Helsinki City Running Day combines the most important running events of Finland in one day: May 19th 2018. The routes and schedules of these five events have been planned carefully and are now final. 

The biggest change compared with the previous years concerns the Sportyfeel Helsinki City Run Half Marathon, the biggest running event in Finland. The starting time changes from the afternoon to 11:30 A.M. HCR also has a brand-new route!

“Run Your Good Goals True” in Finland's biggest running events; The Helsinki City Running Day and the Naisten Kymppi

The Finnish Athletics Federation in collaboration with the Charitable sector is for the first time in Finland allowing runner’s an option to fundraiser for their favorite charity as part of their participation in their popular running events.

Register with a friend and save money on Black Friday, November 24th!

  • Helsinki City Run half marathon: 80 €  (normal price 98€ for 2)
  • Helsinki City Marathon: 105€ (normal price 130€ for 2)
  • Helsinki City 5: 45 € (normal price 56€ for 2)
  • Kids Minimarathon: 25 € (normal price 32€ for 2)


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.