Welcome to Göteborgsvarvet Marathon.
We are so happy that you chose to run with us this year. Every competitor and spectator are valued members of the Göteborgsvarvet community who all come together as one every year to enjoy the simple pleasure of running. Good luck from the entire team and thank you for contributing to local grassroots sports. We couldn’t achieve our sporting goals without your efforts.
Navigate through the menu above to arrive well-prepared at the start on September 3rd.
Start and start time
When: Sunday 3rd Sep 2023
Start from: 11:00 AM
Where from: Start area at Slottsskogen, see map below.
The first start is at 11:00 AM in Slottsskogen. After that, rolling starts will take place for each wave. All runners will have started by 11:30 AM. Your timing only begins once you cross the starting line.
Göteborgsvarvet Marathon applies self-seeding based on expected finish time, where you as a runner choose the wave you believe you belong to. Check the location and expected result for each wave on the map below. Each wave has pace setter that keeps the right pace to reach the expected wave result. The pace setters are clearly marked with a tall flag.
It is very important that you start in the correct wave as these have been allocated carefully according to your predicted finishing time to ensure the best experience for you and your fellow runners, with a smooth flow on the course.
Your race bib can be picked up at the Marathon Expo which is open 1 – 3 Sep and is located at Friidrottens Hus. We recommend that everyone who has the opportunity, do so on Friday or Saturday to avoid queues. Opening hours Marathon Expo:
Friday 1 Sep: 12am - 8pm
Saturday 2 Sep: 12am - 6pm
Sunday 3 Sep: 8am - 1pm (bib distribution closes at 10 am)
You can find the QR code in you personal start certificate and this can be shown in order to get your race bib printed. Feel free to take a print screen of your QR code to make it easier and quicker to pick up.
Changing rooms is not provided in the start area. We therefore recommend that you arrive changed and ready to run!
Bag drop is available in the Entréparken, close to the finish area in between the Marathon Expo and the start area, see map below. In conjunction with the bib distribution, a baggage tag is provided to attach to your bag. The race bib is valid as a receipt when you retrieve your bag after the race. In connection to the bag storage, there is also valuables storage for keys, phones, etc. Open: September 3rd, from 9 am to 7:30 pm.
Please note that it is not permitted to leave clothes near the start or elsewhere in the event area. Any clothes that are still left behind will be collected and donated to local charities. All clothes/bags that you want to take home with you must be left in the Bag Storage or with friends and family.
Toilets are available at several locations at the start and finish area. There are also toilets in the area with free menstrual pads.
The Warm-up is led by instructors from STC and takes place before the start for all start groups. Enjoy!
Team Marathon/Corporate Package
Corporate client/sponsor with the Team Marathon package collect the race bib at a separate Team Gold counter at the Marathon Expo. This to receive a gold race bib that gives access to the Team Gold area at the Sport center in Slottsskogsvallen. The Team Gold area is open both before and after the race and has its own bag drop-off, changing room and showers. Light refreshments are also offered in connection with the changing room.