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.
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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 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 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.
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 16th, 17th and 18th.
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 7:00 pm. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diplomas will be sent by mail in the end of July and September. The last day to order a diploma from Göteborgsvarvet 2019 is August 31st 2019.
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 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)
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
Find the Expo and the race
Pick up your race package before the race at the Göteborgsvarvet Expo. The Göteborgsvarvet Expo is being held at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre at Korsvägen. Allow yourself plenty of time to pick up your race bib, we recommend you pick it up on Thursday May 16th,, Friday May 17th or May 18th.
Göteborgsvarvet Expo (map)
It’s easiest to use public transport to the start and finish area. On May 16th, 17h and 18th, your race bib or confirmation of registration can be used as a valid ticket on all public transport within the Göteborg area, as well as on the local train networks. Why not take a quick walk if your hotel is located close by?
Find your way to start
Free race photo
Along the course there will be photographers taking pictures of the runners. To download your photos you need your PICA-code, you can find your personal code on your race bib or on My Pages Visit boozt.com after the race to download your photos.
Give away a gift card for one of our races.
To purchase gift card – here’s how:
- Click on the link, buy Gift card >
Fill out your details, name, gender and email address. Choose the race you want to buy gift vouchers for.
- Complete the purchase and implement the payment. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. It says that you have purchased a Gift voucher for 2017. Observe that the gift card is valid once you have paid the registration fee.
- The confirmation contains a PDF file, which you can give to the recipient of the Gift card. The file has a promotional code that the recipient uses to pay the registration. The same code can also be found in the email.
If you received a Gift voucher – this is how you register:
Instructions for you with a registration voucher
- Log in to My Pages at goteborgsvarvet.se/en. If you do not have an account already, create a new one and enter your details.
- Select new registration and the race you are going to participate (the race you have a gift voucher for)
- Continue your registration by filling out your personal information. Enter the voucher code – found in your gift, when prompted. (When you entered the code the amount of the payment page will be 0 sek)
- Once you have made a binding registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
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.
May 16th 10:00am–9:00pm
May 17th 10:00am–9:00pm
May 18th 9:00am–4:00pm
The goal closes at 07.00 pm (19.00). A rope is drawn on Hisingen, Frihamnen at 17.40 (after 13.3 km). Runners that have not passed Frihamnen in time will be transported to the start and finish area.
Name change Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2019
Göteborgsvarvet 2019 – information about name change
It is possible to transfer your registration and starting place in Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2019 to another runner, for a fee of two hundred and fifty (250) SEK paid to us. It is not allowed to transfer your registration to someone else or to let someone else run in your place, without paying the transfer fee and reporting the transfer on our web page.
Please note that the buyer does not take over the seller’s start group. If the transfer is made before April 8th 2019 the buyer is placed in a start group following the ordinary seeding rules (the final date to send in your results for seeding is April 8th 2019). If the transfer is made later on, the buyer will be placed in the first start group with a free space (last day to transfer a registration to Göteborgsvarvet 2019 is May 12th 2019) .
If selling a starting place, the seller finds the buyer by themselves. Make sure to take note of the buyer’s email address. Thereafter, the seller needs to log in to his/her account. Click on the registration for Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon, and the link “Transfer”. Follow the instructions. A registration code is thereafter sent to the buyer, which can be used when making a registration fot Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon. The transfer fee of 250 SEK is paid at the end.
Transference of registration is only allowed for Göteborgsvarvet 2019 and Göteborgsvarvet Marathon 2021.
Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon is governed by the rules of the Swedish Track & Field association and organized by Göteborg Athletic Association.
All runners will have the opportunity to get a free massage after the race in the finish area. Post-race snacks will also be handed-out which will include organic bananas and organic coffee.
Top finishers will receive their prizes at Slottsskogsvallen at about 2.30 pm after the race on May 18th. All runners who cross the finish line will receive a Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon medal.
Race bib – live print
Pick up your race bib at the Göteborgsvarvet Expo, Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (Svenska Mässan) preferably on Thursday 16 May or Friday 17 May. Scan the QR-code on your confirmation of registration for free entry and to get your race bib printed out. Opening times for the Expo: 16 May and 17 May 10am-9pm, 18 May 9am-4pm (Note: Expect longer lines and waiting times if you decide to pick up your race bib on the day of the race).
Göteborgsvarvet Expo (map)
Race dates year 2020 and year 2021
The next two races (Göteborgsvarvet Halft Marathon) will be held the following dates:
- May 16 th 2020
- May 22 th 2021
It’s easy to find the results of our different races. The results of Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon are published live directly on our web site. You can also receive split times and results to your mobile phone (Swedish operator only).
Follow runners along the course with RaceONE
Start group 1 and Swedish Half Marathon Masters
Elite runners that have ran a sanctioned 10 km race during the time period March 19 2018- April 8 2019 and are able show their results of 35:00 minutes (men) and 39:00 minutes (women) respectively can apply for a separate seeding to be placed in start group 1. Send a copy of your finishing times (screenshot of the results list, diploma, or link) to email@example.com by 8 April 2019 at the latest.
To participate in the Swedish Half Marathon Championships 2019 you are required to represent a club affiliated to the Swedish Athletics Federation and you must have reached one of the below qualifying times in a sanctioned race during the period January 1 2018- April 29 2019:
Men: Marathon 2:39:00, half marathon 1:12:00 or 10,000 meters (track or road) 32:00:00
Women: Marathon 3:06:00, half marathon 1:25:30 or 10,000 meters (track or road) 37:00:00
Register for Swedish Championships at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
It is important that you start in the right group. You cannot change your start group or your race bib. Your start time and a map showing all start group locations are printed on your race bib and on your race confirmation.
You need to be at the start area at the latest 30 minutes before your start time.
The official results will show your net time from the moment you pass the starting line to crossing the finish line. Split times at 5 km, 10 km, 15 km, and 20 km are also recorded.
Ten water stations are located on the right side of the course. There are four stations serving Isostar sports drink (on the first tables) and water. The remaining six stations will be serving only water.
There is also a station with sponges after about 17 km. At the finish line you will also find beverages, as well as fruit and chocolate.