Finntriathlon Vanajanlinna Saturday 8th June 2019

Welcome to 6th Finntriathlon Vanajanlinna on Saturday 8thJune 2019. Finntriathlon Vanajanlinna is traditional season starter -race in Finland. The race venue is quite unique around beautiful Hotel Vanajanlinna and very easy to navigate, even for beginners. Everything is located within walking distance. With 4 bike laps and 2 run laps the race is ideal for spectators to cheer for their ones.
We’d want highlight that due to multilap and technical bike course drafting is allowed in all age groups and distances. No triathlon bikes in Vanajanlinna!
For Juniors (from 13 years till U23) Vanajanlinna event is the first event in Finnish Triathlon Association “Nuorten Cup 2019”


Date: On Saturday 8th June 2019 starting from 10.00am. There will be 2-3 starts for sprint race and 1 start for super sprint. Complete schedule with starting times for each AG will be published approximately one month prior to race day.
Where: Hotel Vanajanlinna (Vanajanlinnantie 485, 13330 Harviala, Hämeenlinna)

Sprint race 

Race categories: Female/Male: Elite, U23, U19 and U17 Female/Male Age Groups: 24-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50- 54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Distances: swim 750m, bike 20km, run 5km (note: drafting is allowed, so NO triathlon bikes!)
Prizes: Top 3 female/male (elite+U23+U19+U17) will be rewarded with prize money and winner of each age group (non -monetary prize).

Super sprint

Our newest race format for juniors, beginners and fast ones. No awards (for adults), just pure joy of triathlon. You can have any kind of bike other than motorized or tri bike.
Race categories: Female and Male. Juniors 11 years (and under), Juniors 12-13 years and Juniors 14-15 years
Distances: swim 200m, bike 10km, run 2,5km (note: drafting is allowed, so NO triathlon bikes!)
Prizes: for Juniors top 3 in each category


Registration fees for 2019 sprint/supersprint:

  • 1.9. – 31.12.2018 80€/60€
  • 1.1. – 31.3.2019 90€/70€
  • 1.4. – 3.6.2019 95€/75€

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 3.6.2019 at 24.00.
Participant limits: Finntriathlon Vanajanlinna 600 slots.
In case of sold out event, you can register to the waiting list by email: send email to – tell us that you would like to register to Finntriathlon Vanajanlinna and leave your contact info. (name, email)
When the cancellation place opens for you, we will send you a registration message by email.
If there is anything to ask. Please, do not hesitate to email us:

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

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 750meters.


Schedule on Saturday 8th June (changes possible)

  • 8-16             Race office open, Juhlapaviljonki
  • 9- 16.30      Transition Area open (bike check-in 9-9.45, 11-11.45 and 13-13.45)
  • 8.30             Race briefing start 1 and start 2., Juhlapaviljonki
  • 10.00           Start 1
  • 10.02           Start 2
  • 10.30            Race briefing start 3 and start 4, Juhlapaviljonki
  • 11.30-17.30  Saunas available for athletes
  • 12.00             Start 3
  • 12.02             Start 4
  • 12 – 17          After race pasta meal, Juhlasali
  • 12.30             Prize giving ceremony for starts 1 & 2 @Finish Line
  • 12.30             Race Briefing start 5 and start 6, Juhlapaviljonki
  • 14.00             Start 5
  • 14.08             Start 6
  • 14.30             Prize giving ceremony for starts 3 & 4  @Finish line
  • 15.15              Prize giving ceremony for starts 5 & 6 @Finish line

Ask for race briefing in english at race office!

Race maps will be updated and added soon 


Courses: swimming is one lap in Katumajärvi. Estimated water temperature in June is 15-18 Celsius. Bike course is quite flat but technical out and back -course. One lap is 5kms. Note, that drafting is allowed also in age groups! Running lap is 2,5kms.
Supersprint: Super Sprint Race for beginners and those who want to try triathlon. Distances are swim 200m, bike 10km and run 2,5km.

Other race info will be added during spring months