Autumn race 2021

Göte­borgsvarvet 2021 was can­celed. Now, all reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to choose to either run a new race in Gothen­burg on Novem­ber 6, or to trans­fer the reg­is­tra­tion to Göte­borgsvarvet 2022.

About a month ago, we were had to take the sad but necessary decision to cancel Göteborgsvarvet and all the other races during the race week September 2021. Primarily with regard to ensuring the participants' safety and health. The decision was made on the basis of the increased spread of infection, society's restrictions and the ongoing impacts on local healthcare.

Since the decision was made, the conditions for arranging bigger events have changed in a positive direction, not least as a result of the government's announcement of easing the restrictions from September 29, but also by an investigation and clarification on the issue of grants and support to the association.

After extensive investigations regarding the conditions for actually arranging races this autumn, and in close consultation with health care in the region the old decision has been torn up and a new decision has been made, everyone who was registered for Göteborgsvarvet 2021 will now have two alternatives: To either participate in a new race in Gothenburg November 6 2021 or to transfer their participation to Göteborgsvarvet May 2022.

- It was a big disappointment for participants, partners and for us as an organizer, that we did not have the opportunity to compensate the runners, but as the situation was and with the information we had there and then it was impossible for us to pay back the registration fees or move starting places to 2022. With this new decision and opportunity we hope that we can regain the trust of our runners and we look forward to deliver memorable races, increased public health and fantastic experiences, says Martin Bergman, federal director of the Gothenburg Athletics Association.

Participants who were registered for Göteborgsvarvet Marathon, Stafettvarvet and Trailvarvet 2021 will be offered the same opportunity, run the new race on November 6 or transfer the registration to 2022. Those who do not make an active choice will automatically have their registration transferred to corresponding race in 2022, with the exception of the Göteborgsvarvet Marathon which will be transferred to 2023 since the new Marathon will be a part of the 400th anniversary of Gothenburg.

Registrations for Specialvarvet, Lilla Varvet and Minivarvet will be transfered to 2022.

More information about the new race on November 6 and how to make your choice will be announced shortly.


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