The world's largest half marathon - May 21st 2022

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon is our classic 21k race held every year in Gothenburg, Sweden. About 60,000 runners are ready to join the world’s largest half marathon. Are you?

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

Experience Gothenburg

Make the most of your time while you're in Gothenburg

Stay and experience Gothenburg

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  • Registration is open

    Göteborgsvarvet half marathon has set just over 1.4 million people in motion since 1980. After two cancelled years, we are longing until we once again can fill the streets of Gothenburg with runners. Become part of the world's biggest half marathon when we return 21 May 2022.


  • Get ready for race day: Race informtion

    Everything you need to know before the race day.

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  • Runners voted for 2022 medal: Medal 2022

    The medel of 2022 is "Gothenburg is the city that celebrates every step you take!" produced by the artist Malin Viktorsson. The medal was picked by runners through voting which took place between 11 - 19 October.

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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!

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  • Join the vibe!: Follow the race

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

  • 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. Read about what entertainment you find along the 10 different stages of the course.

  • So much more than one race: Varvet week 2022

    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 2022

Make the most of your stay:Experience Gothenburg

Take the opportunity to experience the city during your stay. Make sure to make the most of Gothenburg before and after the race.

Destination Gothenburg

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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