As a Finnish brand the month of June is extremely special, the 21st is the summer solstice and on 25th to 26th we celebrate Midsummer's Eve.
In the 80s, around this time of the year a running event called "Sun Run" would take place along the Finnish and Swedish border. The Sun Run event was hosted for many elite runners, but the idea behind the event was to stimulate the camaraderie between Sweden and Finland. Karhu played a role in this historic race until its final edition in 1987.
In 2021, Karhu invites runners globally to lace up during the hours people are normally asleep and take part in a midnight run. To wander in solitude or alongside running buddies, knowing fellow-runners all over the world are doing the same, will bring a sense of belonging. Check out the form of the participating stores (US only) to join in the Sun Run: Midnight Running Experience.
Accompanying the event, is a limited-edition Sun Run clothing collection designed and knitted in Sweden by YMR Track Club. Karhu will also release an update to the Ikoni running shoe as part of the collection. The limited edition collection will go on sale in June 17 and will be available at Fleet Feet Austin!