Welcome to ASICS Stockholm Marathon
The 2018 ASICS Stockholm Marathon will take place on Saturday 2 June. Below is important information about the race. Please read carefully.
You will receive your digital registration card by email in the middle of May. Your start number is printed on the registration card. You can also find your start number in ASICS Stockholm Marathon start list.
Number bibs, and much more, at ASICS Stockholm Marathon Expo
Take your registration card, printed out or on your smart phone, when you collect your number bib at the ASICS Stockholm Marathon Expo i Kungliga Tennishallen (Royal Tennis Hall) on Lidingövägen 75 on Thursday 31 May, 15:00-20:00, Friday 1 June 10:00-20:00 and Saturday 2 June 08:00-11:00.
Number bibs can only be collected at these times. If any of the personal information on the digital registration card is incorrect, please email the correct information to [email protected]
At the number bib distribution you will also receive your Champion Chip which you attach to your shoelaces according to the instructions provided. You must use this Chip during the race for your time to be recorded. After the race the Chip can be deposited for recycling in one of the Chip collection stations at Östermalms IP.
At the number bib distribution you will also receive a plastic kit bag and two self-adhesive labels which can be used if you want to hand in a change of clothes or your valuables at Östermalms IP.
Please note that number bibs:
- Are personal and may not be used by another runner.
- Must be clearly visible on your chest.
- Have a letter – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H or J – which indicates in which group you will start
- Has a reverse side which you should use to fill in the name and telephone number of a relative or friend, and indicate if you take any medication or have a medical condition. This will help our medical team in case of emergency.
Zeta pasta party at the Olympic Stadium
As usual, we will help you charge your batteries before Saturday’s race. Come along to ZETA’s carbo-load at the Stadium. We are providing pasta, bread, drinks and entertainment from the stage in the Stadium. That’s right, the Stadium is the new location for this year’s pasta party, open from 12:00 to 20:00 on Friday 1 June. Follow the directions from the Royal Tennis Hall to the Stadium.
If you collect your number bib on Thursday or on Friday, you will receive a ticket to the party and on the reverse side is a map.
Find your way – use public transport
Underground and bus are the easiest and most environmentally friendly ways to travel both to ASICS Stockholm Marathon Expo and to the start at the Stadium. On race day (2 June) show your number bib or registration card and you can travel free-of-charge on the underground, buses and commuter trains (pendeltåg) which are part of the SL network.
To get to the Expo, take red line 13 on the underground towards Ropsten, get off at Gärdet and take the exit marked Värtavägen. Then follow signs to the Expo at Kungliga Tennishallen. To get to the start, take red line 14 on the Underground towards Mörby Centrum and get off at Stadion (approx 400m). SL have a travel planner in English on their website www.sl.se or mobil.sl.se
ASICS Stockholm Marathon includes the following age categories for men and women: Open (born 1979–2000), 40 plus (born 1974–78), 45 plus (born 1969–73), 50 plus (born 1964–68), 55 plus (born 1959–63), 60 plus (born 1954 – 58), 65 plus (born 1949-1953), 70 plus (1944-1948), 75 plus (1939-1943), 80 plus (1938 or earlier). Minimum age is 18 years (born 2000 or earlier).
Participation on or with any device on wheels is not permitted in ASICS Stockholm Marathon (with the exception of authorised wheelchairs which are registered in the wheelchair category). This includes, for example, hand cycles, cycles, strollers, baby joggers, joelettes, roller skates, roller skis, inline skates and skateboards.
The ASICS Stockholm Marathon is conducted in accordance with the rules laid down by the Swedish Athletic Federation and by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations).
EVENT AREA – ÖSTERMALMS IP SPORTS GROUND
Valuables and clothing drop-off at Östermalms IP
By using the plastic kit bag with the self-adhesive label which you get when you collect your number, you can hand in your change of clothes before the start. After the race you collect them from the same place by showing your number bib. Don’t leave any valuables in your clothing bag. Leave them instead to our safety deposit service. You can collect an envelope which you can put your valuables in. Stick on the small label which you get when you collect number bib. After the race you collect the envelope from the same place by showing your number bib. Both clothing and valuables must be handed in by 11:00 at the latest.
Seeded elite runners in start group A (men and women) can use the changing rooms at the Olympic Stadium. Runners in start group B can use changing rooms at ”Idrottshögskolan”, between the Olympic Stadium and “Östermalms IP”. All other male and female runners in groups C to J, can use changing rooms/tents at ”Östermalms IP”. All changing rooms are open from 9.00 to 19.00 on 2 June. Do not leave any valuables in the changing rooms! Use the safety deposit service.
Assembly before the start
Seeded elite runners (start group A) assemble at the Stadium. Other runners (start groups B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J) assemble at Östermalms IP from 08:00. All routes to the start pens go from Östermalms IP and each start group has its own start pen on Lidingövägen. The start pens on Lidingövägen will open at 11:00. Start groups A, B, C, D, E must be in their start pens by 11:45 at the latest and start groups F, G, H and J by 11:55 at the latest.
There are three exits from ”Östermalms IP” to the start. Each exit is clearly marked with the letters of the start groups which use the respective exit. B and C have one exit, D and E have the second exit and F, G, H and J the third exit. The short walk from ”Östermalms IP” to ”Lidingövägen” is also marked with the letter of your start group.
All runners must be in their start pens at the latest 15 minutes before their respective start times. At each start pen there will be water on the right side of the street and toilets on left side.
The race starts in two groups, at 12:00 and 12:10, from Lidingövägen, outside the Clock Tower of Stockholm Olympic Stadium.
Start group 1 – 12:00
- Start group A: Seeded elite runners, start numbers 1–199
- Start group B: Start number 201–1199 (wheel chair races to the right in this group)
- Start group C: Start number 1201-3499
- Startgroup D: Start number 3501-6499
- Start group E: Start number 6501-9999
Startgrupp 2 – 12:10
- Start group F: Start number 10001-13999
- Start group G: Start number 14001-16999
- Start group H: Start number 17001-19999
- Start group J: Start number 20001 and higher
You can find your number in the race start list.
Please note: The first kilometres are going to be congested so take it easy at the beginning.
The course is 42,195 metres long, and has been measured in accordance with Swedish Athletics Federation and IAAF rules. The measurement was carried out on 25 April 2017 by Hugh Jones, AIMS course measurer from Great Britain and Mikael Hill from Stockholm. Each kilometre will be clearly indicated with a sign.
Runners must follow instructions from the police and race officials along the course. For security reasons, cyclists, roller blades and inline skating are absolutely forbidden in the race. Walking poles are not permitted.
Intermediate times are shown on digital clocks positioned along the route at 5 km, 10 km, 15 km, 20 km, 21.1 km (halfway), 25 km, 30 km, 35 km and 40 km. Please note that the clocks start with Group 1, ie at 12:00 so if you start in Group 2 you will need to deduct 10 minutes from the time shown on the clocks. At these points your individual intermediate times are recorded and will be shown in the results on www.StockholmMarathon.se. Intermediate times are also shown on the diploma which you can download from the internet after the race.
Run with Garmin pace runners
Are you unsure about what pace you should run? If so, our Garmin pacemakers can help you keep to the right pace. Follow one of our experienced marathon runners who will run the race at an even tempo with finishing times from 3 hours to 5 hours, 30 minutes.
The pacemakers run at a designated speed which give the following finish times, based on the ”gross time” ie the time from the start gun for the respective start group to the finish line:
- Finishing time of 3.00: Grey flag (start group B)
- Finishing time of 3.15: Orange flag (start group C, D)
- Finishing time of 3.30: Red flag (start group C, D, E)
- Finishing time of 3.45: Green flag (start group D, E, F)
- Finishing time of 4.00: Yellow flag (start group D, E, F)
- Finishing time of 4.15: White flag (start group E, F, G)
- Finishing time of 4.30: Blue flag (start group F, G, H, J)
- Finishing time of 4.45: Pink flag (start group F, G, H, J)
- Finishing time of 5.00: Black flag (start group G, H, J)
- Finishing time of 5.15: Purple flag (start group H, J)
- Finishing time of 5.30: Brown flag (start group J)
The flag which is attached to the pacemakers back shows which finish time they aim for. They also wear a bib which shows which start time they have.
At the Garmin pacemakers booth at the ASICS Stockholm Marathon Expo you can pick up a pacing wristband with information which helps you keep to the km times. You can also meet some of our pacemakers and ask any questions you may have.
Maximum times and check points
In accordance with our permit from the police authorities, the maximum running time is 6 hours. Three check points along the course must be passed by a certain time to be allowed to continue the race:
- 1 km – Djurgårdsvägen – must be passed by 15:10.
- 27 km – Södermälarstrand – must be passed by 16:00.
- 32 km – Hornsgatan – must be passed by 16:45.
- The finish line in Stockholm Stadium will close at 18:10.
These closing times apply regardless of what time you crossed the start line.
If you need to drop out of the race, transport is provided from the nearest refreshment station. A free car service is provided from the refreshment stations by Sverigetaxi, “the yellow taxi company with the big heart”, which is an official partner for ASICS Stockholm Marathon 2018. Runners who do not meet the check point times are also given a lift back to an area close to the Stadium/Östermalms IP. You can also travel for free on the underground back to the Stadium if you show your number bib.
World class service for runners
ASICS Stockholm Marathon provides a unique world class service for runners along the course.
There are a total of 17 refreshment stations. At the refreshment stations after 2.5 km (Vasaparken), 17 km (Sjöhistoriska Muséet) and 32 km (Hornsgatan) water only will be provided. At all other refreshment stations Enervit G Sport with orange sports drink will be provided on the first set of tables. On the second set of tables water will be served. The cups used at the refreshment station are ’Bioware’ and will be collected after the race by Sortera, the sustainable waste disposal company. There are trash containers after each refreshment station. Please throw your cups into these containers.
- 10.5 km – Bananas
- 18.5 km – Bananas
- 21 km – salted gherkins
- 24.5 km – Cola
- 27 km – Enervit Gel
- 29 km – Bananas
- 32 km – Apple slices
- 32.5 km – vegetable stock
- 35.5 km – Bananas
- 37.5 km –Cola and coffee
- 38 km – Bananas
Six shower stations will be located at different points along the course. There will also be shower stations at several refreshment stations.
Your own sponge
At the number bib distribution you can collect a sponge which you can use to help you cool down during the race. At most refreshment stations there will be sponge stations with running water where you can soak your sponge. After the race, please put your sponge in one of the large barrels after the finish line.
There are toilets at Östermalms IP, alongside the start pens on Lidingövägen and at each refreshment station on the course.
Medical personnel will be in attendance at the start and finish areas and at each refreshment station. Medical personnel are authorised to take exhausted or injured runners off the course.
Take it easy! ASICS Stockholm Marathon is the endurance test of the year, so be cautious at the start. 42,195 meter is a demanding distance and you need to conserve energy for the final part of the race. Take the opportunity to enjoy the views from the beautiful course.
Don’t start unless you are 100% healthy. Remember that there is no reason for embarrassment if you need to drop out if you are exhausted. If you are uncertain whether you should start or not, please talk to one of the representatives of our medical team who will be at the Expo on Friday and in the medical tent at Östermalms IP on Saturday.
FINISH AND FINISH SERVICE
Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Immediately after the finish in the Stadium, you will receive your well-deserved medal. And on the way out, just outside the Clock Tower, you will be given a sports bottle filled with water.
All finishers can download a diploma from ASICS Stockholm Marathon website. Honorary prizes will be awarded in the Stadium after the race to the best male and female runners. Prizes will be sent after the race to the top 3 in each age group.
After the finish you continue on to Östermalms IP (300 metres) where you receive your Stockholm Marathon 2018 finisher’s t-shirt. You can also leave your chip in one of the recycling bins at Östermalms IP.
When you have collected your t-shirt, you’ll be offered water, soft drinks, snacks, coffee, fruit, hot dogs, Erdinger alcohol-free beer and an Enervit Recovery Bar so you can re-fuel properly. There will be plenty of time and space for recovery and post-race chat.
There will also be a results service station where you can check your result.
Foot treatment and massage
Axelsons Gymnastiska Institut provide a free foot treatment before and after the race and a massage service after the race at Östermalms IP. During the race, they have a massage service at the 7km/35km refreshment station in Rålambshovs Park.
Intermediate times and the preliminary results will be live during the race on www.stockholmmarathon.se. The official results will be published approximately a week after the race.
New tracking and event app
ASICS Stockholm Marathon’s tracking & event app is perfect for both participants and spectators to follow runners and get information about the race. Via ”My favourites” you can keep an eye on the runners you specially want to follow, and via the leader board you can follow the elite race. If you are running with your phone and have GPS on, via ”My Race” your family and friends follow you and can see your exact position on the course. The app also includes a map, news and race information. The app is available for Android and iOS. This app makes ASICS Stockholm Marathon even more fun to follow.
ASICS Stockholm Marathon is broadcast live on TV 4 between 11:30 and 15:30.
If you have any questions before ASICS Stockholm Marathon, please contact us by phone +46 8 545 664 40 (weekdays 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:30) or email [email protected].
The ASICS Stockholm Marathon is organised by athletic clubs Hässelby SK and Spårvägens FK.
The race is sanctioned by AIMS AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Road Races) and by Svenska Friidrottsförbundet (Swedish Athletics Federation)