Event info



Race Office and Bib numbers

Intersport Rovaniemi: Friday 14-21

Koskikatu 25, 96200 Rovaniemi

Hiihtostadion: Saturday 7-9

Taljatie 1, 96600 Rovaniemi



Changes on registrations will be caused 25€ fee.


There will be shuttle bus before and after the race from City Center to Ski stadium with following departure times:

8:45, 9:45, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00

Bus departs from Hotel Santa Claus



Start: Ski Stadium, Taljatie 1, 96200 Rovaniemi

Finish: Lordi avenue: Maakuntakatu 29-31, 96200 Rovaniemi

42,2km race starts from Ski Stadium at 10:00 and course goes through a beautiful scenery of arctic circle vie Koskenkylä, Sierijärvi, Jokkavaara, Kurijävi and Ounasvaara and finally to the center of Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland.

21km race starts from Ski Stadium at 11.00 and course goes through a beautiful scenery of The Arctic Circle via Koskenkylä, Ounasrinne, Ounasvaara and finally to the center of Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland.

As an organizer we hope everyone to have enjoyable journey through the course so take care of skiers among you with good spirit and felling. Stay right and take care that there is no one behind you and enough space while passing.



Competitors can drop their wastes to marked area at aid stations.

Littering will cause DSQ.



AID STATIONS  42,2 & 21 KM

42,2 KM                                                                         

KM 5,5   Koskenkylä     

KM 17,6 Jokkavaara 

KM 23,7 Kurivaara 

KM 31,9 Toramo

KM 37,5 Lappi arena

There is  water, sports drink and other nutrition served at aid stations.


21 KM

KM 5,5 Koskenkylä

KM 15,4 Lappi arena


TIME LIMITS 42,2 & 21 KM

Finish will be closed at 16:00.



There will be spare poles both at the start and on aid stations through the course

Waxing service available 16.-20.3 10-19 at Intersport Rovaniemi, Koskikatu 25, 96200 Rovaniemi



Jätkänkynttilä Ski Marathon course will be marked every 5km (every 1 km on last 5km). Signs will show .



First Aid and health care persons are located both start, finish and through the course. If emergency call 112 ja tell them:

  • Jätkänkynttilä Ski Marathon ski race
  • Place where emergency is located, please notify km signs!
  • What has happened and what is the situation

Health care persons have all rights to suspend participants race if they see any danger for health.



While crossing the finish line time used to race is registered. Finish will be closed at 16.00. Race office must be notified about did not finish.



All competitors losing under 50% of winners time are awarded by a medal.



Protest must be left in 60 min after the first competitor is finished and that will be handled according to IWO rules. Protest fee is 94€. Among amateurs there is 48h to make a protest. Protest fee is 50€ and that is processed by Jury.



Competitors can leave their stuff inside of the bag (given in raceoffice) to marked area at the start. Stuff must be inside of the given bag or backpack with start number. Organisator will carry bags to the finish area. Bags are given against showing a race number. Competitors leave the stuff by their own choice.




There is a ski depot for competitors, it is possible to leave skis there while aiding after race. Ski depot will be closed at 18.00.



Toilets ja locker rooms are available for competitors at the ski stadium. Showers and saunas are at free use for competitors at Hotel Santa Claus.




There will be a buttery at finish area as a part of market area.

Lunch will be served at free of charge for competitors at Hotel Santa Claus against a meal ticket.


Prize giving seremony

Prize giving seremony for both 21km and 42km races will be held 18.30 at Hotel Santa Claus

All competitors are in at the raffle of huge prize purse. For the win of the raffle competitors must be at the prize giving seremony by person.



Prizes for fastest women and men will be:

  1. 750€
  2. 500€
  3. 250€

Among the participants we raffle numerious prize drawns.



    Lost property is delivered to ski depot. Since monday lost property office Rovaniemi, phone number 0600 03392.


    Cancellation of the race

    Cancellation of race caused by unbeatable circumstances or weather, organizer is permitted to keep 50% of registration fees.