Helsinki Half Marathon 12.6.2021

Helsinki Half Marathon will be run also on 12.6.2021 with special arrangements.

Helsinki Half Marathon 12.6.2021

Helsinki Half Marathon 2021 was split to two different events. Main event will be run 21.8.2021 together with Helsinki Marathon. Primarily we recommend everyone to participate the event in August, and if the new date is ok for you, no actions are required – your registration will be automatically moved to 21.8.2021.

We aim to organize another edition of Helsinki Half Marathon also on original date 12.6.2021, with special arrangements based on the COVID-restrictions. To this page we will update information regarding the event on 12.6.2021. If you want to run your Helsinki Half Marahton on 12.6.2021, please inform us at latest on 22.4.2021 following the instructions given by email. If you didn’t get any email from us (check also spam folder!), you can contact us by email to

Event info of 21.8.2021 Helsinki Half Marathon can be found here.

Below you’ll find the event info of Helsinki Half Marathon 12.6.2021. We will update information here during the Spring when know how the COVID-restrictions will have an influence on the arrangements.


Helsinki1 Half Marathon will be organized with special arrangements on 12th June 2021.
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 and start groups
Participants will be divided in smaller start groups. You will get to know your start group latest 10.6. via mail or from the race office on Friday.

Only one start group will be given access to the start area at the same time, other start groups will have to wait in the waiting area of the start group in question.
There will be enough space in start groups waiting area /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.
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. More detailed mask-policy will be announced closer to the event.

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! 


Event will be run on 12.6.2021.
The start will be at 8.30 am and there will be start groups.
We will inform more about the start groups closer to the event.


Start and finish area will be located in Bolt Arena (Urheilukatu 5).


See the route map of 12.6.2021 Helsinki Half Marathon here.


Initial event office opening times:

Friday 11.6.2021 10.00-20.00.
Saturday 12.6.2021 7.00 – 8.00.

You can collect your race number from the event office. 

Location of the event office will be published later.


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.

You are only allowed to run with your personal bib-number. Running with other person’s bib-number is strictly forbidden due to safety reasons.


We don’t take new registrations for 12.6.2021 event at the moment. If you have registered for Helsinki Half Marathon before 8.4.2021, you can move your registration to this event by following the instructions given you by email. Due to special arrangements, it is highly important that you do it by 22.4.2021.

If we can re-open the registration for 12.6.2021 event for everyone, we will inform it later. 


HHM2021-shirt 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.
We recommend to purchase the shirt advance to make sure you get the right size.
Event shirts will not be delivered by mail. If you have already registered for the event, and want to purchase t-shirt afterwards, you can do it here.

Event shirt can be purchased also from the race office for 15 €. 


Everyone born year 2006 of before are welcome to join the Helsinki Half Marathon.


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  7.00 – 12.00 


#HHM2021 #WeRunHelsinki #HelsinkiHalfMarathon


 Sokos Hotel Presidentti is our official event hotel. Get the hotel offer here!



There will be plenty of hydration stations along the course of Helsinki Half Marathon.

More detailed information regarding the hydration stations will be announced later.

There will also be hydration available at the finish.


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.


All the runners who finish the Helsinki Half Marathon will receive the HHM2021 Finisher Medal at the finish.


There will be no pace makers on 12.6.2021, because we can’t encourage people to run in groups together with the pace maker. 


The best  Women/Men at Open Category and the best ones (Woman/Man) in age categories will be rewarded with product rewards.


We are using live result-feed in this event. 
You can find the results of 2020 here!


The route of Helsinki Half Marathon 12.6.2021 goes around Helsinki downtown and it will be have 10,55k laps. More detailed route map will be published later after we have better insight on COVID-restrictions in June.


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


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.




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.



If you cancel your entry latest 7 days from the date you did the registration (and latest 12.5.2021), 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 13.5.2021.
If you cancel your entry 13.5.2021 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. Helsinki Half Marathon 2022

With a medical certificate transfer to the next year’s race is possible against a transfer fee of 5 EUR until 12.5.2021. After that transfer fee is 10 EUR. Transfer has to be made no later than 11.6.2021.

2. Another person

You can transfer your participation to another person (until 6.6.2021). 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 11.6.2021. 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 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) 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 ok. If you are insecure about your registration, please contact info (at)


We will accept following payment methods:

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


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.