Helsinki Marathon 19.8.2023 - Event Info

Event info regarding Helsinki Marathon

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General info

Time and location

Helsinki Marathon will be run on 19.8.2023 in the streets of downtown Helsinki.

Registration

Pre-registration for Helsinki Marathon is now open. Late-registration is possible at the race office as long as there are bib numbers available.

Distances and series

Distances

10 k
Half Marathon (21,1 km)
Marathon Relay (4 x 10,55k)
Marathon (42,195 km)

Kids Run Helsinki Park (500m/1000m)

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, 50, 60 and 70 for both men and women.

Runners are placed in the age series automatically regarding to their birth date. The general series includes all runners. In addition, there is an “other”-series for other genders for all the distances. For Marathon Relay the series are: Men, Women, and Open

The minimum age for participating in the marathon or half marathon is 15 years old.

Training

Best help with your training towards Helsinki Marathon you can get from our coaching partner Runner’s High. Read more about our coaching services at www.runhigh.fi

General info

Time and location

Helsinki Marathon will be run on 20.8.2022 in the streets of downtown Helsinki, starting from Meripuisto.

Schedule:

8.30 Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay
12.30 10 k
15.30 Kids Run Helsinki Park 500m
15.45 Kids Run Helsinki Park 1000m

Registration

Pre-registration for Helsinki Marathon is closed. Late-registration is possible at the race office in Meripuisto as long as there are bib numbers available.

Late-registration:

Friday 19.8.2022 13.00-20.00 / (All distances)
Saturday 20.8.2022 6.00 – 7.30 (Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon relay)
Saturday 20.8.2022 6.00-11.30 (10 k)
Saturday 20.8.2022 6.00-15.00 (Kids Run)

Distances and series

Distances

10 k
Half Marathon (21,1 km)
Marathon Relay (4 x 10,55k)
Marathon (42,195 km)

Kids Run Helsinki Park (500m/1000m)

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, 50, 60 and 70 for both men and women.

Runners are placed in the age series automatically regarding to their birth date. The general series includes all runners. In addition, there is an “other”-series for other genders for all the distances. For Marathon Relay the series are: Men, Women, and Open

The minimum age for participating in the marathon or half marathon is 15 years old.

Training

Best help with your training towards Helsinki Marathon you can get from our coaching partner Runner’s High. Read more about our coaching services at www.runhigh.fi

Event

Race office and bib numbers

You can late-register and pick up the bib-number at the race office.

The bib-number is personal and it must be attached to the front of one’s shirt and it should be visible during the whole of the run. In any case the bib number should not be folded. Bib-numbers can be picked up from the race office.

Opening hours for race office will be published later.

Bag storage

The bag drop is free for all the runners on the race day. It’s located near the start and finish line in Meripuisto.

When you pick up your bib number, you will receive a bag and a sticker. When you leave your belongings at the back storage, please move them to the bag and attatch a sticker on the strap of the bag. 

After the run, you can fetch your belongings from the back storage by telling us your bib number.

Timing and timing chip

We use chip timing at Helsinki Marathon. The chip is on the back of your bib number.

Each runner must have their bib on the front of their shirt and keep it visibly there for the whole of the race. The bib number should also not be folded.

There is no need to return the chip after the race. Every runner will receive the gross and net times of their run.

Hydration stations and finish line services

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.

Pace makers

Helsinki Marathon offers a great range of pacers again in 2023.

Pacers will run a stable pace at the event targeting specific finishing times. Pacers will help you to reach your goal or to maintain a steady pace throughout your run.

Paces of pace makers at Helsinki Marathon 2023 are tentatively:

Marathon: 3.30, 3.45, 4.00, 4.15, 4.30, 4.45, 5.00, 5.30, 6.00.
Halfmarathon: 1.30,1.35, 1.40, 1.45, 1.50, 1.55, 2.00, 2.05, 2.10, 2.15, 2.20, 2.30, 2.45, 3.00
10 k: 00:40, 00:45, 0:50, 0:55, 1.00, 1.05, 1.10, 1.15, 1.20, 1.20, 1.40.

Toilets and showers

Toilets are available at the refreshment stations and at the start and finish.

Time limit

The maximum running / walking time at Helsinki Marathon is 6 hours for the marathon and half marathon, and 2 hours for the 10 k.

Rules

The Participant agrees to comply with the organizers’ rules and instructions on the day of the competition.

Medals

Finisher medals will be awarded to everyone who reaches the finish line.

Elite runners

We offer the participation for Helsinki Marathon free of charge to elite runners, who have run under the following times during the years 2021-2022:

Men

  • 5000 m/5 km 15.30
  • 10 000 m/10 km 32.30
  • Half Marathon 1.12.00
  • Marathon 2.40.00

Women

  • 5000 m/5 km 17.30
  • 10 000 m/10 km 36.30
  • Half Marathon 1.21.00
  • Marathon 3.00.00
For an elite entry request, please fill in this form.

Route AND EVENT AREA 2022

The official event route for Helsinki Marathon 2022 is has been published.

The first aid will be located in the finish line area and on the route. In case of emergency, please call the emergency number: 112.

You can use our maps for different distances or get a more detailed view of our map on Google Maps. 

Event

Race office and bib numbers

You can late-register and pick up the bib-number at the race office.

The bib-number is personal and it must be attached to the front of one’s shirt and it should be visible during the whole of the run. In any case the bib number should not be folded. Bib-numbers can be picked up from the race office.

Friday 19.8.2022 13.00-20.00 / (All distances)
Saturday 20.8.2022 6.00 – 7.30 (Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon relay)
Saturday 20.8.2022 6.00-11.30 (10 k)
Saturday 20.8.2022 6.00-15.00 (Kids Run)

We highly recommend to collect your race package already on Friday.
You can also collect your friend’s package.

You will receive an email/a text message about your bib number latest on Thursday 18th August.
Please open this document before entering the race office and show this document to receive the race package.

The event office will be located in Meripuisto (Address: crossroads of Merisatamanranta and Neitsytpolku).

Bag storage

The bag drop is free for all the runners on the race day. It’s located near the start and finish line in Meripuisto.

When you pick up your bib number, you will receive a bag and a sticker. When you leave your belongings at the back storage, please move them to the bag and attatch a sticker on the strap of the bag. 

After the run, you can fetch your belongings from the back storage by telling us your bib number.

The bag drop is open on the race they from 7.00 until 15.30.

Timing and timing chip

We use chip timing at Helsinki Marathon. The chip is on the back of your bib number.

Each runner must have their bib on the front of their shirt and keep it visibly there for the whole of the race. The bib number should also not be folded.

There is no need to return the chip after the race. Every runner will receive the gross and net times of their run.

Hydration stations and finish line services

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 / 10 k
3,0 km – water and NOSHT sports drink
7,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink

Stations / 21,1 km
3,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink
6,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink
9,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink
14,0 km – water and NOSHT sports drink + NOSHT energy gel
18,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink

Stations / 42,195 km and marathon relay
3,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink
6,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink
9,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink
14,0 km – water and NOSHT sports drink + NOSHT energy gel
18,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink
21,0 km – water and NOSHT sports drink + NOSHT energy gel
24,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink
29,0 km – water and NOSHT sports drink
31,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink + NOSHT energy gel
35,0 km – water and NOSHT sports drink
39,5 km – water and NOSHT sports drink

The official sports drink partner at Helsinki Marathon is NOSHT. NOSHT will provide runners energy gels and sports drink on the course and at the finish.

Pace makers

Helsinki Marathon offers a great range of pacers again in 2022.

Pacers will run a stable pace at the event targeting specific finishing times. Pacers will help you to reach your goal or to maintain a steady pace throughout your run.

Paces of pace makers at Helsinki Marathon 2022:

Marathon: 3.30, 3.45, 4.00, 4.15, 4.30, 4.45, 5.00, 5.30, 6.00.
Halfmarathon: 1.30,1.35, 1.40, 1.45, 1.50, 1.55, 2.00, 2.05, 2.10, 2.15, 2.20, 2.30, 2.45, 3.00
10 k: 00:40, 00:45, 0:50, 0:55, 1.00, 1.05, 1.10, 1.15, 1.20, 1.20, 1.40.

Toilets and showers

Toilets are available at the refreshment stations and at the start and finish.

All Helsinki Marathon participants are allowed to use the showers at Töölön Kisahalli on Saturday 20.8. from 10-16. 

Time limit

The maximum running / walking time at Helsinki Marathon is 6 hours for the marathon and half marathon, and 2 hours for the 10 k.

Rules

The Participant agrees to comply with the organizers’ rules and instructions on the day of the competition.

Medals

Finisher medals will be awarded to everyone who reaches the finish line.

Elite runners

We offer the participation for Helsinki Marathon free of charge to elite runners, who have run under the following times during the years 2021-2022:

Men

  • 5000 m/5 km 15.30
  • 10 000 m/10 km 32.30
  • Half Marathon 1.12.00
  • Marathon 2.40.00

Women

  • 5000 m/5 km 17.30
  • 10 000 m/10 km 36.30
  • Half Marathon 1.21.00
  • Marathon 3.00.00
For an elite entry request, please fill in this form.

Route AND EVENT AREA 2022

The official event route for Helsinki Marathon 2022 is has been published.

The first aid will be located in the finish line area and on the route. In case of emergency, please call the emergency number: 112.

You can use our maps for different distances or get a more detailed view of our map on Google Maps. 

After the event

Results

You’ll find the link to the results from Results-page.

Photos

Photos from the event will be published after the event, and they are free to use for all the participants.

See photos from previous years here.

Frequently asked questions

An email with the race number will be sent to all the registered participants before the race office opens. If you haven’t received the email (remember to check you spam folder as well!), no worries! We will find your bib number at the race office based on your registration, all we need is your name. Just show up to race office to pick up your number, and we will sort things out. 🙂

You’ll find more information about registration and the link to the registration platform by clicking here

Yes you can.

More information about the transfer conditions can be found in the end of the Registration-page

You can pick-up your bib-number and race-kit from the race office. You can find more detailed information on the topic at Helsinki Marathon’s event info

Yes, you can! Just choose ‘sport vouchers’ as the payment method after you’ve registered, and follow the instructions.

If you have made your sport voucher payment to Helsinki Marathon Oy, then it should be fine. Don’t hesitate to contact us by email (info@helsinkimarathon.fi) if you have any further questions.