Instructions for the runners


Competition office and picking up the numbers:

The competition office is located in Tikkurila Sports Park in Sport Center, (Tikkurilan urheilutalo).
Address: Läntinen Valkoisenlähteentie 52-54, 01300 Vantaa.

The Competition office is open as follows:

Friday 11th October:  5.30 pm - 8.00 pm.
Saturday 12th October: 8.30 am - 5.30 pm.


From the competition office you can pick up your running number. There are also e.g. equipment vendors.

You can pick up your number yourself from the "number string" if you know your running number. If you can´t find your name on the list, ask help from the staff at the  office.


Late registration or changing the distance:
Late registration is possible at the race office, on Friday or on Saturday. Late entrants and those changing their distance shall fill their information onto a separate form before the post-registration.
Note! Late registration on race day is charged according to the late entry price.



Start and finish area:
The start and finish are located in Tikkurila Sports Park in front of the competition office (Sport Center).
Address: Läntinen Valkoisenlähteentie 52-54, 01300 Vantaa
See the race route.
Check out the competition center map.


Parking areas:
Parking space is limited in the area. Parking spots are reserved for runners in Tikkurila Sports Park. Public parking areas further away can be found at the Tikkurila train station or Tikkurila market square. The distance from the train station is approximately 1.2 km.
See the map of parking areas.



Changing rooms:
Changing rooms are located on the ground floor of Tikkurila Sport Center. You can also use the swimming hall in the competition area, for the entrance you need your running number.


Kit storage:
A supervised and free kit storage area is available in the Trio Sport Center next to the competition office.


Maximum time:
Time limit for the year 2024 marathon is 6 hours.


Timing:
Timekeeping and result service is handled by Result Service Finland Oy and T: mi Kokkens. RFID-based electronic timing sensors are used. Times are available for both net time (from crossing of the start line to the finish) and gross time (from the signal of the start pistol to the finish). The timing chip is attached to the race number. You must keep your race number in sight during the whole race. The race number must not be covered at any time during the race.
The race number or RFID sensor does not need to be returned to the organizers.

Inquiries related to the results: tulos.palaute@gmail.com tai 0400-550 801.


Refreshment:
There will be three refreshment stations at every round (approx. 10 km), (3,5 km Niittytie; 7,0 km Angervotie ja 10,5 km race center).

If desired, you must bring your own drinks to the race office no later than 1 hour before the start. Bottles must be properly marked. At every refreshment station the drinks are in the following order: own drinks – sports drinks – water.

Toilets are located in all service points as well as the start and finish area. Further toilets are available in the Sport Center upstairs and downstairs in the changing rooms.


Pacemakers
There are pacemakers in marathon and half marathon to help you to keep up steady speed during the race. 


Prizes:
Everyone crossing the finish line will receive a Vantaa Marathon medal, also every member of a relay team.


Cancelling your participation:
Participation cannot be canceled or transferred to another person, and no entry fees are refunded. In case of sickness it is possible to transfer the participation to the next year.
A medical certificate must be submitted in advance, or immediately after the race (during the next week). Transfer to the following year is possible once. In case of sickness please contact the organizers.


Insurance:
Each participant participates at their own risk and is responsible for their own insurance.


Photos:

The organizers have free use of Vantaa Marathon photos.


Medical Service:
The First Aid is located in front of the Sport Center.


Discontinuing the race:

If you have to interrupt the race, please register to the nearest race official. If necessary, transportation is organized from the nearest refreshment station to the race center. Please report interruption also to the race office or to the info center outside the Sport Center.


General rules of the event:

People, who are not involved in the competition as competitors, are not allowed to assist runners in any way, for example, running or riding bicycle in front of the runners. If this kind of behavior is observed, the organizers have the right to disqualify the runner from the competition.