Woolsock Run Finnish Championship
on January 22, 2022

Join the years funniest event!

Every year, the woolsock running Championship games are held in Orivesi, Finland. There are several different series in the competition, for both adults and children, and the event is a real goodwill event for the whole family. Come and participate to the Championships!

Wool socks are warm, soft, made with love and they fit to everyone – so does the city of Orivesi!

Suomen kartta, missä Orivesi korostettu pallolla

 Watch the running route from the video – even just because of the scenery, it´s worth participating!

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Oriveden kaupunki

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Registration is open!

Women’s race

We run the route in the forest for one, two or four laps.  Start and finish are on the sports field.

Sign up for 3 km
Sign up for 6 km
Sign up for 12 km

Men’s race

We run the route in the forest for one, two or four laps.  Start and finish are on the sports field.

Sign up for 3 km
Sign up for 6 km
Sign up for 12 km

Team race for 4 people

Implemented as relay race . Approx. 200 meters / person on a sports field. In addition to the three fastest teams, the best dressed team will be awarded in the competition.

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Children’s race

We run a 200 meters long route on the sports field. Children are divided into a few categories based on year of birth. All the children will be given a prize.

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Participation fees

Women’s and men’s race, 3km and 6km:

  • 29 € / person  until 31.8.2021

  • 34 € / person  until 30.11.2021

  • 39 € / person  until 21.1.2021

  • On race day 45 € / person  

Team race 60 € / team (4 people)

  • The price is the same all the time

Women’s and men’s race, 12 km:

  • 39 € / person  until 31.8.2021

  • 44 € / person  until 30.11.2021

  • 49 € / person  until 21.1.2021

  • Race day 55 € / person

Children’s race 5 € / person

  • The price is the same all the time

Cancellation of the participation

In the event of an obstacle, the competition entry fee can be transferred to another person. If the race has to be canceled, 50% of the entry fee will be refunded.

Proper running gear

The specialty and fun of wool sock running is in the footwear: running or other shoes are not worn on foot, but several socks and at the top wool socks. Running in wool socks are typically practiced during the snowy times of the year.  Running in socks in the snow resembles the feeling of running barefoot with shoes.

Wool socks insulate cold well and they keep wet even on very icy surfaces. However, in winter conditions, it is important to dress according to the weather. If you are competing for the first time, you should practice running wool socks before race day!

  • Pay attention to the cold running weather. Protect the head, neck, hands and toes.

  • One sock is not enough! For example, wear one or two running socks under the wool socks. 

  • The arms of the wool socks start to go down easily while running. Make sure that the arms of the socks are securely fastened, eg with hair or rubber loops or strong tape!

  • Its forbidden to use for example felt slippers, extra insoles, swimming shoes or barefoot shoes in the competition. Acceptable competition socks are socks that are considered wool socks. 

  • In the competition event, the socks of the participants and their fastenings will be checked before departure.

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