Much of the race happens along Stockholm’s beautiful waterways. The marathon’s route comprises of two laps (16.6 km and 25.6 km) passing through the city’s central region.
It covers the city’s magnificent streets and serene woods of the Djurgarden Royal Park. Along the course, the runners traverse many historical monuments such as the House of Parliment, City Hall, the Royal Opera and the Royal Palace.
The start line of the race is just outside the 1912 Olympic Stadium while the finish line is inside the stadium. The stadium itself has a rich history as over eighty-three athletic world records were set here in a span of 104 years, the maximum for any stadium in the world.
Once the race finishes, the jubilant fans greet the runners. Shortly after the Marathon Expo and the Pasta Party, the Post Race Celebrations begin.
Start Line and Finish Line area
Start line for the 2020 marathon race is on Lidingövägen street, located in the Östermalm borough, east of central Stockholm Sweden. The street runs alongside Östermalms IP (The Östermalm Athletic Grounds).
Finish is in the Olympic Stadium, a large sporting stadium built for the 1912 Olympic Games.
Traveling in Stockholm is easy by underground (T-bana) or bus. You can easily get to the start/finish line at the Olympic Stadium and Lidingövägen street by underground train Stadion T-BANA.
Many participants arrive in Sweden by air at Arlanda Airport. From here the best way to go to the central part of Stockholm is to take the ‘Arlanda Express’. This express train goes from Arlanda Airport to the Central Train Station in Stockholm (see hotels) in 20 minutes.
Stockholm’s other airports Bromma Airport, Skavsta Airport and Västeras Airport are all well connected with the city centre. Travel by either taxi or coach.
Travel times by coach are 20 minutes from Bromma, 80 minutes from Skavsta) and 80 minutes from Västeras.