RACE INFORMATION 2022

Last updated 2022-05-10.

WELCOME TO THIS YEAR’S RUNNING FESTIVAL, SATURDAY 4 JUNE

On Saturday 4 June, it’s time for the 43rd adidas Stockholm Marathon. The first start groups set off at 12:00, the second groups at 12:10. Below you’ll find all the information you need for the race.

adidas Stockholm Marathon Expo in FuturPensionHallen

Number bib, goodie bag and exhibitors

You’ll experience a fantastic atmosphere when you collect your goodie bag and number bib at adidas Stockholm Marathon Expo. Take with you your registration card, printed out or in digital format, when you collect your number bib. If you are collecting a friend’s bib you must have their registration card, either printed or in digital form. Did you know that the Expo is open to the public? So you can also take with you family, friends or collegues to soak up the atmosphere.

Set aside a little extra time for the Expo so that you can make the most of the special offers from our partners, enjoy what’s happening on stage, take part in a training session and stop for a coffee.

The programme from the stage is on Thursday and Friday from 16:00-19:00. You can listen to our running personalities, hear about 2022 elite runners, training influencers, heroes who’ve run many Stockholm Marathons, adidas runners, and more. We’ll be handing out goodie bags and serving food so there’s every reason to stay at the Expo a few extra hours.

And if you have a child who is running Mini Marathon on 5 June, you can also collect their number bib and T-shirt at the Expo.  If you’re collecting your number bib on Friday, you can also go to the Zeta Pasta Party at the Olympic Stadium from 12:00 – 20:00.  Read more about the Expo here. Klipp in länk till exposidan på marans hemsida.

Opening times:
Thursday 2 June, 15:00-20:00
Friday 3 June, 10:00-20:00
Saturday 4 June, 8:00-11:00

Venue:
FuturPensionHallen, Östermalms IP, sports ground.

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 receive your number bib and a large plastic kit bag as well as a self-adhesive label with your start number which can be used if you want to hand in a change of clothes or your valuables at Östermalms IP. The bag also contains products from adidas Stockholm Marathon’s partners.

Please note that number bibs:

Are personal and may not be used by another runner.

Must be clearly visible on your chest during the race.

Have a letter – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H or J – which indicates in which group you will start

Have a reverse side which you should use to fill in the name and telephone number of a relative or friend who we can contact if anything happens to you. Indicate also if you take any medication or have a medical condition. This will help our medical team in case of emergency.

Have a timing chip on the reverse side.  Be careful not to damage the chip with safety pins or in any other way.

There will be a lot of people at the Expo after 16:00 on Thursday and Friday and after 10:00 on Saturday. We recommend that, if possible you come outside these hours to avoid having to queue. Contact us if you want more information.

Directions – using public transport

Underground and bus are the easiest and most environmentally friendly ways to travel both to adidas Stockholm Marathon Expo and to the start outside the Stadium. Another sustainable way to get there is to cycle and you can leave your bike outside the Expo.

To get to the Expo and the start, take red line 14 on the underground towards Mörby Centrum and get off at Stadion (about 400m). SL have a travel planner in English on their website www.sl.se.

Leave your car at home or park in one of Stockholm’s ’infartsparkeringar’ (the equivalent of Park and Ride). You can download a parking permit, which is valid as a parking ticket for 4-5 June 2022 for the ’infartsparkeringar’ listed on the permit. Download the permit here

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 at the Stadium’s Marathon Gate. Zeta pasta party is open from 12:00 to 20:00 on Friday 3 June. If you collect your number bib on Thursday or Friday, you will receive a ticket to the party and on the reverse side is a map with directions.

Competition rules

adidas Stockholm Marathon includes the following age categories for men and women: Seniors (born 1983–2004), 40 plus (born 1978–82), 45 plus (born 1973–77), 50 plus (born 1968–72), 55 plus (born 1963–67), 60 plus (born 1958 – 62), 65 plus (born 1953-1957), 70 plus (1948-1952), 75 plus (1943-1947), 80 plus (1942 or earlier).

Minimum age to run ASICS Stockholm Marathon is 18 years (born 2004 or earlier).

Participation on or with any device on wheels is not permitted in adidas 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.  Competition management may, however, grant permission for certain equipment, in special cases.

The adidas Stockholm Marathon is conducted in accordance with the rules laid down by the Swedish Athletic Federation and by World Athletics.

EVENT AREA

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 and valuables before the start. After the race you collect them from the same place by showing your number bib.

Try to avoid taking valuables to the event. The plastic bag with your belongings must be handed in by 11:00 at the latest.  

Changing Rooms

Seeded elite runners in start group A (men and women) can use the changing rooms at the Olympic Stadium. Start group B can use changing rooms at GIH (Idrottshögskolan), behind the Stadium. All other runners in groups C to J, can use changing rooms at Östermalms IP.  Changing rooms are open from 9:00 to 19.00 on 4 June. Do not leave any belongings in the changing rooms! Use the clothing drop-off 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 09:00. 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.

All runners must be in their start pens at the latest 15 minutes before their respective start times.

At the various start pens, there are water stations on the pavement on the right (Östermalms IP side), and toilets on the left of Lidingövägen.

START

The race starts in two waves, at 12:00 and 12:10, from Lidingövägen, outside Östermalms IP sports ground. 

Start 1 – 12:00

Start group A: Seeded elite runners, start numbers 1–200

Start group B: Start number 201–1000 (wheel chair athletes to the left in this group)

Start group C: Start number 1001-3000

Startgroup D: Start number 3001-6000

Start group E: Start number 6001-9000

Start 2 – 12:10

Start group F: Start number 9001-12000

Start group G: Start number 12001-14500

Start group H: Start number 14501-17000

Start group J: Start number 17001 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.

COURSE

The course is 42,195 metres long, and has been measured in accordance with Swedish Athletics Federation and World Athletics rules. The measurement was carried out April/May 2019 by Mikael Hill, Swedish Athletic Federation measurer. Each kilometre will be clearly indicated with a sign. 

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Runners must follow instructions from the police and race officials along the course, and respect the road blocks. For safety reasons, cyclists, roller blades and inline skating are absolutely forbidden on the course. Walking poles are not permitted.

Intermediate times

Intermediate times are shown on digital clocks positioned on the left or the right hand side of the course 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 the race website. Intermediate times are also shown on the diploma which you can download after the race.

Pacemakers

Are you unsure about what pace you should run? If so, our 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, 45 mins.

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:

3.00: Black flag (start group B)

3.15: Red flag (start group C, D)

3.30: Grey flag (start group C, D, E)

3.45: Orange flag (start group D, E, F)

4.00: White flag (start group D, E, F)

4.15: Yellow flag (start group E, F, G)

4.30: Black flag (start group F, G, H, J)

4.45: Red flag (start group F, G, H, J)

5.00: Grey flag (start group G, H, J)

5.15: Orange flag (start group H, J)

5.30: White flag (start group J)

5:45: Yellow flag (start group J)

The flag which is attached to the pacemaker’s back shows which finish time they aim for. They also wear a bib which shows which start time they have.

At the pacemakers stand at the adidas Stockholm Marathon Expo you can pick up a pacing wristband with information which helps you keep to the km times.

Maximum times and checkpoints

In accordance with our permit from the police authorities, the maximum running time is 6 hours 30 minutes. Three check points along the course must be passed by a certain time in order to continue the race:

21.1 km – Djurgårdsvägen – must be passed by 15:25.

27 km – Söder Mälarstrand – must be passed by 16:20.

32 km – Ringvägen – must be passed by 17:05.

The finish line in Stockholm Stadium will close at 18:40. These checkpoints apply regardless of what time you crossed the start line.

Non finishers

If you need to drop out of the race, transport is provided from the nearest refreshment station. Runners who do not meet the three check point times are also given a lift back to an area close to the Stadium/Östermalms IP

You could also take the underground back to the Stadium if you have an SL Access card, bank card, mobile phone or mobile bank ID which you can also use to buy an SL ticket.

World-class service for runners

adidas Stockholm Marathon provides a unique world class service for runners along the course.

REFRESHMENT STATIONS

There are a total of 16 refreshment stations. At the refreshment stations after 2.5 km (Karlbergsvägen), 17.3 km (Sjöhistoriska Muséet), 23.5 km (Strandvägen) and 31.3 km (Hornsgatan) water only will be provided. At all other refreshment stations sports drink will also be provided. Orange flavoured ‘Enervit G Sport’ will be on the first set of tables. On the second set of tables is water. 

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 waste containers after each refreshment station. Please throw your cups into these containers.

ENERGY STATIONS

You will pass an energy station 13 times during the race. Here you’ll find something to eat or drink, savoury or sweet, to help you on your way towards the finish.

10.5 km – Strömgatan – Bananas

18.5 km – Manilla Skolan – Bananas

21.5 km – Djurgårdsvägen/Skansen – Salted gherkins

24.5 km – Skeppsbron/Slottsbacken – Simply Cola

27 km – Söder Mälarstrand/Pustegränd – Enervit Gel

29.5 km – Folkungagatan – Bananas

32 km – Hornsgatan – Apple slices

32.5 km – Lundagatan/Kristinehofsgatan – Vegetable stock

34.5 km – Görwellsgatan/Rålambshovsleden – Red Bull

34.7 km – Rålambshovsleden – Bananas

37 km – Klara Mälarstrand – Simply Cola/Coffee

BOOK YOUR PERSONAL ENERGY SERVICE

During adidas Stockholm Marathon 2022, Enervit are offering a personal energy service with three energy stations, serving the popular Liquid and Carbo tablets. Included in the package are also pre- and post-race products in the form of Pre Sport and Recovery Drink.

Personal energy station 1: Stadshuset, 9 km

Personal energy station 2: Manillavägen, 19 km

Personal energy station 3: Stadshuset, 36.4 km

You collect your energy package at the Enervit stand at the Expo in FuturPensionHallen. Book your personal energy package here.

SHOWER STATIONS

There will be cooling shower stations, provided by our partner Ångtvättbilen, located at along the course, between the refreshment stations.

Encouragement and motivation along the course

Running a marathon is really an extraordinary achievement and so is the motivation provided by us, the organisers, and Stockholm public. We offer everything from brass bands, DJs, pop music and cheerleaders, all doing their utmost to help you cover the whole 42,195 metres.

Ssideline City Run Club Cheerzone

Since 2014 Ssideline City Run Club have found greater purpose in the form of a Cheerzone. We all know how much effort goes into preparation for running a marathon and even when you feel ready to run, anything can happen on race day. There is an obvious connection that happens between a cheerer and a runner, the energy exchange is special and can be visibly seen in the results of heart rate monitors. This year Ssideline City Run Club is sending an open invitation to everyone to join them at Strandvägen 11. They want you to experience the cheering feeling alongside the Ssideliners! Link to Facebook Event.

Toilets

There are toilets at Östermalms IP, alongside the start pens on Lidingövägen and at each refreshment station on the course.

Medical service

adidas Stockholm Marathon is the endurance test of the year, so be cautious at the start. 42,195 metres is a demanding distance and you need to conserve energy for the final part of the race.  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!  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 adidas Stockholm Marathon Expo on Friday and in the medical tent at Östermalms IP on Saturday.

FINISH & 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 bottle of water.  All finishers can download a diploma from adidas 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. 

Östermalms IP

After the finish you continue on to Östermalms IP (300 metres) where you receive your adidas Stockholm Marathon 2022 finisher’s t-shirt. There will also be a results service station where you can check your result.

When you have collected your t-shirt, you’ll be offered water, soft drinks, snacks, coffee, buns, fruit, hotdogs and alcohol-free beer, so you can re-fuel properly. There will be plenty of time and space for recovery and post-race chat.

Massage

After the race, Axelsons Gymnastiska Institut provide massage at Östermalms IP.

Results

WEBSITE

Intermediate times and the preliminary results can be found on www.stockholmmarathon.se. The official results will be published approximately a week after the race.

LIVE RESULTS DURING THE RACE

Your friends and family will be able to follow your split times during the race via the results which are published on our website. Click on ”Results 2022” in the top menu.  The link will be available from Friday 3 June, the day before the race. 

adidas Stockholm Marathon will be broadcast live on TV 4 between 11:30 and 15:30

SORTERA – A SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIP

We are incredibly proud of our cooperation with Sortera, who ensure that you throw and we sort.  You throw your waste in containers or bins, at the event area or along the course. And after the event, it’s collected by Sortera who sort and treat it at their depot. Please look for Sortera’s green bins or containers when you dispose of your waste. This will help us with our cleaning and you will be playing an important role in our sustainable work with Sortera.

INFORMATION

If you have any questions before adidas Stockholm Marathon, please contact us by phone +46 8 545 664 40 (weekdays 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00) or email [email protected]

The race is sanctioned by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Road Races) and by the Swedish Athletics Federation.

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