Helsinki City double

Double the running experience by attending the Helsinki City Double event! On October 2nd, 2021 you can challenge yourself and run both the half marathon and the marathon on the same day. Runners will get the services and results for both the HCR half marathon and the HCM marathon whilst they will also participate in the Helsinki City Double series. During Helsinki City Running Day everything is possible!


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Helsinki City Double Info



The age groups are as following: Open category Women/Men. 


Each runner finishing the half marathon within 3 hours and marathon within 6 hours receives a Helsinki City Run finisher medal and Garmin Helsinki City Marathon finisher medal. The runners finishing both distances within the time limit will also receive a special Helsinki City Double medal.

The Helsinki City Double runners are competing both in the half marathon and marathon age groups but they are also competing in the open category for the Helsinki City Double event. Three (3) top female and male Double runners will be awarded. Awarded runners must pick up their prizes from the Race Office at the race day. 

The Helsinki City Double runners will get result both from half marathon and marathon but also the combined results from both events.

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The age limit for Helsinki City Double is 18 years.


The Helsinki City Double runners will pick up an envelope which contains both their half marathon and marathon bib number from the Helsinki Olympic Stadium HCRD-Expo (Paavo Nurmen tie 1, 00250 Helsinki). The envelope needs to be picked up no later than one (1) hour prior to the half marathon start which means latest by 10:00 a.m. (10:00 hrs) on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021. 

Double runners need to remember to change their bib number between the two races. Runners must wear the half marathon bib number first, and then change to the marathon bib number after finishing the half marathon, before starting the marathon race.

We are only welcoming participants/runners to the Race Office this year. Please remember to check the Race Office opening hours from the general info. Before entering the Race Office, please check your bib number from the message you 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. 

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9.1.-1.3.2021 – 93 €

2.3.2021 – 13.9. 117 €

Post registration 14.9. – 2.10  130 €


We offer the Helsinki City Double runners an area at the Olympic Stadium where they can meet with other Double runners and where they can store their belongings and refreshments at their own risk. At the area, Double runners can have a short break and grab some energy after finishing the half marathon and before going to the marathon start. Värska Original drinks will be served at the area, and runners can also enjoy the refreshments from the finish area as well as own refreshments. 

This area is situated at the -1 floor. The entrance to this area can be found next to the Race Office entrance (stairs to the -1 floor). Please note that there is no toilets at the -1 floor.

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Please find the route maps and route elevation profiles for Helsinki City Run and Garmin Helsinki City Marathon from their respective info pages (links above). 

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The double runners run both Helsinki City Run half marathon and Garmin Helsinki City Marathon on October 2nd, 2021. The double runners start the half marathon in the first start wave at 11:00 a.m. The first start wave is divided into three starting groups (corrals): blue, white and yellow. Double runners are always starting in the WHITE CORRAL (starting group). Double runners need to ensure that they are entering the white corral prior to the start at 11:00 a.m. 

Double runners need to complete the half marathon in three (3) hours. They also need to change their bib number and ensure they are in the starting area for the marathon no later than 02:30 p.m. (14:30 hrs). Double runners are responsible themselves for making it to the marathon starting area in time. From the half marathon’s finish area at Helsinki Olympic Stadium, there is a 10 minutes walk to the marathon start (Mäntymäentie). 

The Garmin Helsinki City Marathon starts at 02:30 p.m. The marathon start is divided into two start waves consisting of three starting groups (corrals). Double runners start in the first start wave at 02:30 p.m. and in the WHITE CORRAL (starting group). 

The marathon cut off time is 6 hours.

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  • Participation in the largest marathon running events in Finland (HCR & HCM)
  • Refreshment points along the route and at finish (HCR & HCM)
  • Finisher medals (HCR & HCM)
  • Printable diploma via result system
  • Timing (HCR & HCM + combined result)
  • Bag drop
  • Storage for valuables
  • International result service UltimateLIVE
  • Transfer service for discontinuing runners (TaksiHelsinki)
  • First aid on the route and at the finish area
  • Refreshments at the finish area
  • Free training twice per month (in Helsinki region)