After the cannon shot over 1600 Venlas spurted towards old airport’s runway which has thousands depressions. Start sign was given by Minister of Education Sanni Grahn-Laasonen.
First part of Venla’s relay is 6,1-6,2 kilometers long. The course planner Ville Kauppi estimates that the fastest of the first part will arrive to a change at 2:43pm. The winning team is expected to cross the finish line at 4.57pm.