Göteborgsvarvet offers accommodation in Hotel Gothia Towers and a dormitory at Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet during the week of Göteborgsvarvet. There’s a limited number of places, so be sure to reserve your spot in plenty of time before the race.
Read more about accommodation
More than 200,000 supporters will cheer the runners along the race, which makes Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon to Sweden’s largest live event.
Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon will be broadcasted on the National Swedish Television channel SVT1 or online on SVT Play (only in Sweden) on the race day. Additionally, the race can be followed on large screens located at Lindholmen, Slottsskogen, Götaplatsen, and in the start and finish area.
Order split times and results to your mobile phone
Cash is king. There’s no ATM in the start and finish area. Some of the vendors in the area only take cash.
Changing rooms and Bag Check
Changing rooms for women are located at Slottsskogshallen and Slottsskogsrinken behind Friidrottens Hus. Changing rooms for men are found at the football field north of the start area. Please do not leave any valuables in the changing rooms.
Women’s bag check is located behind Friidrottens Hus, and men’s at the football field north of the start area. The top part of your race bib should be securely fastened to the baggage. The rest of the race bib is used to reclaim your baggage. Opening hours: 10 am-7.30 pm, May 20th.
Confirmation of registration
You will receive your confirmation of registration by email before the race, it will also be available on My Page from the end of April. The confirmation will state your start number and start group.
Don’t forget to bring your confirmation of registration when you pick up your race bib at the Göteborgsvarvet Expo (Swedish Exhibition Centre). The confirmation of registration (as well as the race bib) works a valid ticket on all public transport within the Gothenburg area, as well as on the local train networks on May 18th, 19th and 20th.
The distance is 21,097.5 meters, a half marathon. The course is certified by an authorized IAAF course measurer.
Course map and profile
Cut off time
If you are unable to finish the race then there will be buses and taxis from Taxi Göteborg at the water stations that will take you to the finish area. The finish line closes at 7:00pm. In order to keep traffic flowing in central Gothenburg the cut-off time will be at 5:40pm (after 13.3 km) at Frihamnsmotet. Runners that don’t make it before the cut off will be transported to the finish area.
Don’t forget to turn in your ChampionChip to the race officials at the finish area.
Runners who wish to order a diploma with split times can do so at the Expo for a fee of SEK 65 or you can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diplomas will be sent by mail in the beginning of July. The last day to order a diploma from Göteborgsvarvet 2016 is August 31st 2016.
Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon is IS0 20121 certified. This means that we each year go over the entire event and make changes to reduce our effect on the environment, Göteborgsvarvet also focuses on having a socially and economically sustainable event.
During the Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Week, here’s what you can do as a runner or spectator to help us in our efforts:
• Recycle your garbage and waste- be sure to choose the proper or appropriate bin.
• Choose an eco-labeled hotel, we recommend Gothia Towers.
• Choose one of our vegetarian alternatives at the start/finish area.
• Choose the most environmentally friendly alternative for transportation to and from the race. Remember public transportation is free for all runners from Thursday-Saturday during the Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Week (use race bib or confirmation of registration sheet as valid tickets).
Entry fees for our different races in 2017 are (with reservation for changes):
Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon (runners born 1995 and before)
After 30th of June 695 SEK and after 30th of September 795 SEK.
Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon (runners born 1996-1999)
Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon “Run for charity”
1200 SEK, where 600 SEK of the fee goes to the organization you choose to support (Stadsmissionen, Ung Cancer or Ågrenska).
April 1st – April 30th 350 SEK. 400 SEK on race day.
April 1st – April 30th 1295 SEK.
Specialvarvet (special needs)
April 1st – April 30th 200 SEK.
April 1st – April 30th 250 SEK. 300 SEK on race day.
Lilla Varvet (kids)
April 1st – April 30th 200 SEK. 250 SEK on race day.
Göteborgsvarvet Marathon 2021
1100 SEK (until 19 sept 2016)