Polar Night Halfmarathon

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Polar Night Halfmarathon is an annual half marathon running competition in Tromsø, Norway. It takes place in the beginning of January, during the Polar night-period, when the sun does not rise above the horizon. At almost 70° north, it is the northernmost AIMS-certified (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) half marathon in the world. It is renowned for its torch-lit route and the chance of running underneath the aurora borealis.[1][2]


  1. ^ Norway. "Polar Night Half-Marathon | Tromsø Events". World Events Guide. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Polar Night Halfmarathon, Norway". RunAbroad.com. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 

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