August 1st 2021 Vallisaari, Helsinki

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Saarten 10 is a small and friendly 10km race and 1km kids running event in Vallisaari, Helsinki.

The event is cancelled for 2021 and will be held next time in 2022. Participation fee is €15 and €10 for the members of Vegaanijuoksijat. Kids running event is 5€. In the case the event is cancelled the fee will be returned in full. There are a couple of free entries available for economically disadvantaged - contact via for more information!

The Race

Saarten 10 aims to be a positive and beginner friendly race that welcomes all runners regardless of their running background. Hopefully there will be challenges for the more competitive types, too! The post race snacks and drinks are all vegan and all the profit will be donated to an animal sanctuary. The race is divided into three race categories; female, male and others. Additionally there is a fun run category with no time keeping. Kids running event is not a race, however race time can be asked from the organisers if needed.

Please skip the race if you are not feeling well or have any symptoms of flu. You can transfer the run to next year, contact


The services at Vallisaari include a cafe, water posts and toilets. You can leave a dropbag to the organisers. The bags will be stored outdoors. There will be something to drink and light snacks available after the race.

“Thanks for well organized race, it was great to run the Islands. Could you please share the recipe for the the LOVELY blueberry pie as a consolation prize?” – Niina
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The route

Both the start and the finish are at the Luotsipiha in Vallisaari. The route is 10km that consists of two loops in Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari. There are no big hills but the route is undulating and takes a bit more time than perfectly flat route. The route will be the same as in 2017, 2019 and 2020. The route will be clearly marked and in selected spots there will be staff to guide you. The roads and paths are not closed for the race so please pay attention to others sharing the same routes. There are no aid stations on the route but there will be drinks and some snacks for recovery at the finish.


Instructions for the race day

You get the bib number and a sticker for drop bag at the start area. You can get to Vallisaari by ferry, JT-Line operates ferries from Kauppatori. See the schedules and tickets from their site.


You can pick up the bib number and drop your baggage from 11:00am and the bibs are available for pick up until 12:45pm. The kids start is at 12:30pm and adults start at 13:00pm Baggage left to organizers needs to be picked up by 3pm.


The roads are not closed for the event so please pay attention to others sharing the routes. The organizers hold a right to use the photos and video taken during the event. The runners are not insured by the organizers.


You can contact us by sending email to

“The event had a great atmosphere with happy runners and beautiful scenery.” – Tanja
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