Jyväskylä has a strong reputation as a city of sport and in addition to Neste Rally Finland a number of other world or competitions on Finnish championship level as well as other events linked to sport and movement are organised in the city each year. Hippos – a complex of outdoor and indoor sports venues located close to the city centre – as well as the Harju Stadium and Laajavuori constitute versatile arenas for both summer and winter events.
Rantaraitti plays a major role in the Finlandia Marathon sports event staged each autumn, functioning as part of the running route. During the event there's another running competition, Valon kymppi (The Tenner of Light). This shorter run has a completely unique atmosphere due to the starting time in twilight and the light shows displayed along the route. Further information on Finlandia Marathon here.