Support local track and field

Göteborgsvarvet is organized by Gothenburg Athletic Association which supports track and field activities in the region. More than 50 track and field clubs and about 4,000 volunteers are involved in the event.

The profit from Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon is directly invested in track and field clubs’ youth activities and the maintenance of Friidrottens Hus (the indoor track and field arena).


Since 2013, Göteborgsvarvet has focused on being a role model when it comes to environmental issues and to become an even more sustainable event. Thanks to our hard work and efforts we are ISO 20121 certified.

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During 2011-2018 Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon has together with it’s participants collected and awarded more than 10 million SEK to charity. In Göteborgsvarvet 2019 you can choose to run for seven different organizations; Stadsmissionen, Ung Cancer, Wateraid, Ågrenska, CancerRehabFonden, Bräcke diakoni och A Non Smoking Generation.

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The year was 1980 and a 1,800 registered runners raced the very first Göteborgsvarvet. It was a sunny day and 30 degrees Celsius. Today, Göteborgsvarvet is one of the largest races in the world and has a total of over one million registered runners.

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Race demographics

Göteborgsvarvet attracts runners from Sweden and all over the world. Learn more about the demographic distribution of the race’s runners.

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Number of registrations

Göteborgsvarvet can count over one million registrations since the first race in 1980. Here’s a list of the number of runners for each year.

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Facts and figures

The oldest runner, the number of female runners, and liters of water used during the race. Find all the facts and figures here.

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The largest races

Göteborgsvarvet is one of the largest races in the world. Here’s the complete list of the largest half marathon and marathon races.

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