Run a unique marathon

We remember back to when the city of Gothenburg turned 400 years and we created history with the first edition of Göteborgsvarvet Marathon. A one-off, totally new race to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Registration is closed. Thank you so much for being a part of this historic race!


Double distance, 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 marathon course passes many of Gothenburg's finest places. Start is in Slottsskogen and finish at Slottsskogvallen. The course goes two different laps around town with parts of the classic Göteborgsvarvet as well as novelties. The course offers charming and vibrant neighborhoods, bridges with fantastic views over Gothenburg's harbor and archipelago and an extraordinary folk festival, welcome!

  • Congratulations, you made it!: Your result and race photos

    See all results and personal race photos from Göteborgsvarvet Marathon.

    Results Race photos

The course map of Göteborgsvarvet Marathon 2023

Well deserved at the finish:Medal

The medal for this unique marathon is created by the jewelry artist Carolina Claesson from HDK-Valand, Academy of Art and Design.

The city coat of arms surrounded by a laurel wreath is perhaps Gothenburg's most classic expression.

We have created the medal we ourselves would like to receive after a performance of over 42 kilometers through the city of Gothenburg.

Well deserved at the finish:Finisher T-shirt

After 42K it is allowed to brag! In addition to the medal, water and snacks at the finish line, you will also get a Finisher T-shirt as a memory of your great performance.

  • Seeding system and start group

    Self-seeding is applied based on your expected result. You as a runner choose the starting group you think you belong to. The first start is at 11:00 AM, followed by a rolling start for each starting wave. All runners will have started by 11:30 AM. Timing starts when you cross the starting line.

    You can find the starting waves in the arena map in Race information.

    Race information

  • Time limit

    The start for Göteborgsvarvet Marathon takes place between 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM, with a maximum time limit of 6.5 hours for those starting in the last starting wave. Along the course, there are cut off times, in order to reach the finish line and reopen the traffic as planned. The finish line closes at 6:00 PM.

    Race cource and cut off times

  • 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.

  • Göteborgsvarvet Marathon: Prize money 2023

    Placement 1 -5, men and women respectively win prize money as below.

    SEK 30,000
    SEK 20,000
    SEK 10,000
    SEK 8,000
    SEK 6,000

    Prize money is sent afterwards to the respective association. For foreign participants, a tax deduction of 15% applies.

    Alexander Nilsson +46 705 81 52 41

Gothenburg 400 years:We celebrate Gothenburg 400 years

- We will celebrate our city of Gothenburg in many different ways until the big final at 2023. This marathon will be one of the highlights of the 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.

  • Marathon Expo

    You will find the Marathon Expo in Friidrottens Hus 1-3 September. A meeting place with runner inspiration and everything you could possibly need before start. Move in an enviroment that breathes public health and be inspired by our many exhibitors and the latest product news to take your running to the next level. At the Marathon Expo, you will also collect your number tag.

    Expo page is in Swedish.

    Marathon Expo

  • Organizer

    2023 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.