Welcome to Sportyfeel Helsinki City Marathon 2018!
It’s almost the time for Sportyfeel Helsinki City Marathon! In this message you will find important information about the event and your participation in HCM 2018.
Registration card and the running bib
We sent a registration card for all runners last week. You may either print it out and take it with you or write down your race number when picking up your runner’s package and t-shirt from the Competition office at Töölö Sports Hall (Paavo Nurmen Kuja 1). Also, a friend may do this for you with your number and name. The bib and the gear bag are handed over in Hall A and the t-shirts in Hall B. Remember to pick up your runner’s package latest at 1:30 PM on Saturday 19th. We highly recommend collecting the runner’s package during Friday as the expo will get crowded in the race day.
Competition Office and HCRD Expo
Address: Töölö Sports Hall (Kisahalli, address: Paavo Nurmen kuja 1)
Opening Hours: Friday May 18th at 09-20 and Saturday May 19th at 8-14
Pick up your bib by 1:30 PM on Saturday – Expo is open for everyone
Event Expo area is attached to the Competition Office. You may purchase sport equipment, products and other services provided by the partners there. It’s open on May 18-19th at Töölö Sports Hall (Töölön Kisahalli). Entrance is located at the eastern side (the parking area’s side). Take your friends with you when collecting your bib. Expo is open for everyone!
Join also for Friday’s Shake Out Run. The run starts at 6 PM from Töölö Sports Hall next to Expo and the Competition Office.
The HCM starts at 15:00 (3 PM) from Mäntymäentie next to Paavo Nurmi statue. Be ready at the start area at least 15 minutes before the start.
The equipment storage
Take your gear bag to the guarded equipment storage area in advance. The equipment storage is located behind the Telia 5G Arena at Bollis 6 (football field) which is the only place where you should leave your equipment.
The Route and Cheering Points
Helsinki City Marathon route map in PDF can be found here. The route is the same as last year and it shows off some of the best parts of Helsinki including the beautiful seaside and city center. The route is clearly marked and continues straight in cross roads unless other adviced.
There are foureen refreshment stations along the route and one Sportyfeel Gel station. Ask your friends and colleagues to come cheer you on!
EcoCompass: Don’t litter – Give your old shoes a second life in Tanzania!
Helsinki City Running Day Events are EcoCompass Event. Remember to throw your garbage only to the provided garbage cans.
LiiKe ry collects old sneakers at the HCRD Expo. Bring old pairs of shoes in all sizes along. The shoes will have a new life in Tanzania and provide new opportunities to local children.
Share your Experiences on Social Media!
The official hashtags of the event are #hcm2018 #helsinkicitymarathon #hcrd2018 #helsinkicityrunningday
Good luck to the last week of training!