YOUR BIB NUMBER: THE KEY TO A SUCCESFUL HALF MARATHON!
Your bib number is one of the most important things in your race day! Here is what you need to know about your bib number, starting groups and the timing zip!
Runners have now been divided into starting groups according to target times given while registering for the event. There is ca. 1000-1,500 runners in each group and altogether we have 10 starting groups. The start group number and color will be printed to the personal bib number and the runner must start with the group given. Each starting group will get together at Mäntymäenkenttä 15 minutes before their starting time and move to the starting line on their turn. The first starting group will start at 3 pm and the following starting groups every 10 minutes after that.
WHY IS THE BIB NUMBER SO IMPORTANT?
Your personal timing chip is attached to your bib number and it will determine your official half marathon result. Bib number needs to be attached to the front of your shirt, so that it is clear and visible during the whole race. Your start time will be registered when you cross the starting line with your bib number. Each runner will be given the net time and the gross time. The gross time (from firing of the gun to crossing the finish line) is the official result of the race. The net time is the time from crossing the starting line to crossing the finish line. Remember also fill in ICE (In Case of Emergency) phone number and personal medical information on the back side of the bib number.
ASK YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO COME AND CHEER
This year the runner´s name will be printed to the bib number, which will make it easier for the spectators to cheer along the route! Ask your friends and family to join the fun! There will be many cheering points on the route!