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Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon

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Location Gothenburg, Sweden

Distance Half marathon

About Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon

Göteborgsvarvet is the world's largest half marathon! Run through the heart of one of Scandinavia’s most beautiful cities, Gothenburgh. The course will be lined with over 200,000 enthusiastic and sports interested spectators. Gothenburgs central location in Scandinavia makes it easy to reach by plane, boat, train or car.

Göteborgsvarvet is an annual half marathon running competition in Gothenburg, Sweden (often called Göteborg half marathon in English). It is the largest annual running competition in Sweden, and the largest half-marathon running competition in the world, with more than 62 000 entries.

The race takes place in May, and has been organised annually since 1980. It starts outside, and finishes in, the old athletics arena Slottsskogsvallen in the Slottsskogen park. It takes off northwards over the large suspension bridge Älvsborg Bridge, follows the north bank to the Göta älv river, and returns over the Göta Älv Bridge, goes through the inner city, before reaching the finish.

The race has hosted the Swedish national championship race on four occasions (1995, 2007, 2009 and 2012).

Choose between Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon (Gothenburg Half Marathon) or try out the Yoga Run!

In Yoga Run, first participants run 4.3 km and then a yoga / meditation pass awaits in Slottsskogen. It does not matter if you are new to yoga, you will find the rhythm.

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.


Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Ticket prices: 450.00kr sek - 695.00kr sek

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.