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                     –  13:00            45 min.

Kids race 0,6k    –  14:00             6-10 years (1000 m)
Kids race 1k       –  14:20             0-5 years (600 m)

License – important information:

The governing body for athletics in 2013 decided to introduce a license system for all athletics events organised by clubs in the Norges Friidrettsforbund (Norwegian Athletics Federation). (Read more here). For non-track events, participants can choose between a single license and a full year license. A single license can be bought together with entrance to the Stavanger Marathon events (30 -50 NOK). Full year license can be bought on the website of Norges Friidrettsforbund.

Warning: In case of a year licence, please show it at the bib pick up.

Bib number

Your bib number for the race can be collected from downstairs Arkaden Torgterrassen, Kirkegata 2. Friday August 24th between 10:30 – 19:00, and on Saturday August 25th between 08.00 -13.00.

Online entries ends Friday, 25 Aug. at 24:00. No late registration on race day, except for the kids race.  Here you can also register at the tent for Information in the square from 13:00.

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 10 km, 21 km and 42 km races will receive prizes.
1. place: 5.000 NOK, 2. place: 3.000 NOK, 3. place: 1.000 NOK

Time schedule:
11:15 – 21 km men
11:25 – 21 km women
12:00 – 42 km men
13:05 – 42 km women
13:35 – 5 km men
13:40 – 5 km women

Bagge drop / shift tent

There will be storage facilities in tents at the starting area, in which you can also change clothes. Personell will be survailling the bags, but the runners are encouraged not to put valuables in the bags. Unfortnunately we can not offer showering facilities after the race.

Drink stations, food and toilets

Drink stations situated every 4-5 km. Water and sports drinks available. Sports drink is always first, and thereafter water. Banana at 18, 31 and 39 km for marathon runners, and at finish for all. If you want to bring your own bottle, you can fill it up with water at every drink station.

After the race you will have a wrap with pulled chicken (also vegetarian alternative), 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 2:30


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, please send an e-mail to

Course video 5 km

5 km

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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