A tribute to you!

Welcome to Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2019. ❤

Lyrics/music: Hans Wikkelsö and Leo Jenséus


Run Göteborgsvarvet for charity!

As a runner you have the chance to make a difference during Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon. In 2019, you can choose to run for one of eight different organizations; Ronald McDonald Hus Göteborg, Stadsmissionen, Ung Cancer, Wateraid, Ågrenska, CancerRehabFonden, Bräcke diakoni and A Non Smoking Generation.

Read more and register

Course map

21,097.5 meters of Gothenburg

Additional information

Everything you need to know about the race

  • Accommodation
  • Audience
  • Cash
  • Changing rooms and Bag Check
  • Confirmation of registration
  • Course
  • Cut off time
  • Diploma
  • ECO-friendly
  • Entry fees

  • Accommodation

    Göteborgsvarvet offers accommodation in Hotel Gothia Towers during the week of Göteborgsvarvet. There’s a limited number of places, so be sure to reserve your spot in plenty of time before the race.

    Read more about accommodation

  • 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.

  • Cash

    Cash is king. There’s no ATM in the start and finish area. Some of the vendors in the area only take cash.

  • Changing rooms and Bag Check

    Changing rooms

    Changing rooms for women are located at Frölundaborg next to Friidrottens Hus. Changing rooms for men are found at the football field north of the start area. Please do not leave any valuables in the changing rooms.

    Bag Check

    Women’s bag check is located behind Friidrottens Hus, and men’s at the football field north of the start area. The top part of your race bib should be securely fastened to the baggage. The rest of the race bib is used to reclaim your baggage. Opening hours: 10 am-7.30 pm, May 18th.

  • Confirmation of registration

    You will receive your confirmation of registration by email before the race, it will also be available on My Page from the end of April. The confirmation will state your start number and start group.

    Don’t forget to bring your confirmation of registration when you pick up your race bib at the Göteborgsvarvet Expo (Swedish Exhibition Centre). The confirmation of registration (as well as the race bib) works a valid ticket on all public transport within the Gothenburg area, as well as on the local train networks on May 17th, 18th and 19th.

  • Course

    The distance is 21,097.5 meters, a half marathon. The course is certified by an authorized IAAF course measurer.

    Course map and profile

  • Cut off time

    If you are unable to finish the race then there will be buses and taxis from Taxi Göteborg at the water stations that will take you to the finish area. The finish line closes at 7:00pm. In order to keep traffic flowing in central Gothenburg the cut-off time will be at 5:40pm (after 13.3 km) at Frihamnsmotet. Runners that don’t make it before the cut off will be transported to the finish area.

    Don’t forget to turn in your time measurement chip to the race officials at the finish area.

  • Diploma

    Runners who wish to order a diploma with split times can do so at the Expo for a fee of SEK 65. You can also send an email to info@goteborgsvarvet.se.
    Diplomas will be sent by mail in the end of July and September. The last day to order a diploma from Göteborgsvarvet 2018 is August 31st 2018.

  • ECO-friendly

    Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon is IS0 20121 certified. This means that we each year evaluate the entire event and make changes to reduce our effect on the environment, Göteborgsvarvet also focuses on arranging socially and economically sustainable event.

    During the Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Week, here’s what you can do as a runner or spectator to help us in our efforts:
    • Recycle your garbage and waste – make sure to choose the proper or appropriate bin.
    • Choose an eco-labeled hotel, we recommend Gothia Towers.
    • Choose one of our vegetarian food options at the start/finish area.
    • Choose the most environmentally friendly alternative for transportation to and from the race. Remember public transportation is free for all runners from Thursday-Saturday during the Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Week (use race bib or confirmation of registration sheet as valid tickets).

  • Entry fees

    Entry fees for our different races in 2019 are (with reservation for changes):

    Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon

    595 SEK until May 31st 2018
    645 SEK until June 30th 2018
    695 SEK until October 31st 2018
    795 SEK until March 31st 2019
    895 SEK from April 1st 2019, subject to availability

    300 SEK for runners born year 1999-2002.

    Trailvarvet – Run
    300 SEK until March 31st (350 SEK from April 1st). Registration on race day in the start area is possible for 400 SEK, subject to availability.

    Trailvarvet – Walk
    250 SEK during the whole period. Registration on race day in the start area is possible for 250 SEK, subject to availability.

    250 SEK until March 31st (300 SEK from April 1st. Registration during race day, 400 SEK).
    200 SEK until March 31st for adolescents born year 2000 or later. (250 SEK from April 1st. Registration during race day, 300 SEK).
    For an an additional charge of 200 SEK you can register for Yoga Run.

    Lilla Varvet (kids, 7-13 years)
    150 SEK until March 31st (200 SEK from April 1st, registration during the race weekend, 250 SEK)

    Specialvarvet (special needs)
    150 SEK until March 31st (200 SEK from April 1st)

    Stafettvarvet (relay)
    1195 SEK/team until March 31st.(1495 SEK from April 1st)

    Minivarvet (kids, 0-6 years)
    80 SEK (registration online)
    100 SEK (registration in the start area or at Göteborgsvarvet Expo)

    275 SEK (375 SEK for late registration, different for each race)

    Göteborgsvarvet Marathon 2021
    1100 SEK (until september 19th 2018)

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. See time and place for all start groups.

Advice from the race doctor

Knowing how to drink right, and to be healthy and safe on the race day is important. Follow the advice Göteborgsvarvet’s own medical doctor, Claes Mangelus, has put together for a safer race experience!

The race doctor’s advice

Dress right for the race

Functional and comfortable clothes is important when racing — as well as good shoes. Stefan Rehn from adidas gives an insight in how to dress well in all kinds of Swedish weather, and how to pick the right race shoe.

Dress right for the race


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