Run FAST against stroke

Run FAST against stroke

The ESOC 2018 Local Organising Committee in collaboration with the Gothenburg Athletic Association are encouraging the ESOC delegates to take part in the world's largest half marathon.

One in six people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime. Physical activities prevent stroke and running is commonly recommended by health professionals as an effective way to lower high blood pressure and to reduce stress, both key risk factors for stroke.

Combine your attendance at ESOC 2018 with running, a great way to promote stroke prevention and to see the beautiful city of Gothenburg!

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Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon | Saturday, 19 May 2018

With over 60,000 registered runners, Göteborgsvarvet, the world's largest half marathon, will take place on Saturday, May 19th, a day after the ESO Conference.

Finish your great ESOC 2018 experience with a run!

Tickets - As an ESOC participant, you are eligible for a ticket at a reduced price. Participants are invited to run with "Region Västra Götaland" in a special dedicated start group.

To register for Göteborgsvarvet with the reduced rate, and to be placed in the dedicated start group, please use the following link. Use the code Esoc2018 when the system asks for the VGR ID.

The discount is valid until 30 April 2018, so make sure to register on time!

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Göteborgsvarvet website >>

Additional Races:

Cityvarvet 4.3 km | Saturday, 19 May 2018

The race starts at Götaplatsen and then follows the blue line of Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon through avenues of cheering crowds, all the way to the finish line in Slottsskogsvallen. Cityvarvet is 4.3 kilometres and runners in all ages are welcome to participate.

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Trailvarvets 11.5 km | Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The race starts and finishes in Slottsskogen Park. The distance is 11,5 kilometres with varied and hilly terrain. The course stretches through Gothenburg Botanical Garden and Änggårdsbergen – it´s a real challenge from start to finish.

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For questions or assistance with booking your prefered race, please email:


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