Race infor­ma­tion Göteborgsvarvet

Welcome runners!

Welcome to Göteborgsvarvet 2024!
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 Maj 18.

It looks like it's going to be hot weather on Saturday, read about how to prepare yourself best for a warm race day.

Start time and wave times
When: 18th of May
Start from: 13:00 - 16:00
Where from:
Margretebergsgatan close to Slottsskogsvallen

You will find your starting wave and starting time in the email/start certificate that was sent to the email address given upon registering.

Start waves
It is very important that you start in the correct wave as these have been allocated carefully according to you predicted finishing time. This also allows for the appropriate number of competitors to enter the course to make it safe for other runners. If you switch to an earlier wave which is not yours, you will be disqualified from the race.

If however, you want to run with a friend and you are in an earlier wave, it is always allowed to move to a start wave further back. You may do so without contacting us and it won’t effect your result. You can find a map of the start area with start waves and start times at the bottom of the page. Read more about our seeding rules.

Bib Pick-up
Your bib number can be picked up at the Göteborgsvarvet Expo which is open 16 – 18 May and is located at Friidrottens Hus. We recommend that everyone who has the opportunity, do so on Thursday or Friday to avoid queues. We also recommend that you do it during the day.

On Saturday, your bib number can be picked up at designated slot times based on your start wave, in order to guarantee everyone makes it to the start on time. Please note that slot times are only a recommendation and only apply to pickup times on Saturday. However, we would like to point out that in the event that you pick up your bib after your slot time, we cannot guarantee that you will make it to your start group on time. If you miss your start time, it is allowed to start in a later group. See picture for slot times.

Show the QR code that you find in your personal start certificate to get your number tag printed. Feel free to take a printscreen of your QR code to make it easier to pick up. It is possible to pick up the bib for a friend as long as you have their QR code with you. The Expo is open during the following times:

Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday: 10am - 9pm
Saturday: 8am - 4pm (Bib pick-up closes at 3 pm).

Charity runners: Charity runners collect the race bib at a separate Charity counter at the Expo. This to receive a pink race bib as well as an associated sticker for the organization you have chosen to run for.

Team Gold-runners: Corporate client/sponsor with the Team Gold package collect the race bib at a separate Team Gold counter at the Expo. This to receive a golden race bib that gives access to the Team Gold area at the Sport center in Slottsskogsvallen.

Bag storage and changing of clothes
Changing is not provided in the arena. We therefore recommend that you arrive changed and ready to run!

Bag storage is available at Dalen's gravel area. Opening hours May 18 between 10 – 19:30. Along with your race bib, you'll receive a bag tag which is attached to the bag, and the bib number is valid as a receipt upon collection. Additionally, there is a valuables storage area for keys, mobile phones, etc.

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 charitiees.

All clothes/bags that you want to take home with you must be left in the Bag Storage or with friends and familiy prior to entry.

Team Gold-runners: Through the golden bib, Team Gold-runners have 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.

New for this year - bag ban in Slottsskogsvallen
By decision of the Police Authority, there is a total ban on bags inside Slottsskogvallen arena on 18 May. We recommend all runners to hand in their bag in our bag drop-off at Dalen´s gravel area. Hydration belts/hydration backpacks that runners carry on the course and into the finish area at Slottskogsvallen are not covered by the bag ban.

If you have family or friends who plan to watch the finish inside Slottsskogsvallen, they need to leave their bags at home. Exceptions to the bag ban are made for medical reasons and the need for a diaper bag.

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 waves. Enjoy!

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