1313Important information for the runners of Sportyfeel HCR 2018 half marathon.

Registration card

We sent a registration card for all the runners by email. You may may print it out and take with you when picking up your runner’s package and t-shirt from 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 10 AM 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’s and Expo’s opening hours:
Friday May 18th, 2018 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (9:00-20:00)
Saturday May 19th, 2018 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (8:00-14:00) (B-hall until 15:30)

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.

Start and Starting Corrals

The first starting corral of HCR starts at 11.30 AM from Mäntymäentie. Start corrals are arranged at Mäntymäenkenttä (Mäntymäki field next to Töölö Sports Hall) 15 minutes before the starting time of each corral.

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.

Please find here all the maps of the areas and important info or visit our website at

The Route and Cheering Points 

Sportyfeel Helsinki City Run has a brand new route. The new route is more urban than in previous years but has kept its charm with the beautiful seaside, park and forest views. Open the zoomable pdf-map here to get familiar with the beautiful course. There are three refreshment stations along the route and five Cheering Points. Ask your friends and colleagues to come cheer for you!

EcoCompass: Don’t litter – Give your old shoes a second life in Tanzania!

Helsinki City Running Day’s Events have EcoCompass Environment Certificate. Remember to throw your garbage only to the provided garbage bins.

LiiKe ry collects old sneakers at the HCRD Expo. Bring old pairs of shoes all sizes along. The shoes will have a new life in Tanzania and provide new opportunities to local children.

The official After Run Party

The official Helsinki City Running Day After Run party will be held in Apollo Live Club on Sat 19th from 10 PM. Apollo is one of the biggest clubs in Helsinki city centre. The runners will get a free entry before 12pm by showing a medal (cloakroom cost not included). The age limit for runners is 20 years. See you there after the race!

Share your Experiences on Social Media!

The official hashtags of the event are #hcr2018 #helsinkicityrun #hcrd2018 and #helsinkicityrunningday. Check a video from last year’s event in YouTube!

A tiny teaser: next year Sportyfeel Helsinki City Run Half Marathon takes place on May 18th 2019. We will publish The Early Bird offer soon!

Good luck to the last week of training and see you soon!