GENERAL INFO

BAG DROP AND STORAGE FOR VALUABLES

Bag drop is located at the Olympic Stadium northern market square (Pohjoinen Stadionintori). The bag drop is divided by the events (marathon will be on the eastern side, half marathon and 5 km on the western side). It’s open 9 AM-8.45 PM (9:00-20:45) on the event day.

The bag drop area will be guarded. Only runners wearing a bib number can leave and pick up their bags there. All the goods left to the bag drop need to be put inside of official HCRD gear check bag given at the race office. Remember to add your bib number sticker to the gear check bag! You may collect the bag with your bib after the race.

Please note that the organizer is not responsible for lost items. A separate storage service for valuables is recommended for items such as wallets, cell phones, and watches etc.

Read more about equipment storage for Marathon Relay in the specific info about events.

Storage for valuables

Small valuables that fit a normal sized envelope (phone, money, watch etc.) can be left to the storage for valuables during the race. The storage is located next to Helsinki City Marathon’s bag drop at the Olympic Stadium northern market square. The storage for valuables is open on Saturday from 9 AM to 8.45 PM (9:00-20.45). The cost of the storage is 5 € (card only). Please reserve enough time.

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BIB NUMBERS & TIMING

Bib number
Bib number is personal and it cannot be given or transferred to another person. In case of a misuse, the runner might be disqualified from the race. The bib number must be attached in front of a shirt and be visible during the whole race. Runners not wearing bib numbers will be removed from the running route. Every runner must fill in ICE (In Case of Emergency) phone number and personal medical information at the back side of the bib number.

Remember to fold and remove the separation letterhead part of the bib before use. If you use HCRD luggage service, you can give the smaller luggage tag with your number on it to the personnel at the luggage service and make the service faster.

You may pick up your running number, t-shirt and gear bag at the Race Office during the opening hours.

Timing
Organizer has the right to determine annually timing system and used technology for each event. Participants must obey the organizer´s guidance to use the system correctly. Runners who does not comply with the instructions, does not promise official time and result.

Helsinki City Running Day timing system works with bib tag attached to the bib number. Bib number needs to be attached to the front of the shirt, so that it is clear and visible. Bib number is personal and it cannot be given or transferred to another person for safety reasons.

Gross time (from firing of the gun to crossing the finish line) is the official result of the race. Also so called the net time, time from crossing the starting line to crossing the finish line, will be given for each runner. Please do not start/stop your watch simultaneously as you cross the timing mat in order not to cover the bib tag with your hand and possibly disturb the timing.

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CANCELLING THE PARTICIPATION, TRANSFERRING THE REGISTRATION, GHANGING THE DISTANCE

Cancelling participation

Helsinki City Running Day entry fees are non-refundable in every case. The runner does not need to inform the organization about possible cancellation before the race.

Optional cancellation fee

In a case of an injury or an illness, the registered runner can postpone registration for the next year’s event to him/herself if he or she has bought an optional cancellation fee 10 EUR while registration.

Transferring to another runner

A bib number is personal and should not be given to another person. It is however possible to transfer the participation to a new runner with a re-registration fee of 10 €.  The transfer has to be done by Wednesday 30th midnight (Finnish time).

Instructions:
1. Entrant logs into his/her runner profile
2. In the end of the profile you see a button Transfer Entry 
3. Select “Transfer Entry”.
4. You see a confirmation “Are you sure…” message, where it tells the person what the transfer fee / value is.
5. Confirm.
6. Copy the code and save it well. NOTE THIS! The profile becomes deactivated right after the code has been created.
8. You can now give voucher to person whom you want to transfer the participation to.
9. New entrant does the online entry as a new participant. He/she uses the voucher and pays the transfer fee of 10 EUR.

See here instructions on:
How to transfer the participation to another runner

How to change the distance

If you are already registered in an event of HCRD 2020, but you’d rather take part in another distance the same day, please send us email: maraton@sul.fi. You will get instructions to pay the price difference between the events. If you want to change it to cheaper event we will not return the price difference.

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COVID-19 SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS

Helsinki City Running Day will be organized with special arrangements on October 3rd, 2020. Please familiarize yourself with our plan HERE. We ask all runners to read the instructions carefully, because this time it is especially important that everyone attending the event is healthy and willing to work with us to make HCRD 2020 a safe event.

Unfortunately, it seems that many of our international runners won’t be able to attend the event this year because of the travel restrictions. Anyone who has visited a country with quarantine recommendation within the last 14 days must not participate. If travel restrictions prevent you from coming to the event, please let us know by September 14th by sending us an email at maraton@sul.fi and we will transfer your entry to the year 2021.

Please check the latest travel restrictions https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/information-on-coronavirus/current-restrictions – Travel across the Finnish borders.

EVENT AREA MAP, RACE OFFICE & EVENT SCHEDULE

TO BE UPDATED FOR 2021

See all the event area maps here.

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The schedule for Helsinki City Running Day 2020

Thursday October 1st, 2020

5pm-8pm (17-20) Minimarathon race office is open at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Also people in the risk group (Helsinki City Running Day other events) can pick up their running bibs and shirts. Please note! The Expo and the sport store is not open on Thursday.

Friday October 2nd, 2020

8am-8pm (8-20) Garmin Helsinki City Marathon, Helsinki City Run, Helsinki City Marathon Relay, ECCO Helsinki City 5, Helsinki City Double and Minimarathon race office and Running Expo area is open at Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Entrance is located at the western side (50 meters from the Olympic tower). Please note that the pick up may take more time than usually as the number of people inside the Olympic Stadium may be limited. 

The running bib and t-shirts has to be picked up during the opening hours of the race office, the bibs must be picked up at least 1,5 hours before individual starting times. In addition, the t-shirt is available only before the event. Please note that the rush hours on Friday are 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm. We recommend to pick up the running bib and t shirt outside the rush hours if possible. 

Please note that you need to know your bib number before picking it up. Another person may pick up the bib and the t-shirt on behalf of the runner. In that case, please give your running number information to the person picking up your race package.

Saturday October 3rd, 2020

8:00 am  Minimarathon Race office opens at Eläintarha Athletics field, Note the different location than on Friday!

8:00 am  Garmin Helsinki City Marathon, Helsinki City Run, Marathon relay, ECCO Helsinki City 5, Helsinki City Double Race Office and Expo area opens at Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Please note that the rush hours on Saturday  Saturday are 9 am – 1 pm. We recommend to pick up the running bib and t shirt outside the rush hours if possible. 

9.00 am  Bag drop area and storage for valuables opens at Helsinki Olympic Stadium (north Olympic Stadium). It is open on Saturday from 9am until 8:45 pm and you may leave the goods only in the official gear bag at your own risk     

9:00 am  Helsinki Olympic Stadium grandstand seating is open to spectators

9:30 am  Minimarathon number pick up closes at Eläintarha Sports field

9:30 am  Minimarathon’s start (Eläintarha Sports field)     

10.00 am   Helsinki City Run half marathon running bib pick up closes

10.45 am   Helsinki City Run’s the first starting groups and Helsinki City Double runners are ready in the starting area 

11.00 am-11.40 am Helsinki City Run’s starts  (5 start corrals, each start has 3 waves)

12:30 pm   Possibility to deliver own drinks for Garmin Helsinki City Marathon’s, Double or relay ends

1:30 pm (13:30)  Garmin Helsinki City Marathon’s and Relay’s running bib pick up closes

2 pm (14:00) ECCO Helsinki City 5 running bib pick up closes

2:15pm (14:15)  Garmin Helsinki City Marathon’s, Helsinki City Double’s and Relay’s (1st leg’s) runners ready at starting area

2:30 pm-2:40 pm (14:30-14.40) Garmin Helsinki City Marathon, Helsinki City Double and Marathon Relay starts at Mäntymäentie, next to Paavo Nurmi statue. (2 start corrals, each has 3 starting waves)

2:45 pm (14:45) ECCO Helsinki City 5 runners ready in Pohjoinen Stadionintie (on the north side of Olympic Stadium)

3 pm (15:00)  ECCO Helsinki City 5 starts in Pohjoinen Stadionintie (on the north side of Olympic Stadium)

3pm (15:00) The HCRD Expo and the Intersport running shop closes. 

8:30pm (20:30)  The Olympic Stadium Finish area closes

8:45 pm (20:45)  Bag drop area and storage for valuables closes

9:00 pm (21.00) Race office closes

We recommended to use public transport as we don’t have any reserved parking areas for the runners. During the event 2.-3.10.2020 the competition office is located at Helsinki Olympic Stadium. The address: Paavo Nurmen tie 1, Helsinki. Entrance is located at the westerns side (50 meters from the Olympic Stadium tower).

Race Office & Expo opening hours:

Thursday October 1st, 2020
5pm-8pm (17-20) Helsinki Olympic Stadium (Minimarathon and HCRD people from the covid-19 risk group)
Friday October 2nd, 2020 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (8:00-20:00) 
Saturday October 3rd
, 2020  8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (8:00-21:00) (Expo open until 3pm)

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DISCONTINUING, MAXIMUM RUNNING TIME

DISCONTINUING THE RACE

If you need to drop out of the run, there is transportation organized from the route to the finish area. Contact the closest service station. Your pickup will be organized from there.
There are checkpoints to control the time along the route. The maximum running time must be met also at the checkpoints.
Participant is noticed to have discontinued the race if he/she does not arrive to the finish line within the maximum time or he/she does not arrive to the refreshment point within the maximum time of the race.   
A runner who stays behind the control personnel continues the run at own risk.

DISQUALIFICATION

A runner short cutting the marked route, disturbing other runners, or not following the rules and regulations stated by the organizer will be disqualified from the race. His or hers participation right for other Finnish Athletics’ events might also be denied in the future.

MAXIMUM RUNNING TIME

Maximum running time is counted from the moment when the last runner crosses the starting line. The maximum running times per event are:

Helsinki City Run: 3h
Garmin Helsinki City Marathon: 6h
Helsinki City Marathon Relay: 6h
Helsinki City 5: 1h

ENTRANT INFORMATION, LOST AND FOUND, SHOWERS, SPECTATORS

ENTRANT INFORMATION
For the foreign runners living outside of Finland, the race organization will send the entrant information by email. Please make sure that the race organization has your correct email adress in order to receive the information email. You can easily update your email and other registration information at your personal profile page. Username and password is sent to runners email with the registration confirmation email.

ADDRESS INFORMATION and HCRD-MAGAZINE (posted only to addresses in Finland)
For the runners living in Finland, the race organization will send the HCRD-magazine with race info to their home adress. If you live in Finland and wish to receive the magazine (written in Finnish) make sure the race organization has your correct adress. Runners can easily update their registration information at the personal profile page. 

LOST & FOUND
During the event lost and found items are returned to the Race Office’s Info desk.
Enquiries after the event by email: maraton@sul.fi

SHOWERS AND DRESSING ROOMS
Dressing rooms and a very limited number of showers are available at the Swimming Stadium. If possible, shower at home/in your hotel.

SPECTATORS
At the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, spectators can use the B1 and B2 tribune (entrance below the main stairs) to cheer the runners.

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EXPO

Helsinki City Running Day Expo area and Race Office are located at Helsinki Olympic Stadium (address: Paavo Nurmen tie 1, Helsinki). You may purchase sports equipment, products and other services provided by the partners there. 

Opening hours:

(Thursday October 1st, 2020 only people for the risk groups 5 PM-8PM)
Friday October 2nd, 2020 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (8:00-20:00)

Saturday October 3rd, 2020 8:00 AM to 3 PM (8:00-15:00) 

Please note that the rush hours on Friday are 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm and
on Saturday 9 am – 1 pm. We recommend to pick up the running bib and t shirt outside the rush hours if possible. 

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In 2020 there is no official after party.

The venue for HCRD 2020 official after party is Apollo Live Club (address: Mannerheimintie 16, Helsinki). By showing the HCRD medal the runners will have free entry (does not incl. cloakroom) before midnight on May 16th 2020. Age limit for the after party is 20 years.

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HOTEL OFFER

TO BE UPDATED FOR 2021

Helsinki City Running Day’s official race hotel is VALO Hotel Helsinki. The HCRD runners will get special price for Smart room (95 euros / night)  and for Comfort room (115 euros / night) for 1-2 persons. The price includes breakfast and hotel’s wellness-section.

The Valo Hotel special price is valid from 1st of October until 6th of October, 2020 with a promo code PROHCR20 at https://booking.valohotel.fi/. There is limited amount of special price rooms per day.

Valo Hotel’s customer service serves you on weekdays from 9 am – 4 pm by email reservations.helsinki@valohotel.fi and by phone +358 10 340 4000

HOW TO ORDER A GIFT CARD

See instructions on how to order a gift card below.

How to order a gift card

PARKING

There is no reserved parking for the runners at the event area at Olympic Stadium. It is recommended to use the public transportation, city bikes or to walk to  get to the event venue. 

If you are arriving to Helsinki by car, our partner EuroPark offers you to a 30 %  discount on parking at the EuroPark
P-CityForum, P-Eliel or P-Kamppi indoor car parks (the QR code in below). HCRD discount is valid from 5 pm on Friday 2nd  OCtober 2020 until 6 pm on Sunday 4th October 2020. Get you discount ticket from here:

HCRD EuroPark QR discount ticket 

IMPORTANT! HOW TO GET THE DISCOUNT IN THE CAR PARK:
1. Take a parking ticket at the entrance barrier.
2. When leaving, enter the parking ticket into the pay station.
3. Place the qr code in the middle of the pay station’s QR code reader and keep your
QR code in place until the pay station registers the discount.
4. Pay your parking either in cash or by payment card.
5. Take the parking ticket with you!
Please note! The discount is granted only using the QR code when paying for the parking at the pay station.
The QR code works only at marked pay stations. The discount is not granted if using a payment card at the
barrier or if the parking is paid directly to the hotel. EuroPark does not reimburse discount in arrears.
Place the QR code to the pay station’s QR code reader in the direction of the arrows

 
PARTICIPATION FEE INCLUDES

The participation fee for all events includes:

(Note! Not Minimarathon)

  • Participation to the biggest marathon running event in Finland
  • Technical running t-shirt
  • Refreshment points along the route and at finish
  • Finisher medal
  • Printable diploma via result system
  • Equipment service and storage for valuables
  • International result service UltimateLIVE
  • Transfer service for discontinuing runners
  • First aid on the route and at the finish
  • Free training twice per month (in Helsinki region)

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PARTICIPATION INSURANCE

The runners that belong to the Finnish social security system (KELA) have a chance to buy an optional insurance (fee 2 €) for acute illness and injuries sustained during the race on October 3rd, 2020. The insurance is valid from the time the runner enters the start area to the time the runner has left the marked finish area. For runners that belong to the Finnish social security system (KELA) and have registered before January 9th 2020 the insurance is automatically included in the entry fee. For runners that belong to the Finnish social security system (KELA) and take part in the Helsinki City Marathon Relay the insurance is automatically included in the entry fee.

If the participant needs to use the insurance, he/she need to contact the official medical services at Helsinki City Running Day first. The insured runner is responsible for the cost associated with the medical treatment first. Please note that participants not belonging to the Finnish Social system run at their own risk. See more information about the insurance from Finnish HCRD website.

PHOTOS

In 2020 Helsinki City Running Day does not have photographing partner due to covid-19 restrictions.

During the event, our photographing partner Marathon-Photos.com will take pictures of runners before, during and after the race. All pictures taken will be available online after the event only for runners who have given their permission to photos while registering to the event. Please find your photos from HCRD 2019 here.

The organizer has the right to use the pictures and videos taken at the event.  

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REFRESMENT STATIONS, MEDICAL SERVICE

Refreshment stations

There are several refreshment stations along the route and one at the finish area.

Along the route, the refreshment stations serve water and No lLimitis Sports Drink (lemon taste). 

Unfortunately, due to large number of participants, special diets cannot be taken into consideration.

Medical service

Medical service can be contacted from all the refreshment stations along the route and at the finish. Medical staff is available along the route. In case of an injury, an illness or other reason, which forces you to discontinue the race, please contact the nearest event official.

 

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RULES

Helsinki City Running Day 2020 rules

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START LIST

See the start list for Helsinki City Running Day 2020 here.

TRAFFIC INFORMATION 2020

2020 information to be updated later

Helsinki City Running Day will affect to traffic of Helsinki on October 3rd, 2020. Please see the traffic information map below (only in Finnish).

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