Runderlust – this weekend’s bucket list race destinations

From running through the Fjords of Norway to the sultry hot streets of Ecuador, these races have piqued our interest

This weekend’s runderlust choices have one thing in common, they all start in the evening. Finland is known as the land of the midnight sun because of the long hours of sunshine in the summer months – up to 19 hours, which means that it’s only really dark for a few hours per day.

Which makes it the perfect race destination for the KnarvikMila, a weekend of races taking place in Bergen, the gateway to the Fjords.

On Friday, try the Knarvik Extreme, a 5.5k or 11k race off road starting in the evening, do the 10k on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday.  If you do all three, you earn the title Fjord Viking.

Spectacular views, the chance to recover in the renowned Finnish spas – the perfect summer weekend escape.

For something totally different, on the other side of the world, also in the evening is the Ruta de Las Iglesias .  It may only be a 10k race but it’s considered to be one of the liveliest 10k races that you can experience, taking place in Quito in Ecuador.  And come on, it’s South America, who wouldn’t want to go there?!