Be prepared for GöteborgsVarvet

Published: May 12th, 2014

We’re just a few days from GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon — are you ready? We’ve put together a handy checklist for all runners, with all the important information you need to participate in the race in the best and safest way. Did you know that your race bib entitles you to free public transport in Göteborg, or that there’s no ATM in our Expo?


As well as the checklist, we recommend that you read and study our articles regarding how and when to drink water or other fluids, and what to wear when running the race.

Advice from the race doctor
Dress right for the race

In addition to the half marathon, a number of other races are organized during the week of GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon. There are three different races for kids — MiniVarvet, Lilla Varvet and MellanVarvet — a relay race, StafettVarvet, for five participants, a walking event: StavVarvet, and a race for runners with special needs: SpecialVarvet.

The children’s races are open for all kids, with a 250 meter long course for the very youngest and a 5,100 meter race for young adults. The relay race is a new addition and now in its second year, where the team members run a 4 kilometer course in the Slottsskogen Park. Even non-runners can join the fun in a 7 or 10 kilometer long walking event. Last but not least, a race for runners of all ages with intellectual disabilities is organized.

The week’s program

  • Wednesday May 14th: StafettVarvet (Relay), each team contains of 5 runners who run about 4 km each
  • Thursday May 15th: StavVarvet (Walk), 7 or 10 km
  • Friday May 16th: SpecialVarvet for runners with intellectual disabilities, 2,2 or 4,1 km
  • Saturday May 17th & Sunday May 18th: MiniVarvet for kids born 2008 and later, 250 m
  • Sunday May 18th: MellanVarvet for kids born 1996–2000, 5,1 km, and Lilla Varvet for kids born 2001–2007, 1,3 or 2,4 km

Published: May 12th, 2014