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                       13:30            45 min.

Kids race               14:45             0-10 years (600 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 rac (30 -50 NOK). Full year license can be bought on the website of Norges Friidrettsforbund.

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 30th between 12:00 – 19:30, and on Saturday August 31th between 08.00 -14:15.

Online entries ends Friday, 30 Aug. at 24:00. No late registration on race day, except for the kids race.

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.

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:
11:15 – 21 km men
11:20 – 21 km women
12:40 – 42 km men
12:50 – 42 km women
14:00 – 5 km men /women
14:05 – 14:30 – Veteran classes Norwegian Championship Marathon

Bagge drop / shift tent / Showers

There will be storage facilities in tents at the starting area, in which you can also change clothes. Personell will be surveilling the bags, but the runners are encouraged not to put valuables in the bags. Unfortnunately we can not offer showering facilities after the race. You may also shower for free at the Stavanger Swimming Pool that is about 300 meters from the finish area.

Drink stations, food and toilets

Drink stations situated every 4-5 km. Water and sports drinks available (only water at the first station). Sports drink is always first. If you want to bring your own bottle, you can fill it up with water at every drink station. Squeezy gel for marathon runners at 23 km, dark chocolate at 27 km, 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 21 and 42 km.

Age limits

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

Race pacers

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

The Stavanger Marathon runners hotel

Atlantic Hotel at Olav V s gate 3, 4005 Stavanger, is our official hotel. Here you can sleep, get you bib and join the after run party! You may book room with a special Stavanger Marathon offer here


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

”Trouble desk”

Entrants unable to participate in their race will, unfortunately, 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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