The race course 2017 has an interesting change compared to previous years. At about 16km, the course deviates from the old one for about 2km. The new section includes three beautiful lakes, Pöksynhaara, Small Pöksynhaara and Iso Majaslampi. The new part culminates to the highest point of Espoo, 114,2 above sea level. This is also the highest point of the race.
This improvement adds about half a kilometer of distance and 30 meters of ascent. For the top runners it means about 3min more time and for the slower runners some 5-6 minutes. However, the beauty of the new section is well worth the effort – you won’t even notice time ticking. It just means that beating the previous best times gets a bit tougher.
Check the full course map here.