Helsinki 5 km run

Salvequick Helsinki City 5 

The Salvequick Helsinki City 5 is fast and flat 5 km running event around the iconic Helsinki Olympic Stadium on May 13th, 2023. In this event, you can either race or walk, the entry fee includes great snacks and drinks at the finish area. This is the best way to experience the atmosphere of a large running event!


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Salvequick Helsinki City 5 Info


Age groups

The age groups for Salvequick Helsinki City 5 are:

* women open
* men open
* girls 15, 17 and 19 years
* boys 15, 17 and 19 years


Every runner finishing within the one hour maximum running time will receive a medal. A diploma can be printed from your own result page after the official results have been published.

The three fastest women and men will be awarded with prize money. In case the winning time goes under 14.10 (men) and 15.50 (women) the below mentioned sums will be raised by 500 euros.

Prize money for open category:
1.  750 €
2.  400 €
3.  300 €

The three fastest runners in each age group will be awarded with special prizes.

Please note that a prize ceremony will be held for the three fastest women and men (open category) at the Olympic stadium directly after the race.

Other awarded runners shall pick up their prizes from the Race Office at the Olympic Stadium after the race. Prizes are not sent to runners after the event. 

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Each runner must pick up their bib number from the Race Office at the Olympic Stadium before the run. Please check the Race Office opening hours from the info section.

Note! Salvequick Helsinki City 5 bib numbers must be picked up latest by 09:10 A.m. on Saturday May 14th, 2022.

Before entering the Race Office, please make sure that you checked your bib number from the message your received to ensure you can enter the correct queue at the Race Office. The Race Office service desks are divided by distances and bib numbers. 


Salvequick Helsinki city 5 entry fees 2023

13.5.-16.5.202229 €
17.5.-20.6.202233 €
21.6.-31.10.202234 €
1.11.-9.1.202335 €
10.1.-15.3.37 €
16.3.-3.4.39 €
4.4.-27.4.42 €

Post-registration 28.4.-13.5. 45 €


The event t-shirt is included in the entry fee until June 20th, 2022. From June  21st onwards, you can purchase the event t-shirt for 15 euros when you register (20 euros at the event).

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The start area of Salvequick Helsinki City 5 is located at Hammarskjöldintie which is on the north side of the Olympic Stadium, close to the Swimming Stadium. 

The start area is located on a short walking distance from the Olympic Stadium.



The Salvequick Helsinki City 5 will have two starts at 09:40 a.m. and at 10:05 a.m. at Hammarskjöldintie, close to the swimming stadium. Runners with a target time of less than 30 minutes start in the first start (9.40 am). Those who have given a target time of less than 18 minutes start in the front lines of this group, separated from the rest of the group by a string in the starting area.

Runners with a target time of more than 30 minutes, or who have not announced their target time, start in the second group (10.05 am).

The Salvequick Helsinki City 5 results are based on runners’ net times (time from crossing start line to crossing finish line). Therefore, runners do not need to rush to the start line, as their timing will not start before they crossed the start line. Elite runners’ times will also be reported as brutto times for result/statistic services. 

Note! Runners shall not cover their bib number with their hands neither when crossing the start nor the finish line. 


The Salvequick Helsinki City 5 route is now even faster than in previous years. The starting line is next to the Olympic Stadium on Hammarskjöldintie. The route is a flat and fast 5 km run around the Olympic Stadium. The finish line is located at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. A great variety of services and food are available at the finish area.

The maximum running time for the Salvequick Helsinki City 5 is one hour.

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Elevation profile 2022

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General event info


The Salvequick Helsinki City 5 route is even faster than before. The route is around the Olympic Stadium and Töölö Sports Park and the finish line at the iconic Olympic Stadium.
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  • Participation in the running event
  • Printable diploma via result system
  • Finisher medal
  • Free entry to the Helsinki Swimming Stadium
  • Bag drop
  • Storage for valuables
  • Timing
  • International result service UltimateLIVE
  • Transfer service for discontinuing runners (TaksiHelsinki)
  • First aid on the route and at the finish
  • Refreshments at the finish area
  • Free training twice per month (in Helsinki region)