Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL) is one of the partners of Finnish Athletics running events. There is a discount available for the students studying under the OLL member schools. The Marathon Championships take place during the Helsinki City Marathon May 19th 2018. 

Autumn is the time when running events are presented at the running fairs around the Europe. Also the brand new Helsinki City Running Day -concept has been introduced at the international and domestic running expos. New concept has received mostly enthusiastic feedback, but naturally there are also concerns, too. The changed date of the Helsinki City Marathon (from August to May 19th) has created the most emotions.
Helsinki City Running Day brings together the most significant running events of Finland May 19th 2018. Helsinki City Marathon is organized for the 38th time – now first time in May. Helsinki City Run Half Marathon, Marathon Relay and 5 km Helsinki City 5 km Street Run take place the same day. Previous news about the #HCRD18 can be read here.

Working hard behind the schenes

August 12th is getting closer! It is a day with three different events and there is a very big number of foreing runners visiting the beautiful Helsinki!

In the link below we have collected an information package in English for the foreign runners. This package will make your participation in Helsinki City Marathon, Street Run or Minimarathon smooth and you can enjoy the day as much as possible. All the attached information and much more is also available on these webpages under INFO.

2018 will bring marjor changes to the Finnish running field. Helsinki City Running Day will take place May 19th and it will include the iconic Helsinki City Marathon, which will move there from its original place in August. Two new events are introduced the same day: Marathon Relay and Helsinki City 5. Day will also host Helsinki City Run Half Marathon and Minimarathon for the kids.

Helsinki City Marathon and Helsinki City Run will join forces in 2018. Everyone will be able to find the best fitting challenge as Helsinki City Running Day on May 19, 2018. The distances available are a marathon, a half marathon, a marathon relay, a five kilometre street run and also a Minimarathon for the kids.
A Super Day of Running
May 19, 2018 will offer all runners an opportunity to challenge themselves. The aim is to provide the unique major running event feeling to all participants.

Helsinki Running Events organized by Finnish Athletics Federation are certified as EcoCompass Events. EcoCompass is an environmental management system designed for the use of SMEs and events. The EcoCompass certificate demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving and complying with the 10 criteria of EcoCompass. It is based both on the respective Nordic environmental management systems and on international standards on environmental management.

Welcome to the race week runners! And welcome to Helsinki! Are you excited? We sure are! We are so proud and happy to welcome a record number of different nationalities to Helsinki City Marathon this year and hope you will enjoy your stay. 

Welcome to join the Shake Out Run on Friday August 12th at 18:00 (6 P.M.). Shake Out Run wakes up your body for the next day's marathon or 17 km!

Join us and meet your fellow runners for a short 20-30 minute run along the beautiful Töölö Bay. We start from the Paavo Nurmi statue right next to the Competition Office and Expo at Töölö Sports Hall. 

Shake Out Run coaches come from Juoksuliike, the official partner of Finnish Athletics Federation's running events.