Stavanger Marathon is organised by athletics club GTI Friidrettsklubb


One day – many race options

Stavanger Marathon has start and finish at the square outside Stavanger Cathedral. The church is the oldest cathedral in Norway and from the first half of the 1100s.

With great variation in length and route the Stavanger Marathon festival of running provides a challenge suitable for all!


                    Start time      Maximum time

Marathon              09:00           6 hours

Half marathon      09:40          3 hours and 30 min

5 km                        14:00           45 min

Kids race                14:50           0-10 years (350 m)

License – important information:

To participate, you will need to have a licence from the Norwegian Athletics Federation (Read more here). A single license can be bought together with registration for the race (30 -50 NOK). Full year license can be bought on the website of Norges Friidrettsforbund.

Prices (including fees):

560,- NOK – 31. March
660,- NOK -17. June
760,- NOK – 28. August

Half marathon
460,- NOK – 31. March
560,- NOK – 17. June
660,- NOK – 28. August

230,- NOK -31. March
280,- NOK -17. June
330,- NOK – 29. August

Kids race
50,- NOK before race day
100,- NOK on race day

Age limits

5 km: 11 years
21 km: 15 years
42 km: 18 years

Bib number

Your bib number for the race can be collected in ground floor Atlantic Hotel,Olav V s gate 3, 4005 Stavanger. Friday August 28th between 12:00 – 18:30, and on Saturday August 29th between 07.30 -14:30.

Online entries ends for the marathon distances at Friday, 28 Aug. at 24:00. No late registration on race day, except for the kids race and for the 5k.

Prizes / medals

All participants receive a medal.
The three quickest women and men, regardless of age group, in each of the 5 km, 21 km and 42 km races will receive prizes.
1. place: 6.000 NOK, 2. place: 4.000 NOK, 3. place: 2.000 NOK

Time schedule:
11:30 – 21 km men and women
12:30 – 42 km men and women
14:30 – 5 km men and women

Bagge drop / shift tent / Showers

There will be storage facilities in tents at the starting area, in which you can also change clothes. Runners are encouraged not to put valuables in the bags. You can shower for free at the Stavanger Swimming Pool. Turn to the ticket booth between 10am and 3:15pm for a bracelet.

Drink stations, food and toilets

Drink stations are situated every 4-5 km. Water and sports drinks available (only water at the first station). Sports drink is always first. For the marathon there will be banana at 31 og 39 km and Coke at 39 km. Banana for half marathon at 10 and 18 km.

After the race you will have a pasta salad (also vegetarian alternative), banana and one bottle of water.

Toilet at every drink station for the marathon distances.

Race pacers

Marathon: 3:30, 4:00 and 4:30.
Half marathon: Every 5 minutes from 1:30 to 2:00, and 2:10, 2:20 and 2:30.


Radisson Blue Atlantic Hotel offers good prices for rooms. It may be ordered on net or pr tlf. 51761000, code SVGMAR.


We encourage all our participants to take the bus, walk or cycle on the day of the race. If you have a car, you can park here

Time keeping

Time keeping is done by Ultimate Sport Service with electronic chips on your starting number. Everyone will get a net time, timed from the moment they pass the start line.

”Trouble desk”

Entrants unable to participate in their race will not be able to obtain a refund, nor will they be able to transfer their entry into a later race arranged by the same organiser.

It is possible to give or sell your number. Please see the e-mail you received after registration, where you will find a link, user name and password, so you can change the personal information.

If you want to change to a shorter or longer distance, contact, or Help Desk at the bib pick up.

Course video Half Marathon

Half Marathon

Course video Marathon


Contact us

If you have any questions please read through the “practical information” section of the site before sending an email.

If you cannot find an answer to your question, you can contact the race leader using the contact form below.

GTI Friidrett

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