A running challenge for children between 7 and 13. The same spectacular start and finish as the Göteborgsvarvet!

Lilla Varvet May 19, 2024:We activate the generation of the future

Welcome to Lilla Varvet in Gothenburg - a super fun race specially designed for those aged between 7 and 13! Test your running skills while having a blast with your friends.

Registration Lilla Varvet

Each year, over 6,000 children participate, which means that Lilla Varvet is Sweden's by far the largest running event for children and young people. Running is fun in itself, but to boost the wonderful feeling a little extra, we, along with our partners, offer lots of fun and exciting activities.

Here are some exciting things you can look forward to when participating in Lilla Varvet:

Experience! Running Party

Lilla Varvet is like a big running party where you get to run through Slottsskogen and feel the pulse of the city. Whether you're as fast as lightning or taking it at your own pace, it doesn't matter - the most important thing is to have fun!

Take home Cool Medals!

After crossing the finish line, you will receive fantastic medals as a testament to your courage and endurance. They are like little treasures that you can be proud of!

Encouragement along the race Cheers!

Throughout the race, you'll receive lots of cheers from the spectators along the way. There's nothing better than hearing the cheers as you approach the finish line. It provides a tremendous boost of energy!

Together with friends! Community

Lilla Varvet is not just a race, it's also an opportunity to be together with other runners. You can cheer each other on and make new friends to share your wonderful experience with.

A day for the whole family Activate siblings and parents

Perhaps you'd like to bring your family along and turn it into a fun family activity. The family area in the heart of Slottsskogen offers activities for both young and old. Running is a fantastic way to be active together and foster healthy habits.

Same experience as Göteborgsvarvet Grand Finish!

Lilla Varvet has the same grand start and finish as Göteborgsvarvet, the world's largest half marathon! As you approach the finish line, you'll be welcomed into Slottsskogsvallen's arena with an impressive finish arch.

Fun and delicious partner activities Sponsor village

In close proximity to the start and finish, our partners will host delightful activities. There might be ice cream, fun challenges, photo walls, and many other enjoyable offerings!

100% joy!:Get ready together with RackarAlex!

After several years of joy and laughter on TV, he has not only become a big idol for several generations of children, youth, and entire families, but Alex has also, with his acrobatic talents and spectacular flips, become a spokesperson for fitness and movement among the youth. That's why we are very excited to announce that RackarAlex will be a part of Lilla Varvet on May 19, 2024!

With his infectious energy and enthusiasm, he will turn Lilla Varvet into a day full of laughter, sweat, and fun. We promise the best motivation in the starting area where Alex will cheer, encourage, and maybe even run a bit with you. 🚀💫"

Course map:Welcome to our great family day

Lilla Varvet has two courses. If you 2024 are 7-10 years (born 2014-2017) the course is 1,3 kilometers (the blue line) and if you are 11-13 years (born 2011-2013) the course is 2,4 kilometers (the red line).

Both courses start at the same location, below Bragebacken on Margretebergsgatan. The start as well as the rest of the course is mostly on asphalt. Both courses pass through Slottskogen with many music stations and cheering crowd. On the longer course there is a water station.

The first group starts at 11:00 am and the last around 1 pm. Preliminarily there are two start groups per year of birth, the exact start group is informed in the start certificate which is sent out via email about 2 weeks before the start.

The finish is at the classic Slottsskogsvallen, just like Göteborgsvarvet 21k.

School or sports association:Make a group registration

If you are a school or sports association and want to make a group registration to Lilla Varvet, send an email to info@goteborgsvarvet.se, and we will get back to you with more information on how to register a larger group. You will then be able to administer the group on your own and add participants in a smooth way.

Start and finish area:Find your way

In Lilla varvet there are several different start groups for different ages and courses where girls and boys start together. The first group starts at 11:00 and the last at 1:10 p.m. Preliminarily there are two start times per year of birth, the exact start group is informed in the start certificate which is sent out via email about 1 week before the start.

Our tip is that you are out in good time to avoid stressing about the starting line. Follow the officials' instructions in the area.

Race Info:Good to know before the race

  • Start & Event Area

    The start is on Margretebergsgatan and the finish line is in Slottsskogsvallen. Det first start is at 11:00. In the start and finish areas you will find fun activities for children and youth.

  • Changing Clothes, Bag Storage & Toilets

    We recommend that you get changed before arriving as showers/dressing rooms are not provided. The organizer does not offer bag storage. Toilets are available in the start and finish areas.

  • Start Certificate, Number Tag & Tag Distribution


    Start Certificate, Number Tag & Tag DistributionYou can download your Start Certificate on My Pages a week before the race. The Start Certificate will also be sent to the e-mail address provided when registering. In the Start Certificate you will find all the information you need ahead of the event. Your number tag must be collected Thursday-Sunday in Friidrottens Hus; Thursday 11pm - 9pm, Friday 10pm - 9 pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm, Sunday 9am - 1 pm. There will be no on-site registrations available; registration on the website closes at 10:45 AM on the same day. Please ensure you arrive early and don't forget your proof of registration. Be on time and don’t forget your Start Certificate!

  • Timekeeping

    There’s a chip on the back of the number tag which will register your time. In Lilla Varvet the net time is measured in all classes except P/F 13 where the gross time is used. With net time the time starts when you cross the start line, and with gross time the time starts when the race begins. In both cases the time stops when you cross the finish line. The number tag must not be folded and must be positioned on the stomach/chest. All participants who complete the race will get a time.

  • Warmup

    Group warm up exercises are available at the start and will be led by instructors from STC.

  • Medal

    Everyone who completes Lilla Varvet will receive a medal.

  • Meeting Point & Parent Phone Number

    We recommend that you meet your child at the finish line or that you agree on another meeting point in advance. A good tip is to write the parent’s name and phone number on the back of the number tag or directly on the child’s arm. We also have a meeting point for adults and children who have gotten separated, more information will be provided with the Start Certificate.

  • Getting Here & Parking

    Use public transport when possible. The nearest stops are Linnéplatsen and Marklandsgatan. Note that the stop Botaniska Trädgården isn’t suitable for baby trolleys. Find your route on the Västtrafik ToGo app or on vasttrafik.se. Parking is available for an environmental fee of 100 kr, at Dalens Grusplaner by Slottsskogsvallen on Sunday (Swish).

  • Certificate

    Everyone who completes Lilla Varvet will receive a digital certificate. This can be downloaded from “My Pages”.

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