2018 Finnish Five – December 15, 2018

Mark your Calendars! The 2019 Finnish Five will be 12/21/2019!


The Finnish Five is a 5 Mile Road Race celebrating the declaration of independence in 1917 by Finland, the nation that produced Paavo Nurmi and all those great Heikki & Eino jokes.

This particular race was started in 1985 by a hasher by the name of Able Bodied Reporter (ABR), who has ties to Finland, to fundraise for the Finnish American Society. We now donate to the River Food Pantry, another amazing organization. We’ve been running the current race course since 2002.


Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM

Registration on race day only (registration begins at noon)


NautiGal Restaurant, 5360 Westport Road (Hwy M & 113, near Skipper Bud’s), Madison, WI



Proceeds benefit the River Food Pantry.

Thanks to extremely generous donations from runners and volunteers in previous years, we have been able to help this very worthy cause. Please join us in our efforts to contribute again this winter.

Last year a few people requested a t-shirt. Get one here!

Madison Hash House Harriers Present On On The Finnish Five Royal T-Shirt Back


Prizes for top male & female finishers.

Ribbons for top three in each class, men & Women – under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over .


Race Directors: John Heim (608)692-8726 or john@johnheim.com and Melanie Barwise


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