Event info

Helsinki Marathon on August 21, 2021

HELSINKI MARATHON RACE INFO 2021

event DATE 

Helsinki Marathon will be organized on August 21, 2021

DISTANCES

10 k
Half Marathon
Marathon Relay (4 x 10,55k)
Marathon 

TIMETABLE

Preliminary schedule

8.30 Marathon, 1/2-marathon & Marathon relay (4×10,55k)

12.00 10k

AGE 

Minimum age for participating the marathon or half marathon is 15 years old.

EVENT AREA
The event area at Helsinki Marathon is Meripuisto in Eira.
Address: Crossroads of Merisatamanranta and Neitsytpolku, Helsinki.

BIB NUMBER & RACE OFFICE

The bib number is personal and it must be attached to the front of the running shirt visibly. In any case the bib number should not be folded. BIB-numbers can be picked up from the race office. 

Race office opening times:

TBA

COURSE

Helsinki Marathon, 10k, half marathon and marathon relay will be run on urban streets of Helsinki. Courses are officially measured according to the AIMS and IAAF standards. Therefore all the participants will receive officially recorded time. The course is also well marked and the kilometer signs are visible.

Course of 2021 will be release later.

Check out the 2020 course here!

START AND FINISH LINE

The start and finish line are located in Meripuisto, Eira. 

MARATHON RELAY

The runner at the first leg will start the race together with the first start group of marathon runners. Marathon relay includes four legs, and the exchange to the next runner will be done after a full lap. There are signs that direct relay runners to the exchange zone.

Each team will need a baton. The baton will be given to next runner on the exchange zone. Each marathon relay team will get four bib numbers. In addition to the team’s number, each bib number also includes a leg number. It is highly important that legs will be run in the order of the leg numbers.

AFTER RUN

Coming up again 2021!

BAG DROP

The bag drop is free for all Helsinki Marathon runners.You can leave your belongings in bag drop in the special bag you get when you pick up your bib-number. Remember to have the sticker of your number on the string of the bag. You get the bag only for showing your bib-number. Opening times on the race day: 7.00 am until 3.00 pm.

EVENT AREA

You can find our partners from the event area.

EVENT SHIRT

All runners at marathon get their own event shirt included in the price. Marathon relay, 10k and half marathon runners can purchase their shirt when registering for the event.

HOTEL

TBA

MAXIMUM RUNNING TIME

Helsinki Marathon, Marathon relay and half marathon has a maximum time of six (6) hours.

10 km has a maximum time of two (2) hours.

PACERS

There will be pacers at Helsinki Marathon, half marathon and at 10k. 

Pacing times will be announced later.

PASTA PARTY

Coming up again 2021!

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TAKING DURING THE EVENT

Event organizers will have full rights to publish the photos and video material taken during the event. We will also release pictures and videos in our social media channels.

KIDS RUN HELSINKI PARK

Kids Run Helsinki Park is a running event that is organized at Helsinki Marathon.

Year 2020 Kids Run Helsinki will be run on 1.8.2020 but not at the Helsinki Marathon event.

Read more here and register here: www.kidsrunhelsinki.fi

AWARDS

At the finish all the marathon, marathon relay, half marathon and 10k runners will receive the Helsinki Marathon 2021 exclusive medal.

More detailed information on awards comiing later.

AWARDS CEREMONY

TBA

REFRESHMENT STATIONS

There will be hydration stations approximately every 3-4 kilometer on the marathon and half marathon course and two stations for the 10k runners. There will be water and sports drink available. 

Stations:

More detailed information coming later.

You can also take your own refreshments in the event. In that case please bring your hydration bottles with clearly marked km-signs on.

Personal bottles will be located in the end of the tables at the refreshment stations.

TIMING AND TIME CHIP

There will be chip timing at the Helsinki Marathon. Chip will be attached to race number. Each runner must draw the number on the front of the shirt and it must be displayed in the shirt throughout the running. The number should not be folded. You are only accepted to run with your own number. Running with another number is strictly prohibited. There is no need to return the chip after race. Every runner will receive gross and net times.

PAYMENT METHODS

You can pay the entry fee by Visa, Mastercard or by Finnish online bank codes. We will also accept Finnish sport vouchers (Smartum, Eazybreak, Tyky, Virikesetelit, Ticket Duo, ePassi, Edenred and Virikesetelit) as payment method.

SERIES

The Helsinki Marathon, 1/2-marathon and the 10 k series based on the rules of Finnish Athletics Federation and IAAF are: Men General, Women General, and age groups 40, 45, 50 and 55 for both men and women. Runners are placed in the age series automatically regarding to their birth date. The general series includes all runners. Besides there are series for other-gender in all the distances. For Marathon Relay series are: Men, Women, and Open

SHOWERS AND TOILETS

Toilets are available on the course and at the start and finish.More information regarding the shower facilities later.

ELITE ENTRY

Free participation for the event of elite runners, who have run under following times year 2019: Men 5000 m/5 km 15.30 10 000 m/10 km 32.30 Halfmarathon 1.12.00 Marathon 2.40.00 Women 5000 m/5 km 17.30 10 000 m/10 km 36.30 Halfmarathon 1.21.00 Marathon 3.00.00

For elite entry, travel reimbursement and accommodation contact:
Tuomo Salonen
Athletes’ Liaison for Helsinki Marathon
tuomo.salonen(at)runhigh.fi
IAAF Authorised Athletes’ Representative

REGULATIONS

The participants can only run with their own name and number. Running with a wrong name or number is prohibited. The Participant engages to follow the organizers’ rules and instructions on the day of the event.

RESULTS

Link for the live-feed results at Helsinki Marathon 2020 can be found here!

INSURANCE AND RUNNER’S RESPONSIBILITY

Runners will participate at their own responsibility to the event, and the organizer has not taken insurance for any accidents or injuries caused by runners. Comprehensive insurance is recommended for participants. The first aid points will be located in the finish area and on the route.

FIRST AID

First aid will be located in the finish line area and on the route. Emergency number is: 112. 

First aid station will be located in the race area near the finish line. 

VOLUNTEERING
Are you interested in volunteering at Helsinki Marathon? Read more and apply here!

 

RACE INFO 2020

DATE & TIME 

Helsinki Marathon will be organized on August 22, 2020 starting at 8.30 am.

DISTANCES

10 k
Half Marathon
Marathon Relay (4 x 10,55k)
Marathon 

TIMETABLE

Marathon
8:30 Marathon (Group 1: <3.30) & Marathon Relay
8.35 Marathon (Group 2: 3.35-3.55)
8.40 Marathon (Group 3: 4.00-4.10)
8.45 Marathon (Group 4: 4.15-4.30)
8.50 Marathon (Group 5: >4.35) 

Half marathon
8:30 Half marathon (Group 1: <1.45)
8.35 Half marathon (Group 2: 1.50-1.55)
8.40 Half marathon (Group 3: 2.00)
8.45 Half marathon (Group 4: 2.05-2.15)
8.50 Half marathon (Group 5: >2.20)

10k
12.00 10k

AGE 

Minimum age for participating the marathon or half marathon is 15 years old.

GROUP DISCOUNT

We offer a -15 % discount for the groups with 5 persons or more. Ask more information here: info (at) helsinkimarathon.fi. The offer is valid for the limited time and can’t be combined with other discounts.

YOUTH DISCOUNT

Are you 25-years-old (born 1995 or later) or younger? We’ll offer you 25 % discount for registration fee, just add code HMNUORISO2020 to registration form. The offer is valid for the limited time. Youth discount cannot be combined with any other discounts. The discount can’t be used after the registration is done or at late registration.

EVENT AREA
The event area at Helsinki Marathon is Meripuisto in Eira.
Address: Crossroads of Merisatamanranta and Neitsytpolku, Helsinki.

BIB NUMBER

The bib number is personal and it must be attached to the front of the running shirt visibly. In any case the bib number should not be folded. BIB-numbers can be picked up from the race office. 

Race office opening times:

Friday 21.8. between 10 am and 8 pm Intersport Forum (Mannerheimintie 20, Helsinki)
Saturday 22.8. between 7 am and 12 pm Meripuisto / Start of Helsinki Marathon (Merisatamanranta, Helsinki)

You will receive an email of your own BIB-number  latest on Thursday 20.8.2020. Please show that document for the staff. In the case you don’t receive the document, you will get your number and race-kit by your name. You can also pick up your friend’s race-kit.

COURSE

Helsinki Marathon, 10k, half marathon and marathon relay will be run on urban streets of Helsinki. Courses are officially measured according to the AIMS and IAAF standards. Therefore all the participants will receive officially recorded time. The course is also well marked and the kilometer signs are visible.

Check out the 2020 course here!

START AND FINISH LINE

The start and finish line are located in Meripuisto, Eira. 

MARATHON RELAY

The runner at the first leg will start the race together with the first start group of marathon runners at 8.30 am. Marathon relay includes four legs, and the exchange to the next runner will be done after a full lap. There are signs that direct relay runners to the exchange zone after the drinking station at Kompassitori.

Each team will need a baton. The baton will be given to next runner on the exchange zone. Each marathon relay team will get four bib numbers. In addition to the team’s number, each bib number also includes a leg number. It is highly important that legs will be run in the order of the leg numbers.

AFTER RUN

Coming up again 2021!

BAG DROP

The bag drop is free for all Helsinki Marathon runners.You can leave your belongings in bag drop in the special bag you get when you pick up your bib-number. Remember to have the sticker of your number on the string of the bag. You get the bag only for showing your bib-number. Opening times on the race day: 7.00 am until 3.00 pm.

EVENT AREA

You can find our partners from the event area.

EVENT SHIRT

Helsinki Marathon official event shirt is Björn Borg’s technical t-shirt. All runners at marathon get their own shirt included in the price. Marathon relay, 10k and half marathon runners can purchase their shirt when registering or from the race office if there are still sizes left. The price for the shirt is 15 €.

Get your Helsinki Marathon 2020 shirt here!

HOTEL

Radisson Blu Seaside is our official partner hotel. It provides rooms for runners at Helsinki Marathon between 21.8.-22.8.2020 for the special prices:

1.5.-15.8.2020:

1 person/room: 129 €/night
2 persons/room: 139 €/night

The offer is valid between 8.1.-15.8.2020.
Use the code: MARATO, when you are booking a room.

Book your room here: https://www.radissonblu.com/fi/seasidehotelli-helsinki

There is a limited amount of rooms available for the special prices, so we suggest you to act fast!

MAXIMUM RUNNING TIME

Helsinki Marathon, Marathon relay and half marathon has a maximum time of six (6) hours.

10 km has a maximum time of two (2) hours.

PACERS

There will be pacers at Helsinki Marathon, half marathon and at 10k. 

Check out the pacing times below:

Marathon: 3.00, 3.15, 3.30, 3.45, 4.00, 4.15, 4.30, 4.45, 5.00, 5.30, 6.00

Half marathon: 1.30, 1.35, 1.40, 1.45, 1.50, 1.55, 2.00, 2.10, 2.20, 2.30, 2.45, 3.00

10 km: 40.00, 45.00, 50.00, 55.00, 60.00, 70.00, 80.00, 100.00
Become a pacer here!
All rights reserved.

PASTA PARTY

Coming up again 2021!

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TAKING DURING THE EVENT

Event organizers will have full rights to publish the photos and video material taken during the event. We will also release pictures and videos in our social media channels.

KIDS RUN HELSINKI PARK

Kids Run Helsinki Park is a running event that is organized at Helsinki Marathon.

Year 2020 Kids Run Helsinki will be run on 1.8.2020 but not at the Helsinki Marathon event.

Read more here and register here: www.kidsrunhelsinki.fi

PRIZES

At the finish all the marathon, marathon relay, half marathon and 10k runners will receive the Helsinki Marathon 2020 exclusive medal.

Top three (men/women) and the winners of age series will be rewarded.

The winner team (men/women/mixed) will be rewarded at marathon relay.

Any runner who is one of the top overall finishers in the marathon Open Category (Men/women) will be entitled to Prize Money.

  1. 1000 EUR
  2. 500 EUR
  3. 250 EUR

The amounts will be cut half, if the times are: Men over 2.25.00/Women 2.40.00 minutes. Men over 2.30.00 minutes and Women over 2.50.00 minutes are not entitled to the prize money.

PRIZE AWARDS

There will be no special prize awards. The prizes can be picked up from the race office on the race day during the following hours:
11.00-15.00 Half Marathon
12.30-15.00 Marathon and Marathon relay
13.30-15.00 10k 

REFRESHMENT STATIONS

There will be hydration stations approximately every 3-4 kilometer on the marathon and half marathon course and two stations for the 10k runners. There will be  water and Dexal Orange sports drink available. 

Stations:

3,5 km Water and Dexal Orange sports drink
7,3 km Water and Dexal Orange sports drink
10,55km Water, Dexal Orange sports drink and Dexal energy gel

14,05 km Water and Dexal Orange sports drink
17,85 km Water and Dexal Orange sports drink
21,1 km Water, Dexal Orange sports drink and Dexal energy gel

 24,6 km Water and Dexal Orange sports drink
28,4 km Water and Dexal Orange sports drink
31,65 km Water, Dexal Orange sports drink and Dexal energy gel

35,15 km Water and Dexal Orange sports drink
38,95 km Water and Dexal Orange sports drink

You can also take your own refreshments in the event. In that case please bring your hydration bottles with clearly marked km-signs on. The bottles should be left in Kaivopuisto (check out the location here or here) on the race day morning 22th August at 6.45-7.00 am.

Personal bottles will be located in the end of the tables at the refreshment stations.

TIMING AND TIME CHIP

There will be chip timing at the Helsinki Marathon. Chip will be attached to race number. Each runner must draw the number on the front of the shirt and it must be displayed in the shirt throughout the running. The number should not be folded. You are only accepted to run with your own number. Running with another number is strictly prohibited. There is no need to return the chip after race. Every runner will receive gross and net times.

PAYMENT METHODS

You can pay the entry fee by Visa, Mastercard or by Finnish online bank codes. We will also accept Finnish sport vouchers (Smartum, Eazybreak, Tyky, Virikesetelit, Ticket Duo, ePassi, Edenred and Virikesetelit) as payment method.

SERIES

The Helsinki Marathon, 1/2-marathon and the 10 k series based on the rules of Finnish Athletics Federation and IAAF are: Men General, Women General, and age groups 40, 45, 50 and 55 for both men and women. Runners are placed in the age series automatically regarding to their birth date. The general series includes all runners. Besides there are series for other-gender in all the distances. For Marathon Relay series are: Men, Women, and Open

SHOWERS AND TOILETS

Toilets are available on the course and at the start and finish. Unfortunately there are no shower facilities this year 2020.

ELITE ENTRY

Free participation for the event of elite runners, who have run under following times year 2019: Men 5000 m/5 km 15.30 10 000 m/10 km 32.30 Halfmarathon 1.12.00 Marathon 2.40.00 Women 5000 m/5 km 17.30 10 000 m/10 km 36.30 Halfmarathon 1.21.00 Marathon 3.00.00

For elite entry, travel reimbursement and accommodation contact:
Tuomo Salonen
Athletes’ Liaison for Helsinki Marathon
tuomo.salonen(at)runhigh.fi
IAAF Authorised Athletes’ Representative

REGULATIONS

The participants can only run with their own name and number. Running with a wrong name or number is prohibited. The Participant engages to follow the organizers’ rules and instructions on the day of the event.

RESULTS

Link for the live-feed results at Helsinki Marathon 2020 can be found here!

INSURANCE AND RUNNER’S RESPONSIBILITY

Runners will participate at their own responsibility to the event, and the organizer has not taken insurance for any accidents or injuries caused by runners. Comprehensive insurance is recommended for participants. The first aid points will be located in the finish area and on the route.

FIRST AID

First aid will be located in the finish line area and on the route. Emergency number is: 112. The number for the responsible person at first aid  on the race day is: 050 511 5051.

VOLUNTEERING
Are you interested in volunteering at Helsinki Marathon? Read more and apply here!

 

CONDITIONS

 CANCELLING OR TRANSFERRING YOUR PARTICIPATION

Read more about our cancellation policy on registration page here.

 

INSURANCE AND RUNNER’S RESPONSIBILITY

Runners will participate at their own responsibility to the event, and the organizer has not taken insurance for any accidents or injuries caused by runners. Comprehensive insurance is recommended for participants. The first aid points will be located in the finish area and on the route.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TAKING DURING THE EVENT

Event organizers will have full rights to publish the photos and video material taken during the event. We will also release pictures and videos in our social media channels.