Helsinki10 running event will be organized second time this Saturday. Record-breaking number of runners have signed up for the race and late-registration is still available on Friday and on Saturday at Forum Shopping Centre.
1500 runners will start their 10k journey through the city from the Senate Square at 1 pm. Around 30 minutes later the fastest runners will arrive at the finish line which is located in front of Sanoma House and Helsinki Central Library Oodi.
The event has attracted some of the country’s top runners to participate. Number one favourite this year is a recent half marathon national champion Hannu Granberg. Granberg has had a real breakthrough season so far and is looking for continuing the success journey with the Helsinki10 title. The fastest 10k Finnish road runner this year is Tommi Hytönen, who ran a new personal best of 30:35 in the Netherlands on February. Hytönen will also run this Saturday. Other top contenders include old farts Joonas Harjamäki and Aki Nummela. Nummela, the fastest marathon runner (2:17:57) in Finland last year, will run his first running race with the jogging strollers. He’s hoping to challenge the recently broken World jogging stroller 10k record 32:20 by Swedish John Kingstedt.
On the women’s side, the favourites include recent national half marathon silver and bronze medalists Katarina Skräddar and Klaara Leponiemi. Both ladies are in a top-shape after running half marathon personal bests two weeks ago. Most likely, the course record 36:47 will be broken this year.
If you wish to register for the race, it’s still possible at the Forum shopping mall Floor 3 between 2pm – 8 pm on Friday and between 10.00 am – 12.00pm on Sunday. The Race starts at 1 pm!
You can also come and cheer for the runners if you are not able to participate. There are multiple cheering points along the course where you can enjoy the music, nice weather, good atmosphere and the runners’ efforts. You can also follow us on race day via social media channels Facebook and Instagram.
See you on Saturday!
ps. Early Bird registration for Helsinki10 2020 is open until 2.5.2019 for 20 €. Book 25.4.2020 from your calendar now and sign up here!