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.

Helsinki City Marathon is proud to present the new HCM shirts which are available for purchase. Order yours now and make sure the memories keep living also when you return to your home country!

There are few samples for sale at the Helsinki City Marathon Expo but if you want to be sure to get your own piece, order it now. If you are participating HCM 2017, we will try to make sure you'll get your shirt there. 

During the event, our partner MarathonFoto, will take pictures of all runners

Welcome to run in Helsinki and in Finland! Helsinki City Marathon is organized by a non-profit Finnish Athletics Federation and its 3 sports clubs and the profits benefit children and youth sport in whole Finland. 

Helsinki City Marathon was promoted at the AIMS International Race Stand in the London Marathon Expo the past weekend. Weekend was full of great discussions and many more decisions to visit Helsinki.

London Marathon had the record of 40 000 runners this year. Many more than that number try to get their spot on the starting line either through bib Lottery or by joining different charities. One way to get in is to join the travel agencies that have limited number of places to the race. It is very difficult - there were only a bit over 20 Finns in the race this year.

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’.