Run a unique marathon

Take the chance to run into history when the city of Gothenburg turns 400 and enter the Göteborgsvarvet Marathon. A one-off, totally new race to celebrate this momentous occasion. You won’t want to miss out!

We welcome you to the start line on the 19th September 20201.

Entries are open so don’t miss out on your place!

2021 is a once in a lifetime run – come and make history!

It's going to be a historic day of celebration in Gothenburg with a incredible atmosphere. Already the 2nd largest marathon in Sweden with 6800 participants already registered, the field is shaping up to be a complete sell out.

Remember, you only have one chance to run the race, but you can watch the film as many times as you like. Share it with your friends and come and make history with us.
Film and music : Blue Rhino

Two times around, twice the fun

The Göteborgsvarvet Marathon is a unique challenge, allowing you to experience the closed roads and city centre of one of Scandinavia’s most beautiful and vibrant cities.

The course is spectacular and split into two very different enjoyable loops. The first takes you out onto the classic Half marathon course hugging the river Göta, through the harbour and famous shipyard. The second takes runners into new territory on the closed roads of the city centre, along wide, stunning boulevards lined with support, before looping back to hero’s finish. Let’s get the party started.

The course map of Göteborgsvarvet Marathon 2021

Registration:Register for Göteborgsvarvet Marathon 2021

If you want to be training towards a unique and dazzling challenge - take the chance and grab one of the limited spots on the marathon!

Register here Information about registration

  • Date and time

    Göteborgsvarvet Marathon starts at 10.00 am on September 19th 2021. You have plenty of time to train and prepare, so enjoy the journey.

  • Only 15,000 runners

    The registration is open whilst there are still places remaining! The marathon allocation has been set at 15,000. Are you one of the lucky few?

  • Age limit

    The Swedish Athletic Association states the minimum age for participation in a marathon is 17 years. Runners under the age of 18 at the time of registration need the per ission of their parent / guardian.

Organizer:Organizer Göteborgsvarvet Marathon 2021

2021 marks the city of Gothenburg turning 400. We want to celebrate this landmark for our city with a unique marathon for runners from every country. The Göteborgsvarvet Marathon is organized by Göteborg Athletic Association, which oversees all track and field activities in the region and is committed to the continued excellence of athletic achievement.

Gothenburg 400 years:We celebrate Gothenburg 400 years

- We will celebrate our city of Gothenburg in many different ways in the lead up to 20201. This will be very much one of the highlights of our festivities, which we believe can contribute in making an international impression. It’s extremely exciting and truly inspirational, that Göteborgsvarvet will organize a marathon during the celebratory year, says Camilla Nyman, former CEO at Gbg & Co.

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