Lilla Varvet

Welcome to Sweden’s biggest running event

LillaVarvet/CityVarvet (Gothenburg youth race) is Sweden’s largest running event and last year 12,000 kids joined the race in the park Slottsskogen on the Gothenburg Half Marathon weekend.

Day of competition:
MiniVarvet is on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of May, 2019 for kids born 2013-2019. This takes place on a 250 m course in Slottsskogen and registration takes places on the race weekend.

LillaVarvet is the race for runners born 2006-2012 and takes place in Slottsskogen on Sunday the 17th of May, 2019. There’s a very special feeling in wearing a race bib, getting ready on the starting line and running through a cheering crowd. Start is 11am-2.40pm depending on age and there are two different courses; kids between born 2006-2008 run 2.4 km and kids 2009-2012 run 1.3 km.

CityVarvet is for ALL ages. The race is on Saturday the 16th of May, 2019 and 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 kilometers.


Visit and choose race and do the registration online. The registration fee is 150 kr for LillaVarvet and 200 kr for CityVavet. When registered, send an email to with NAME, AGE and T-SHIRT SIZE, so I can organize team shirts, meeting place, etc.

Prizes and awards:
Every runner will receive a nice medal after the race and a nice diploma will be sent home a couple of weeks after the race.

For pictures from previous years, click on and for a short video click on