About us

About World's Marathons

World’s Marathons is a global marketplace for athletes who want to find new exciting races and for organizers who want to reach out to new participants. Our goal is to promote amazing sport events around the world and inspire to a healthier lifestyle.

As an athlete, you’ll find fantastic events - half, full and ultra marathons - in our extensive search engine. You can buy start tickets and other products. In addition, you can connect with likeminded, create your own “race bucket list” and store old results.

As a race organizer, we’ll help you lower your event administration costs and attract new runners. We can take care of the full process from marketing to registration and secure payments. We work in partnership with our clients from the start to the finishing line.

The service was launched in early 2016 and new features are implemented on a weekly basis. We are happy for any feedback and ideas how we can improve the service further!

World’s Marathons was selected to join STING's accelerator program in 2016 and is now a member of one of Europe's leading start-up hubs SUP46 in Stockholm, Sweden.

quick facts

  • Started: 2016
  • Locations: Stockholm, Malmö, Amsterdam, Jamaica

Meet The team

Charlotte Melchert

Founder, CEO

The starting point of World’s Marathons was when Charlotte couldn’t find a good service to discover new long distance races. She now heads the team with a common goal to create a global market place for sport events. Charlotte has a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University. Prior to World’s Marathons, Charlotte lead digital transformation initiatives for many internationally renowned brands. She has also started a number of successful start-ups.

Joakim Ljungblad

Co-Founder, CTO

Joakim is a full stack developer who joined World’s Marathons as CTO. Previously he has worked as lead developer for applications such as grappster.com and nmbrshr.com. Joakim has a degree in Computer Science from University of Gothenburg and is passionate about tech innovation.

Malin Andersson

Co-Founder, Head of Marketing

Malin is a passionate runner with a background in ice hockey. She has a lot of knowledge in the areas of product development and marketing. She comes from a background of working as an intrapreneur in a tech environment, has a degree in Marketing Communications and a background in product and brand development as well as the processes connected with those areas.

Robert Swartling

Head of Sales, Lead investor

Robert has a M.Sc. degree in Social Work and has a solid background in sales and team development. He started one of the leading Swedish sales companies in media industry in the mid 90s. As a business angel, Robert has supported start-up companies, e.g. SelfieJobs, Savr, Supertext, etcetera. In addition to being an investor, Robert heads the sales organization for World’s Marathons. On his free time, Robert exercise for his first full marathon race in Stockholm on June 3, 2017.

GREGORY WILLIAMS

Site maintenance manager

Gregory heads the Jamaican team which is responsible for site maintenance, pre-sales, customer service and content development. Gregory holds a Bachelor of Science, Urban and Regional Planning from University of Technology, Jamaica (UTECH). He is a talented sportsman who has just added long-distance running to his resume. One key driver for Gregory is to place Jamaica on the map – not only as the home of world champion Usain Bolt - but also as a digital hub in the Caribbean.

WEN TJUN CHAN

Junior full-stack developer

Wen Tjun is from Singapore and did join the World's Marathons team in summer 2016. He is majoring in Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and has a great passion for new technology and how it can improve every-day life. Wen Tjun was the co-founder of Brackets for Change, a non-profit organization that fosters and educates an open community of young individuals with the drive to explore fields of technology.