Göteborgs­varvet Half Marathon

16may 2020

Seeding rules

All information about how your starting position is determined

Seeding rules


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Experience Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2020

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

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Course map:21,097.5 Meters of Gothenburg

Several reasons to run Göteborgsvarvet

In addition to being part of the world's largest half marathon, there are a number of other reasons to sign up for Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon. For example, we give you the opportunity to run in favor of charity, as well as a package of benefits to you if signing up early.

  • Benefits: Early Bird benefits

    The earlier you sign up for Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon, the more is included in your registration. You can, among other things, get your nickname on your race bib and a discount on Göteborgsvarvet Marathon 2021.

    Your benefits

  • Charity: Run Göteborgsvarvet for charity

    As a runner you have the chance to make a difference during Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon. In 2020, you can choose to run for one of 12 different charity organizations: Hjärt-Lungfonden, A Non-Smoking Generation, Stadsmissionen, Ågrenska, Brain Athletics, Jontefonden, Läkare Utan Gränser, Drottning Silvias barn- och ungdomssjukhus, World Childhood foundation, Ung Cancer and WaterAid, and at the same time contribute to their important work.

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Start groups:When is it your turn to start?

The runners of Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon start in different start groups determined by the seeding rules. The start groups will be announced to all runners by mid-April. You can influence which starting group you end up in by register your previously completed races and results.

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Göteborgsvarvet Expo:Visit Göteborgsvarvet Expo

Welcome to the national meeting place for sport and health. The fair, Göteborgsvarvet Expo, will be located at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre at Korsvägen in Gothenburg. At the Göteborgsvarvet Expo you’ll find a wide selection of the latest trends, sport products and activities, including training and health for all ages. This is also where you will pick up your race bib. As a registered runner you’ll receive four free passes to Göteborgsvarvet Expo that you can give to friends and family.

Scan the QR code at the top of your confirmation of registration to receive your free entrance to the expo.

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Follow the race:How to follow the race

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon would not be the same without its dedicated audience. More than 200,000 supporters line up along the race course, which makes the race Sweden's largest live event and a world-class experience. Big screen displays, live bands and other activities keep the mood up from the first to the last runner over the finish line.

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Göteborgsvarvet Team:Let your company be part of Göteborgsvarvet Team

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon is a good platform for companies that want to invest in training and health. Take the chance and challenge your customers, partners and colleagues for a stronger team spirit and a healthier staff. If interested in how to become part of Göteborgsvarvet Team don't hesitate to contact us.

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Be prepared:Important information

  • Start and finish area

    The start of Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon is held on Margretebergsgatan and finish inside of the arena Slottsskogsvallen. There are 31 start groups at Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon. Start group 1 starts at 1 pm. Each of the following groups will start at 2–6 minute intervals.

  • Find the starting and finish area

    It’s easiest to use public transport to the start and finish area. The nearest stops is Marklandsgatan or Linnéplatsen. On May 14th, 15h and 16th, your confirmation of registration can be used as a valid ticket on all public transport within the Göteborg and Mölndal, including the commuter train to and from Alingsås, Ale, and Kungsbacka.

  • Starting certificate and race bib

    You will receive your confirmation of registration by email before the race, it will also be available on My Page from the beginning of May. The confirmation will state your start number and start group. Pick up your race bib at the Göteborgsvarvet Expo, Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (Svenska Mässan) preferably on Thursday 14th of May, Friday 15th of May or Saturday 16th of May.

  • Time measurement

    Göteborgsvarvet uses electronic chip timing, “net time” i.e. the time starts when you cross the starting line and stops when you cross the finish line (does not apply to the Elite start group). Therefore, there is no need to push and shove your way to a good starting position. Split times at 5 km, 10 km, 15 km, and 20 km are also recorded.

  • Changing rooms and Bag Check

    Changing rooms and Bag Check are available for men and women near the starting area. Please do not leave any valuables in the changing rooms. The top part of your race bib should be securely fastened to the baggage at the bag check. The rest of the race bib is used to reclaim your baggage. Opening hours: 10 am-7.30 pm, May 16th.

  • Medal

    All runners who cross the finish line will receive a Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon medal.

  • Audience

    More than 200,000 supporters will cheer the runners along the race, which makes Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon to Sweden’s largest live event. Large screens, live bands and other activities keep the spirit up for hours and hours.

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