We offer free public transportation from Thursday-Saturday during the event week for our volunteers and everyone participation in Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon, this will help reducing congestion and smog. We also offer large parking lots just outside of the city in the hope of reducing traffic, exhaust from vehicles and congestion. Those opting to use their car can park at either Dalens IP, Högsbo or Åby Travbana for a 100 SEK fee. RVs and caravans can park at Valhalla IP for a 200 SEK fee. The money from the collected fees will go towards the Swedish Association of Green Motorists.
Those choosing to ride their bicycles to the race can park their bike in a designated area at Norra Dalen (Northern Dalen) in the event area.
Runners can book a round trip ticket by train with SJ’s “Runner’s Train” (SJ:s Löpartåget). SJ will then arrange all practical logistics so the runner can rest comfortably and get ready for the race. The “Runner’s Train” goes from Stockholm to Gothenburg with a few stops in between. For more information and to reserve your ticket head to sj.se.
In preparation for our race week we coordinate material transports as much as possible, for example to our drink stations.
We continually strive to reduce the emissions caused by our employees’ work travels. In our efforts we gather statistics, ensuring that we can measure a downward trend, and set goals to further reduce our emissions. We offset the emissions we do cause through Tricorona’s Gold Standard Sudo & Humbo project in Ethiopia. The aim of the project is to turn the trend in deforestation in Ethiopia and strengthen their national ecosystem by reestablishing its forest. At the end of the project an estimated 1,2 million trees will have been planted. We also have a travel policy that all employees must follow.
Transportations are a large part of Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon’s environmental impact and are to a large degree dependant on our participants. We therefore encourage our participants to travel by public transport, train or to carpool. We would also very much appreciate if you, as a runner, would compensate for your emissions to the Swedish Association of Green Motorists.