Start and start groups


Start area is at the race center (Otaranta, Espoo). There shall be a short warming-up exercise apprx. 30min before each start on the Otaniemi Sport field.

You should be at the start area not later than 15 minutes before the start of your start group.

Start groups

On marathon and half-marathon runners will be divided to start groups according to expected finishing time. There will be at least three start groups and the first group will start at 12 o'clock. A runner who has started in a wrong start group will not be guaranteed proper timing - netto time will be correct, but we cannot guarantee correct brutto timing.

On marathon and half-marathon select your start point at the start area according to your own expected finishing time - there will be signs for each groups marked as 2:30h, 3:00h etc..  


Finish area will be at the Otaniemi sports field. Marathon and half-marathon every runner finishing will get a Rantamaraton medal. After the finish there will be a variety of drinks and food available. 

Please note: The finishing area will be open only for runners and race officials.