The year 2012 saw Gothenburg’s half marathon Göteborgsvarvet become the biggest in the world in the number of runners. There were 44,093 runners tackling the 14-mile course this year. That is 4,000 more people than Newcastle’s Great North Run and 6,500 more than the Chicago marathon.
Göteborgsvarvet runners looking for conveniently located accommodation in Gothenburg will be spoiled for choice. The Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, Gothenburg offers guests access to fitness facilities for a pre-race warm-up and then a sauna and pool for recovery and relaxation.
Gothenburg half marathon
Runners looking to participate in the Göteborgsvarvet should plan their training schedule to culminate in May. This world-famous half marathon has been an annual early summer fixture since 1980.
The Göteborgsvarvet begins outside the athletics arena in Slottsskogen Park, home to the Way Out West festival held in August each year. The route takes runners across the Älvsborg suspension bridge, then along the north bank of the Göta älv River before looping back over the Göta Älv Bridge. Runners then make their way through the inner city, before reaching the finish back at the stadium. During the relay, the runners pass right underneath the tip of the hotel, giving guests front row seats from the terrace of the hotel’s restaurant Cuckoo’s Nest. Enjoy great food and drinks while cheering on friends or family.
Accommodation for Göteborgsvarvet runners
With so many runners flooding to Gothenburg for the Göteborgsvarvet, participants are advised to plan suitable accommodation well in advance.
The Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, Gothenburg has on on-site gym and spa to soothe those post-race aches and pains. With 2 indoor and 1 outdoor spa pool, state-of-the-art fitness equipment and luxury spa treatments, you’ll lack nothing at this convenient hotel in Gothenburg.