ASICS Stockholm Marathon 2016

To run a marathon in Stockholm is an extraordinary experience. The 38th ASICS Stockholm Marathon will be an exiting race in a beautiful city with 21,500 runners from all over the world. Enthusiastic spectators line the route in the Swedish capital. At the finish in the classical 1912 Olympic Stadium thousands of fans greet the runners.

The course is basically two laps through the central parts of Stockholm. The surroundings vary from the woods of the royal park ”Djurgården” to the streets of a big city. The course passes buildings such as the Royal Palace, the City Hall, the Royal Opera and the Houses of Parliament. The course is one of the most scenic in the world.
Much of the race is run along beautiful waterfronts. When crossing the ”Västerbron” bridge, the runners will enjoy a fantastic view over a city with buildings ranging in age from the medieval times to the present day. The difference in altitude between the highest and the lowest point of the course is 29 metres.

The Marathon Expo, the Pasta Party and the Post Race Celebration are traditional parts of the event, bringing all the runners together in a joyful atmosphere. With almost 7,500 international runners from more than 90 countries the ASICS Stockholm Marathon is also a multicultural festival.

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