Cyprus Embassy and Friends 2024


Running with friends


Team Cyprus Embassy and Friends is coming together once again, for the third year running after the launch of the initiative in 2022, to take on the BMW Helsinki Marathon 2024 that takes place on Saturday, 24 August!

Participation is open to friends of Cyprus and of the Embassy from all walks of life, and team members may choose their preferred distance from the routes on offer by the organisers, below:

- Marathon (42.2km)

- Half marathon (21.1km)

- 10km

- Relay marathon (10.55km x 4)

- 500m/1000m kids run

˃ Drop us a line at if you are interested in joining the team. We will be happy to share all relevant information, including on benefits available to team members (such as discounted registration, a complimentary team t-shirt, invitation to a pre-race event, etc), and to assist you with the online registration. 

You can follow the team's news and preparation on the Embassy’s social media channels (X and Facebook), looking out for the hashtag #RunWithCyprus.


for a worthy cause


This year marks the 60th anniversary from the arrival in Cyprus back in March 1964 of the first contingent of Finnish peacekeepers with UNFICYP. As a token of appreciation to the 10.000+ Finnish peacekeepers who served in Cyprus over the years, for their invaluable service to peace and unique contribution to keeping the hope and prospect of reunification of our homeland alive, we aspire through the team’s participation in the BMW Helsinki Marathon 2024 to fundraise for the Peer Support programme of the Peacekeepers' Association of Finland, which is designed to support the well-being of peacekeepers and their loved ones before, during and after service.


˃ You can make a donation* by bank transfer directly to the Peacekeeper's Association of Finland using the following information:

Account holder name: Rauhanturvaajaliitto ry
IBAN: FI64 1524 3000 1027 55
Reference number/message: 1009


* Donation collection permit RA/2024/443








The Embassy is grateful to the team's sponsors for 2024:





Team Cyprus Embassy and Friends supports: