On Saturday, May 13th, Helsinki City Running Day will take place and affect traffic from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., especially in Töölö and Töölönlahti. The event center is located at the Olympic Stadium, and the race routes begin on Mäntymäentie.

The Helsinki City Marathon starts at 9:30 a.m., the Helsinki City 5K at 10 a.m., and the Helsinki City Run from 2:20 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Runners will arrive at the finish line at the Olympic Stadium between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The HCR half marathon and HCM race route (Mäntymäentie-Helsinginkatu-Töölölahti-Baana-Ruoholahdenranta-Lauttasaari-Kaskisaari-Lehtisaari-Kuusisaari-Seurasaari-Pikku Huopalahti-Laakso-Olympiastadion) will be covered once by the half marathoners and twice by the marathon runners. In addition, the marathon runners will circle Salmisaari during the first lap.

The exception arrangements will be managed by traffic control devices and traffic controllers.

Motor vehicles:

  • Mäntymäentie is closed from 4 p.m. on Friday, May 12th, to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th.
  • Helsinginkatu is closed from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th, between Mannerheimintie and Vauhtitie intersection. Via Vauhtitie, access is possible to Nordenskiöldinkatu.
  • Töölönlahdenkatu is closed from 9:35 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and 2:25 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. During the other times, there will be brief interruptions as runners cross the street.
  • The route from Pohjoiskaari-Luoteisväylä-Kaskisaarentie-Lehtisaarentie will affect traffic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th.
  • Meilahdensilta is closed from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th.

Public transport and stops:


  • The bike paths around Mäntymäentie are closed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th.
  • The bicycle paths on the west side of Töölönlahti are closed from 9:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. During the closures, the area can be bypassed using the east side of Töölönlahti (Linnunlaulu) or by using the park's gravel paths.
  • Baana is closed from 9:35 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 2:35 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. The area can be bypassed via Pohjoisen Rautatienkatu.
  • The north side of the Lauttasaari Bridge is reserved for runners from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • The walkways on the west side of Töölönlahti are closed on Saturdays from 9:30-9:40 am and from 2:30-3:20 pm.
  • Baana is closed between 9:35-10 am and 2:35-3:40 pm.
  • On other walking paths within the running route area, it is possible to move cautiously unless otherwise instructed by a traffic controller.