The refreshment supply on Garmin Helsinki City Marathon 2019 will be more generous than ever. There are 15 refreshment stations in total and a Sportyfeel energy gel station along the route. In addition the runners will enjoy a generous supply of refreshments and snacks at the finish area after the run.
The supply of refreshments is quite generous throughout the whole marathon. The distance from one station to another is not more than 3 kilometres – usually only 2 kilometres. Sportyfeel sports drink (Lemon taste 5%) and water will be served at all refreshment stations. Seven of the refreshment stations will also serve Sun-Maid raisins and Myrttinen salty pickled cucumber prepared with a traditional Russian recipe. In addition, on the second lap of the marathon there will be a Sportyfeel energy gel station at Pikkuniementie (Munkkiniemi) to give the runners an extra boost for the last kilometres.
Check out the exact locations of the refreshment stations here: HCM refreshment stations 2019
After the marathon the runners will enjoy a generous supply of refreshments and snacks at the finish line. We can already confirm that the following products will be served for the HCM finishers at Telia 5G Arena in 2019. There will be Värska sparkling water, Sportyfeel recovery drink and sports drink, Anyday nut bar, Taffel chips, Heineken non-alcoholic beer, Good’n’Go smoothie, CornyBig muesli bar, NesCafe coffee, Elovena snack bar and Myrttinen salty pickled cucumber. Some additional products might be added to the supply of products before the event.
At the finish area Ice Power will also offer cold treatment for the runners. For the first time in 2019 Helsinki City Running Day will also have a brand new service for the runners: a recovery area. The recovery area will be located behind the finish area, between the equipment storage and Telia 5G Arena. At the recovery area the runners will have a chance to try out the cold treatment pools by Avantopool, as well as 0-gravity chairs and compression treatment by NormaTec. There will also be a sauna and massage available for the runners.
All of the above is included in the entry fee and free of charge for the HCM runners on May 18th 2019! If you haven’t registered for the event yet, you can do it here. The official registration is open until April 29th. However, it is possible to register after this as well, as long as there are bib numbers available.