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

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

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  • Sign up for half marathon: Göteborgsvarvet 2023

    Become part of the world's biggest half marathon when we return 13 May 2023. Göteborgsvarvet half marathon has set just over 1.4 million people in motion since 1980.

    Registration 2023

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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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  • 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

  • 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. More information will follow closer to the event.

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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