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

Experience Gothenburg

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

Stay and experience Gothenburg

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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

  • 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 is available for sale on

    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 2022/2023 is approved for seeding for Göteborgsvarvet 2024.

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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 18 - 19 May 2024. 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

  • 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

  • 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 2024 and Göteborgsvarvet Marathon 2023.

    Gift card

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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