Helsinki city run info

AGE GROUPS AND PRIZES

The age groups for Helsinki City Run are:

Men: Open, M40, M50 and M60

Women: Open, W35, W45 and W55

Each runner will be put in the age group automatically according to the date of birth information given while registering. The age used is the age of the runner on December 31st of the race year. In case the runner would like to participate in the open class, please inform the office by email (maraton@sul.fi) before the event.

Every runner finishing within the three hours maximum running time will receive a HCR medal. The three best women and the three best men will be awarded with prize money. A prize ceremony will be held for the three best women and three men at the stadium after the race.

Also the fastest runner in each age group will be awarded with a product prize. They shall pick up their prizes from the Race Office at the Olympic Stadium after the race.

Prize money for open category:
1. 1000€
2. 750€
3. 500€

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PICKING UP THE RUNNING NUMBER

Each runner must pick up their running number from the Race Office at the Olympic Stadium before the run. Please check the Race Office opening hours from the general info.

Note! Helsinki City Run half marathon running numbers must be picked up before 10 AM on Saturday October 3rd, 2020.

PRICES 2020

Helsinki City Run Half Marathon entry fees 2020

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
29.2. – 10.8.69 €
11.8. – 14.9.74 €
post-registration80 €

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START GROUPS AND START TIMES

Runners are divided into starting groups (corrals) according to target times given while registering for the event. The start group number and colour will be printed to the personal bib numbers, and the runner must start with the group given. This year each corral will have three smaller start waves. The start waves are divided by the colours: blue, white and yellow.

The starting corrals for 2020 will be informed for the runners by email one week before the event . You can also see your start time and starting wave color from your bib number. 

Start times:

1st start at 11:00 (with three start waves divided by the colours: blue, white and yellow)

2nd start at 11:10 (with three start waves divided by the colours: blue, white and yellow)

3rd start at 11:20 (with three start waves divided by the colours: blue, white and yellow)

4th start at 11:30 (with three start waves divided by the colours: blue, white and yellow)

5th start at 11:40 (with three start waves divided by the colours: blue, white and yellow)

The organizer has the right to remove a runner if he or she is starting the race in a wrong group. A runner starting in a wrong group cannot be guaranteed neither a time nor a result. The organizer keeps the right to define and change the start groups if needed.

Runners can apply to the first start group with the registration. Runners to first start are selected by the race organizer so the fastest runners can compete against runners with the same spacing.

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START, ROUTE AND FINISH

There are 5 starts (corrals) for half marathon and the starts are from Mäntymäentie street (on the south of the Olympic Stadium). The first group starts at 11:00 and the following 4 groups 10 minutes after each other. The runners should be at the start area (southern olympic stadium square) 10-15 minutes before the runner’s starting time. 

Route

Helsinki City Run half marathon has a renewed route in 2020 with the finish at the Olympic Stadium!  The renewed route is now flatter and faster, avoiding some of the heaviest hills. The course runs in the same areas as before but in 2020 it will be run clockwise. Open the PDF-link below to get familiar with the beautiful course.

The route is marked properly at cross roads, and the route will go straight if no marking is provided. Kilometre signage is visible at every kilometre point. Competition officials and the police will oversee the runners and traffic. Helsinki City Run half marathon is AIMS certificated race.

The finish line is located at the Olympic Stadium. After crossing the finish line runners are given their finisher medal and they can continue to the post-race refreshment area. The post-race refreshment station serves the runners variety of drinks and snacks. Unfortunately special diets cannot be taken into consideration.

HCR half marathon course map 2020

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