The courses

We are pleased to present the races...

With great variation in course lengths, and a wonderful mix of asphalt and gravel running, we challenge you to join us! Below you will find a course map for each distance. The marathon relay uses the marathon course.

Course map

Marathon - 42.2 KM

1 City center – Tjensvoll (DNB Arena) 6,9 6,9
2 Tjensvoll (DNB Arena) – Krossbergkroken 4,2 11,1
3 Krossbergkroken – Hålandsvatnet (Goa) 4 15,1
4 Hålandsvatnet (Goa) – Krossbergkroken 3,2 18,3
5 Krossbergkroken – Stokkavatnet (Tasta) 2,6 20,9
6 Stokkavatnet (Tasta) – Mosvannsparken (Eiganes) 3,8 24,7
7 Mosvannsparken (Eiganes) – Tjensvoll (DNB Arena) 3,3 28
8 Tjensvoll – Gamle Grannesvei 4,3 32,3
9 Gamle Grannesvei – Vaulen 3,6 35,9
10 Vaulen – Center 6,3 42,2

The marathon - 42.2 KM

Start and finish in the city centre

The marathon distance consists of the two half marathons 3-Sjøersløpet and Stavanger Half Marathon. There is about 300 meters of ascent along the way. The race is recommended to anyone who wants to experience the beautiful natural areas Stavanger has to offer. About half the race is on asphalt, the rest on very runnable gravel. You run around the 3 lakes, and along both Hafrsfjord and Gandsfjorden. We think many people will enjoy running a little later than what they might be able to do on a good day. Rather, enjoy the surroundings and take in the joy of being able to keep up the speed!

Course records:
Marthe Katrine Myhre, 2:51:06 (2019)
Thomas Asgautsen, 2:34:28 (2018)

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Half marathon - 21.1 KM

Half marathon - 21 KM

Start and finish in the city centre

The course takes you up to Mosvatnet. Here you run about a round before you pass the mighty “Sverd i fjell” along Hafrsfjord. Then the trip starts down to the beautiful cycle path along the Gandsfjorden. In total, the trail has about 150 meters of climbing, many of which come at the start. So don’t run stiff here. 73% of the track is on asphalt, the rest on gravel. Half marathon is a distance many people like to take part in, and maybe we’ll see you at the starting line this year!? The race has many great pacers who can motivate you along the way. We hope to see YOU at the starting line!

Course records:
Lina Rivedal, 1:17:16 (2023)
Jaume Leiva Beato, 1:06:52 (2018)

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5 KM

5 km

Starts next to Mariero station, and is the last 5 km of the marathon course.

The starting point is as close to the Gandsfjorden as you can get. Enjoy being there before the start. The race itself first takes you along the fjord, before you reach Hillevåg and the beautiful Hillevågsvatnet. Towards the end, you get a good hill up, before there is a similar downhill to the center and Byparken. Experience the good community there is in running, and join us too!

Course records:
Kristine Lande Dommersnes, 16:41 (2023)
Frew Zenebe Brkineh, 14:31 (2023)

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Children's run

Children's run

Starts at the finish portal, and goes counterclockwise around the Cathedral, and follows the marathon course into the finish line.

The children’s run is for all children born between 2015 and 2024. DNO treats the participants to a t-shirt, which you can get at the starting number distribution. Very nice if as many people as possible use this!
At the start, the children are asked to start by age, so that the oldest are at the front. The trail itself is 440 meters long. At the finish line, you get an elaborate and well-deserved medal and something to drink.

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Drinking stations and toilets

Sports drinks (Squeezy) are offered at all stations, except the first and last. The sports drink comes first. Water comes afterwards, and is offered at all stations. You can get Coke after water at the last station. For the marathon, a banana bite and seigmenn are offered at stations 4, 5 and 6.
Banana bites are also offered at stations 7, 8 and 9. For the half marathon, banana bites are offered at stations 2, 3 and 4. At the last station you get candy. Water, Cola, a bun and banana are offered at the finish line. There will be a toilet located near each drinking station for the half and full marathon


Half Marathon:

Every five minutes between 1:25 and 2:30.


3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15 and 4:30.

The pacers run on intensity, NOT speed. We take the trail and weather and wind conditions into account. We run more slowly on headwinds and headwinds, while it goes a little faster when there is a reduction in altitude or a tailwind. And we put in time so that the runners have time to drink at the drink stations. Do you have any questions? Talk to your speed controller and find out if his/her plan suits you. The pacers will run with a flag that visibly marks the finish time.

We have dedicated speed controllers who run in at the following times:

End time (pace min/km)

  • 1:25 (4:02)
  • 1:30 (4:16)
  • 1:35 (4:30)
  • 1:40 (4:44)
  • 1:45 (4:59)
  • 1:50 (5:13)
  • 1:55 (5:27)
  • 2:00 (5:41)
  • 2:05 (5:56)
  • 2:10 (6:10)
  • 2:15 (6:24)
  • 2:20 (6:38)
  • 2:25 (6:52)
  • 2:30 (7:07)

Finishing time marathon (pace min/km)

  • 3:30 (4:59)
  • 3:45 (5:20)
  • 4:00 (5:41)
  • 4:15 (6:03)
  • 4:30 (6:24)