Marathon through 7 districts of Stockholm along the shores of the bays, waterways and canals

42nd Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021, scheduled for 5 June 2021, is postponed to 9 October 2021 (Saturday) due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.


In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

9 October 2021 (Saturday)
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Number of participants: 16.000,
marathon 2019 — 12.359
Course Record: 2:10:10 (marathon) Nigussie Sahlesilassie, Ethiopia, 2019
Entry fee:
€88—120 marathon

The Stockholm Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Stockholm, Sweden. The official name of the event is ASICS Stockholm Marathon. About 16.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (12.359 runners completed marathon in 2019).

The Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) is one of the World Athletics Label Road Races.

In 2019, the Ethiopian athlete Nigussie Sahlesilassie finished the Stockholm Marathon with the result of 2:10:10 hours and set a new course record.

In 2020, the Stockholm Marathon was cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, it was possible to take part in a virtual race.

2 songs were composed in honor of the Stockholm Marathon. In 1982, Thore Skogman, also a finisher of the Stockholm Marathon, released the song “Följa John i Stockholm Marathon” (“Follow John at the Stockholm Marathon“). In 2009, Kenneth Fridén recorded “Stockholm Marathon” composition.

The Stockholm Half Marathon (Ramboll Stockholm Halvmarathon) is held in September.

More about Stockholm and its attractions you may find here.

Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2019

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (ASICS Stockholm Marathon)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 11:00 and at 11:10 9 October 2021 (Saturday) from Lidingövägen street, outside the Clock Tower of Stockholm Olympic Stadium (Stockholms Olympiastadion).

Age limit: from 18 years old on 31 December 2021.

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The course of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 passes through 7 districts of Swedish capital: Östermalm, Vasastan, Kungsholmen, Old town (Gamla stan), Djurgården, Södermalm, Norrmalm.

The route runs along the shores of the bays (including Riddarfjärden and Saltsjön), waterways and canals of the lake Mälaren, draining into the Baltic Sea. Runners cross many bridges, one of the major Stockholm bridges — Västerbron is among them, it offers panoramic view of the old town.

Course of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021

Course of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021

Altitude profile of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 course

Altitude profile of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 course

Course map animation of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 is here.

Interactive course map of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 is here.

Start of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 is on Lidingövägen street, outside the Clock Tower of Stockholm Olympic Stadium (Stockholms Olympiastadion).

Finish is close to the start, it is inside Stockholm Olympic Stadium (Stockholms Olympiastadion, Lidingövägen, 114 33 Stockholm), which owns the world record of world records: 83 world records in different sport disciplines were set on this arena.

You may find the official course map of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 here.

The Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 participants are divided into starting blocks according to the results of the previous races.

Time limit for completing the marathon is 6 hours 30 minutes.

The pace makers of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. The pace makers can be recognized by balloons marked with the corresponding finish time. Target times for marathon are 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15 and 5:30 hours.

About 20 water and nutrition stations are located on the marathon route. The stations provide runners with drinking water, isotonic drink Enervit, soda, fruit, energy bars, coffee, clear broth, energy tablets, soft drinks, salted cucumbers, water for refreshing sponges.

Before the start runners may leave their personal belongings in the deposit area on the stadium Östermalms IP (Fiskartorpsvägen 2, 114 33 Stockholm) near the start and finish zone. There are also changing facilities and showers on the stadium.

The route of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and the Swedish Athletics Association (Svenska Friidrottsförbundet).


You may sign up for the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 1 October 2021 or till the slots last.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races 4—8 October 2021 (Monday — Friday) at the Expo of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 in the Westfield Mall of Scandinavia (Stjärntorget 13 C, Solna).

The entry fee for the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
17—22 September 2020 — €88 (for early bird registration you get free Race T-shirt);
from 23 September till 1 November 2020 — €92;
from 2 November 2020 till 7 February 2021 — €100;
from 8 February till 1 October 2021 — €110;
4—8 October 2021 at the Expo — €120.

You and your friends may sign up as a team and participate in team competition. Each team must consist of 4 runners. Every member gets free Race T-shirt.

If race is cancelled or participant limit is reduced due to COVID-19 the entry fee will be partly refunded. More info is here.

You may transfer your registration to another person for a fee of €29 (SEK 300) up till 10 days before the race date. More info is here.

The time is measured using electronic chip which is fixed on the shoe. Chip is to be returned after the race.

Your Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number
  • Safety pins to attach your bib number
  • Goody bag
  • Bag deposit
  • Athlete tracking through the mobile app
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Pace maker service
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Finisher T-shirt
  • Recovery massage on the route and after finish on first-come, first-served basis
  • Changing facilities
  • Shower after finish
  • Online race results
  • Participant video
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

At extra charge, you may order Race T-shirt (€25).

Race T-shirt of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021

Race T-shirt of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Expo of the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021 in the Westfield Mall of Scandinavia (Stjärntorget 13 C, Solna).
Pick-up desks schedule:
4 October 2021 (Monday) from 12:00 till 21:00,
5—8 October 2021 (Tuesday — Friday) from 10:00 till 21:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo, your confirmation letter.

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present your ID with photo or your confirmation letter.

No health certificate is required to enter the Stockholm Marathon (ASICS Stockholm Marathon) 2021.

Race Results 2019*

Men (marathon)
1. Sahlesilassie, Nigussie (ETH) 02:10:10
2. Delegen, Tafese (ETH) 02:11:40
3. Kollum Yegon, Gilbert (KEN) 02:11:58

Women (marathon)
1. Fayesa, Aberash (ETH) 02:33:38
2. Yamaguchi, Haruka (JPN) 02:34:04
3. Arfwedson, Mikaela (SWE) 02:36:32

* Source:

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Virtual edition 2020 results are here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Hässelby SK
Asics Stockholm Marathon,

Box 15124, 167 15 Bromma
Тел. + 46 8 545 66 440

Social media:

* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 30 May 2020
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 6°C – 18°C (44°F – 65°F)
Wind: 18 km/h (11 mph)
Date: 1 June 2019
Drizzle in the evening. Rain 1.1 mm (0.05 in).
Temperature: 7°C – 15°C (45°F – 59°F)
Wind: 18 km/h (11 mph)
Date: 2 June 2018
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 13°C – 28°C (56°F – 83°F)
Wind: 13 km/h (8 mph)

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Flights to Stockholm

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 7 October 2021 — 10 October 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

You may use public transport, taxi, or preordered transfer to get to Stockholm from Arlanda airport (ARN) and back.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.


Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Stockholm

Find a hotel via online service that compares the most popular booking websites to get the best deal for your dates.

Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in October 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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