In June, Helsinki offers a real Super Week for runners, when Helsinki Half Marathon, Baanan Maili (Baana Mile) and Helsinki Half Marathon Expo take over the city centre 8–11 June. Sunday 12 June is the anniversary of the founding of Helsinki: Helsinki Day.
The Super Week begins with a bang when Helsinki Half Marathon Expo arrives on the Narinkkatori square 8–9 June. On Friday 10 June, the action is at Baana, when the new event Baana Mile starts from Ruoholahti. Baana is a road for pedestrians and bikers that is constructed on a former railway cutting at the heart of Helsinki, next to the Parliament house. Baana offers the runners a fast running surface safe from other traffic.
The highlight of the Runners’ Super Week is Helsinki Half Marathon on Saturday morning. The organisers expect over 3000 participants to the event that is organised for the third time now. Helsinki Half Marathon has quickly gained popularity. Its trump card is the exceptionally beautiful route by the sea that leads the runners through the most beautiful sceneries of Helsinki.