Information to participants


Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon September 11th

Start groups

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. Read our seeding rules below.

You need to be at the start area at the latest 30 minutes before your start time.



Race area

The start of Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon is held on Margretebergsgatan and finish inside of the arena Slottsskogsvallen.

The course of Göteborgsvarvet

The distance is 21,097.5 Meters, a half marathon. The course is certified by an authorized IAAF course measurer. Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon takes you through places like Slottskogen, over the water of Göta Älv, alongside the beautiful Älvstranden, through the central parts of Gothenburg and back to the arena Slottskogsvallen. Alongside the race track is there a lot to experience!

The course

Start groups and start time

See the time and position of the different starting groups. We announce registered runners their definitive starting group a couple of weeks before the race.

Advice from the race doctor:Drink smart and be prepared

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!

Read the doctors advice

Other races:Much more than just a Half Marathon

During the week of Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon we arrange a totally amount of eight races. There is something for everyone! Read more about our running experiences below.

Varvet Week Other races

Sustainability:Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon is Environmentally certified

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. In our sustainability efforts we have already made quite a number of changes that have reduced our carbon footprint and negative effect on the environment and climate change.

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).

Read more about our sustainability work

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Organizer:Organizer and rules

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon is governed by the rules of the Swedish Track & Field association and organized by Göteborg Athletic Association. There is two competition classes: Female and Men.