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Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon

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Location Gothenburg, Sweden

Distance Half marathon

About Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon

***This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic***


This is not just another race, it is the famous Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon, the largest half marathon in the world! 

With more than 62,000 participants, over 200,000 friendly spectators lining the course to cheer you by your name (it is printed on your bib), multiple music bands located at strategic points to lift your moods the Göteborgs varvet is a must for your bucket list. 

Göteborgsvarvet is a running competition organised annually in May since 1980 in Göteborg, Sweden. It may be better known to English speaking runners as Gothenburg Half Marathon.

It starts outside of, and finishes in, the old Slottsskogsvallen arena in the Slottsskogen park. It then continues over the large suspension bridge Älvsborg Bridge, follows the north bank of the Göta älv river. Then the course of Göteborgsvarvet crosses over the Göta Älv Bridge, goes through the inner city to reach the finish.

For those who want to experience the excitement of the largest half marathon in the world but are not ready to run the distance, the organisers of Göteborgs varvet prepared a shorter Yoga Run. It is a 4.3 km run with a bonus. Included in price is a pass for a yoga or meditation class at Slottsskogen park! 

If you are already planning a trip to Göteborgsvarvet don’t forget that this is not the only attraction of the region. Add a few more days to your schedule before or after the race to explore the city.
The thrill seeking runners should definitely visit Liseberg, Scandinavia's largest amusement park. Art lovers will enjoy their time at Gothenburg Museum of Art. Nature enthusiasts should plan a trip to the archipelago with over 20 beautiful islands. The home of Gothenburg Half Marathon has something for everyone.

Don’t waste time and book your tickets now!

Distances

GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Yoga Run

  • 4.3km

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Route Map

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Route Map

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Start:

Slottsskogsvallen Athletic Arena

Gothenburg, Sweden

Finish:

Slottsskogsvallen Athletic Arena

Göteborg,se

Highlights

This is a scenic and historic city, the course will allow runners to run by sites such as the Slottsskogsvallen Athletic Arena, the Slottsskogen park, the Göta Älv Bridge, the Älvsborg Bridge and Göta älv river.

Overview

The course starts in one of Gothenburgs most beautiful parks outside historic Slottsskogsvallen Athletic Arena - the site of many world records. You will circle the city crossing over two bridges, which will give you an outstanding view of Gothenburg and its harbour. Before finishing in Slottsskogsvallen Athletic Arena you will pass through Gothenburgs picturesque city centre.


Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Trivia

Its name is a play with words; the Swedish word "varv" has a double meaning and can mean both lap and shipyard, and Gothenburg has a history as a city of shipyards. 
With over 64,000 registered runners and more than 200 000 supporters' along the path is Göteborgsvarvet the world's largest half marathon.
Since its start in 1980, over 1 million runners registered for the race.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.