Finlandia Marathon is a sports event for everyone, held in Jyväskylä on 18th–19th September 2020. The course will follow the flat and fast ‘Rantaraitti’, a lakeside route voted Finland’s most beautiful. Lutakonaukio and Jyväskylä Pavilion will serve as competition centre.
The events are Marathon Relay (8 x 5 km), Finlandia Walk (5 km), 10K Evening Run (10 km), Full Marathon (42.2 km) and Half Marathon (21.1 km).


Friday 18th September

Marathon Relay
Marathon Relay is a sociable running event for workplace communities, associations, informal groups, etc. The Marathon Relay is run in 5-kilometre stints. A team consists of 4–8 runners, male, female or mixed. The team determines how many stints each runner completes.

Start Friday 18th September at 17.30.

Finlandia Walk
Finland Walk is an exercise event with a low entry barrier intended for all who are interested in physical exercise and walking. Warm-up and the recovery bag distributed to all finishers is the same as for the marathon runners except that there is no timing in the Finlandia Walk. (A large clock is provided at the finish for those who want to know their time.) The Finlandia Walk offers an excellent introduction to the spirit of a major sports event together with co-workers or friends. Those entering on their own are also sure to find like-minded company.

Start Friday 18th September at 18.00.

10K Evening Run
The late start, the darkening autumn evening and the shimmer of city lights on the lakefront route create a unique atmosphere. To foster a sense of community, there will be a wide range of music and light effects at the event centre and along the course.

Start Friday 18th September at 20.00.


Saturday 19th September

The flat and beautiful Rantaraitti lakefront route is ideal for those taking part in their first full marathon. A fast route with few sharp turns, it offers an opportunity to improve your record if you have run a full marathon previously. The start times and common route of the full and half marathons ensure that there will be no lack of company and pacemakers along the route.

Start Saturday 19th September at 12.00

Half Marathon
While a half marathon is tough enough as an objective, it is nothing unattainable for those who engage in regular exercise. A warm-up and start with 2,000 participants will put you in the mood of a major event.

Start Saturday 19th September at 15.15

Marathon and half marathon
M, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60 and M65
F, F40, F45, F5, F55, F60 and F65
10K Evening Run
M19 and Male
F19 and Female


Register in online until 16th of September

Registration at the event:

18th of September you can register in Pavilion D-hall for Finlandia Walk until 17:30 and for 10K evening walk until 19:00. 19th of September you can register in Pavilion D-hall for marathon until 10:45 and for half marathon until 14:00.

Fees and discounts

Registration Registration by 31st May Registration by 31st August Registration after 31st August
Marathon € 50 €60 €70
Half Marathon € 45 €55 € 65
10K Evening run € 35 € 40 € 45
Finlandia walk € 20 € 25 € 30
Marathon relay € 190 per team € 190 per team € 230 per team


If you are a holder of a Runner Card, S Loyalty Card or OP Loyalty Card, you are entitled to a EUR 4.00 discount if you register by 1st September. Please note that you are only entitled to one discount.

Student discount EUR 10 off the current fee up to 1st September.



  • Participant’s guide
    • Complete range of services along the course and at the finish
    • Officially measured course, electronic timing and results service
    • Dressing rooms, storage facilities and showers
    • Participation medals for all, plus prizes for the best three in all divisions


Lutakonaukio and Jyväskylä Pavilion (Uno Savolankatu 8, 40100 Jyväskylä) will serve as competition centre (bib, information and registration).

Opening hours:

18th of September from 14:00 to 23:00 (registration from 14:00 to 21:00)

19th of September from 9:00 to 20:00


There will be 12 water points during the marathon and six in half marathon. Organizers offer water, sports drink (Dexal light Orange), banana and pickled cucumber in the water points.


For runners who aim for a given time can stick with the pacemakers. Pacemakers hold a baloon for the first 1Km and they have the defined finish time in the back of their T-shirt. Pacemakers finish time for the marathon 3:30, 4:00 and 4:30, and for the half marathon 1:45, 2:00 and 2:15.


Marathon and half marathon >>

10K Evening run >>


The timing system in provided by EQ-timing. The timing chip is in the bib, so please don’t fold the bib. Official results will be online at the next day


Finlandia Marathons official accommodation partner is Sokos Hotel.

Petri Lehtoranta +35850533358 petri.lehtoranta(at)

Markku Koistinen +358407069195 markku.koistinen(at)