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!


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 2023
  • Age limit / time 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.

    The time limit to complete Göteborgsvarvet Marathon is 6.5 h.
    The second lap must start no later than 13:45 and 15.30 is the last time to pass Frihamnen. 16:00 is the last time to pass Östra Hamngatan.

Fluid stations

  1. 4km: Ostindiegatan - Water + Energy
  2. 8km: Eriksberg - Water + Energy
  3. 11km: Lundby Hamngata - Water + Energy
  4. 14,5km: Skeppsbron - Water
  5. 19km: Ostindiegatan - Water + Energy
  6. 23km: Margeretebergsgatan - Water
  7. 25km: Ostindiegatan - Water + Energy
  8. 27,5km: Karl IX - Water
  9. 29km: Eriksberg - Water + Energy
  10. 34km: Lundby Hamngata - Water + Energy
  11. 37,5km: Götaplatsen - Water + Energy
  12. 41km: Villa BelParc - Water

The kilometer (KM) information is approximate and may be updated.

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 2023. 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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