This is not just another race, it is the famous Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon, the largest half marathon in the world!
With more than 62,000 participants, over 200,000 friendly spectators lining the course to cheer you by your name (it is printed on your bib), multiple music bands located at strategic points to lift your moods, the Göteborgsvarvet is a must for your bucket list.
Göteborgsvarvet is a running competition organised annually in May since 1980 in Göteborg, Sweden. It may be better known to English speaking runners as Gothenburg Half Marathon.
For those who want to experience the excitement of the largest half marathon in the world but are not ready to run the distance, the organisers prepared a shorter 4.3 km run – Cityvartet.
If you are already planning a trip to Göteborgsvarvet don’t forget that this is not the only attraction of the region. Add a few more days to your schedule before or after the race to explore the city.
The thrill-seeking runners should definitely visit Liseberg, Scandinavia’s largest amusement park. Art lovers will enjoy their time at the Gothenburg Museum of Art. Nature enthusiasts should plan a trip to the archipelago with over 20 beautiful islands. The home of Gothenburg Half Marathon has something for everyone.
Don’t waste time and book your tickets now!
The course starts in one of Gothenburg’s most beautiful parks outside the historic Slottsskogsvallen Athletic Arena – the site of many world records. You will circle the city crossing over two bridges, which will give you an outstanding view of Gothenburg and its harbour. Before finishing in Slottsskogsvallen Athletic Arena you will pass through Gothenburgs picturesque city centre. The race is also spiced up with an audience of over 200,000 people, 50 music stations and many other activities along the way!
Start address: Margretebergsgatan, Gothenburg, Sweden
Finish address: Slottskogsvallen, Gothenburg, Sweden