Specialvarvet is the competition for runners with functional variations

Thanks for the happiest race of the year! Registration for 2025 will open during the fall 2024.

  • Results and photos

    Find your result from Specailvarvet May 16th here.


Specialvarvet - May 16: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.

Registration for 2025 will open during the fall 2024.

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.

Both courses run in the beautiful Slottsskogen and finish through the Göteborgsvarvet finish inside Slottsskogsvallen. After the finish line, a well-deserved medal and other surprises await.

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

Specialvarvet Arena:Start and finish

Specialvarvet starts at Björdgårdsvillan in Slottsskogen, adjacent to the start you collect your race bib.

As a runner in Specialvarvet, you will have access to the Runners Zone at the finish line. A place for recovery, snacks, and drinks. Here, you can enjoy the moment and celebrate your achievement together with your running friends. You can find a large format map here.

Race Info:Good to know before the race

  • Registration

    Registration is open until 10:45AM on the day of the race (NOTE with reservation that the race may be sold out). We recommend that you register in advance. In case of late registration on site, it is done with our customer service, but remember to be out in good time before the start of 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.

  • 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 have the possibility to park in 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.

  • Start Certificate, Number bib & Bib Distribution

    The Start Certificate will be sent to the e-mail address provided when registering. In the Start Certificate you will find your bib number, start group and 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 collect your number bib at the start area in the number bib tent, the distribution of number bibs is open 09:00-11:30. Be on time and don’t forget to bring your Start certificate! You must wear the number bib according to the instructions.

  • 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.

  • Warmup

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

  • Timekeeping

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

  • Medal & Award ceremony

    Everyone who completes Specialvarvet will receive a medal. News - the award ceremony is back. The top three women and top three men in each course (3,3 km & 2,1km) will get up on the podium again.

  • Changing Clothes, Toilets & Bag Storage

    We recommend that you get changed before you get here as showers/dressing rooms are not provided for all runners in the race but are available if you need to use the aids. Two of the changing rooms in the Fitness center "Motionscentralen" will each have 1 lift, 1 independent toilet seat, and 1 bunk bed. Toilets are located near the start and finish area. The organizer does not provide bag storage.

  • Customer service

    Customer service is available in the start area, close to the bib distrubution on race day, 8.30 AM - 12.00 PM.

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