SUN RUN - MIDNIGHT RUNNING EXPERIENCE
As a Finnish brand the month of June is extremely special, the 21st is the summer solstice and on 25th to 26th we celebrate Midsummer's Eve.
In the 80s, around this time of the year a running event called "Sun Run" would take place along the Finnish and Swedish border. The Sun Run event was hosted for many elite runners, but the idea behind the event was to stimulate the camaraderie between Sweden and Finland. Karhu played a role in this historic race until its final edition in 1987.
In 2021, Karhu invites runners globally to lace up during the hours people are normally asleep and take part in a midnight run. To wander in solitude or alongside running buddies, knowing fellow-runners all over the world are doing the same, will bring a sense of belonging. Check out the form of the participating stores (US only) to join in the Sun Run: Midnight Running Experience.
Accompanying the event, is a limited-edition Sun Run clothing collection designed and knitted in Sweden by YMR Track Club. Karhu will also release an update to the Ikoni running shoe as part of the collection. The limited edition collection will go on sale in mid-June.
THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THE SUMMER SOLSTICE THAN RUNNING YOUR MILES AT MIDNIGHT. SIGN UP BELOW FOR THE VIRTUAL RUN OR ORGANIZED SUN RUN EVENT BY ONE OF OUR RETAILERS.
SIGN UP, SHARE AND WIN
Looking for a great running experience? Join the Sun Run Midnight Experience by getting a midnight run in between the 19th and 27th of June. "Midnight" is open to interpretation - there is no wrong way to join the fun. By signing up and sharing a cool photo on your social media feed, you will be eligible to win the Ikoni Sun Run edition running shoe and a Sun Run YMR Track Club Singlet.
How to participate?
-Sign up with the form below
-Lace up and do a run during the period of June 19th-27th
-Post a midnight running photo on your Instagram or Facebook Feed
-Tag @KarhuRunning and use the hashtag #SunRun2021
Karhu will select 10 runners in total based on their social media post and will contact the prizewinners during the first week of July.
PHYSICAL STORE EVENTS
Due to COVID-19 measures only a select amount of running retailers are able to host a physical Sun Run event. See the list cities where Sun Run events will take place:
Fleet Feet Durham - June 20th (Sunday)
Fleet Feet Cincinnati - June 26th (Saturday)
Fleet Feet Rochester - June 22nd (Monday)
Fleet Feet Burbank - June 24th (Thursday)
Fleet Feet Sacramento - June 29th (Tuesday)