Helsinki City double

Double the running experience by attending the Helsinki City Double event! On May 13th, 2023 you can challenge yourself and run both the marathon and the half marathon on the same day. Runners will get the services and results for both the HCM marathon and the HCR half 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 marathon start which means latest by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14th, 2022. 

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

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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Helsinki City Double entry fees 2023

13.5.-16.5.2022 74 €
17.5.-31.10.2022 85 €
1.11.-9.1.2023 92 €
10.1.-28.2. 104 €
1.3.-27.4. 119 €
Post registration 28.4.-13.5. 129 €

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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Helsinki City Double runners have a designated Bag Drop inside the Olympic Stadium. The Bag Drop is located on Floor -1.

The entrance to the Bag Drop area can be found next to the Race Office entrance (stairs to Floor -1). Please note that the area is not an actual Rest Area and there are no toilets on Floor -1.

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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 Marathon and Helsinki City Run half marathon on May 14th, 2022. 

The Helsinki City Marathon starts at 09:30 a.m. Double runners need to complete the marathon in approx 5,5 hours. They also need to change their bib number and ensure they are in the starting area for the half marathon no later than 03:00 p.m. (15:00 hrs). Half marathon’s the latest start is 03:10 p.m. (15:10 hrs). Double runners are responsible themselves for making it to the half marathon starting area in time. From the marathon’s finish area at Helsinki Olympic Stadium, there is a 10 minutes walk to the half marathon start (Mäntymäentie). 


The half marathon cut off time is 3 hours.

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  • Participation in the largest marathon running events in Finland (HCM & HCR)
  • Refreshment points along the route and at finish (HCM & HCR)
  • Finisher medals (HCM & HCR) and Helsinki City Double medal
  • Printable diploma via result system
  • Timing (HCM & HCR + 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)
  • Free entry to the Helsinki Swimming Stadium