WELCOME TO FORSSA – SUMMER NIGHT MARATHON
In the middle of Southern Häme, small city surrounded by verdant country. Distances are 120 kilometers from Helsinki, 90 kilometers from Turku, 85 kilometers from Tampere.
Event Center is in Forssa Icehockey Stadium. The Race Number Packet Pick-up and equipment storage is there. Road signs are at each city entrances. Free parking lots are behind the Event Center reserved for participants.
Address is Urheilukentänkatu 6, 30100 Forssa. (”Urheilukentänkatu” is ”Sports Street”.) Event Center is open on Friday from 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm and Saturday, starting at 7.15 am.
Late registration is possible, but no later than 1,5 hours before the start.
Beautiful mid-summer loop-routes on country-side.
Five kilometers (5K): run, jog or walk very beautiful green route in Forssa City Centre, Wahren Park and beside river Loimijoki. No time measuring, no competition, you just enjoy this nice and healthy training. Water service at 3 km.
Ten kilometers race (10K) will follow a very flat route. Two refreshment stations.
The Half Marathon (21,0975 km) course is popular among the best Finnish runners. It is almost pan cake flat. Rabbits ensure constant speed for 2:00 finish time. Sports Tracker route.
Refreshment stations are at following distances from the start: 4.5, 9, 12,5, 16,5, 19 km. Dexal sport drink (orange flavor, a mixing ratio of 1:15) and water. At 16 km also bananas, pickles and raisin.
The Marathon (42,195 km) is same easy record friendly route: Half Marathon course is run twice. Rabbits for 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 finish time.
Refreshment stations are at following distances from the start: 4.5, 9 12,5, 16,5, 19, 25, 29, 31, 33,5, 37,5 and 40K. Dexal sport drink (orange flavor, a mixing ratio of 1:15) and water. At 25, 29, 31, 33,5, 37,5 and 40K also bananas, pickles and raisin.
Atmosphere is guarantee by 10 000 enthusiastic spectators, live music etc. Lots of barbeque groups follow your running including Tammela Sausage Market audience!
After the finish there are drinks, bananas and Summer Night Marathon soup dinner for all participants.
Runners in any race can leave their own beverages in Race Center Information Desk but 2.00 pm at the latest. Bottles must be clearly marked as to which refreshments stations they are taken.
Free of charge entry to entertainment spa Vesihelmi (Water Pearl): shower, sauna, swimming pools and jacuzzis from 12.00 am to 10 pm Free shuttle to and from Event Center. The bus leaves every 20 minutes. At Event Center showers and changing rooms for men and women. On the sports stadium (Finish) there are also dressing rooms.
Free of charge equipment storage is next to the Race Center open from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm Mark your bag visibly with your race number.
– 11.30 am 5K
– 2.30 pm 10K
– 3.00 pm Marathon
– 3.00 pm Half Marathon together with Marathon
Race number is personal and may not be transferred to another person during the race.
Participation is possible to transfer to another person before the start (paying 5 € handling fee). Number must be attached clearly visible during the race.
Race number includes the measurement chip. Timing is based on this chip.
FIRST AID AND SUSPENSION:
In the Race Center, along the routes and at the finish there are plenty of first-aid personnel. Doctors are at the finish and first-aid tent.
In a case of suspension transportation is arranged in the finish. Tell about the suspension in the first aid service point. The staff will arrange the transportation into the finish.
CATEGORIES AND PRIZES:
Marathon and Half Marathon:
Men and women: general, 40, 45, 55, 60, 65 years.
Men and women: 15 years, 19 years and general.
Three best will be prized in each category.
Medal to each runner finisher, technical T-shirt.
– Best service in the Forssa downtown
Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort
– An outstanding sports and training centre open all year round, with complete hotel service, in the wilds, near Helsinki Road
– Sauna by the lake waits for You after the race
Athletics Club ”Forssan Salama” (meaning Flash of Forssa) has been rewarded for arrangements of quality running events for years. More than 600 volunteers ensure hospitality, quality of aid stations and smooth arrangements. Atmosphere is created by thousands of spectators – including Your family and friends.
Note: The entry fees are not refundable under any circumstances. In case of illness the participation can be transferred to the next year, if you present a medical certificate.
Race day registration is possible 1.5 hour before the race start at the Race Centre. But don”t forget to reserve the accomodation – directly to the hotels.
It is cheaper to register beforehand with 2 methods:
ENTRY FEES (EURO)
|Entry fees before:||31.12.2019||16.2.2020||31.3.2020||18.5.2020||13.6.2020|
|Five kilometers (V)||25 €||27 €||29 €||33 €||40 €|
|Ten kilometers (K)||30 €||33 €||38 €||43 €||50 €|
|Half Marathon (PM)||40 €||43 €||48 €||53 €||60 €|
|Marathon (M)||45 €||48 €||54 €||64 €||70 €|
RIGHTS TO PHOTOGRAPHS
Event organizers have the right to their own photographs taken during the Summer Night Marathon events.
Participants are not insured on behalf of the organizers. Everyone is participating the event at their own risk.
Have a great experience in the Finnish Nightless Summer – join us in Summer Night Marathon!
Address: Forssan SUVI-ILTA Vilppaankatu, 30100 FORSSA, Finland