About MSM Arrangements

About MSM

Midnight Sun Marathon was founded in 1989 and the first Midnight Sun Marathon was arranged in 1990. Since then, MSM has developed to be an organization that markets and events different sporting and cultural events in Tromsø. Our aim is to contribute economically to sports and charities and we pay sports clubs and groups that help is with our events. We also give out money each year to young sports talents from Northern Norway. We as an organization want to encourage everyone to run, whatever your age, capability and personal goals.


Midnight Sun Marathon works hard to be a sustainable organization, meaning conducting our arrangements by utilizing environmentally friendly methods to reduce the negative impact on the environment.

We priorotize a conscious relationship with making sustainable purchases. We will priorotize cooperation with environmentally certified businesses and the purchase of eco-labelled and organic products to the extent that it is financially sound.


Nils I. Hætta

The man, the myth, the legend. Nils has been the Race Director at MSM since 1996(!). He is Sami and from Kautokeino in Finnmark, Northern Norway. Nils loves running, SnowShoe running, Ice Fishing and being outdoors. He helped organize the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer and has a lifetime of undispensible experience arranging sporting events.


Janne Aune

Janne is the newest member of the MSM team. She is responsible for strategy, sustainability, development and projects. Janne is working hard on our Outdoor Expo during the TMC weekend and creating events that are open for everyone. Janne has grown up in Tromsdalen and loves being in the outdoors. She is great at team building, takes care of everyone and enjoys putting on her running shoes every now and then.


Innika De Rosa

The youngest and most fiesty member of the team, Innika lives for running. She is from Australia but now calls Tromsø home. She is responsible for our events & marketing, plus communications with runners, sponsors & parners. When not in the office, Innika can be found training, cooking or with friends.