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Växjö Marathon

Quick facts

Location Växjö, Sweden

Distance Marathon

Date 19 Oct 2019

About Växjö Marathon

Växjö Marathon is an annual marathon running competition in Växjö, Sweden, organized by the local athletics club Växjö Löparklubb. The race was first held in 1994 and is one of the most popular long races in Sweden.

The race is currently the second largest marathon in Sweden with hundreds of starting runners. The route is eight laps is run around the Växjö Lake on a flat course with 85% asphalt and 15% dirt road. Thanks to the cool temperature in October when it takes place and the easy course, the race is considered fast. The current race records are 2:27:59, set in 1999, and 2:50:36, set in 2008, for men and women respectively.

The city’s name is believed to be constructed from the words “väg” (road) and “sjö” (lake), meaning the road over the frozen Växjö Lake that farmers took in the winter to get to the marketplace that later became the city.

Distances

Växjö Marathon

  • 42.195km
Start:

Kampastigen

Växjö,se

Finish:

Kampastiden

Växjö,se

Overview

Växjö marathon goes on cycling and walking paths and park roads around the lake in Växjö. The data consists of about 85% asphalt and 15% packed gravel. The start is at. mid day on Kampastigen, south of the swimming pool, 663 m behind the goal and turning area. The first turn is 5725 m, the remaining seven is 5210 meters per lap. Height difference per turn is about 2 meters.


Växjö Marathon Trivia

One of the most popular marathons in Sweden due to its flat and picturesque 8 lap course

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.