Participant information

Hotel agreement

Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel is our participating hotel. Single rooms cost NOK 1750 and double rooms NOK 1850. Breakfast is included. You order via this the link. You can also call in your order on 21931937 (Monday-Friday). Enter the discount code NO322751. Orders must be made no later than the 28th. July, and can be canceled by 22 August at 12. A limited number of rooms are available.

Start number distribution

The starting number distribution takes place in the Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, in Olav V s gate 3. Opening hours are Friday 25 August at 12:30 – 19, and Saturday August 26th 07:00 – 13:00.


We encourage our participants to cycle or walk to the center on race day. If you drive a car, we recommend that you park in P-Jernbanen or P-St. Olav. For those who will take part in the 5 km, it is perfect to take the train to Mariero station where the start is.

Start / finish area (area map)

Start time Maximum time
Marathon at 09:00 6 hours
Marathon relay at 09:00 4 hours and 45 minutes
Half marathon at 09:40 3 hours and 30 minutes
Children’s race at 10:00 0-9 years (440 metres)
5km at 14:05 55 minutes

The Stavanger Marathon has its start and finish in the square outside Stavanger Cathedral. 5 km starts at Mariero Station.

There will be a luggage tent for men in Haakon 7s gate. The baggage tent for women is located in Kongsgårdbakken. Toilets can be found down on the gravel towards Breiavatnet.

5 km at Mariero Station will have its own toilets. The luggage is delivered to a van, which transports them to the city centre.

The starts: Time / schedule

5 km starts on the cycle path by the Gandsfjord opposite Mariero station. Otherwise, all the starts are below Stavanger Cathedral / Kongsgård. For the children’s race, you line up according to age, with the oldest starting first. Otherwise, you line up according to your own expected finishing time.

Finish line (incl. food / drink, prizes)

All finish lines are in the city centre, outside Stavanger Cathedral / Kongsgård. It is planned that you can stand and cheer the participants on towards the finish line, so feel free to bring a Norwegian flag and join in and create an atmosphere.
Water, Cola, Müsliscones and banana are offered at the finish line.

Award ceremony

At the finish you get a great medal. This year’s motif is “The red sieve house”. The building is now a memorial to the time when Mosvatnet was the city’s water source.
Just before the end of the finish line, those who have run 5, 10, 15 or 20 times can be awarded a medal of honour.
The first 3 finishers in the marathon, half-marathon and 5 km distances receive NOK 6, NOK 4 and NOK 2,000 respectively.
New this year is that the best teenager in 5 km and the best U23 (15-22 years) in the half marathon will receive a prize of NOK 2,500.
If you set a new course record, you get NOK 4,000.
The award ceremony is at 11:30 for the half marathon, 12:30 for the marathon and 14:55 for the 5 km.


You can shower for free in Stavanger Svømmehall after the race. Ask for wristbands in the hatch.

Frequently asked questions

All age limits are based on the calendar year.

To run 5 km or a marathon relay, you must turn 10 during the year.
You must be 15 years old to run a half marathon, and 18 years old to run a marathon.

The children’s race is from 0-10 years.

Age limits (calendar year)

Children’s race: 0-10 years

5 km: 10 years

21 km: 15 years

42 km: 18 years

Relay: 10 years

Those who have bought a year-round license through an athletics club in Norway do not need to buy a one-off licence. Nor those born in 2011 or later. All others must purchase a one-time license. The price of this varies between NOK 30 and 50. If an injury occurs during the race, you will then be able to get treatment covered, see here .

We will use an image recognition service called Pica. It works in such a way that there will be separate symbols on each side of your start number. By creating a separate profile on, and use your assigned code, then you can access the photos that have actually been taken by you. Feel free to also allow face recognition, then the chance that the pictures of you will be recognized increases. You can share the photos you select on social media in a simple way. You can find an illustration of the process here .
The various albums will be posted on the race’s Facebook page during the day after the race day. For the Pica photos, most likely some photos will be uploaded on race day, while the rest will be uploaded the following day. Eventually, all the pictures will also appear Flickr .

Pre-registered participants who have to withdraw from the start will not receive a refund of the entry fee paid.


You can change your distance yourself. You do this by logging in to your user. If you want to go down in distance length, use “EDIT”. If you want to run a longer distance, select the “SUBMIT REGISTRATION / GO UP A DISTANCE” button. You will then receive a voucher code for the amount you have actually paid, which will be used for your new registration.


If you can’t run yourself, you can transfer your start number for the distance to someone else in this way: Give the new participant your username and password. He/she logs in here and changes all information.

These are only transferred to those in the same age group. If the person is to take over, you must select “TRANSFER REGISTRATION”, where you will then receive a discount code that can be used for new registration.