About the competition

Åland Marathon & ½ Marathon is a city race on a route slightly shorter than 5 kilometers (4690km) that offers both full- and half-marathon and also 10km and 5km races.
Hotell Arkipelag  will serve as competition center and offers the participants i.e. shower- and saunafacilities, meals before and after the race and accommodation offers.

In close proximity to the ferry harbor (1,5km to the competition center) and the airport (5km to the competition center) it is easy to get to this year’s competition. Even from the ferry terminals in the Berghamn, Eckerö (about 35km) and from Långnäs, Lumparland (30km) will be easy to Mariehamn with shipping companies own shuttles that operate in conjunction with the boats’ arrivals and departures.

Let your participation in the Åland Marathon & ½ Marathon be a nice break in your everyday life, a little trip to an exciting little island.
You can, if you like, come just to participate int the race but you can also easily combine the race with a few days of other wonderful experiences in Åland. Read more about what to do for example at Visit Ålands website.

Open ÅM in marathon

Åland Marathon & ½ Marathon has been granted the right to ÅM status (ÅM = Åland Championship) in marathon 2017-18, which will be conducted as open ÅM in marathon.
The three fastest Ålandic gentlemen resp. ladies on the marathon distance (regardless of the class in which they participate) are awarded with ÅM championship prizes. In order to compete for the ÅM title, the participant needs to be a member of a sports association that is affiliated with Ålands Idrott. Participants who don´t belong to an ÅI-affiliated association may participate in the marathon competition but can´t be awarded the ÅM Championships.

Distances and classes 2017

Marathon

  • 42,2km
  • Starts at Saturday 28.10.2017, 11.00 am
  • Classes: men/ women, men/ women 40+ (birn 1977 or earlier), men/ women 60+ (born 1957 or earlier)

Half marathon

  • 21,1km
  • Starts at Saturday 28.10.2017,11.00 am
  • Classes: men/ women, men/ women 40+ (born 1977 or earlier), men/ women 60+ (born 1957 or earlier)

Milen

  • 10km
  • Starts at Saturday 28.10.2017,11.00 am
  • Classes: Boys/ girls 19 (born 1998 or later), open class (all ages)

Halva Milen

  • 5km
  • Starts at Saturday 28.10.2017,11.00 am
  • Classes: Boys/ girls 13 (born 2004 or later), open class (all ages)

Participation and fees 2017

The participant data must be correct and completely filled in.
By paying the registration fee the participant accepts the Competition rules.

Here you can see the latest REGISTERED 2017 and look for participants!

Registration fees 2017

– 31.8.2017
42,2 km: 25 €
21,1 km: 25 €
10 km – boys/ girls 19: 10 €
10 km – open class: 20 €
5 km – boys/ girls 13: 10 €
5 km – open class: 15 €

1.9-22.10.2017
42,2 km: 35 €
21,1 km: 35 €
10 km – boys/ girls 19: 10 €
10 km – open class: 25 €
5 km – boys/ girls 13: 10 €
5 km – open class: 20 €

Late registration as follows:

Team Sportia in Maxinge on Thursday 26.10 at 11.30 am – 7 pm and on Friday 27.10 at 11.30 am – 6 pm
Competition office
, Hotell Arkipelag on Friday 27.10 at 6.30-8 pm (2nd floor)  and Saturday 28.10 at 8.30 – 10 am (sauna area)
42,2 km: 48 €
21,1 km: 48 €
10 km – boys/ girls 19: 15 €
10 km – open class: 35 €
5 km – boys/ girls 13: 15€
5 km – open class: 30€

The registration fee includes:

  • Bib-number
  • Chip (for timing)
  • Medal to all participants
  • Service point
  • Access to locker rooms, shower and sauna
  • Chance to win raffle prizes

Route description

Åland Marathon & ½ Marathon -participants run along the footpaths of Mariehamn, on a 4690 m track.
The route is measured by a legitimized surveyor.

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Map, PDF

Marathon 42,2km
Start: slightly north from the finish line (marked with Åland Marathon – flags and signs)
Finish: according to the map
Lap 1: 4587m
Laps 2- 9 full laps (8 x 4701m)

½ marathon 21,1km
Start: north from the finish line (marked with Ålandstidningen-flags and signs)
Finish: according to the map
Lap1 (2296m): running across Österleden at Mariebad (marked with signs), then south along the normal route
Lap 2-5: 4 full laps (4 x 4701m)

Milen 10km
Start: slightly north from the MSF marina (marked with Byggvaruhuset- flags and signs)
Finish: according to the map
Lap 1 (598m): running the last part of the normal route
Lap 2-3: 2 full laps (2x 4701m)

½ Milen 5km
Start: at Äventyrsgolfen (marked with Eckerölinjen- flags and signs)
Finish: according to the map
Lap 1 (299m): running the last part of the normal route
Lap 2: 1 full lap (1x4701m)

The course will be marked by liming and arrows. In places with officials their instructions are followed, otherwise normal traffic rules are followed.

 

Prizes and prize award ceremony

ALL participants get a medal!

Milen (10km) och ½ Milen (5km)

Trophies for the top three in the following classes: boys 13 and girls 13
Sponsor prizes to the top three in the following classes: boys 19 and girls 19

Prize award ceremony at Hotell Arkipelag on Saturday 28.10, approx. at 1:00 pm

Marathon & ½ Marathon

Sponsor prizes to the top three in all classes (M/W, M/W40+, M/W60+)

Prize award ceremony at Hotell Arkipelag on Saturday 28.10, approx. at 5:00 pm

Other information

Here you find Event schedule Åland Marathon & ½ Marathon 2017
Here is the Race – PM 2017 (vers.1)

Registration packet

The packet includes bib number and timing chip. Can be picked up as follows:
From Team Sportia Åland, (Sparvägen 1, Maxinge Center, 22150 Jomala) on Thursday 26.10 at 11.30 am -7 pm and Friday 27.10 at 11.30 am – 6 pm

From the race office (Hotell Arkipelag) on Friday 27.10 at 6.30-8 pm (2nd floor) and Saturday (raceday) at 8.30-10.30 am (sauna area)!
Note! The late – registration closes at 10.00!

 

Bib number is affixed on the belly with safety pins (incl. in the envelope), don´t need to be returned after the race.
Chip (for timing) around the ankle (see picture) with a Velcro- strap

If you have to withdraw from the race the chip has to be returned to the race office without delay. After a finished competition the volunteers will take care of the chip. If the chip is not returned or lost the participant has to pay 90€

Timing

Timing is done with chip (included in the registration packet) around the ankle with Velcro-strap.
The time is calculated from the start (starting shot) until the participant cross the finish line.

First Aid

First-aid kit available at the competition area. In case of a serious accident, call 112!

Service point

Servive point (water, sports drink, juice and coffee, also snacks like cinnamon buns, bananas and nuts and sweets) are available after every lap/ at the finishline.

Sports jelly are not available. Your own drinks / snacks are permitted.
Please don´t litter our nature! Bring debris from e.g. enery bars to the finish line.

Toilets, showers and locker rooms

Toilets (at the sauna area and also at the 2nd floor), dressing and shower- and sauna facilities are available at Hotell Arkipelag.
Read more under the heading Hotel Arkipelag

Also Mariebad (Österleden 68, Mariehamn) offers participants shower, sauna and swimming at the discounted price of 6,70€/ person by showing the bib number at the cashier.

The toilets in the MSF guest harbor’s service house will also be open throughout the race day.

Clothes storage

Bags (please mark with the bibnumber) can be left at the designated place.

Parking

Free parking lots close to the start- and finish area.

Competition rules/ Participants´consent

The participants gives the race organisation the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race to be used free of rights in the future marketing of the event.

Participation in Åland Marathon & ½ Marathon at your own risk. The Organizers is not responsible for any accidents that occur during the competition.
Participants are recommended to have their own accident insurance.

Race office

Located at Hotell Arkipelag (Strandgatan 35, 22100 Mariehamn). Open on Friday 27.10 at 6.30-8 pm (2nd floor) and Saturday 28.10 at 8.30-18 pm (sauna area).

Hotell Arkipelag

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Hotell Arkipelag is a partner for Åland Marathon & ½ Marathon and offers the following:

Locker rooms, showers and sauna

Open between 10:00 am to 17:30 pm
NOTE! Bring your own towel!

Accomodation offer

Hotell Arkipelag offers following to the participants:
(price/room/night incl. breakfast)

  • Single room 110€
  • Double room 140€

Reservation by phone +358 18 24020 or info@hotellarkipelag.ax with code “Maraton”

Meals

Breakfast  is served between 7.00-11.00 am. Included in the price for hotel guests, other 15€.
Dinner at restaurant Oliven between 8 -10 pm. Menu and prices at:
www.hotellarkipelag.com/restaurang-garden/oliven

 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation is eligible for reimbursement according to the following:

up to 4 weeks before the race with a full refund minus 5€
4-2 weeks before the race with a 70% refund
2-1 week before the race with a 50% refund
7-2 days before the race with a 30% refund
for cancellations made within 2 days before the race there is no refund or relocation for the following year’s contest.

Cancellations shall be made by email to info@alandevent.com by attaching a scanned document of the payment transaction of your registration fee or a print screen of the transaction.

Please notify the organizer if you won´t take part in or have to withdraw from the competition.