EVENT INFO

New date of Helsinki10 2020 will be announced soon.

HELSINKI10 2020

We are following Finnish government’s and Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s (THL) guidelines to cancel all public events over 500 participants until the end of May due to coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Therefore we sincerely regret to say that we have to postpone our Helsinki10 event for another date later this year. We will announce more regarding the date soon. We apologize for the inconvenience!

HELSINKI10 2020

 

New date of Helsinki10 2020 will be announced soon

 

THE FINISH

 

The finish 2020 is at Kansalaistori.

 

ROUTE

 

Route map will be published later. You can check out the route of 2019 here!

 

THE EVENT EXPO

 

The event expo area is located close by the finish line at Kansalaistori.

 

THE INFO POINT

 

You can find the info point from the start and from the finish.

 

BIB NUMBER AND LATE REGISTRATION

 

The bib number is personal and it must be attached to the front of the running shirt visibly. In any case the bib number should not be folded.

 

You will get a text message / mail about your own number, Please show that document for the staff when picking up your race-kit. You can also pick up your friend’s kit by showing their message/mail.

 

Notice that the bib-numbers can’t be picked up from the start area.
Only from the race office in Intersport Forum.
We recommend you to pick up your race-kit on Friday is possible.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Read more about registration here.

 

GROUP DISCOUNTS

 

We offer 15 % discount for groups with 5 persons or more. You’ll get group discount by making registration on group registration form.  The offer is valid for the limited time. Group discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 

YOUTH DISCOUNTS

 

Are you 25-years-old (born 1995 or later) or younger? We’ll offer you 25 % discount for registration fee, just add code HKI10NUORISO2020 to registration form. The offer is valid for the limited time. Youth discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 

BAG DROP

 

The bag drop is free for all the runners and it’s open on the race day.

 

All your belongings must fit in the special bag, that you get when picking up you BIB-number.  Remember to mark you bib-number on the sticker that you will attach on the string of the bag.

 

The belongings can be left on the bag drop at the start where from they will be transferred to the event expo area/finish line area.

 

ELITE ENTRY

 

Free participation for the event of elite runners, who have run under following times year 2019-2020:

 

Men

 

5000 m/5 km 15.30
10 000 m/10 km 32.30
Half marathon 1.12.00
Maraton 2.40.00

 

Women

 

5000 m/5 km 17.30
10 000 m/10 km 36.30
Half marathon 1.21.00
Maraton 3.00.00

 

For elite entry, travel reimbursement and accommodation contact:
Tuomo Salonen
Athletes’ Liaison for Helsinki Half Marathon
tuomo.salonen(at)runhigh.fi
IAAF Authorised Athletes’ Representative

HASHTAGS

#Helsinki10 #WeRunHelsinki

HOTEL

Radisson Blu Seaside is our official partner hotel. It provides rooms for runners at Helsinki10 between 24.-26.4.2020 for the special prices!

Offer:

1 person/room: 99 €/night
2 persons/room: 119 €/night

The offer is valid between 8.1.-3.4.2020.
Use the code: KYMPPI, when you are booking a room.
Book your room here: https://www.radissonblu.com/fi/seasidehotelli-helsinki
There is a limited amount of rooms available for the special prices, so we suggest you to act fast!

HYDRATION STATIONS

There will be two hydration stations along the course of Helsinki10. One on around 4 km point on Hernesaari and the other one around 8 km point in Ruoholahti.

MAXIMUM RUNNING TIME

Helsinki10 has maximum running time of one hour and fourty minutes (1h 40 min). If runner can’t keep the pace, we can not unfortunately guarantee timing and service at the route for the runner.

PACE MAKERS

We had a nice collection of pacemakers also at Helsinki10 year 2019! Faster pacers will run the grosstime, so their time starts exactly at 13.00. Slower pacers run net-time so they will begin when they cross the starting line. Pacers are marked well.

We have pacers at least for the following finisher times: TBA

PRIZES

The top 3 in Open Category of Men and Women and the winner of age-series will be awarded.

At the finish all the Helsinki10 runners will receive the Helsinki10 exclusive medal.

Any runner who is one of the top overall finishers in the Helsinki10 Open Category, will be entitled to Prize Money:

  1. 400 EUR
  2. 250 EUR
  3. 150 EUR

The amounts will be cut half, if the times are: Men over 31.00 minutes/Women 35.00 minutes. Men over 33.00 minutes and Women over 38.00 minutes are not entitled to the prize money.

RESULTS

We are using live result-feed in this event. Link will be published soon.

RULES

The Participant agrees to comply with the organizers’ rules and instructions on the day of the competition.

SERIES

Helsinki10 series based on the rules of Finnish Athletics Federation and IAAF are: Men General, Women General, and age groups 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 for both men and women. Runners are placed in the age groups automatically based in their birth date. The general series includes all runners. Besides there is a series for other-gender.

SHOWERS

Will be published closer to the event!

TIMING AND TIMING CHIP

Timing is organized by chip timing. Timing chip is placed to the bib number. Each runner must draw the bib on the front of the shirt and it must be displayed in the shirt throughout the race. The bib must not be folded. There is no need to return the chip after the race. Every runner will receive gross and net times.

VOLUNTEERING

Are you interested in volunteering at Helsinki10? Read more and fill in the form here!

Participation

CANCELLING YOUR PARTICIPATION

No cancellations of participation are required. We will not refund your participation fees in any circumstances.

TRANSFER OF PARTICIPATION

It is possible to transfer your participation to

1. Next Helsinki10

With a medical certificate transfer to the next year’s race is possible against a transfer fee of 5 EUR until 28.3.2020. After that transfer fee is 10 EUR. Transfer has to be made no later than 24.4.2020.

2. Another person

You can transfer your participation to another person (until 20.4.2020). After transfer request your registration will be cancelled, and you will get a discount code worth the same amount of money you paid for your registration, and that discount code can be used when new person will make a registration. If the registration fee is less than 5 € higher when the transfer request is made, then discount code will be 5 € less than the current registration fee.

Note: Registration paid with sport vouchers cannot be transferred to another person.

3. Another event

You can also transfer the entry for another #werunhelsinki event year 2020 (until 24.4.2020). After the transfer request your registration will be cancelled, and you will get a discount code worth the same amount of money you paid for your registration, and that discount code can be used when new person will make a registration. If the registration fee for the event in question is less than 5 € higher when the transfer request is made, then discount code will be 5 € less than the current registration fee.

How can I transfer my participation?

When transferring your participation to another event or person, or to next year, please contact info (a) helsinkihalfmarathon.fi with following information:

  • Name of the original participant
  • Name of the person who will make the new registration (if participation will be transferrer to another person)
  • To which event trasfer will be made

After the transfer request you will get more detailed instructions by email.

FORCE MAJEURE

If the event has to be cancelled or it cannot be organized due to force majeure, the organizer is not liable for paying back any registration fees. The organizer is not liable for any delays or damages that are caused by the cancellation or postponement of the event due to force majeure. Force majeure is an event or occurrence beyond the control of the organizer which the organizer could not reasonably be expected to have taken into account at the time of the conclusion of the contract or to have avoided or overcome it or its consequences. Force majeure comprehends both natural disasters and events such as civil unrest, risk to general safety, orders of public authorities or other superior force that prevents the organizing of the event.

    PARTICIPATION CONFIRMATION

    If you will find your name from the participation list, your registration is ok. If you are insecure about your registration, please contact : info @ helsinkihalfmarathon.fi

    PAYMENT METHODS

    We will accept following payment methods:

    • Finnish online bank payments
    • Visa and Mastercard payments
    • Sport vouchers: Smartum, Eazybreak, ePassi, Edenred Finland and Tyky online

    INSURANCE AND PARTICIPANT LIABILITY

    Participants will run at their own responsibility in the event. The organizer has not specifically insure the runners for accidents, injuries or any other situation. Inclusive leisure insurance is recommended for all the participants. First aid is located in the course and in the finish area.

    PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TAKING DURING THE EVENT

    Event organizers will have full rights to publish the photos and video material taken during the event. We will also release pictures and videos in our social media channels.

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