The races on Saturday start and finish in Lahti and go north in between the beautiful lakes who are so recognizable for the area. The race is flat with some minor elevation.
There are two distances : a mediofondo distance of 101km and a granfondo distance of 144km. They both have the same start and finish with a shortcut after 48km where the granfondo goes further north while the mediofondo turns right to head back to Lahti and the finish. Total elevation for the mediofondo is 660m and the granfondo 830m.
The Mediofondo is the qualifier distance for all men 60+ and all women 50+ while the Granfondo is the qualifier distance for all men 19-59 and all women 19-49