Information before the race

Get ready for Helsinkis greatest running event with over 10 000 participants. The 1st of september we will arrange the eight Midnight Run. Start and finish of the race is on Senate Square in the central parts of Helsinki. On this site you will find the most important information before the race.


The goal of Midnight Run Helsinki is to create a unique course that provides participants with an experience beyond the ordinary. Start and finish of the race takes place at Senate Square. The actual course will pass through the heart of Helsinki and measures 10k

Energy zones
There will be two energy zones during the race. In this energy zones you will be served water or sport drinks.

In the area for start and finish there will be healthcare for your safety.

Keep right!
If you want to take it slow during the race please keep right so faster runner can pass you to the left.

Maximum time
You have 90 minutes to complete the race if you start in starting group 7A. You need to pass 3 km before 10:05 pm and 6 km before 10:35 pm. The finish will close at 11:10 pm.

Pick up t-shirt

Before Midnight Run you picking up your t-shirt and timing chip in that Stadium Sportstore you chose when you registred. You can pick up your start package between the 29 th of august and 1st of september.

Picking up at Stadium Forum 
In Stadium Forum there will be staff from Midnight Run handing out the start package from special disks and it´s this store we recommend for foreigners travelling to Helsinki for this occasion. Stadium Forum is located in central parts of Helsinki.

Picking up in an express store
The option to pick up your start package in an Stadium Sportstore even outside Helsinki is possible until the 25th of may. Please note that we have limited spots in these stores

See the stores

Bring your start certificate
When you collect your start package you shall bring your start certificate. The start certificate was send to you by e-mail when you did your registration. You don´t need to print it, it´s ok if you show it from your smartphone.

Start package
In the bag with start package you will find a t-shirt from adidas, a timing chip and a bracelet with your starting group. You shall wear the t-shirt during the because we have that instead of a bib.


Timing chip

To get a result in the race it´s important that you attache the timing chip in your shoelace. It doesn´t matter if you put it on your right or left foot. Don´t put the timing chip at your wrist or put it in your pocket because then the signal will not reach the timing chip. The time keeping will start when you pass the carpet on the starting line so there is no need to stress.


When you pick up your start package you will also have a wristband with your starting group printed on. You put this around your wrist and show it for the crew when you enter to your starting group. On the wristband you type in your name, day of birt and ICE-number.

Startgruppsband Midnattsloppet

Runners Corner

On Senate Square we have our Runners Corner, the center of Midnight Run. Here you will find important services such as clothes storage, toilets and information desks. There will also be live music from the stage during the evening.


The Senate Square is in the central parts of Helsinki and the best way to get here is by subway, tram or bus. The station with subway is the University. Helsinki railway station is with walking distance from the Senate Square and you also have tram stations and buses with walking distance.