Helsinki City Run is run on Saturday May 4th, 2013
The start of the half marathon will be on Vauhtitie-street close to the Olympic Stadium and Swimming Stadium every ten minutes starting from 3 PM. The finish line is located inside the Olympic Stadium. There are seven starting groups to which the runners are divided based on the estimated running times given with the registration.
The aim of this event is to offer a great running event for everyone who is into sports and running. Although Helsinki City Run is a competition, where the best runners in the classes are rewarded, it is primarily meant for keep-fit enthusiasts, whose aim is to challenge and exceed themselves, and not so much to compete on placements.
A halfmarathon alongside of water and in the parks
The 21,097.5 meters long course will go around the Central Park (Keskuspuisto) of Helsinki. Get to know the course map.
There are four refreshment points along the route, at which water and Gatorade Orange (6%) -sports drink are served. In addition, you can find different refreshments at the finish.
Helsinki City Run will use ChampionChip system for timing. The chip makes it possible for the runner to be able to get also the actual running time that the runner has spent from crossing the start carpet to crossing the finish line.
Medal and T-shirt
Every participant will get a Helsinki City Run T-shirt. In addition, every runner crossing the finish line will receive a Helsinki City Run medal.
Showers&dressing rooms at the Swimming Stadium
After the run, all the participants can use the shower and sauna facilities at the Helsinki Swimming Stadium. The runner will get a free admission by showing the running number. The Swimming Stadium is located just behind the Olympic Stadium.
Read more specified information about the run from the Entrant info -page.
HCR in short:
Included in the entry fee
- Participation right to the biggest running event in Finland
- Asics technical running t-shirt
- Refreshment points for use along the route and in finish
- Medal for every finisher in 3 hour time limit
- Result service
- Transfer service for a runner who has cancelled the race
- First aid on the route and in the finish
- Free entry to the Swimming Stadium after the race
HCR 2013 in numbers
- 21,097 metres
- 18,987 steps
- over 13,000 runners
- over 55 nationalities
- 40 percent first-time-runners
- 400 volunteers
- 4 refreshment points
- 10,600 litres of sports drink
- 21,200 litres of water
- 19,500 bananas
- 104,000 drinking cups
- 30,000 spectators along the route
- 25 million spent kilocalories
- 140 buckets
- 80 traffic controllers
- 30 policemen
- 1 You - exceeding yourself!
The responsible organiser of the Helsinki City Run is Finnish Athletics Federation (Suomen Urheiluliitto ry).
Get to know the history of the Helsinki City Run event and see also the development of the participants number along the past years.