Time Is Running Out To Run The World’s Largest Half Marathon!

I received an e-mail today from the Gothenburg (Sweden) race committee that entries have been coming in at a fast pace and they will be closing the registration window tomorrow, October 31. This race, held in Gothenburg, Sweden, is the largest half-marathon in the world with over 60,000 people running it. I will be running this race next year and it should be a wonderful time! It is easy enough to get to with various airlines and points (which I will write about at a later time) so don’t let the travel part keep you away. This should be a fantastic race and I would love to see some of you there! E-mail me if you register so we can make plans to get together there.

Here is what I wrote about this race when I signed up.

Half Marathon

Obviously, the more the merrier when it comes to races! Well, I have just signed up to run the world’s largest half marathon next year and it would be really nice to see some of you at it! This race already has 50,000 runners signed up with a total of 60,000+ expected. Think about this – the largest marathons in the world are in excess of 40,000 runners, but that is stretched out over the course of 26.2 miles. This is 60,000 runners over a distance half that long. Of course, they do used a waived start that has 30 waves over 3 hours. So, it will be spread out a little bit.

This half marathon is called the göteborgsvarvet half marathon and takes place in Gothenburg (or Göteborg), Sweden. It is the second largest city in Sweden and takes place in May. This race has had many fine reviews and it should be a blast! I will cover the travel aspect in a future post, but for now, what do you think? Do you want to join me at the world’s largest half marathon?

Here are the race details:

  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Date: May 23, 2015
  • Time: Waived start ranging from 13:00 – 16:00
  • Cost:  845 SEK (about $117)
  • Website: website
  • Race Course: course map

By the way, for those interested, this city is also home to the marathon i wrote about that is signing up people for their race that does not start for 7 years!

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

1 Comment

  • I’m also running in this year’s Half-marathon in Gothenburg. Looking forward to it!