9Welcome to the race week runners! Are you excited? We sure are! Full of positive excitement and ready to rock! Here are some last minute tips for the days before Sportyfeel Helsinki City Run on Saturday!

Don’t do anything new. Race week isn’t the time to try new shoes, new food or drinks, new gear, or anything else you haven’t used on several workouts. Stick with the routine that works for you!

Get off your feet. In the days before your race, try to stay off your feet as much as possible. Your goal is to show up on Saturday with rested legs and strong mind –ready to run! We have a Shake out Run on Friday May 18th at 6pm if you want to join! 20-30 minutes easy running might do good the day before the race. Check out more information here:

Don´t eat too big portions! It´s important to eat enough during race week but rather than devouring a gigantic bowl of pasta the night before the race, which could upset your stomach, try eating carbs in small increments throughout the day before the race. Eat carbs that work for you and your stomach!

Remember to stay hydrated during the race week. Summer has arrived to Finland and the weather has been warmer lately. Start hydrating yourself properly already 3-4 days before the half marathon. Drink ca. 2 liters of extra fluids (for example water and sports drink) daily.

Get your race day gear ready well beforehand and check that you have everything! The night before the race, lay out your clothes, and if you already have your bib, fasten it on. That’s the one thing you need at the starting line. Don’t show up without it! Also remember to take your energy gels with you if you are planning to use them.

Wear approriate clothing! in case it´s going to be sunny and warm day, consider using some sunscreen and wearing a hat.

Try to get enough sleep the night before.  You are probably feeling a little nervous and excited, but try to get enough sleep the night before the race day! You need all the energy to run a half marathon!

Good luck and see you in the competition office and event expo! 

Competition Office opening hours:
Friday May 18, 2018 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (9:00-20:00)
Saturday May 19, 2018 8.00 AM to 10 AM (8.00-10.00) HCR runners need to get their bibs by 10am on Saturday!

Sportyfeel Helsinki City Run Race start
1st starting group at 11.30am
2nd starting group at 11.40am
3rd starting group at 11.50am
4th starting group at 12pm
5th starting group at 12.10pm

The official event hashtags: #hcr2018 #helsinkicityrun #hcrd2018 #helsinkicityrunningday  @helsinkicityrun