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Finlandia Marathon 2015 in Jyväskylä

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This Autumn’s edition of Finlandia Marathon will be held for the first time over two days. The event will take place 11. – 12.9.2015. There are distances available to cater everyone: 5km, 10km, the half and the full marathon.

2015 Finlandia Marathon will see a few changes

Friday 11th

This running festival will start already on the Friday evening with Finlandia Kymppi (10km). With the late 8 pm.  start, the organisers want to offer the participants a unique running experience.  The beautiful autumn colours, with falling darkness and the stunning city lights with a route that runs along lake promenades accompanied with music and light effects will without a doubt offer an amazing running atmosphere.

Saturday 12th

Saturday morning the High School Run (Lukio Run) takes place , which is aimed at high school students to inspire young people to set goals and achieve them as well as to encourage them to lead an active life. The event starts at 9:30 and there are two distances to choose from:  5km and 10km.
The full marathon will start at 12:00 and the half marathon 15:15. The flat and beautiful running course is an excellent route for first time marathon runners as well as experienced runners to establish new personal records.

New venue

The 2015 Finlandia Marathon will also see a new start and finish area, and return to the Jyväskylä Pavilion after four years. The Jyväskylä Pavilion has seen a face lift with a new hotel in the area and a new square making it much more suitable for large open-air events. There is also underground parking right underneath the square.

City of Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Central Finland, situated in the Finnish lake district. The city centre itself is located on the shores of a small lake called Jyväsjärvi. Jyväskylä is a dynamic and youthful city famous for its beautiful natural environment as well as achievements in science and technology. It is also the home city of the world-famous architect Alvar Aalto, whose creations can be admired around the city.

The University of Jyväskylä is home to the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, whose influence on the emerging field of wellness technology is considerable.

More information:

Via email:
Jouni Vatanen