The world's largest half marathon - May 13th 2023

Göteborgsvarvet is our classic 21k race held every year in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Are ready to join the world’s largest half marathon in May?

Seeding rules

All information about how your starting position is determined

Seeding system


Be prepared with all the information you need before the start

Race information

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  • Results

    Find your result from Göteborgsvarvet May 13th here.


  • Göteborgsvarvet 2024

    Allready up for the next big challange? Göteborgsvarvet is back May 18th 2014! Welcome to the world´s largest half marathon with a race course throughout the streets of Gothenburg.

    Registration 2024

  • Get ready for race day: Race informtion

    Everything you need to know before the race day.

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  • Göteborgsvarvet official tee

    It is now decid­ed which design that was vot­ed by you as the win­ner for the Göte­borgsvarvet offi­cial t‑shirt 2023. The t-shirt will be available for sale on and at the Göteborgsvarvet Expo between May 11-13.

    Buy official tee

Longing for May 2024!

  • Your start group: Seeding system

    Like most major marathons around the world, we uses a seeding system to stagger the start. Which group a runner is placed in is determined by earlier qualifying time. A result from Göteborgsvarvet 2022 is approved for seeding for Göteborgsvarvet 2023.

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  • Entertainment along the course

    Göteborgsvarvet offers lots of music and experiences along the track. There are about 50 music venues in a mix of rock, big bands, DJs, blues and of course cover bands.

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  • Get ready for fun: Family area

    Welcome to Göteborgsvarvet’s family area on 13 - 14 May. Here it is packed with fun, running joy, activities and entertainment for the whole family. Yes, you hear. There is a lot of everything here. Not only that, you get to meet someone who has longed to meet you. Our very own running troll Varva, who will make sure you have a memorable day and cheer you on all the way to the finish line.
    Read more about our family area

  • Join the vibe!: Follow the race

    Where to stand along the course and how to get live results directly to your phone.

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  • Runners voted for 2023 medal: Medal 2023

    The medel of 2023 is "Victory and sun!" produced by the artist Jennifer Omberg. The medal was picked by runners through voting which took place between 1 - 31 August, where a total of 4621 runners participated, the winning medal received 1876 votes.

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  • Add-ons Göteborgsvarvet: Make the experience extra memorable

    Order a personalized medal badge and/or a certificate. You can make the addition when you register for Göteborgsvarvet or on My pages if you are already registered. The add-ons will be sent sent home by mail about a month after the race. Check that your address details are correct on My pages och participant confirmation and update them if necessary.

    My pages Guide add-ons

Race course:Follow the blue line

As a participant in Göteborgsvarvet, you pass many beautiful places during your journey along the track. The race is also spiced up with an audience of over 200,000 people, 50 music stations and many other activities along the way!

Read more about the track

  • Travel sustainably and comfortably to Göteborgsvarvet: The runners´ train

    If you live near Stockholm and Katrineholm you can travel with the Runners´ train to the festive Göteborgsvarvet on May 13th. The atmosphere on board is exciting with only runners and supporting friends/family in the carriage. You get your number bib conveniently distributed on board and as a Runners´ train traveler. As a thank you for traveling sustainability you start in starting group 8 (or further ahead with seeding results).

    Runner´s train

  • New concept: Run for charity

    As a runner, you can choose to run for a number of different charities. New for this year is that you who are registered with Göteborgsvarvet can start a collection for any affiliated charity. When your collection reaches at least SEK 300, you will be rewarded with starting group 12 (or better with your own seeding result). Run both for your own health and for a better world!

    Run for charity

  • The pilot project will be permanent: Wheelchair participants are welcome

    Participation in wheelchair will become permanent after a successful pilot project in Göteborgsvarvet 2022. Free-wheel is recommended and accompanyon person are optional and free of charge.

    Registration wheelchair participants Article pilot project 2022

  • Göteborgsvarvet Expo

    Göteborgsvarvet Expo is arranged May 11-13 in Friidrottens hus during Varvetveckan. Exhibitors from various industries visit with products related to exercise, sport and health. Get the opportunity to take part in the latest equipment and everything you might need before the start. Free entry for all at Göteborgsvarvet Expo. Welcome!

    Expo page is in Swedish.

    Göteborgsvarvet Expo

  • So much more than one race: Varvet week

    We arrange a wide variety of races during the week of Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon. Races for both big and small, ranging from 250 meters to 21 km. Read about which race suits you best.

    Varvet week

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  • Gift card: Give away 21 km or 42 km as a gift

    Give away an experience, a challenge and a large portion of health. Gift cards are now available for both Göteborgsvarvet 2023 and Göteborgsvarvet Marathon 2023.

    Gift card

  • Varvet Deals: Your benefits

    Do not miss selected offers from our partners! As a runner of Göteborgsvarvet, you will find your Varvet Deals when you log in to My Pages.

    My pages

Sustainability:A certified sustainable race

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon aims to be at the forefront in protecting the environment and working towards a more sustainable event. Thanks to our hard work and efforts we are ISO 20121 certified.

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