time is registered when the Runner exceeds the stopwatch sensors in the start area.

The runner's finish time is registered when the runner crosses the finish zone timing sensors.


Each participant will receive a medal at the finish. There are prizes for the top three in the series. There will be no awards ceremony at the event.

Collection of prizes from 2 pm to 4 pm from the Rauhalahti tourist center restaurant address: Rauhankatu 5. The winners will be announced at 2 pm online and on social media channels (Rauhalahti Kuopio Marathon). Prizes will not be mailed.

Access to images and videos from the event

The event will be filmed by the organizers. The organizer has free access to the pictures and video recordings taken during the event. By participating in the event, you accept the terms.

First aid

First aid is available at the start and finish. First aid is also available along the route if needed.


The results will be announced on the Rauhalahti Kuopio Marathon website at kuopiomaraton.com


Participants are not insured by the race organizer. Everyone participates in the event at their own risk.


Please note that the participation price does not include meals. There is no catering provided by the organizer.

The spa hotel Rauhalahti's restaurant serves customers normally. Order from Old Man Lodge.

On Friday and Saturday for creamy MARATHON CHICKEN PASTA 10 €

Friday 3.9. lunch from 11 am to 2 pm, € 14.50 and dinner from 5 pm to 8 pm, € 19.50


Please note that the participation fee does not include a spa visit. There is no shower available at the event. We recommend the participant to use the washing facilities of their own accommodation.

Spa visit in Rauhalahti at a separate price of 8 € (normally 14 €) against the running number (valid until September 2021)

YouTube-videon näyttäminen ei onnistunut. Tarkista markkinointievästeiden hyväksyminen ja selaimen yksityisyysasetukset.

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




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