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All runners who have registerd for the Finnish Athletic's running events can join trainings and runs organized by FA and Juoksuliike for free. There are about three trainings per month during the spring 2017 which aim to motivate and support the training towards each runners' personal goals. So far the dates published reach until Helsinki City Run half marathon in May but training will continue also during the summer months.
 

As the year 2016 is coming to an end, it’s a great time to make a new year’s resolution for 2017.
 
Finland is now a hot destination on the global radar for tourism! Lonely Planet has ranked Finland third in its Best in Travel 2017 Guidebook in the category Top Countries – Ten destinations you cannot afford to miss. Lonely Planet sums it up perfectly: ‘There’s never been a better time to discover Finland’s proudly unique culture and landscapes’.
 

Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL) board has processed the applications for the Finnish Student Championships 2017 and granted the following rights:

Source: AIMS News Release 12.11.2017 during AIMS Congress

Greetings from Berlin Marathon Expo - Grüsse aus Berlin!

Helsinki City Marathon and the Helsinki Running Events were present at the Berlin-Vital Marathon Expo in last September weekend. It was an excellent chance to meet runners around the world and invite them to the biggest marathon of Finland! Delightfully many runners are already registered to next year's event.

Set your goal for 2017 now and register for the Helsinki City Marathon 2017. The pre-offer is valid during the Helsinki City Marathon Weekend!

Next year Helsinki City Marathon, Helsinki Street Run and Minimarathon are taking place August 12th. We want to offer a special price for the runners.

Pre-offer:

Helsinki City Marathon 50 €, regular fee August 15th 59 €  REGISTER HERE  50 €

Fat Boys Can Run - How I became Marathon Runner by Paul McKay

It's 3:30am and I'm up in lycra filling the car with fuel..."Where are you going at this time?" I'm asked.
"Running", I replied
"What?"
"Running....I'm off to do the Wales Marathon"
"Why do you run?"

I haven't got time to answer this but I've been asked this a number of times....as I get in my car it gets me thinking about my story;

August 13th 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.

Along Helsinki City Marathon route there is 15 refreshment stations and after finish several different food and drinks served at the Sonera Stadium:

- Bavaria non-alcoholic 0,0 % beer
- Myrttiset cucumbers
- Värskä - water bottle
- Chiquita banana
- Maxim - recovery drink
- Alpen-bar
- Maxim Sports Drink, Fresh Orange flavour
- Kulta Katriina coffee
- Water
- Sun - Maid raisins
- Yoghurt

Unfortunately, due to large number of participants, special diets cannot be taken into consideration.

Pacers are persons helping other runners to keep up an even pace during the long marathon run. Helsinki City Marathon has pacers that run to target times 3h, 3:30h, 4 h, 4:15 h, 4:30 h, 5 h and 5:30 h. In Finland the three-hour pacer is a rare treat and they are available only in Helsinki City Marathon.

For the pacers it is a question of honour to keep the right pace. Sometimes the race doesn’t go as planned and that is why the pacers run in groups of three. if one of the three has trouble reaching the right pace the other two can still keep going.