Race Instructions

Pay attention to the instructions and the rules.

The event has a list of minimum safety equipments, which should be carried by the participant. The event organizers have a right to do random tests to check up on that participants are carrying those equipments on the course.

7.7.2024 SUNDAY
19.00–20.00Bib Pickup NUTS 300Äkäslompolo
Public House Selvä Pyy
8.7.2024 MONDAY
12.00Start Of NUTS 300Njurkulahti
11.7.2024 THURSDAY
12.00–NUTS Kids & Juniors trair runÄkäslompolo
Ylläs Y1 P-alue
18.00–22.00Bib Pickup Äkäslompolo
12.7.2024 FRIDAY
09.00–13.00Bib PickupÄkäslompolo
10.50Drop-off for spare bags at the event center in Äkäslompolo for the 160 km race closes. Those coming by race bus from Saaga can leave their bags in the rack at the Jounin Kauppa stop.Äkäslompolo
13.00Start Of 160 KMHetta
15.00Start Of 66 KM
17.00–21.00Bib PickupÄkäslompolo
21.35Drop-off for spare bags at the event center in Äkäslompolo for the 100 km race closes. Those coming by race bus from Saaga can leave their bags in the rack at the Jounin Kauppa stop.Äkäslompolo
23.00Start Of 100 KMPallas
13.7.2024 SATURDAY
05.0066 km the finish line will be closedPallas
10.00 – 13.45Bib PickupÄkäslompolo
12.00Start Of 37 KMÄkäslompolo
n. 13.00Olli Siikanen & Konsta Siikavaara, Howlin`Duo,Yllästunturin päällä
14.00Start Of 15 KMÄkäslompolo
18.00NUTS 300 the finish line closesÄkäslompolo
19.00Prize ceremony all distancesÄkäslompolo,
Finish line
24.00160 km, 100 km, 37 km the finish line closesÄkäslompolo
Bus transportation to start line
* For those who have prebooked
8.7.2024 MON
NUTS 300: Buses to race start location
7.30 Äkäslompolo event center (Tunturintie)
7.40 Lapland Hotels Äkäshotelli
8.00 Lapland Hotels Saaga (Ylläsjärvi)
Njurkulahti Driving time approx. 3h.
12.7.2024 FRI
Bus departs to 160, 66 & 100 km starts*
Buses to Hetta and Pallas starting points and parking areas
From Pallas – The Finish of The 66 km RaceThere is a free shuttle bus connection (no reservation needed) Pallas ➞ Äkäslompolo’s event centre on Fri-Sat. Bus departs from Pallas approx. every half an hour. waiting time approx. 1 h. At the most rushed hours, the buses are leaving consecutively as soon as all the seating is ready. Drive time approx. 1 h

The event centre is located in the village Äkäslompolo, which is close to the fell Yllästunturi a.k.a. “Ylläs”.

Address: Sannanrannantie 3, 95970 Kolari, Finland

Bib Pickup

You will get a a bib number and safety pins. If you have booked an GPS tracking device remember to ask it. These devices are to be switched on just before start to ensure batteries last till finish (race organiser will instruct at starting point).

160 km and 100 km runners will receive drop bags to be sent to a Aid Station point along the route. We will also provide a plastic bag and a numbered label for your race number for gear returning to the finish line for the 160 km, 100 km, and 66 km runners. See more details under “Aid Stations and Time Charts”

Please mark your bag clearly with your name and bib number. After the use in the aid station, all spare bags will be transported back to the finish line before Saturday evening.

In case of any questions: info@nuts.fi or +358 40 6605 280 / Eppu.

  • mandatory  
  • advisable

15 km

We give you

  • Bib – must be visible on the front side of the runner, provided by the Bib Pickup, bib number does have the timing chip!

Bring along

  • Working and fully charged mobile phone protected from water with race emergency phone number +358 40 6605 281 saved
  • Elastic adhesive bandage – packed water tight (min. 6cm x 100cm)
  • Water bottle
  • Water cup and a spoon – to avoid wastage there are no disposable cutlery at the aid stations

Series 37–160 km

We give you

  • Bib – must be visible on the front side of the runner, the timing chip is included to the bib!
  • GPS transmitter – you will get it from the Bib Pickup if you have booked it. Remember to ask it.
  • Spare bag – 160 km and 100 km runners will each get a spare bag

Bring Along

  • Working and fully charged mobile phone protected from water with race emergency phone number +358 40 6605 281 saved
  • Elastic adhesive bandage – packed water tight (minimum 6cm x 100cm)
  • Water bottle or a hydration reservoir – minimum capacity of 1.5 litres
  • Emergency blanket
  • Whistle
  • Water cup and a spoon – to avoid wastage there are no disposable cups at the aid stations
  • Emergency rations – at least 250kcal
  • Mosquito repellent / Mosquito hat
  • Salt – very good aid in case of stomach problems
  • Blister patches, sports tape
  • Toilet paper
  • Shell jacket
  • Compass
  • Poles / telescopic sticks – If you decide to use, they are to be carried throughout the whole race. No poles will be allowed in spare bags.

 In addition 66 km, 100 km and 160 km runners also need:

  • Waterproof and hooded shell jacket (water column value min. 10000mm on Schmerber scale)
  • Gloves
  • 1x Single midlayer, long sleeve top (t-shirt + arm sleeves do not meet criteria)

We recommend to use energy gels with closable caps or to squeeze your energy gels beforehand in to small resealable bottles. Please dispose your garbage at the aid stations or the garbage bins at the Race Centre.

Mandatory equipment must be carried from the start to finish; equipment will be checked at the bib pickup.

Additional equipment check for the 160 km runners at the Pallas aid station. 66km runners will have random inspections along the trail.

Trekking poles must be carried all the way and they are not allowed in spare bags.

Aid stations: 

  • Spare bag location

Aid Stations and Time Charts 15 km

PlaceAid StationInterCumulCut Off
Äkäslompolo00Start 14.00

Aid Stations and Time Charts 37 km

PlaceAid StationInterCumulCut Off
Äkäslompolo00Start 12.00

Aid Stations and Time Charts 66 km

PlaceAid StationInterCumulCut Off
Hetta00Start 15.00
Mustavaara (Pyhäkero)11,411,417.00

Aid Stations and Time Charts 100 km

PlaceAid StationInterCumulCut Off
Pallas 00Start 23.00
Peurakaltio 13,353,414.00

Aid Stations and Time Charts 160 km

PlaceAid StationInterCumulCut Off
Hetta00Start 13.00
Mustavaara (Pyhäkero)11,411,4
Pallas 34,365,903.00
Peurakaltio 13,8112,514.00

Water, bananas, sports drinks, salty and sweet snacks are available at all aid stations. Aid stations will also take care of vegans, gluten-frees and those allergic to chocolate – at least. Please pay attention while signing up that you inform us about your special diets. More information about snacks and drinks at the stations.

Please note: Only water is available at the Kotamaja aid station.

There are toilets here and there along the way but bring your own toilet paper

Spare bags: 160 km’s participants can send their spare bags to the Pallas and Peurakaltio aid stations and 100 km’s participants to the Peurakaltio aid station. You must bring your packed spare bag (the one given by organiser) to the Bib Pickup service. Please mark your bag clearly with your name and a bib number. Spare bags will be returned back to Äkäslompolo on Saturday evening.

Use of external aid is only allowed at the official aid stations: Ketomella, Pallas, Rauhala, Peurakaltio, Ylläsjärvi and Kellokas. Pahtavuoma is not possible for supporters due to road limitations.

Excessive gear and clothing needed by 66 km, 100 km and 160 km runners: In case you need any extra gear or clothing at the starting lines, the race organiser will transfer them back to the finish lines in Pallas (66km) and Äkäslompolo (100km and 160km). You will receive a bag for this aswell from the bib pick-up if you ask. Kindly mark your belongings properly with your name and a bib number; loose jackets and/or pants might get dirty so pack all items that are to be transferred to e.g. in plastic bags. Bags will be stored outdoors.

66 km, 100 km and 160 km runners: Similar to text above, you can leave “shower & refreshment-kit” at starting point for us to be delivered to finish in Pallas or Äkäslompolo waiting your arrival. Kindly do not pack any glass items (e.g. bottles).

The most common problems are blisters, abrasions, injuries caused after falling and fatigue after running out of energy and dehydration. There is always a risk of hypothermia after your speed gets slow or you must stop. Prepare yourself so that you can help yourself and get to an aid station or to the nearest shelter. It is absolutely mandatory to help others in need. If any of the fellow runners seem to have troubles please ask his/her condition.

In a case of emergency during the run please call to the race’s emergency duty phone.

You must carry a mobile phone in case for any help (for you or for fellow runners). Race organiser can also call you to ask for help for other runners or to check your status. Even tough everything is OK with you when emergency duty number calls – please answer!

Best cellular connections at the rural areas of Lapland are provided by the “Telia” telecom operator. If your phone service is provided by someone else please consider of getting a Telia prepaid SIM. If you change your phone number for the race please remember to change it also to your personal details provided to organisers.

In case you prefer to use your national SIM card, please ensure before the race it works properly (roaming in Finland)

If you decide to quit, please do so only at the aid stations from where you will be guided to the nearest road for a pick up. Note out that even if you did quit, you may have to walk several kilometres to reach the transportation. If you are not able to move, evacuation will be carried out by a rescue helicopter through National Emergency Services. Distances to the nearest roads from the Pallas-Hetta leg: Montellinmaja 3km, Hannukuru 10km, Tappuri 9km, Pyhäkero aid station 2.5km.

66km series will be followed by a race guide from Pallas who dresses on a yellow vest and has working communications to Race Centre.

In case of serious accidents call public emergency number 112 first and ask for help. After that, contact the race’s emergency duty phone +358 40 6605 281

Participants must take care of their own insurance policy.

Important notice:

  • The weather might change rapidly at the open fell; it can get very cold and even snow also in July!
  • In case of poor visibility (fog, darkness), please pay special attention to the route markings.
  • Please be extra careful when crossing roads, rivers or streams.
  • If you decide to drink from the streams or rivers it is on your own responsibility!
  • The route runs through the National Park so you must stay on the trail!
  • Littering is absolutely prohibited!
  • The trail is demanding because of steep ups and downhills, slippery stones, roots and muddy areas.
  • In a case of sprained ankle remember RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Remember to drink enough and do not forget electrolytes.
  • All the runners and their actions will make the race safe for everyone! Be safe and take care of your fellow runners.

Showers: Showers & Saunas are available for participants after the race at Lapland Hotel Äkäshotelli.

After Race meal: There will be soup and salty snacks available at both finishes after the races. Salty snacks are naturally gluten free and for the vegans there is also vegan friendly soup available.

Runner can be disqualified if

  • Littering (inc. biodegranble fruit skins) can cause a time penalty or a disqualifying – depending on the disrespect of the action.
  • Unethical behaviour
  • Using external aid outside of the aid stations
  • Not helping fellow runners in need
  • Taking the short cut
  • Not visiting all aid stations

Runner will be disqualified if

  • Missing compulsory gear. Race steward may carry out inspections along the route to check your equipment.
  • Exceeding time limits, see Aid Stations and Time Charts


The organiser reserves the right to make changes. Please follow this page for additional information.