13th of March, 2020.

We are back! Race of Drones Oulu brings the international drone World Cup to the Arctic zone of Finland yet again. Last year’s race was a success, so we listened to the racers and visitors and decided to do it again! ROD takes place in Oulu – the Capital of Northern Scandinavia – on the 13th of March 2020. Check out the photos and videos from last year.

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What is drone racing?

A race for competitive drone pilots. Drone racing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. The pilots guide the drones with remote controls by watching the route on their FPV virtual reality goggles – making it feel like they were actually flying. Excitement and speed is guaranteed – racing drones reach speeds of 200 kilometres per hour!

The race is arranged in collaboration with the Finnish drone union FPV Finland and as a part of FAI Drone Racing World Cup events.

Not a competitor? Don’t worry. Everyone is welcome into the audience, free of charge.

Welcome to Oulu!

Race of Drones Oulu takes place in the Capital of Northern Scandinavia. Oulu is best known as a smart technology city – and the 5G hub of Finland. There are more than 25k university students in Oulu and it is one of the youngest cities in Europe!

More specifically, the event is located in Ouluhalli, a multi-purpose sports arena that accommodates thousands of people. The address is Ouluhallintie 20, 90130 Oulu.


Scandic Oulu Station

Radisson Blu Hotel Oulu

Lapland Hotel Oulu

Scandic Oulu City

Nallikari Lomakylä

Break Sokos Hotel Eden Oulu

Original Sokos Hotel Arina Oulu

When is the race?

On the 13th of March 2020. A more specific timetable and programme for the day will be announced later, so stay tuned!

It is a great time to come to Oulu since there are plenty of unique events happening on the same week. There is the Arctic Robot Challenge going on at the same time as Race of Drone Oulu just outside Ouluhalli, the crazy Polar Bear Pitching event for daring startups takes place on the 12th of March and the Oulu Music Festival offers a selection of rare events for game music enthusiasts, for example. Take a look at other see and do things in Oulu: https://visitoulu.fi/en/see-do/.


Sign up as a competitor using the form below. The race is limited to 40 registered pilots. Contact person for pilots: aprepo@fpvfinland.fi.

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Press releases 2019

Kaikille avoin dronelennätyksen maailmancup tuo Ouluun kisailijoita kahdeksasta maasta

Drone Racing World Cup brings competitors from eight countries to Oulu

Dronelennätyksen maailman huiput Ouluun – lennokit kiihtyvät jopa 200 kilometrin tuntivauhtiin

Race of Drones Oulu keräsi 1500 hengen yleisön – voitto Latviaan

Contact and interviews:

Marko Pyhähuhta, Media Relations, BusinessOulu
Phone number +358 40 661 7818
E-mail marko.pyhahuhta@businessoulu.com

Hanna Mattila, Place Marketing Manager, BusinessOulu
Phone number +358 40 717 3488
E-mail hanna.mattila@businessoulu.com

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Photos of the event:

What a race! We had an audience of more than 1400 people. Explore the atmosphere!

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Thrilling snapshot of the event made by Saha Prod

Event partners

Are you interested in partnership? Please contact:

Hanna Mattila
+358 40 717 3488


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