Helsinki10 will be run on 26.9.2020!



Helsinki10 will be organized with certain special arrangements on 26th September 2020.
Due to corona-virus situation we will take into account current guidelines and limitations given by Finnish authorities and the event will be organized with special arrangements.

Start groups
Participants will be divided in smaller start groups. You will get to know your start group latest 24.9. via mail or from the race office on Friday.

There will be enough space in start groups/start area to keep distance to other runners.
We kindly instruct our runners to keep safety distance to other runners also in the start area.
The start groups will start every 5 minutes. The start area will be open only for the people who are in the next start group, so please wait for your own turn a bit further from the start.
Please don’t rush in the front line of the start. The timing will only start when you cross the start line so you have time to keep distance for the other runners at the start.

Safety distance
Remember to keep safety distance to other runners. Please avoid spending unnecessary time near by the race office and start/finish area.

Hand hygiene
Please take care of good hand hygiene during the event. 

Using the mask
Please use the mask when you pick up your race number from the race office.

Based on the guidance given by Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare it is not allowed to participate in public event if person has any symptoms related to illness caused by coronavirus
(The symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain, fatigue, rhinitis, nausea, diarrhoea, or a sudden loss of smell and/or taste).

If you have any of these symptoms, you cannot take part in the event.

We hope you all will have understanding for the exceptional practicalities that in the end enable the event during these challenging times

Thank you for your patience and welcome to run with us! 


 Helsinki10 will be run on Saturday 26.9.2020 starting in waves at 11.00-11.10 am.

start groups

All the runners will be divided in start groups.
You will get to know your start group by mail latest on 24.9.2020.
The faster runners will be in the first start group and slower runner in the later start groups.

11.00 Start Group 1
11.05 Start Group 2
11.10 Start Group 3


The start and finish will be located in the Helsinki city center. The race will start from Kaisaniemi and end up in Kansalaistori.


There are slight changes in the route map for 2020 event due the Covid-19 situation.
You can check out the route of 2020 here!


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


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 24.9., 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.

Race office opening times:
Friday 25.9. 12.00-20.00
Saturday 26.9. 7.00-10.45

Race office location: Töölönlahdenpuisto (Töölönlahdenkatu + Karamzininranta crossroads)


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.


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 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 in Töölönlahdenpuisto.

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 2019-2020:


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


Radisson Blu Seaside is our official partner hotel and the offer is valid for Helsinki10 weekend on 25.9.-27.9.2020:

Offer (Until 19.9.2020):

Room for 1 person / Room for 2 persons : 100 € (breakfast starting at 6.00 am)

USE the code: HALF20, when you are booking the room.
Book your room here: https://www.radissonblu.com/fi/seasidehotelli-helsinki 


There will be three hydration stations along the course of Helsinki10. One on around 1,8 km point in Sörnäinen, the second at 5,7 km in Teollisuuskatu and the third one around 7,9 km point in Alppipuisto.

There will be Dexal Sports Drink at the course.

Olvi: TEHO Sport will provide delicious after run snacks after your run at the finish!



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.


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: 
0:35, 0:40, 0:45, 0:50, 0:55, 1:00, 1:10, 1:20, 1:40.


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. Link will be published here on the race day!


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.


Unfortunately we don’t have shower facilities at 2020 event due to the Covid-19 situation.


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!



No cancellations of participation are required.


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 25.9.2020. 

2. Another person

You can transfer your participation to another person (until 25.9.2020). 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 25.9.2020). 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.


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.


We are following Finnish government’s and Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s (THL) guidelines to cancel all the public events over 500 participants until the end of July due to coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Therefore we sincerely regret to say that we have to postpone our Helsinki10 event that should have been taken place on 25.4.2020. New date for the event is 26.9.2020. We recommend you to let us move your participation to the new date, or – if you cannot participate the event 26.9.2020 – to the next year’s event which will be held in 24.4.2021. If you are okay with moving your participation to 26.9.2020 you don’t need to do anything, because we have automatically moved your registration to that date. Moving your participation to 2021 event has to be done via link you’ve received by email (link is sent to all participants who have registered for the even by 23.4.2020), and there is no transfer fee until 30.5.2020. If you haven’t received the email with the link, or if you don’t want to move your participation to Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021 events, or if you have any questions regarding the events, please contact our customer service (see contact information here). Helsinki10 2020 will be held in 26.9.2020 following the instructions given by authorities.


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.

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