Mark your calendars! The PAAVO Nurmi Marathon for 2022 is set for 08/13/2022!

If you wish to be a volunteer for this event, please call the Hurley Chamber at 715-561-4334,
Or complete the information at the bottom of this page


We are excited about the many new activities that are being added to the Paavo Nurmi Marathon! 

The marathon, half-marathon, 2 and 5 person relays are back! 

The course is officially certified.  The start line for the Marathon, Relays and Bike event being in Upson on Hwy 77.  1/2 Marathon start line will be in Gile.  Bike event will begin at 6:45am, followed by the Marathon and Relay participants who will start at 7:00 am, 1/2 Marathon will start at 8:00am on Saturday August 13.  Wrapping up at the Finnish Line on Silver Street.  


New events include:  Best Cheering Group and Best Decorated Yard (along the course) with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes going to the winners of each category.  Decorate your yard, turn up the music and cheer participants along!


Bike the Paavo!!  Sign up to bike the course on Saturday morning at 6:45 am, prior to the runners starting and finish on Silver Street.  Registration is online, $40 per person with a shirt. 

Paavo Crafter/ Vendor Market:  Calling all local artisans and crafters — we are looking for your unique items to showcase at this event.  Our area is full of talented artisans and crafters and this unique market will bring new visitors to see your items. Market runs 9:00am - 2:00pm.

Click on and fill out the Paavo Craft Vendor Application or call the chamber office at 715-561-4334 to save your spot.


Kidz Zone:  The Finnish Line will be busy and a separate area is being designated for Rock n Roll To Go Plus to bring in a Bungee Jumper, Eliminator and Bounce House.  Kids will be able to enjoy the games (for FREE)  and everyone can cheer on runners!  

It’s going to be an action packed day — so be sure to make plans to stop out and welcome participants to Hurley!!  


The history of the Paavo is one of pride, strength of dedication of both runners and volunteers, and the love of a network of communities for the area’s longest running event. The Paavo has HEART, indeed!

PAAVO Craft & Vendor Market

We are looking for volunteers for the PAAVO Nurmi Marathon for 2022! If you would like to help us make this event as successful as possible, please fill out the application below!