Stockholm Marathon, known as the ASICS Stockholm Marathon for sponsorship reasons, is an annual race arranged in Stockholm, Sweden since 1979. It serves as the Swedish marathon championship race. The marathon normally takes place at the beginning of June or the end of May. The ASICS Stockholm Marathon comprises two scenic laps around the medieval city situated on fourteen islands, on the banks of the archipelago of 24,000 islands.
At the finish, in the classical 1912 Olympic Stadium, enthusiastic fans greet the runners. The Marathon Expo, the Pasta Party and the Post Race Celebration are traditional parts of the event, bringing all runners together in a joyful atmosphere. It will be an exciting race in a beautiful city with 21,500 runners from all over the world.
To participate in Stockholm Marathon you can register in the official website. 22,000 runners will be accepted.
Registration fee: 108 Euro. The Stockholm Marathon t-shirt can be ordered at the time of registration. Price 31 Euro. Deadline for registration: 15 February 2015.
Course / Route Map
It is basically a two-lap course through the central parts of Stockholm. The surroundings vary from the woods of the Royal park “Djurgården” to the streets of a big city. The course passes buildings such as the Royal Palace, the City Hall, the Royal Opera and the Houses of Parliament. The course is one of the most scenic in the world. Much of the race is run along beautiful waterways.
When passing the “Västerbron” bridge, the runners will enjoy a fantastic view over a city with buildings ranging in age from the medieval times to the present day. The difference in altitude between the highest and the lowest point of the course is 29 meters. The race starts just outside the Olympic Stadium and finishes inside the beautiful arena. The first lap is 16.6 kilometres, the second lap 25.6 kilometres.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
The difference in altitude between the highest and the lowest point of the course is 29 metres.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
- The maximum running time is 6 hours.
- Organizers use the Champion Chip timing system that will record the net time.
Men: Hugh Jones (UK) 2:11:37 (1983)
Women: Grete Waitz (Norway) 2:28:24 (1988)
Prize Money & Awards
- Runners who have completed ASICS Stockholm Marathon five times are awarded a diploma.
- After ten races a commemorative medal is presented.
- Diplomas are also awarded after 15 and 20 finishes. After finishing 25 times the honorary medal is awarded.
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- All runners who finish will receive an exclusive commemorative medal and the ASICS Stockholm Marathon finisher’s T-shirt.
Water Stops & Refreshments
- The first lap has 6 stations and the second lap 10 stations.
- At three refreshment stations (3 km, 16 km and 41 km) only water is served.
- At all other refreshment stations the Maxim Hypotonic Sports Drink Lemon/Lime flavour is served.
Expected Race Day Weather
- The average temperature in Stockholm during the last week of May is 18° C, equal to 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The humidity is around 50 per cent.