Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in Helsinki celebrates its 65th anniversary and, that is why, we wish to challenge our staff and guests to Rappuralli stair race!

Opened in the Olympic year of 1952, Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in Helsinki celebrates its 65th birthday this year. Its design pieces and works of art produce a special atmosphere in Vaakuna, and the hotel is protected by the Finnish National Board of Antiquities. To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Vaakuna invites all of its employees and guests to Rappuralli stair race! If we are able to gather up 65,000 steps during 2017, we will donate EUR 650 to the senior citizens of HelsinkiMissio.


The Rappuralli stair race will be held every Wednesday at 5 pm, starting from the reception desk on the first floor. No advance registration is necessary. Each race will be hosted by a member of our staff, cheering all participants during the event. The distance is 191 steps from the bottom to the top, and you can decide how many times you want to rise to the top floor.


Our charity partner HelsinkiMissio is a welfare association which works with seniors, troubled young people, families and special groups. Its mission is to challenge every Finnish individual to work for the forgotten – against loneliness. We have accepted this challenge and, in addition to the Rappuralli stair race, we will hold an event twice a year, to which we will invite senior citizens living in Helsinki.


This is the challenge, accept it and race!


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