Runner’s checklist – to help you prepare for GöteborgsVarvet 2015.
Be on time!
Starting on May21st, you can pick up your envelope containing your race bib and ChampionChip for time measurement at the GöteborgsVarvet Sport & Health Expo. The Expo is located in Frölundaborg and Friidrottens Hus, close to the start and finish area. Don’t forget to bring your confirmation of registration.
Please remember to give yourself plenty of time before the race – we advise you to visit the GöteborgsVarvet Sport & Health Expo on Thursday or Friday before the race to pick up your race bib.
Thursday May 21st 11 am – 9 pm
Friday May 22nd 9 am – 9 pm
Saturday May 23rd 9 am – 6 pm
Are you registered, but haven’t gotten your confirmation yet? Log in and print out your confirmation on My Page.
First start at 1 pm
A confirmation of registration has been sent home to registered runners in April. Your start time, start number and confirmation of registration is also available through My Page. There are 31 different start groups and the first start is at 1 pm.
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Rest, drink, and eat
Make sure that you are rested and full of energy before the race! Remember to drink enough water before, during, and after the race.
Advice from the race doctor
Ten water stations are located on the right side of the course. There are four stations serving Isostar sports drink (on the first tables) and water. The remaining six stations will be serving only water.There is also a station with sponges after about 17 km. At the finish line you will also find beverages, as well as fruit and chocolate.
Free public transport
On Saturday May 23rd, your race bib or confirmation of registration can be used as a valid ticket on all public transport within the Göteborg area, as well as on the local train networks between Alingsås-Göteborg, Ale-Göteborg and Kungsbacka-Göteborg.
The closest tram and bus stop to the start and finish area is Marklandsgatan. Timetables at www.vastttrafik.se.
The results of GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon is published live directly on our web site.
Decide a meeting point
GöteborgsVarvet is Sweden’s biggest live event. As there might be limited access to the mobile phone network, remember to decide a meeting point where you can meet your friends if you cannot use your phone.
Last minute accommodation
If you still haven’t organized your accommodation for the weekend, you can book accommodation in dormitories at Hvitfeldska gymnasiet.
Keep to the right
If you like to run at a slower pace – keep to the right, so we can help each other to keep the left side a faster track.
Get a diploma
Runners who wish to order a diploma with split times can do so at the GöteborgsVarvet Sport & Hälsa Expo for a fee of SEK 65.
Race photos are available to order at www.marathonfoto.com a few days after the race.
Changing rooms for women are located at Slottsskogshallen and Slottsskogsrinken behind Friidrottens Hus. Changing rooms for men are found at the football field north of the start area. Please do not leave any valuables in the changing rooms.
Women’s baggage storage is located behind Friidrottens Hus, and men’s at the football field north of the start area. The top part of your race bib should be securely fastened to the baggage. The rest of the race bib is used to reclaim your baggage. The opening hours are 10 am-7.30 pm on May 17th.
Give yourself a treat
You’ll get a medal, fruit, chocolate, and beverages after the race. If you want a little something extra, there’s food and drinks for sale in the start and finish area.
There is no ATM in the Expo. You can usually pay with a credit card, but it’s always good with a pocket full of change.
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