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 Competition office during the opening hours.

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.

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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 insurance 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 insurance 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 €. 

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: 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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The schedule for Helsinki City Running Day 2020

Friday May 15th, 2020

9am-8pm (9-20)    Garmin Helsinki City Marathon, Helsinki City Run, Helsinki City Marathon relay, ECCO Helsinki City 5, Helsinki City Double and Minimarathon competition office and Running Expo area is open at Töölö Sports Hall (Töölön Kisahalli, Paavo Nurmen kuja1) A-side of the hall. Entrance is located at the eastern side (the parking area’s side).

The running bib has to be picked up during the opening times of the competition office, the bibs must be picked up at least 1,5 hours before individual starting times. 

T-shirts must be collected from B-side of Töölö hall (B-hall). In addition, the t-shirt is available only before the event. 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 May 16th, 2020

7:30 am  Minimarathon Competition 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 Competition Office and Expo area opens at Töölö Sports Hall (Töölön Kisahalli)

8:30 am  Telia 5 G Arena grandstand seating is open to spectators

9:00 am  Minimarathon number pick up closes at Eläintarha Sports field

9:00 am  Minimarathon’s start

9.00 am  Clothing & gear check area and storage for valuables opens at Bollis (a football field next to Telia 5G Arena). It is open on Saturday 18th from 9am until 9:15pm and you may leave the goods only in the official gear bag (green or blue) at your own risk           

10.00 am   Helsinki City Run running bib pick up closes

10.45 am   Helsinki City Run’s the first starting groups are ready in the starting area on the Mäntymäki field (Mäntymäentie).

11.00 am-11.30 am Helsinki City Run’s starts 

12:00 pm   Competition info opens at Telia 5G Arena

1.30 pm (13:00) ECCO Helsinki City 5 running bib pick up closes

1pm (13:00)  Garmin Helsinki City Marathon’s delivering own drinks to the office will end

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

2pm (14:00) The Running Expo and the Intersport running shop (A-Hall) closes. B-hall is still open

2:30pm (14:30)  Garmin Helsinki City Marathon’s and Relay’s (1st leg’s) runners ready at Mäntymäentie.

2:45 pm (14:45) ECCO Helsinki City 5 runners ready in Taivallahti, Merikannontie.

2:45 pm (14:45) Garmin Helsinki City Marathon and Marathon Relay starts at Mäntymäentie, next to Paavo Nurmi statue

3:15 pm (15:15)  Helsinki City 5 starts in Taivallahti, Merikannontie.

9pm (21:00)  The Finish line closes

9:15 pm (21:15)  Clothing & gear check area and storage for valuables

9:30 pm (21.30) Competiton info closes

We recommended to use public transport as we don’t have any reserved parking areas for the runners. During the event 15.-16.5.2020 the competition office is located at Töölö Sports Hall (Töölön Kisahalli) A-side of the hall (A-halli). The address: Paavo Nurmen kuja 1, Helsinki. Entrance is located at the eastern side (the parking area’s side).

Competition Office opening hours:
Friday May 15, 2019 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (9:00-20:00)
Saturday May 16, 2019 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (8:00-14:00)

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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.


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 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


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. Username and password is sent to runners email with the registration confirmation email.

During the event lost and found items are returned to the Competition Office’s Info desk.
Enquiries after the event by email:

The runners will have free entry to the Swimming Stadium after the race, where the showers are located.

At the Telia 5G Areena, spectators can use the main tribune (on the Urheilukatu side) and the Southern and Northern stands to cheer the runners.
Telia 5G Areena restaurants are open for public use during the event. 

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The equipment storage is located at the Bollis 6, next to the Telia 5G Arena. It’s open 9 AM-9:15PM (9:00-21:15) on the event day.

The gear check area will be guarded. Only runners wearing a bib number can leave and pick up their bags there. All the goods left to the storage need to be put inside of official HCR / 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 at Bollis 6, right next to the changing area. The storage for valuables is open on Saturday from 9 AM to 9:15 PM (9:00-21:15). The cost of the storage is 5 € (cash only). Please reserve enough time and if possible exact change.

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Helsinki City Running Day Expo area is attached to the Competition Office. You may purchase sports equipment, products and other services provided by the partners there. It’s open May 15-16th at Töölö Sports Hall (Töölön Kisahalli), address: Paavo Nurmen kuja 1, Helsinki.

Opening hours:
Friday May 15, 2020 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (9:00-20:00)
Saturday May 16, 2020 8:00 AM to 14:00 PM (8:00-14:00) 

(To be updated for 2020) The venue for HCRD 2019 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 18th 2019. Age limit for the after party is 20 years.

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See instructions on how to order a gift card below.

How to order a gift card


There is no reserved parking for the runners at the event area at Telia 5G Areena. It is recommended to use the public transportation to get to the event.

(To be updated for 2020) 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, P-Kamppi or P-Kluuvi indoor car parks (the QR code in the PDF below). HCRD discount is valid from 5 pm on Friday 17th May 2019 until 6 pm on Sunday 19th May 2019. Get you discount ticket from here: HCRD EuroPark QR discount ticket 2019

1. Take a parking ticket at the entrance barrier.
2. When leaving, enter the parking ticket into the pay station.
3. Place the HCRD-EuroPark-QR-discount-ticket-2019-ENe 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


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
  • Photoservice by Marathon Photos
  • Free entry to the Swimming Stadium after the race
  • Free training twice per month (in Helsinki region)

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The runners that belong to the Finnish social security system (KELA) are insured for acute illness and injuries sustained during the race on May 18, 2019. The insurance is valid from the time the runner enters the start area to the time the runner has left the marked finish area. 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.


During the event, our photographing partner 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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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 Sportyfeel Sports Drink (lemon taste) 5%. 

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.


Recovering massage is available from 12:30 am – 9 pm for runners after finishing. The massage is located behind the Telia 5G Areena, next to the Bollis 6 field.

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Helsinki City Running Day 2020 rules

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


Helsinki City Running Day will affect to traffic of Helsinki on May 18th, 2019. Please see the traffic information map below (only in Finnish).

HCRD_traffic information_2019

Read specific info about events here