Specialvarvet is the competition for runners with functional variations. There are two courses to choose from, 3,3 kilometers and 2,1 kilometers. Everyone, regardless of age, can put on their shoes and be a part of this running joy.


Specialvarvet:Happiest race of the year

Specialvarvet has become the big highlight of the year for many children, adolescents and adults with functional variations. The atmosphere is magical with laughing and smiling people filling Slottsskogen. When the warm-up begins, the party really starts with dancing, singing and clapping. When the start shot sounds, the participants walk, run or roll according to their own ability and condition, often with their assistant. The highlight for many is to experience the powerful finish at the enchanting Slottsskogsvallen. Together we create memories for life.

Course map:Two exciting courses

Specialvarvet starts close to Björngårdsvillan in Slottsskogen. You can choose between two courses. The red course is 3,3 kilometers long and the blue course is 2,1 kilometers. Observe that on the red, long, course there is a steep hill after about 2 kilometers.

Starting groups:
Class, course and start time

  • Red course (3,3 km): 11.00 am
  • Blue course (2,1 km): 11.30 am
  • Blue course (2,1km) 11.45 am

School or group home:Make a group registration

To make a group registration for Specialvarvet, send an email to project leader stina.hellegren@goteborgsvarvet.se. We will return to you with more information how to register a larger group.

Race Info:Good to know before the race

  • Start & Event Area

    The start is in Slottsskogen next to Björngårdsvillan. Specialvarvet has three starts. Those who run the long track will begin at 11:00 and those who run the short track will begin at 11:30 and 11:45 (see above for more information). The finish line is in Slottsskogsvallen.

  • Companions & Companion Runners

    When participating in Specialvarvet you are allowed to run together with one or several companion runners. This can be residential staff, personal assistants or family members. You do not need to register this in advance.

  • Special Aid

    Naturally, you are allowed to use the aid you need to complete the race.

  • Timekeeping

    Starts when the race officially begins and ends when you pass the finish line.

  • Warmup

    Group warmup exercises are available at the start and will be led by instructors.

  • Medal

    Everyone who completes Specialvarvet will receive a medal.

  • Start Certificate, Number Tag & Tag Distribution

    All registered participants of Specialvarvet can download their 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. News and other good-to-know information about Specialvarvet can be found here on the website. You must collect your number tag on site at the start in the number tag tent. The distribution of number tags is open 09:00-11:30. Be on time and don’t forget to bring your Start Certificate! You must wear the number tag according to the instructions.

  • Getting Here, Car & Bus Parking

    Use public transport if possible to get to the start area. The nearest stops are Botaniska Trädgården and Linnéplatsen. Find your route on the Västtrafik ToGo app or on vasttrafik.se. Participants of Specialvarvet are offered free parking at Dalens Grusplaner near Slottsskogsvallen. Participants who arrive by bus must park at Slottsskogen. Drive through the southern entrance of Slottsskogen and follow the instructions of the staff. The bus parking is closed 10:30 due to the race start.

  • Changing Clothes, Bag Storage & Toilets

    We recommend that you get changed before you get here as showers/dressing rooms are not provided. The organizer does not provide bag storage. Toilets are located near the start and finish area.

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