GENERAL INFO

HCRD event info

The routes and other specific info will be at the distance’s page.

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 distances. It’s open 09:00 a.m.-08:45 p.m. (09:00-20:45) 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 bag drop 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 at the Olympic Stadium northern market square and it is open on Saturday from 9 AM to 8.45 PM (9:00-20.45). The cost of the storage is 5 € (card only). 

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BIB NUMBERS AND TIMING

Bib number
Bib number is personal and it cannot be given or transferred to another person without re-registration. 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. 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.

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 bag drop 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.

Bib numbers have to be picked up during the opening hours of the Race Office. Your personal bib number must be picked up at least 1.5 hours prior to your distance’s start time.

Timing
Helsinki City Running Day timing system works with bib tag attached to the bib number. Bib number is personal and it cannot be given or transferred to another person for safety reasons. 

Net time (time from crossing the starting line to crossing the finish line) and gross time (from firing of the gun to crossing the finish line) will be given for each runner. The  results are based on runners’ net times

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COVID-19 SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS

Helsinki City Running Day will be organized with special arrangements on May 15th, 2021. 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 2021 a safe event.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

The schedule for Helsinki City Running Day 2021

Friday May 14th, 2021

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (8-20) Garmin Helsinki City Marathon, Helsinki City Run, Helsinki City Marathon Relay, Salvequick Helsinki City 5, Helsinki City Double and Minimarathon Race Office as well as Running Expo Area is open at Helsinki Olympic Stadium (Paavo Nurmen tie 1). 

Please note that the rush hours on Friday are between 03:30 p.m. – 06:30 p.m. We recommend you to pick up your bib number and t-shirt outside the rush hours, if possible. 

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

Saturday May 15th, 2021

08:00 a.m.  Minimarathon Race Office opens at Eläintarha sports field

08:00 a.m.  Garmin Helsinki City Marathon, Helsinki City Run, Helsinki City Marathon Relay, Salvequick Helsinki City 5 and Helsinki City Double Race Office and Expo Area opens at Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Please note that the rush hours on Saturday are between 09:30 a.m. – 01:00 p.m. We recommend you to pick up your bib number and t shirt outside the rush hours, if possible. 

09:00 a.m.  Bag drop area and storage for valuables opens at Olympic Stadium (northern market square). 

09:00 a.m.  Olympic Stadium stands (B1 & B2) are opened for spectators. 

09:30 a.m.  Minimarathon bib number pick up closes at Eläintarha sports field.

09:30 a.m.  Minimarathon starts at Eläintarha sports field. 

10:00 a.m.  Helsinki City Run half marathon bib number pick up closes.

10:45 a.m.  Helsinki City Run’s first starting group and Helsinki City Double’s participants to be gathered at the starting area (southern Olympic Stadium square). 

11:00 a.m.-11.40 a.m.  Helsinki City Run starts. Five starting waves with one wave leaving every 10 min. Each wave is divided into three corrals. All participants will be informed about their starting time and corral closer to the race. We recommend the use of face masks at the starting area. 

12:30 p.m.  Garmin Helsinki City Marathon participants’ possibility to deliver own drinks  ends. 

01:30 p.m. (13:30)  Garmin Helsinki City Marathon and Marathon Relay bib number pick up closes. 

02:00 p.m. (14:00)  Salvequick Helsinki City 5 bib number pick up closes. 

02:15 p.m. (14:15)  Garmin Helsinki City Marathon’s participants and Marathon Relay’s first leg runners to be gather at the starting area. Participants to enter their starting wave (blue, white, yellow) 10 min before the start. 

02:30 p.m.-02:40 p.m. (14:30-14:40) Garmin Helsinki City Marathon and Marathon Relay starts at Mäntymäentie, close to the Paavo Nurmi statue. Two starting waves, both waves divided into three corrals. All participants will be informed about their starting time and corral closer to the race. Participants are divided into corrals based on their given estimated finish times. We recommend the use of face masks at the starting area. 

02:45 p.m. (14:45)  Salvequick Helsinki City 5 participants to be gathered at Hammarskjöldintie. We recommend the use of face masks at the starting area. 

03:00 p.m. (15:00)  Salvequick Helsinki City 5 elite field starts. 

03:10 p.m. (15:10)  Salvequick Helsinki City 5 main field starts. 

03:00 p.m. (15:00)  The HCRD Expo and the Intersport running shop closes. The Race Office is still open. 

08:30 p.m. (20:30)  The Olympic Stadium Finish area closes.

08:45 p.m. (20:45)  Bag drop area and storage for valuables closes.

09:00 p.m. (21:00)  Race Office closes.

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EXPO AND RACE OFFICE

Helsinki City Running Day Expo Area and Race Office are located at Helsinki Olympic Stadium (address: Paavo Nurmen tie 1, Helsinki).  The entrance to both the Race Office and Running Expo Area is located at the western side of the Olympic Stadium (50 meters from the Olympic tower). Please note that the pick up of bib numbers and t-shirts may take more time than usually as the number of people inside the Olympic Stadium may be limited. 

Race Office and Expo opening hours:

Friday May 14, 2021: 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. (08:00-20:00)
Saturday May 15,
2021: 8:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m. (08:00-21:00) Expo open until 03:00 p.m.

Bib-number must be picked up 1,5 hours prior the start time. 

Please note that the rush hours on Friday are 03:30 p.m. – 06:30 p.m. and
on Saturday 09:30 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.  If possible, we recommend you to pick up your bib number and t-shirt outside the rush hours. 

 

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HOTEL OFFER

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 12th of May until 16th of May, 2021 with a promo code PROHCR21 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

LOST AND FOUND, SHOWERS

LOST & FOUND
During the event, lost and found items are returned to the Race Office’s info desk.
If you have any inquiry after the event, please contact the event organiser by email: maraton@sul.fi. 

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

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MEDICAL SERVICE, DISCONTINUING, MAXIMUM RUNNING TIME

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.

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
Salvequick Helsinki City 5: 1h

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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 walk 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

 
PHOTOS

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 or later in their entry-profile. 

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

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Spectators, road closures

SPECTATORS, TRAFFIC INFORMATION 2021

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

TRAFFIC INFORMATION
The HCRD event will affect the traffic in Helsinki on May 15th, 2021. Please see the traffic information map below (only in Finnish).

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PARTICIPATION INFO

CANCELLATION OF PARTICIPATION, TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION, CHANGE OF DISTANCE

Cancelling participation

Helsinki City Running Day entry fees are non-refundable under all circumstances. In case you are unable to participate in the 2021 event, you are not obliged to inform the event organiser about possible the cancellation. 

Deferring your participation to next year with the transfer insurance fee 

As a participant of HCRD 2021, you are offered the possibility to defer your personal right to participate to next year’s event (2022), if you buy the transfer insurance fee either when registering for the HCRD event or later on through your own entry profile. After paying for the transfer insurance fee, you can activate your deferral to next year’s event through your own entry profile (your entry profile credentials are sent to you with your registration confirmation e-mail). The transfer insurance fee is 10 euros until April 29, 2021, and 15 euros until May 12, 2021. The last day for deferring your personal right to participate is on May 12th, 2021. After this date, it is no longer possible to buy a transfer insurance fee. On 13th-15th May, you can only make a deferral with a medical certificate, if you have bought a transfer insurance in advance.

A deferral can only be made for yourself and only for next year’s event. A deferred participation cannot be transferred again next year. The transfer insurance fee is an exceptional arrangement and will be discontinued for the 2022 event.

In case you are unable to participate in the 2021 event, you are not obliged to inform the event organiser. The entry fees are non-refundable under all circumstances.

Transfer to another runner 

A bib number is personal and should not be given to another person without re-registration. It is however possible to transfer to a new runner with a re-registration fee of 10 euros (the new runner pays the fee).

Instructions:

1. Log into your entry profile by using the login link that you received with your entry confirmation e-mail. You can also log into to your profile through the hcrd.fi page, by choosing “Log in” from the upper right-hand corner and by entering your login credentials.

2. Your personal entry profile will appear. Click the “Transfer Entry to Another Runner” link.

3. Confirm your transfer. After confirming the transfer, the system will create a voucher which you need to deliver to the new participant. Please note that after having confirmed your transfer to another runner, you can no longer neither cancel your transfer nor log into your profile.

3. After the confirmation, a voucher will appear on the screen. Please copy this voucher (code) and send it to the person to whom you want to transfer your entry. The transfer voucher can only be used for registering to the same running distance (as you registered for).

4. The new runner need to register for the event as a new participant through the hcrd registration page. In the payment section of the registration, the new participant needs to insert the voucher which she/he received from you. After inserting the voucher, the entry fee will change to 10 euros. The fee will need to be paid by credit card or online payment.

Transfer of Entry to Another Runner

How to change the distance 

If you have already registered for the HCRD 2021 event, and would like to change your distance, please send an e-mail to maraton@sul.fi. You will then receive instructions on how to pay the price difference between the events (if you change to a longer distance). In case you like to change to a shorter distance (less expensive distance), we will not refund you for the price difference. 

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CONFIRMATION EMAIL AND PARTICIPATION INFO

CONFIRMATION EMAIL
If you haven’t receive a confirmation email when registering, please check your junk-mail.

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
Please make sure that the event organizer has your correct e-mail address in order to receive the participation information e-mail. You can easily update your e-mail address and other registration information on your personal entry profile page. Username and password are sent to participants by e-mail together with the registration confirmation e-mail.

EVENT INSURANCE

Runners that belong to the Finnish Social Security system (KELA) have a chance to buy an optional insurance for acute illness and injuries sustained during the race on May 15th, 2021. The insurance is valid from the time the runner enters the starting area to the time the runner has left the marked finish area. For Marathon Relay runners that belong to the Finnish social security system (KELA) the insurance is automatically included in the entry fee.

For the insurance to be valid, runners must first contact the official medical staff at Helsinki City Running Day.  See more information about the insurance from Finnish HCRD website.

International runners participate in the HCRD on their own risk. 

START LIST

The start list for Helsinki City Running Day 2021 can be found from following link here.

Routes and specific info about the distances