EVENT INFO

Here you can find the information of the event!

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE:

HELSINKI HALF MARATHON HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE CORONA-VIRUS.
THE NEW DATE WILL BE 26.9.2020 STARTING AT 8.30 AM.

TIMETABLE

Helsinki Half Marathon will be run on 26.9.2020. The race starts at 8.30am.

START 

The race will start tentatively at 8.30 am from the Helsinki City Center. The start time is the same for all and there will be different start areas for different finishing times.

THE FINISH

The finish will be located in Helsinki City Center.

THE EVENT EXPO

The event expo area is located close by the start and finish area.

THE EVENT OFFICE

Will be updated later.

BIB NUMBER

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. The bib numbers can be picked up from event office on race week.

  • More detailed schedule will be updated later.

REGISTRATION

Registration for 2020 is open! Read more about registration here.

EVENT SHIRT

HHM2020 can be purchased when making registration for the event for 12 €. Purchased t-shirts can be picked up from race office together with the bib number. Event shirts will not be delivered by mail.

If you have already registered for the event and want to order event t-shirt, click here.

AFTER RUN

Will be updated later.

AGE

Everyone born year 2005 of before are welcome to join the Helsinki Half Marathon.

BAG DROP

There will be a free bag drop for all the runner’s. You can leave your belongings in bag drop in the special bag you get when you pick up your bib-number. Remember to have the sticker of your number on the string of the bag. You will get your belongings from the bag drop by showing your running number, so keep it safe!

Bag drop is open on the race day at between 7 am and 1 pm.

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 HHMNUORISO2020 to registration form. The offer is valid for the limited time. Youth discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.

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
Halfmarathon 1.12.00
Marathon 2.40.00

Women
5000 m/5 km 17.30
10 000 m/10 km 36.30
Halfmarathon 1.21.00
Marathon 3.00.00

More information:

Tuomo Salonen
Athletes’ Liaison for Helsinki Half Marathon
tuomo.salonen(at)runhigh.fi
IAAF Authorised Athletes’ Representative

HASHTAGS

#HHM2020 #WeRunHelsinki #KidsRunHelsinki #HelsinkiHalfMarathon

HOTEL

Radisson Blu Seaside is our official partner hotel also year 2020.

More information coming up.

HYDRATION STATIONS

There will be six (6) hydration stations along the course of Helsinki Half Marathon.

More detailed locations will be updated soon.

KIDS RUN HELSINKI

Kids Run Helsinki is a running event for children. The event is organized at Helsinki Half Marathon. The event will take place again year 2021.

Kids Run Helsinki HHM is 500m and 1000m race for children under 13 years old. 
Read more here: www.kidsrunhelsinki.fi

MAXIMUM RUNNING TIME

Helsinki Half Marathon has maximum running time of three (3) hours. If runner can’t keep the pace, we can not unfortunately guarantee timing and service at the route for the runner. Organizer will remove from the route all the runners who are unable to run the course within 3 hours maximum running time.

MEDAL

All the runners who finish the Helsinki Half Marathon will receive the HHM2020 Finisher Medal at the finish.

PACE MAKERS

We have a great pacers also at HHM2020. Running times of pacers will be updated soon!

Apply for a pacer here!

PASTA PARTY

Will be updated later.

PRIZES

  • The three best at Women/Men Open Category and the first ones (Woman/Man) in Age Categories will be rewarded.
  • Any runner who is one of the top overall finishers in the Helsinki Half Marathon Open Category (Men/Women), will be entitled to Prize Money:
  1. 750 EUR
  2. 500 EUR
  3. 300 EUR
  4. 200 EUR
  5. 100 EUR

The amounts will be cut half, if the times are: Men over 1.08.00/Women 1.18.00 minutes. Men over 1.11.00 minutes and Women over 1.21.00 minutes are not entitled to the prize money.

  •  Course Bonus for the new course record: 500 EUR

    HHM COURSE RECORD
    Men: Getaye Gelaw, ETH 1.06.02 (2019)
    Women: Paula Todoran, ROU 1.16.03 (2016)

RESULTS

We are using live result-feed in this event. You can find the results of 2019 here!

Link for the results 2020 will be updated here.

ROUTE

The route of Helsinki Half Marathon is flat and fast and goes around the best running streets in Helsinki. The course starts in front of Finlandia Hall from Alvar Aallon katu and follows the beautiful seaside of Helsinki. Route of 2020 will be updated later.  Check out the HHM2019 course map here!

RULES

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

SERIES

HHM series based on the rules of Finnish Athletics Federation and IAAF are: Men General, Women General, and age groups 40, 45, 50, 55, 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

Showers are available at Töölö Sports Hall for the HHM2020 runners after the race. Please show your HHM2020 medal for the staff before entering.

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 Helsinki Half Marathon? Apply here!

Participation

CANCELLING YOUR PARTICIPATION

No cancellations of participation are required. We will not refund your participation fees in any circumstances. With a medical certificate transfer to the next year’s race is possible against a transfer fee of 5 EUR until 7.6.2019. You can also transfer the entry for another #werunhelsinki event year 2019 with 5 EUR transfer fee until 7.6.2019. Contact info (@) helsinkihalfmarathon.fi if you want to transfer the entry for another event or for the next year.

TRANSFER OF PARTICIPATION TO A NEW RUNNER

Participation can be transferred to another person by a 5 EUR transfer fee until 4.6.2019.
Follow these instructions:

  1. Sign in your own page: https://secure.onreg.com/onreg2/personal/index.php?eventid=4160&company=2&language=fi
  2. Click “Transfer entry/sell entry”
  3. You see a code on the screen, save it and send for another person
  4. That another person can register with 5 EUR transfer fee for the race

Between 5.6.-7.6.2019 the participation can be transferred for another runner with 10 EUR transfer fee. Contact in this case: info (@) helsinkihalfmarathon.fi.

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 directly our online registration service provider, Ultimate Sport Service: mail@ultimate.dk

PARTICIPANT LIST

Please find the participant list from this link.

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

CANCELLING YOUR PARTICIPATION

No cancellations of participation are required.

TRANSFER OF PARTICIPATION

It is possible to transfer your participation to

1. Next Helsinki Half Marathon (5.6.2021)

With a medical certificate transfer to the next year’s race is possible against a transfer fee of 5 EUR until 30.8.2020. After that transfer fee is 10 EUR. Transfer has to be made no later than 25.9.2020.

Notice! All the registered runners will be automatically transferred to 26.9.2020 event from 6.6.2020. You will receive the instructions for the transfer by mail. Follow these instructions if you wish to transfer your entry for HHM2021.

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 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 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.

EVENT POSTPONEMENT AND TRANSFER OF THE PARTICIPATION RELATED TO THAT

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 Helsinki Half Marathon event that should have been taken place on 6.6.2020. 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 5.6.2021. 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 30.6.2020. If you haven’t received the email with the link, or if you don’t want to move your participation to Autumn 2020 or Summer 2021 events, or if you have any questions regarding the events, please contact our customer service (see contact information here). Helsinki Half Marathon 2020 will be held in 26.9.2020 following the instructions given by authorities.

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 (at) 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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