Göteborgsvarvet’s Family Area
Plan for a joyful day full of speed and fun in our family area! Here the children run the Lilla Varvet and the mini-sprinters the Minivarvet and Minivarvet Trail. In addition to joy for all the little ones, we have activities and entertainment, and of course there is delicious food in the area. You will find the family area between Björngårdsvillan and Villa Belparc.
And you! Once there, you will meet someone who longed to meet all the children and adults for the very first time: our very own running troll Varva! Varva will perform on stage and of course cheer on the children who will run our races. And maybe Varva also runs a lap or so, because a running troll doesn’t like to stand still.
The family area is open:
18 – 19 May 2024
In our area for the whole family you will find plenty of activities. Here you can climb, play, eat tasty food or why not dance away with Varva. But above all have a really fun day!
- Food trucks
- Picnic area
- Lilla Varvet
- Minivarvet Trail
Map will be updated during the spring for 2024.
Now the favorite from children's TV, Sara Edwardsson, is coming to the Göteborgsvarvet's family area and is our new mascot's best friend. Sara will help with warm-up and singing for Minivarvet's participants. The whole family, yes the whole of Gothenburg, is of course welcome to dance along!
Stage program for Marathon weekend 2-3 September 2023:
- 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
- 1 pm - 1:30 pm
- 3 pm - 3:30 pm
Entertainment information will be updated during the spring.
The running troll Varva
Hello all trolls, snails, trees, moose and people! I am Varva, Göteborgsvarvet's running troll. I love to jump and dance. And most of all run, of course! It makes me strong, both in my legs and in my head. And you know what, you can run exactly how you want! Backwards, forwards or like a snail. I also like hugs very much. I hope to see you in the family area so we can have a lovely day together.
Listen to my pop song that will make you dance and sing along!
"I like to run, because it's like all the thoughts are shaken into the right place in my troll brain":Get to know Varva
What does Varva like to do besides running?
Play the drum, climb trees, go on an excursion, relax in soft moss.
What does Varva like to eat?
Cones in all shapes! Fried, mashed, boiled and grilled. Another favorite food is all kinds of lunch bags, Varva thinks picnic food is the best food, whatever it is you bring with you.
Why is Varva blue?
There is a machine that goes around Gothenburg before the Göteborgsvarvet and paints a blue line on the streets. It is said that Varva ended up right in front of it when Varva was just a troll baby. And since that day, Varva is completely blue.
Where does Varva live?
Varva lives in a mossy cave deep in the Slottsskogen in Gothenburg and moves so quickly through the forest that no one has time to see. But the troll always appears when it's time for the Göteborgsvarvet. Because then it's a party atmosphere and it's bursting with energy. Varva wants to meet all the happy, energetic children who are running on their lucky legs towards the finish line!
May 18-19: Minivarvet
The race for our very little ones, children 0–6 years. The Minivarvet bursts with joy, laughter and happy energy. Here, our kids get to choose how many laps they want to take on. Some are satisfied with one while other mini sprinters want to run lap after lap. Who knows, maybe they are training for the Göteborgsvarvet in 2040. An experience filled with fun that the children won't soon forget.
Minivarvet has expanded with Minivarvet Trail. Of course, both races are included in the registration. Run as many times as your legs can carry.
May 19: Lilla Varvet
The family area is a perfect audience place to watch the Lilla Varvet, around the area there is full speed with the children running the race. Lilla Varvet is for children between 7 and 13 years of age who want to be part of a day that is about community and above all the fun of moving. The race for children and young people who want to run together with their peers, have a memorable day with the family and experience the joy of running.