On Saturday 1 June, it’s time for the 41st ASICS 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.

Registration card

You will receive your digital registration card, which indicates your start number, by email in the middle of May. Then You can also find your start number in ASICS Stockholm Marathon start list.


You’ll experience a fantastic atmosphere when you collect your goody bag and number bib at ASICS 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. 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 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 2019 elite runners, training influencers, heroes who’ve run up to 40 Stockholm Marathons, ASICS Frontrunners, and more. We’ll be handing out goody bags and serving food so there’s every reason to stay at the Expo a few extra hours.

Opening times:                   
Thursday 30 May 15:00-20:00
Friday 31 May 10:00-20:00
Saturday 1 June 08:00-11:00

Place: Danicahallen, 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 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 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 ASICS 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.

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

Zeta pastaparty at the Olympic Stadion

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 31 May. 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.

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 (1 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 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 or mobil.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 1-2 June 2019 for the ’infartsparkeringar’ listed on the permit. Download the permit here.

Competition rules

ASICS Stockholm Marathon includes the following age categories for men and women: Open (born 1980–2001), 40 plus (born 1975–79), 45 plus (born 1970–74), 50 plus (born 1965–69), 55 plus (born 1960–64), 60 plus (born 1955 – 59), 65 plus (born 1950-1954), 70 plus (1945-1949), 75 plus (1940-1944), 80 plus (1939 or earlier).

Minimum age to run ASICS Stockholm Marathon is 18 years (born 2001 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.  Competition management may, however, grant permission for certain equipment, in special cases.

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).


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 your 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.

Changing Rooms

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”, behind the Stadium. 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 1 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 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.


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

Start group 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

Startgrupp 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.


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 in April 2017 by Hugh Jones, AIMS course measurer from Great Britain with additional measurements carried out in April/May 2019 by Mikael Hill, Swedish Athletic Federation measurer.

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 on the course. Walking poles are not permitted.

Intermediate times

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 the race website. Intermediate times are also shown on the diploma which you can download from the internet after the race.


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:

  • 3.00: Grey flag (start group B)
  •  3.15: Orange flag (start group C, D)
  • 3.30: Red flag (start group C, D, E)
  • 3.45: Green flag (start group D, E, F)
  •  4.00: Yellow flag (start group D, E, F)
  • 4.15: White flag (start group E, F, G)
  • 4.30: Blue flag (start group F, G, H, J)
  • 4.45: Pink flag (start group F, G, H, J)
  • 5.00: Black flag (start group G, H, J)
  • 5.15: Purple flag (start group H, J)
  • 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 stand 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 – Söder Mälarstrand – must be passed by 16:00.
  • 32 km – Ringvägen – 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.

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 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.

Refreshment stations

There are a total of 17 refreshment stations. At the refreshment stations after 2.5 km (Karlbergsvägen), 17.3 km (Sjöhistoriska Muséet) and 31.3 km (Hornsgatan) water only will be provided. At all other refreshment stations Enervit G Sport with lemon/lime sports drink will be provided on the first set of tables. On the second set of tables water will be served.  Read more about Enervit G Sport

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.

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.

  • 6 km – Klara Mälarstrand – Coffee
  • 9 km – Strömgatan – Bananas
  • 1 km – Manilla Skolan – Bananas
  • 4 km – Djurgårdsvägen/Skansen – Salted gherkins
  • 4 km – Skeppsbron/Slottsbacken – Simply Cola
  • 6 km – Söder Mälarstrand/Pustegränd – Enervit Gel
  • 0 km – Folkungagatan – Bananas
  • 6 km – Hornsgatan – Apple slices
  • 5 km – Lundagatan/Kristinehofsgatan – Vegetable stock
  • 7 km – Rålambshovsleden – Bananas
  • 9 km – Klara Mälarstrand – Simply Cola
  • 2 km – Strömgatan – Bananas
  • 2 km – Karlaplan – Dextro


Book your personal energy service

During ASICS Stockholm Marathon 2019  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 Danicahallen. In the package is an arm band which you should wear on your RIGHT arm during the race. Please note that you prove your ID with Diglias-app. Book your personal energy package here.

Shower stations

There will be many cooling shower stations, provided by our partner Ångtvättbilen, 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 will get a sponge which you can use to help 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.

Fantastic support along the course

Running a marathon is really an extraordinary achievement and so is the support provided by us, the organisers, and Stockholm public. We offer everything from the majestic Tre Kronor wind orchestra at the Royal Palace, to the Beastie Girls rock band at the City Hall. Here you can read more about the various artists, DJ, announcers and sponsors who will be doing all they can to help you cover the whole 42,195 metres.


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

Medical service

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.  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 Expo on Friday and in the medical tent at Östermalms IP on Saturday.


Stockholms Olympic Stadion

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 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. 

Östermalms IP

After the finish you continue on to Östermalms IP (300 metres) where you receive your ASICS Stockholm Marathon 2019 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, buns, 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.

App for participants and public

ASICS Stockholm Marathon tracking & event app is perfect for both participants and the public to follow runners and find out information about the race. Via ’Mina favoriter’ you can check up on the runners you want to follow, via ’leaderboard’ you can follow the elite race. And via ’My Race’ runners who carry their phones can be followed by family and friends – they see your exact position on the course. The app also contains a map, news and all the race information. The app is available for both Android and iOS and makes ASICS Stockholm Marathon even more fun to follow.
Appen för android
Appen för iOS

ASICS Stockholm Marathon direktsänds i TV 4 mellan kl. 11.30 och 15.30.


We are incredibly proud to work with our recycling partner, 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 when you dispose your waste. This will help us with our cleaning and recycling and you will be playing an important role in our sustainable work with Sortera.



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 race is sanctioned by AIMS AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Road Races) and by Svenska Friidrottsförbundet (Swedish Athletics Federation)




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