What is The Sun Run?
Over 30 years ago, in 1987, the ‘Sun Run’ event took place. A run along the Swedish and Finnish border as a celebration of the camaraderie between the two neighbouring countries, all under the light sky of the Summer Solstice.
The Sun Run was created to bring people together to share in their love of exploration, nature and of course running! Now in 2021, the running event and all its ideals will be brought back to life through a unique collaboration between two Nordic sportswear brands; Sweden’s YMR Track Club and Finland’s Karhu.
When will the Sun Run Take Place?
The event will begin Friday the 18th of June and go through to the early morning hours of Monday the 21st as we run under the midnight sun. Here is a short breakdown of the weekend schedule:
- Friday AM: 6-8km Run
- Friday PM: 10-15km Run
- Saturday AM: 5-8km Run
- Saturday PM: 15km Run
- Sunday AM: Light Workout
- Sunday PM: Midnight Sun Run
Who will be taking part in the event?
Taking into consideration Covid-19 restrictions and best practises, there will be a smaller team than planned going to the actual event in Finland. There will be around 10 members of the Karhu team coming from both Finland and the US. Team YMR Track Club will consist of 8 members all coming from Sweden, including the best long distance runner in the business Mustafa Mohamed!
But that’s not all! There may only be a small team at the race itself, but we want to get as many people involved from across the globe to share in the Midnight Sun Run experience.
How can you get involved?
We invite all of you to follow the event and join in across the weekend. Share in the experience by running at the same times as our team or any time/ distance over the weekend, sharing your pictures and stories on social media using the #SunRun2021. We will select the best images and stories to share on the YMR Track Club Instagram feed and on the website!
There will also be a live training session which you will be able to join digitally! So you will have the opportunity to connect with our team and directly share in the amazing experience (more details to follow)
We will also be hosting Instagram live sessions with both teams and with Mustafa so you can get the chance to ask your questions and get all the insights from inside the camp!
When will the Sun Run Collection be launched?
On the 17th June, the limited edition Sun Run Collection will be officially launched on the YMR Track Club website! This one off collection has been designed & knitted in Sweden as a special tribute to our Sun Run event and will be worn by all participants. Karhu will also release an update to the Ikoni running shoe as part of the collection.