Helsinki Marathon will be organized with certain special arrangements on 22nd August 2020.
Due to corona-virus situation we will take into account current guidelines and limitations given by Finnish authorities.

  • More detailed information will be given to the participants before the race
  • We hope you all will have understanding for the exceptional practicalities that in the end enable the event during these challenging times

Thank you for your patience and welcome to run with us! 

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RACE INFO 2020

DATE & TIME

Helsinki Marathon will be organized for the tird time on August 22, 2020 8.30

EVENTS

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

TIMETABLE

8:30 Marathon, 1/2-marathon & Marathon Relay
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.

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. More information coming up closer to the event.

You will receive a text message and 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. The course for 2020 will be updated, stay tuned! 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.

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 half marathon and marathon runners at 9.00am. 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. Team don’t need a baton, it is enough to touch hand or shoulder of the next runner. 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 soon!

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 4.00 pm.

EVENT AREA

More information coming up!

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 (12 €).

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.-23.8.2020 for the special prices:

 

1.5.-31.7.2020:

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

The offer is valid between 8.1.-31.7.2020.
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. More information coming up soon!  Become a pacer here! All rights reserved.

PASTA PARTY

More information coming up!

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

The prize awards will be held close to the finish on the race day.

REFRESHMENT STATIONS

There will be hydration stations approximately every three kilometer on the marathon and half marathon course and two stations for the 10k runners. There will be at least water and Dexal sports drink available.

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 about the showers coming up!

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 2019 can be found here.

Link for results 2020 will be updated 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 will be updated.

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

 

CONDITIONS

 CANCELLING YOUR PARTICIPATION

No cancellations of participation are required. We will not refund your participation fees in any circumstances.

TRANSFER OF PARTICIPATION

It is possible to transfer your participation to

1. Next Helsinki Marathon

With a medical certificate transfer to the next year’s race is possible against a transfer fee of 5 EUR until 16.8.2020. After that transfer fee is 10 EUR. Transfer has to be made no later than 19.8.2020.

2. Another person

You can transfer your participation to another person (until 16.8.2020). After transfer request your registration will be cancelled, and you will get a discount code worth the same amount of money you paid for your registration, and that discount code can be used when new person will make a registration. If the registration fee is less than 5 € higher when the transfer request is made, then discount code will be 5 € less than the current registration fee.

Note: Registration paid with sport vouchers cannot be transferred to another person.

3. Another event

You can also transfer the entry for another #werunhelsinki event year 2020 until 21.8.2020. After transfer request your registration will be cancelled, and you will get a discount code worth the same amount of money you paid for your registration, and that discount code can be used when new person will make a registration. If the registration fee for the event in question is less than 5 € higher when the transfer request is made, then discount code will be 5 € less than the current registration fee.

How can I transfer my participation?

When transferring your participation to another event or person, or to next year, please contact info (a) helsinkihalfmarathon.fi with following information:

  • Name of the original participant
  • Name of the person who will make the new registration (if participation will be transferrer to another person)
  • To which event trasfer will be made

After the transfer request you will get more detailed instructions by email.

FORCE MAJEURE

If the event has to be cancelled or it cannot be organized due to force majeure, the organizer is not liable for paying back any registration fees. The organizer is not liable for any delays or damages that are caused by the cancellation or postponement of the event due to force majeure. Force majeure is an event or occurrence beyond the control of the organizer which the organizer could not reasonably be expected to have taken into account at the time of the conclusion of the contract or to have avoided or overcome it or its consequences. Force majeure comprehends both natural disasters and events such as civil unrest, risk to general safety, orders of public authorities or other superior force that prevents the organizing of the event.

 

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.

 

 

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Event info

Helsinki Marathon on August 22, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

Helsinki Marathon will be organized with certain special arrangements on 22nd August 2020.
Due to corona-virus situation we will take into account current guidelines and limitations given by Finnish authorities.

  • More detailed information will be given to the participants before the race
  • We hope you all will have understanding for the exceptional practicalities that in the end enable the event during these challenging times

Thank you for your patience and welcome to run with us! 

RACE INFO 2020

DATE & TIME

Helsinki Marathon will be organized for the tird time on August 22, 2020 8.30

EVENTS

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

TIMETABLE

8:30 Marathon, 1/2-marathon & Marathon Relay
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.

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. More information coming up closer to the event.

You will receive a text message and 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. The course for 2020 will be updated, stay tuned! 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.

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 half marathon and marathon runners at 9.00am. 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. Team don’t need a baton, it is enough to touch hand or shoulder of the next runner. 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 soon!

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 4.00 pm.

EVENT AREA

More information coming up!

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 (12 €).

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.-23.8.2020 for the special prices:

 

1.5.-31.7.2020:

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

The offer is valid between 8.1.-31.7.2020.
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. More information coming up soon!  Become a pacer here! All rights reserved.

PASTA PARTY

More information coming up!

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

The prize awards will be held close to the finish on the race day.

REFRESHMENT STATIONS

There will be hydration stations approximately every three kilometer on the marathon and half marathon course and two stations for the 10k runners. There will be at least water and Dexal sports drink available.

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 about the showers coming up!

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 2019 can be found here.

Link for results 2020 will be updated 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 will be updated.

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

 

CONDITIONS

 CANCELLING YOUR PARTICIPATION

No cancellations of participation are required. We will not refund your participation fees in any circumstances.

TRANSFER OF PARTICIPATION

It is possible to transfer your participation to

1. Next Helsinki Marathon

With a medical certificate transfer to the next year’s race is possible against a transfer fee of 5 EUR until 16.8.2020. After that transfer fee is 10 EUR. Transfer has to be made no later than 19.8.2020.

2. Another person

You can transfer your participation to another person (until 16.8.2020). After transfer request your registration will be cancelled, and you will get a discount code worth the same amount of money you paid for your registration, and that discount code can be used when new person will make a registration. If the registration fee is less than 5 € higher when the transfer request is made, then discount code will be 5 € less than the current registration fee.

Note: Registration paid with sport vouchers cannot be transferred to another person.

3. Another event

You can also transfer the entry for another #werunhelsinki event year 2020 until 21.8.2020. After transfer request your registration will be cancelled, and you will get a discount code worth the same amount of money you paid for your registration, and that discount code can be used when new person will make a registration. If the registration fee for the event in question is less than 5 € higher when the transfer request is made, then discount code will be 5 € less than the current registration fee.

How can I transfer my participation?

When transferring your participation to another event or person, or to next year, please contact info (a) helsinkihalfmarathon.fi with following information:

  • Name of the original participant
  • Name of the person who will make the new registration (if participation will be transferrer to another person)
  • To which event trasfer will be made

After the transfer request you will get more detailed instructions by email.

FORCE MAJEURE

If the event has to be cancelled or it cannot be organized due to force majeure, the organizer is not liable for paying back any registration fees. The organizer is not liable for any delays or damages that are caused by the cancellation or postponement of the event due to force majeure. Force majeure is an event or occurrence beyond the control of the organizer which the organizer could not reasonably be expected to have taken into account at the time of the conclusion of the contract or to have avoided or overcome it or its consequences. Force majeure comprehends both natural disasters and events such as civil unrest, risk to general safety, orders of public authorities or other superior force that prevents the organizing of the event.

 

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.