Finntriathlon Tahko Friday & Saturday 9th and 10th August 2019

Finntriathlon Tahko - weekend full of activities. Finntriathlon Tahko gives various challenges for all triathletes. You can choose full distance race and battle for National Championship, enjoy of half distance or take it even shorter way, Savo olympic. You can go with full gas or take it easy and enjoy the journey, be a pro or beginner. Have it your way, we offer a unique experience in the heart of purest finnish nature. Finntriathlon Tahko is 2 day event including Kids Triathlon  on Friday evening and full, half and "olympic" Distance Triathlon on Saturday.


Date: On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August 2019
Where: Tahko (Sääskiniementie 560, Tahkovuori)

Kids Triathlon on Friday 9.8. at 18.00

Categories: girls/boys 10y (born in 2009 or later), 11-12y and 13-14y
Distances according age: swim100/200m, bike 2-4km and run 1/2km (10y 100m-2km-1km and all others 200m-4km-2km)

Saturday 10.8 from 8.00 

Full distance at 8.00

Categories: Female/male open and 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Team Relay.
Distances: swim 3800m, bike 180km and run 42,2km

Half distance at 11.00

Categoreis: Female/male open and  M50+ ja N40+. Team relay.
Distances: swim 1900m, bike 90km and run 21,1km

"Savo Olympic", at 12.00
Categories: Female/male and Team relay.
Distances: swim 1000m, bike 50km and run 11km

No drafting (all distances and categories)


Full distance, individual/team relay
1.9. – 31.12.2018 220€ / 280€
1.1. – 31.3.2019 230€ / 290€
1.4. – 31.5.2019 235€ / 300€
1.6.-5.8.2019 240€ / 310€

Half distance, individual/team relay
1.9. – 31.12.2018 140€ / 200€
1.1. – 31.3.2019 150€ / 210€
1.4. – 31.5.2019 155€ / 220€
1.6.-5.8.2019 160€ / 230€

"Savo olympic", individual/team relay
1.9. – 31.12.2018 90€ / 150€
1.1. – 31.3.2019 100€ / 160€
1.4. – 31.5.2019 105€ / 170€
1.6.-5.8.2019 110€ / 180€

Kids Triathlon: Free of cahrge
Registration fee includes: Race info, race timing, closed to traffic and safe cycling routes, swimming cap, race number, accessory bag, service on the course, (energy drink etc), sauna after race, after race pasta meal.
Registration for all groups ends on 5.8.2019 at 24.00.
Withdrawal and transfer policy: Registration fee is not refundable. You can transfer your registration to someone else or for yourself to another Finntriathlon event in 2019. Transfer fee is 15€ and to transfer contact [email protected]
Cancellation Insurance: You can buy Cancellation Insurance (30€) as additional service when you do the registration. You can buy one insurance for each race you register in. With Cancellation Insurance you can

  • get your registration fee back 100% if you withdraw 36 hours before the scheduled race
  • transfer your registration to another person within registration period
  • transfer your registration to another Finntriathlon 2019 event within registration limits. If you transfer to higher priced event, you must pay the difference. In case of transferring to lower priced event the difference will be refunded.

License and rules: License not required. The organizer is not responsible for competitor insurances. The competition complies with the Finnish Triathlon Association competition rules and the Finnish Road Traffic Act, unless different instructions have been given. Minors must have parental permission to participate in the competition, as well as the participant will be able to swim for 3800/1900/1000meters.


Thursday 8.8.

  • 18.00-20.00 Race Office open, Tahko Spa

Friday 9.8.

  • 12.00-22.00 Race Office open, Tahko Spa
  • 12.00-22.00 Expo, at Piazza
  • 17.30 Kids Triathlon, race info at venue site
  • 18.00 & 18.15 Kids Triathlon at Tahkolahti
  • Race briefings in finnish at 19.00 & 20.00 Tahko Spa (in english appr. at 20.30 after finnish briefing)

Saturday 10.8.

  • 8.00-10.00 Race Office open, Tahko Spa
  •  8.00-20.00 Info-point at Piazza
  • 8.00-21.00 Expo at Piazza
  • 12.00-24.00 After race meal at  Sokos hotel
  • 9.00-24.00 Shower in Sokos Hotel
  • 24.00 Finish line closes, Piazza After Party starts from 21.00 on, free access with wristband

Sunday 11.8

  • 11.00 Prize giving ceremonies at Sokos hotel, up stairs
  Full Distance Half Distance "Savo Olympic"
Athlete registration at race office at latest Friday at 22.00 Saturday at 9.00 Saturday at 10.00
Bike and bags check in times (only on Saturday) 6.00-7.00 8.00-10.00 10.00-11.00
Warm up swim 7.30-7.45 10.30-10.45 11.30-11.45
Start 8.00 11.00 & 11.05 12.00
First athletes at finish line 16.45 15.20 14.15
Bike and bags check out times 17.00-22.30, after 22.30 bikes and bags are transported to finish line From 16.00 to 22.00

From 15.00 to 22.00



License and antidoping: You don’t need license. All athletes must accept rules of Finnish Triathlon Association, national Antidoping Agency and traffic rules. Every athlete takes care of his/her own insurance. To recieve prize money, you must follow rules of National Antidoping Agency.


Piazza (Sääskiniementie 560, 73310 Tahkovuori): Start and finish area, Sokos hotel (meal & prize giving), Expo, First Aid, After Race Party
Tahko Spa (Keitaankatu 1, 73310 Tahkovuori): Race office, race briefing
Tahkolahti (Tahkolahdentie 57, Tahkovuori): T1-T2 area and Kid's Triathlon


Ensure your participation in person in the Race Office, located at Tahko Spa, main entrance. Opening times are:
on Thursday 8th Aug 18.00 - 20.00
on Friday 9th Aug 10.00 - 22.00
on Saturday 10thAug 8.00-10.00
Check your race number from the start list before entering the check in desk. Bring your ID, that will be checked at the desk!
When you check-in, you’ll receive:
Envelope including
Swim cap
Race number
Tattoo with your race number
Sheet of stickers for bike, helmet and transition bags
Timing tag
3 bags: PINK for T1 (bike gears), GREEN for T2 (run gears) and BLACK for your warm up clothes
You have to wear the wristband during race weekend. You have access to transition areas, finish line, after race meal, party and gear check out only with wristband!
Race Briefing: in English at 20.30 in Tahko Spa, down stairs



Bike and run gear check-in
Before check-in attach the stickers: on to your bike, 2 to your helmet and 1 stickers to each bag. 
Attach the tattoos to your both arms.
Race number: write to other side of race number following information: contact person and his/her mobile phone number. This is if something happens to you during the race.
Bike and bags check-in time is on Saturday 5th Aug 6.00-7.00 (full), 8.00-10.00 (half) and 10.00-11.00 (Savo Olympic) .
Put your run gear (shoes, cap, gels, socks etc) to pink transition bag you got from race office. Put one of the stickers to the bag and place it to your numbered place in T1-2 -area.
When you arrive to T1-area, you’ll go through bike check-in (brakes, helmet and aerobars will be inspected). Please, be on time, there might be some queue. Take your bike to numbered place. Only bike shoes can be fastened to pedals, all other equipment must be in your numbered bag, green. There are racks for these bags in transition zone. Also places for bags are numbered.
Before start

  • Place the timing chip on your left ankle
  • Leave the black bag (including your extra clothes & gear) in Piazza


  • Warm up swimming on the left side of the bridge
  • Swim start: is a mass start form deep water
  • For safety reasons: enter water from the bridge and choose your swim start position carefully. If you know you are slower swimmer, place yourself behind the faster swimmers.
  • Swimming is two (2) lap course (full) and one (1) lap (half and Savo Olympic) and all the buoys should stay on your left side. Once you have swum lap(s), you swim under the bridge and head to T1 -area.
  • After swim exit you find the bags area.
  • Take your equipment out of the bag and put your wetsuit and swimming goggles in the bag, close the bag and take it to marked place.
  • Go to your bike. You have to push the bike till white start line where you can start pedalling
  • Don’t wear race number under your wetsuit


  • Bike course has four (4) laps in full distance, two (2) laps in half distance and one (1) lap in Savo Olympic distance, see map. Laps number 2-4 will start straight, not biking to T-area
    Note: on Full distance, there is additional out-and-back loop, which you do after first turning point at appr. 19kms
  • During bike your race number have to be on your back side
  • Cut off: you have for swim and 135km bike 7h15mins. You need to start the last bike lap before 15.15 local time. In case you fail to do so, you bike only 3 laps but you can still run the maraton. These athletes mat not receive awards.
  • Drafting is NOT allowed, no slipstreaming. Drafting zone is 10m. Penalties will be 1. Warning, 2. 5min penalty and 3. disqualification
  • When you enter T2 bike drop off zone: you have to stop biking before the white line on the ground and put tour bike numbered place. After that you can take your helmet off and continue to bags area to pick up your running gear bag. Change your running equipment and put your bike helmet & shoes etc to your bag


  • Please ensure that your race number is in your front.
  • Run course consists of 800m transfer from T1 to Piazza/finish line area and lap of 10,3kms.
  • Full distance: 4 laps, half distance: 2 laps and savo Olympic: one lap.
  • Running course is very well marked with signs, white painting and fences
  • After last lap you run towards finish line which is located at Piazza square.
  • Official cut off time is 24.00



  • return timing tag to volunteers in the finish line area/Info-point. Remember: there is penalty fee (30€) if you don’t return the tag.
  • if you didn’t finish the race, contact volunteers on race course or at Piazza Info point and return your tag.
  • You'll receive your Finisher T-shirt after finish line
  • After race meal in Sokos hotel, very close to finish line (with wristband)
  • Pick up your bike and bags from T1-2 -area after race.
  • Showers and sauna are at Sokos Hotel (entrance 9.00-24.00).
  • Equipment bags (Pink and green) and bikes can be checked out after 15.00 (savo Olympic), after 16.00 (half) and after 17.00 (full). Wear your bracelet!! RED bags are available right after finish line in Piazza. Check out your bike ang bags before 22.00 if you race half/Olympic race. Bikes and bags, belonging to full distance athletes, which aren’t checked out before 22.30 will be transported to finish line area.
  • After Race Party at Piazza, doors open at 21.00, free entrance with wristband.
  • Awards ceremony is on Sunday 11th Aug at 11.00 in Sokos Hotel


Piazza (before start): water, sport drink (served in cup)
After swim: water and Maxim sport drink in cups
Bike, Aid station 1: Maxim sport drink and water served in bike bottles
Bike, Aid station 2: Maxim sport drink and water served in bike bottles + banana
Run, Aid Station 3: Maxim sport drink, water (served in cups) and cola, salt, and Maxim energy gel
Run, Aid Station 4: Maxim sport drink and water (served in cups), salt, and Maxim energy gel and cola, orange
Run, Aid Station 5: Maxim sport drink and water ( served in cups), banana, salt and Maxim energy gel
Note: run aid station 3 will be passed once during lap, but aid stations 4 and 5 twice during one lap.
Sport drink is Maxim, orange 5%
Energy gels: Maxim, caffeine free
NO Personal support during the race! There is table for own drinks at aid station 3 (next to T1/2 area)
Throwing away bike bottles: only at Service Point area, will be marked with signs. You'll get 5 min penalty if you throw away your bottles somewhere else.

1.    Piazza
2.    T 1-2 -area
3.    Bike Aid Station
4.    Run Aid Stations
Finntriathlon Tahko is NON DRAFTING RACE. Means that drafting is NOT allowed in any category. The exact drafting rules will be told in Race Briefing.
Warning (you hear whistle)
5min penalty (red card)
Disqualification (black card)
Penalty box is located at T2.