Run a unique marathon

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


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!

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.

  • Add-ons Göteborgsvarvet Marathon: An extra memorable experience

    Order a personalized medal badge and/or a certificate. You can make the addition when you register for Göteborgsvarvet Marathon or on My pages if you are already registered. The add-ons will be sent sent home by mail about a month after the race. Check that your address details are correct on My pages och participant confirmation and update them if necessary.

    My pages Guide add-ons

  • Challenge of 2023!: Marathon combo

    Let the Göteborgsvarvet in May be a warm-up before double distance in September. In 2023, you have the chance to do a marathon combo with our classic Göteborgsvarvet half-marathon, and then continue the challenge with 42K during the Göteborgsvarvet Marathon. Do you accept our marathon challenge of 2023? Combo price of SEK 1600.


  • 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. More information will come in spring 2023.

    The first start group is at 11.00. Last start group 11.30.

    Timing starts when you cross the starting line.

  • Time limit

    The start for the Göteborgsvarvet Marathon takes place between 11-11.30, the maximum time will be 6.5h - 7h depending on which start group you will start in.

    The second lap must start no later than 14:45 . Finish close at 18:00.

  • 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.

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