Checkpoints and dropping out

Maximum running times

The maximum running time for marathon is 6 hours from the start. This means the runner must cross the finishing line at 6:30 pm at the latest, to be able to get a result. 

The half-marathon finish area is closed at the same time, so the maximum running time for half-marathon is four hours. These time limitations will be used in all functions of the race, for example the services after the race will be closed according to the schedule at 6:30 pm. If needed, the slower runners will get a lift back to the race center. 

With 10K and 5K there is no time limitations.

Checkpoints for the pace are as follows

There are control points along the route to check that runners meet the maximum running time. 

Half way (21,1km), Otaniemi must be passed latest 3h00min after the start.

Matinkylä drinking station 32,8km must be passed latest 4h40min after the start.

Niittymaa drinking station 36,3km must be passed latest 5h 10min after the start.

There is no exact check-points for half-marathon, but race officials can stop a runner going slower pace than 5,25km/h.


Dropping out during the race

If you need to drop out during the race you will get a pick up to the race center. Please contact the nearest officials of the race. 

In case you prefer to leave the place by your own ride, please phone the office at +358 50 356 4970 so that you are not searched after the race.