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Each year an entire month is dedicated to sport events in Greenland, which are free of charge.
Better known as ‘Maaji Nuan’ in Nuuk - the sport event takes place in several other towns in Greenland under different names, where they, just as in Nuuk, offer free sport activities to everyone.
‘Maaji Nuan!’ means ‘lovely May’ in Greenlandic and indeed it is a lovely month. Maaji Nuan!’s main focus is to strengthen the unity of the local community.
There are plenty of activities throughout the month. The activities spands from running on the landing strip in the airport, free fitness training, triathlon to soccer tournaments for the homeless and training in traditional Greenlandic polka dancing.
Watch a snippet from a previous Maaji Nuan! down below.Find out more »
NuukKap is an extreme ultra running race held in the wild arctic nature.
The route is 110 km of wild untouched nature.
You can also run or wander 70 km from Nuuk to Qooqqut which is where the 110 km wanders will stay over night.
The midnight sun makes sure that the runners have visibility even in the night.Find out more »
The Polar Circle Marathon is unique in that it is the only marathon in which you can run on Greenland’s IceCap itself. The majority of the course, however, is run on road, which is often covered in snow, due to the race taking place in late October.Find out more »