Information before the race

On the 31st of August Midnight Run Helsinki will be organised for the 10th time.  You can choose between running the race as a 10K or a 5K. Start and finish of the race is on the Senate Square in the central parts of Helsinki. On this site you will find the most important information before the race.


Midnight Run 10K

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 course will pass through the heart of Helsinki and pass several beautiful spots. A great way to see the city!

Midnight Run 5K

The 5K race starts and ends in the same spots as the 10K race. It’s mostly the same course, so you get the same experience – only in half the distance.

During the race you will run past several different activities with dj:s and live music. So please leave your own music at home and enjoy the atmosphere.

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.

Maximum time
You will have 90 minutes to finish the 10K race and 45 minutes to finish the 5K race.

Keep right
Remember to keep right during the race if you notice that faster runners are coming from behind.

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 28th and 31st of August.

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.