Determination of a runner's start group

The runners of Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon start in different start groups during a time period of about three hours. The start groups are split up with a couple of minutes interval. The exact start group in which a runner is placed is decided by different factors as described below.

SEEDING RULES GÖTEBORGSVARVET HALF MARATHON MAY 19TH 2018

Previous results in Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon
Runners who completed Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2016 and/or 2017 will be seeded based on their best time from these two race years. Compare your time with table A (to the right) to get an indication of which start group you may be placed in.

Half marathon and marathon
Runners who completed a sanctioned marathon or half marathon race during the time period March 19th 2017 to March 25th 2018 can apply for separate seeding if the result time is the following:
– Half marathon, faster than 1.45.00h
– Marathon, faster than 3.50-00h. Multiply the time with 0.46

Compare your calculated time with the times in table A (to the right) to get an indication of which start group you may be placed in. Send a copy of your result (from the result list, a diploma, a newspaper clip or a web link) to info@goteborgsvarvet.se no later than March 25th 2018.

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Seeding Races
Runners who completed any of Göteborgsvarvets Seeding Races – Varvetmilen (arranged in Sweden) August 1st 2017 to March 2018 will be seeded based on their result from this race after which the resulting time has been re-calculated to correspond to a time in Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon. For the distance 10 km only Göteborgsvarvet Seeding Races Varvetmilen are counted.

Calculate your time like this:
– If your result time is under 35 minutes (men) respective 39 minutes (women), see information Elite runners below
– If your result time is under 70 minutes, multiply it with 2.3
– If your result time is over 70 minutes, multiply it with 2.4

If you have completed Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon and run a Göteborgsvarvet Seeding Race the best time is counted – you cannot be seeded to a position further back.

Compare your calculated time with the times in table A (to the right) to get an indication of which start group you may be placed in. If you have run a Göteborgsvarvet Seeding Race you are automatically seeded and do not have to submit your result.

Other runners
Other runners will be placed in start groups with later start times than the seeded runners according to above. All other runners will be seeded in the order of time of payment.

Elite runners
Elite runners who can demonstrate a result corresponding to 35:00 minutes (men) respective 39:00 minutes (women) or faster for a race of 10 km can apply for seeding in the elite start group by mailing to info@goteborgsvarvet.se.

All start groups for Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2017 will be announced to all runners by mid-April.