This is where your 21 km long journey begins! In Göteborgsvarvet arena you will find Göteborgsvarvet Expo, Slottskogsvallen with the finish and the Runners Zone, and also what you are facing right now - the start!
The start has been located at Margretebergsgatan since 1982, which means that this year's Göteborgsvarv celebrates 40 years with the same start location. In 1981 the start was located at Södra vägen and the finish at Ullevi. During the premiere, year 1980, the race started at Heden and finished at Ullevi. 1800 runners participated in the premiere, which was a sunny day - 30 degrees warm. Göteborgsvarvet's very first winners were Göran Högberg (1.06.17) and Midde Hamrin (1: 15.50).
“Imagine if we could get 5,000 to 6,000 participants sometime in the future. It would be a dream, ”said the then chairman of the Swedish Athletics Association, John Adolfsson, after the first race was done.
Today, there are often between 50,000 - 70,000 runners registered each year.
The start groups are located in the gray marked area, detailed information about start times and places for each start group will be in your announced in your start certificate, sent to you about two weeks before start.
Göteborgsvarvet Expo is our sports fair that offers everything you need for running, the industry's leading brands and also the number tag distribution. More information about opening hours, programs and exhibitors will also be found in your start certificate. If you have the opportunity to pick up your number tag the days before the race, it is preferable.
The best way to get to the starting area is via public transport, bicycle or on foot. More information about alternative routes will be available soon on the website.