Helsinki10 will be run on 24.4.2021!


 HELSINKI10 2020

 Helsinki10 will be run on Saturday 24.4.2021.


The start and finish are located in the Helsinki city center. 

The start is from Senaatintori and the finish is at Kansalaistori.


We will update the route map here!


The event expo area is located near the finish area.


You can find the info point from the event area near by the start.


The bib number is personal and it must be attached to the front of the running shirt visibly.
It’s strictly forbidden to run using other person’s number for safety reasons.
In any case the bib number should not be folded.

You will get a mail concerning your race number latest on Thursday 22.4.2021. 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 mail.

We recommend you to pick up your race-kit on Friday is possible.

Initial race office opening times:
Friday 23.4. 12.00-20.00
Saturday 24.4. 11.00-12.30

Race office location will be announced later.


The registration for the event is open!

Read more about the registration here.


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 or at late-registration.


Are you 25-years-old (born 1996 or later) or younger on the event day? We’ll offer you 25 % discount for registration fee, just add code NUORISO2021 to registration form. The offer is valid for the limited time. Youth discount cannot be combined with any other discounts, used at late-registration or used after the registration is done.


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

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 get from the race office and attach it on the string of the bag.


Free participation for the event of elite runners, who have run under following times year 2020-2021:


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


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


Feel free to tag your training and race-experience: #Helsinki10 #WeRunHelsinki




There will be two hydration stations on the course. 

Hydration station 1: Hernesaari – sports drink and water
Hydration station 2: Ruoholahti – sports drink and water
Hydration station at the finish – sports drink and water


Helsinki10 has maximum running time of one hour and fourtyfive minutes (1h 45 min). If runner can’t keep the pace, we can not unfortunately guarantee timing and service at the route for the runner.


We have a nice range of pacemakers also at Helsinki10 year 2020! Faster pacers will run the grosstime, so their time starts exactly at the start of the group. Slower pacers run net-time so they will begin when they cross the starting line. Pacers are marked well with black Björn Borg shirts and pace-flags.

We have pacers at least for the following finisher times:
40.00, 45.00, 50.00, 52.30, 55.00, 60.00, 70.00, 80.00, 100.00.


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

The prizes will be handed from the race office on the race day:

11.45 Open Category
12.30 Age Categories

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.


We are using live result-feed in this event.

The link to 2021 results will be updated here on the race week.

Go to 2018-2020 results!


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


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.




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.


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



If you cancel your entry latest 7 days from the date you did the registration (and latest 24.3.2021), it’s possible to get the refund of your ticket. In this case 10 € fee will be charged.
No cancellations of participation are required starting 25.3.2021.
If you cancel your entry 25.3.2021 or later, or more than 7 days after the registration was made, unfortunately it’s not possible to get the refund.


It is possible to transfer your participation to

1. Next Helsinki10 (24.4.2021)

With a medical certificate transfer to the next year’s race is possible against a transfer fee of 5 EUR until 24.3.2021. After that transfer fee is 10 EUR. Transfer has to be made no later than 23.4.2021.

2. Another person

You can transfer your participation to another person (until 19.4.2021). 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 2021 (until 23.4.2021). 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.


If the event has to be cancelled or it cannot be organized due to force majeure, 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.



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



We will accept following payment methods:

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

Read the instructions for uring sports vouchers here!


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.


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.