Free time was spent simply - running around outside, playing with and learning from others.

Team sports provided many opportunities to develop skills, and friendships that became cornerstones for later life.


Life did not come without challenge or need but a sense of community enabled us to see what was possible and provided us with fortitude to persevere through difficulties.

Karhu ES

Old haunts and old friends made for lasting memories. Running brought us together, and we experienced first-hand the human spirit in action. We came to know through this team work, through developing our own sisu, that running itself, and as a metaphor for life is a powerful ingredient for personal fulfillment and success.