The Stockholm Marathon has been running since 1979. The inaugural race had 2,000 runners, but now has room for 18,000 participants.Stockholm Marathon Route The race takes in much of the city of Stockholm, starting and finishing at the 1912 Olympic Stadium. The race is basically a two lap course. It passes through central parts of Stockholm with views of the surrounding woods, the royal park 'Djurgarden' and the city centre streets. The course is regarded as one of the world's most scenic marathon routes. Runners pass buildings such as the Royal Palace, the Royal Opera, the City Hall and the Houses of Parliament with much of the race running along pleasant waterfronts. When crossing the 'Vasterbron' bridge, the runners are presented with an amazing view of the city, with buildings ranging in age from the medieval times to the present day, reaching the finish line in the 1912 Olympic Stadium.
Below are the top three aspects of the Stockholm Marathon, as determined by athlete reviews.View full breakdown
Amazing race Bag drop off could be better The free foot care and massage was a fantastic surprise Local support was super Overall an amazing race
In the run-up to the event, communication was good. Regular emails were sent and as the temperature ramped up, the organisers posted an update detailing how they were preparing. The expo was well signposted and easy to get to. It wasn't as large as I expected, but I picked up my...Read full review
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