Last Saturday 29th of August nine of us were representing Tuxera in the Midnight Run, a 10 kilometer fun-run held in Helsinki city center. What makes Midnight Run different from other races is its late start time and its lively atmosphere. There were different time categories so everybody was able to pick the goal that they felt was appropriate for them. For example, our CEO Mikko Välimäki was in the VIP category that was open only for experienced and awarded runners like him.

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Throughout summer we had a weekly training run where everybody could participate even if they weren’t taking part in the event itself. It was a nice opportunity to motivate each other to run and exercise while enjoying Finnish scenery and weather.

The event itself had an excellent atmosphere with energetic hosts and a wonderful route through Helsinki: from the Senate square to Kaivopuisto and around Katajanokka and Kruunuhaka. The warm summer night and the performances scattered around the route made the whole event fun for the participants and all the people who came to cheer the 11,000+ runners. There were small stages along the way with musical performances, such as a capella, samba, and fire performances, just to name a few.

We are all already waiting for next year’s run and we hope to get an even bigger group from Tuxera to join the event!