RAMBOLL STOCKHOLM HALVMARATHON 2018 – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Directions

The easiest way to get to Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon Expo and start area is to take the Metro to Kungsträdgården, Gamla Stan or Slussen. For more information, go to Stockholm local transport website www.sl.se.

If you take the car, the best place to park near the start is in Gallerian car park which has entrances at Regeringsgatan 15 and Regeringsgaten 20. If you are travelling by inter-city or commuter train and coming in to the Central station, the easiest route is to walk about 1200 metres to Skeppsbron.

Number bibs

We started emailing out registration cards on 14 August. If you enter later than this, you will receive your registration card by email a few days after your registration. Take your registration card to the Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon Expo to collect you number bib. You can also show it on your telephone. If you are not able to come in person to collect your bib, you can give your registration card to some one else to collect it on your behalf. If you lose your registration card, take some kind of photo ID and go to our Information desk at the Expo. Read more about Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon Expo below.

You will get safety pins with your number bib. Your start group is indicated on your number bib. On the reverse side of the bib, please fill in your name, telephone number of next of kin, any medication you are taking and any medical condition to are suffering from. This will help our medical team in case you experience any problems.

Please note:

  • Number bibs are personal and cannot be transferred to another runner
  • Number bibs must be completely visible and worn on the chest throughout the whole race.

Register at the Expo

The last chance to register to this year´s Ramboll Stockholm Halvmarathon is at the Expo. Opening hours for registration is Friday 11 AM-7 PM and Saturday 10 AM-1 PM.

EXPO & EVENT AREA

This year’s Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon Expo is in the event area on Logårdstrappan on Skeppsbron just in front of the Royal Palace. We are open at the following times:

  • Friday 14 September 11:00-19:00
  • Saturday 15 September 10:00–15:00.

At the Expo, in addition to the number bib distribution, our sponsors and partners also have stands displaying their products, with fun competitions, product testing and fantastic special offers.

We have increased the Expo area this year and have more space to have a coffee, order something from one of the food trucks and just hang out.

LET YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS KNOW ABOUT OUR NEW APP

Ramboll Stockholm Halfmarathon’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 Ramboll  Stockholm Halvmarathon even more fun to follow.

App for Android
App for iOS

START

Assembly before the start

Start pens onSlottskajen and Norrbro open from 14:30. You must be in your relevant start pen on Slottskajen or Norrbro at least 15 minutes before your start time.

There is water and toilets in the start area.


Start groups

Participants have been seeded into seven start group with different start times. Seeding is based on the results you included in your registration:

Start  15:30
Start group A Elite: Seeded runners: Men with numbers 1-100. Women with numbers 101-200.
Start group A: Men with numbers 201-2 600. Women with numbers 2 601-3 000.

Start 15:35
Start group B: Men with numbers 3 001-5 000. Women with numbers 5 001-6 000.

Start  15:40
Start group  C: Men with numbers 6 001-8 000. Women with numbers 8 001-9 000.

Start 15:45

Start group  D: Men with numbers 9 001-10 600. Women with numbers 10 601-12 000.

Start 15:50

Start group  E: Men with numbers 12 001-13 400. Women with numbers 13 401-15 000.

Start 15:55

Start group  F: Men with numbers 15 001-16 400. Women with numbers 16 401-18 000.

Start 16:00

Start group  G: Men with numbers 18 001-19 400. Women with numbers 19 401-21 000.

Start group A stands on the start line at 15:25, five minutes before the start. The other start groups move up to the start line when the previous group has set off. Please follow the officials’ instructions.

Start list

You can see the complete start list for Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon here.

Age groups

Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon has the following age groups for men and women:
Senior (born 1979-2000), 40 (1974-1978), 45 (1969-1973), 50 (1964-1968), 55 (1959-1963), 60 (1954-1958) and 65 (born 1953 and earlier).

Competition rules

The race is run according to the rules of the Swedish Athletics Federation. Runners participate at their own risk.

Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon is sanctioned bySvenska Friidrottsförbundetand AIMS – Association of International Marathons and Road Races.Only runners born in 2000 or earlier are eligible to compete.

COURSE

The course measures 21,098 metres – a half marathon.

The course measurement has been checked by AIMS course measurer, Hugh Jones and Swedish Federation measurer, Micke Hill in June 2013. Adjustments to the course have been measured by Micke Hill in August 2017 and August 2018.

It is important that you observe the barriers or tape, set up on certain roads which are still open to oncoming traffic. Police and/or officials are at every junction on the course. Please following their directions.

Kilometre points are clearly signposted along the course. 

 

Timing

Timing is done with the aid of a chip which you will get in the envelope with your number bib. The chip must be worn on your shoe during the whole race. Mats, which are laid out on the start line, at intervals along the course and at the finish line, read the chip at a maximum distance of 50 cm. So it’s important to wear the chip on your shoe and not, for example, around your wrist.

Your exact running time will be recorded in Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon. The chip records your time from the moment you leave the start line until you reach the finish line. This is called your ‘net time’. Your ‘brutto time’ (the time from when your start group’s gun is fired until you reach the finish line) is also recorded in the results which are published on our web site directly after the race.

Think of the environment and return your chip for recycling after the race to one of the chip-return containers beyond the runners’ service area.

Four split times

Split times are shown at 5 km, 10 km, 15 km and 20 km.

Remember that the clocks start at the start time for the first group (Group A) so this means that runners in start group B need to deduct 5 minutes, runners in group C, 10 minutes, runners in group D, 15 minutes, runners in group E, 20 minutes, runners in group F, 25 minutes and runners in group G should deduct 30 minutes from the time which is shown.

Your split times are recorded at 5km, 10km, 15km and 20km. These times are published with the results after the race.

Maximum time

The police authorities have given us a maximum time for the race of 2 hours 45 minutes. This means that if you start in the last start group, group G, you must reach the finish line by 18:45 at the latest.

Control times at 12 km and 17 km

At 12km there is a control point which all runners must pass by 17:35 at the latest in order to be allowed to continue. At 17km, at Tantolunden, there is a second control point which all runners must pass by 18:15 to be allowed to continue. We provide transport to an area close to the finish to all those who do not make it to the control points in time.

DROP OUTS

If you need to drop out of the race, we provide transport from the refreshment stations at Kungholms Strand (6.5km), Rålambshovsparken (9.5km) and Tantolunden (17km) to an area near the finish. If you drop out near the other refreshment stations, make your own way back to the start/finish.

GARMIN´S PACEMAKING SERVICE

If you are unsure which pace you need to keep in Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon, you can run alongside one of our pacemakers. Experienced runners, equipped with a distinctive flag, run at a steady pace. We have pacemakers for the following finish times:
1 hour 30 min – 1 hour 40 min – 1 hour 45 min – 1 hour 50 min – 2 hours – 2 hours 10 min and 2 hours 20 min.

Seven refreshment stations

There are seven refreshment stations along the course – after 3.5 km, 6.5 km, 9.5 km, 12.5 km, 15 km, 17 km and 19.5 km.  Water only is provided at the 3.5km and 15 km points. At the other stations water and sports drink are provided. The sports drink is Enervit G Sport, lemon flavour and this will be on the first set of tables with water on the second set of tables.

Drink sensibly

It is important to keep the right fluid balance during Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon. If it is warm and you don’t drink enough before and during the race, you can suffer from dehydration.  This will impair your performance and, in the worst case, can lead to the body overheating. If you drink too much in relation to how much you sweat, then the body fluids become too diluted and your salt level reaches a dangerously low level. So you need to drink the right amount. A good rule of thumb: drink when you feel thirsty!

Five sponge stations

There are sponge stations at the refreshment stations at 6.5 km, 9.5 km, 15 km, 17 km and 19.5 km.

Four energy stations

In addition to the seven refreshment stations, there are also three energy stations on the course:

  • Bananas
  • Grape sugar tablets from Dextro Energy
  • Enervit Gel with raspberry and lemon taste

  • Enervit Pit stop – Enervit Competition bar with apricot/orange flavour.

Encouragement along the course

Bands and DJs will be playing music all along the course to entertain and inspire you and your fellow runners. This will help you all the way to the finish line then beyond to our fantastic After Run.

FINISH

The finish is on Norrbro, in front of the Royal Palace and Parliament Building. Please follow the officials’ instructions at the finish to help us manage the flow of people.

FINISH SERVICE

Directly after the finish line, all those who complete the race in the maximum time of 2 hours, 45 minutes will receive a Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon medal. After the medal distribution there will be Cloetta chocolate bars, SunMaid raisins, Exotic Snacks, Barebells, Enervit and more. And, of course, all finishers will be treated to a bottle of our very own light beer – Halvan Klar!

Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top 30 male and female runners after the race.  Prizes are also awarded to the top three in every age group based on the net times. These prizes are sent by post to the winners.

Results service

Split times and preliminary results will be published live on the Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon website during the race. The official results list will be published just over a week after the race on www.stockholmhalvmarathon.se

Meeting point after the race

Remember to arrange in advance where you will meet your friends and family after the race. The telephone network can be overloaded with so many people in a small area and it can be difficult to call. Note also that the runners service area on Strömgatan is restricted to runners only.

AFTER RUN

Your amazing achievement at Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon demands an equally amazing finale, which we aim to provide for you and your friends at our After Run.

SERVICE

Toilets and changing rooms

There are toilets at the start and finish area and also at every refreshment station along the course.

It is not possible to change in the start and finish area. We recommend that you change at home or your hotel. Before and after the race, 13:00-20:30, you can use the changing rooms and showers at Stockholm Stadium, on Lidingövägen 1, about 2.5km from the event area. The entrance to the changing rooms is at Lidingövägen 1, through the arch of the Clock Tower and through the wooden door to the North stand on the right. Make sure you don’t leave anything behind as we don’t take responsibility for lost property.

Clothing drop-off and safety deposit

You can hand in your clothing on Strömgatan from 14:00. Use the bag and label which you get when you collect your number bib. After the race, you collect your clothing from the same place. It is important that you attach to your bag the label with your name and start number. When you collect your clothing after the race, you just show your number bib which is your receipt. This service closes at 19:30.

You can also leave your wallet, keys, etc in our safety deposit on Strömgatan from 14:00 (see above map). Please turn off your mobile phone. It is important that you attach the label with your name and start number. When you collect your valuables after the race, you just show your number bib which is your receipt. This service closes at 19:30.

ARE YOU feeling fit?

Remember to take it easy at the start, 21,098 metres is a demanding distance and you need to save energy for the end of the race. Don’t come to the start if you are not completely healthy, and remember that there is no shame in dropping out if you are exhausted. There is a risk in running if you have a cold or do not feel 100%. If you are not sure whether to run or not, please don’t hesitate to contact our medical team who will be in Gustav Adolfs square on Saturday.

Medical service

Medical officials are at every refreshment station and at the start and finish. Medical officials have the authority to take injured or exhausted runners off the course.

Photo service

Professional photographers from Marathonphoto will be out on the course and at the finish taking photos of all the runners. In the results list you will be able to click on a link to photos of yourself.

SORTERA – OUR RECYCLING PARTNER

Our recycling partner, Sortera, will take care of all the rubbish at the race. There will be different containers for different types of waste. In general you will see large green rubbish bins on wheels and green containers.  In certain places, you can separate food waste, returnable bottles (pant) and glass.

Along the course, the refreshment stations use compostable cups which are also collected by Sortera.

Please look for Sortera’s green bins when you dispose your rubbish. This will help us with our cleaning and recycling.

CONTACT

If you have a question before Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon, read our FAQ(Questions and Answers) on our website or contact us by phone on +44 8 545 664 40 (weekdays 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:30) or by email to [email protected]. During the race day we’ll have an information tent in the event area.

Good luck in Ramboll Stockholm Half Marathon!