13 May 2021 - 16 May 2021

Helsinki -- Helsinki Marathon
Trip duration
13 May 2021
16 May 2021
15 May 2021
13 Apr 2021

The race

Since its very first edition in 1981, the Helsinki City Marathon has been the largest and most international marathon in Finland. The Helsinki Marathon offers runners a route overlooking the sea and parts through the city centre. The start is in the Olympic Stadium, next to the statue of one of the most famous runners of all time: Paavo Nurmi. After a relatively flat run, all participants of the entire marathon will finish in the Telia 5G Areena. You can also participate in the half marathon on the same day or run a combination of both runs.

Registration Helsinki Marathon 2021

Globalrunning offers you a package with a guaranteed runner’s bib and accommodation. Furthermore, we offer the possibility that family members or friends can travel with you as companions and together you can enjoy this event.

Take a look at our packages. We ensure that during your stay in Helsinki everything is arranged down to the last detail so that the athlete can fully devote himself or herself to the run. Whether individually or with a running group, with us you run around the world!

Book now directly and secure your entry with guaranteed participation!

  • Flights can be added upon request
  • We would be glad to put together a tailor made running trip for you
  • Part of a running group? Then we would be pleased to offer you a personalized package with group discount! Contact us for the options

Event details

Saturday, 15 May 2021
Start time
Start location
Mäntymäentie, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
Finish location
Stadion tornet, Paavo Nurmis väg 1, 00250 Helsingfors, Finland
Expo location
Paavo Nurmen kuja 1c, 00250 Helsinki, Finland

In the Olympic Stadium. Open on Friday from 08:00 to 20:00

Time limit
The temperature is on average between 16 and 20 degrees

The course is almost flat. There are very few altitude meters.

T-Shirt and medal


The map below shows the locations of the start & finish, our hotels of choice and the expo location. Underneath the map, there are two buttons which show the course and elevation maps of the event.




  • Trip schedule

    After arriving in Helsinki, you should go to Hotel Helka on your own. It is still very early, so you can fill it in as you wish. Visit for example the Old Market Hall (market), Mannerheim Museum or the Aalto House.

    The day before the races. You will need to pick up the bib number today on your own. The rest of the day you are free to explore the city further. For example, visit Fort Suomenlinna or take the excellent tram connection and go on your own adventure. Visit one of the many markets, historical sites or, for example, the Esplanadi Park.

    The day of the marathon, half marathon or double! You can start the day relaxing and enjoy the breakfast. In the late morning the starting shot will sound. Because this course is relatively flat, it is an excellent opportunity to improve your personal time. Finishers will receive a t-shirt, medal and diploma.

    The last day of the running trip. At breakfast you can look back on your beautiful performance yesterday. You can choose to rest or for example one of the many museums such as the Open Air Museum or the Eteneum Kunstmuseum. You will have to go to the airport on your own for your return flight.

  • Transport

    We do not offer transport for this arrangement by default. However, we do offer the option to book flights with us. Prices will vary if you choose to make use of our service.

  • Accomodation

    Hotel Helka
    € 330,00 per person

    This stylish 4-star Helka Hotel enjoys a convenient central location in Finland's capital city. The stylish rooms feature Finnish design furniture and luxurious beds from the award-winning brand Hilding Anders, which are perfect for the night's rest needed by participants in the Helsinki marathon weekend. All guests at Hotel Helka also have free access to the hotel's spa, where both runners and supporters can completely relax before and after the race. The Scandinavian breakfast buffet offers a variety of carefully selected organic and local products.

    The central location, just 250 meters from Kemppi Metro Station and within walking distance of Helsinki Central Station, makes it easy to see the city during your stay. The start/finish venues for the Helsinki Marathon and Half Marathon are only 15 minutes away by public transport, or 25 minutes on foot from Hotel Helka. The expo is also located here. The city centre, with its many eateries and shops, is less than 5 minutes' walk away. In addition, the Hietaniemen Hautausmaa park is just a stone's throw away, where you can get a breath of fresh air on the shores of the Baltic Sea or warm up before the race.

  • About Helsinki

    Situated on the Baltic Sea, you will find the beautiful city of Helsinki. The capital of Finland has a special architecture, a large selection of interesting museums and many green city parks. This gives the city a cosy and pleasant character, which you can enjoy while strolling through the old town. A visit to the rainbow street Huvilakatu, the island Suomenlinna or the traditional sauna should not be forgotten when visiting Helsinki. Don't forget to try out the Finnish coffee culture around noon!

€ 330,00


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Half Marathon Marathon

  • 3 nights stay at hotel of your choice
  • Daily breakfast
  • Guaranteed bib number (if participant)
  • Extensive travel information


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