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SATURDAY 30 MAY 2009. START AT 14.00
Welcome to Stockholm!
The Stockholm Marathon will take place at 14.00 on Saturday 30 May. Entries from a record number of 18 500 runners have been accepted. Here you will find important information about the race. Please read carefully.
Your START NUMBER is printed on the enclosed registration card. You are required to present this card when you pick up your race number.
REGISTRATION AND RUNNERS EXPO will be held at Danicahallen at “Östermalms IP”, 500 metres from the 1912 Olympic Stadium. The entrance is on the street ”Lidingövägen” which runs alongside the Olympic Stadium (see map on next page). Registration and the Runners Expo with many running related exhibitor stands will be open on Thursday 28 May from 17.00 to 20.00, Friday 29 May from 10.00 to 20.00 and on Saturday 30 May from 09.00 to 12.30. At the registration you will get your race number. During the race, your number bib must be clearly visible on your chest. On the number bib the letter A, B, C, D, E or F is printed. The letter indicates in which group you will start. It is, of course, forbidden for runners to give their race number to another runner. Please complete the information on the reverse side of the number bib. FREE TRANSPORT: The best way of getting to and from the registration and start/finish at the Olympic Stadium is by underground train (”T-banan”). You get off at the station ”Stadion”. On 28-30 May you just show your number bib or registration card when you enter the underground, a local bus or local train and transport is free, courtesy of SL, the local public transport company. START LIST: You will find the start list on www.StockholmMarathon.se CHAMPION CHIP: At the registration you will
• Male runners in group B can use changing •
receive your Champion Chip which will be used to record your time during the race. For more information, see page 4.
BEFORE THE START: ”Östermalms IP”, where all
rooms at ”Idrottshögskolan”, between the Olympic Stadium and “Östermalms IP”. All other male and female runners can use changing rooms/tents at ”Östermalms IP”. All changing rooms are open from 10.00 to 21.00 on race day. Do not leave any valuables in the changing rooms!
SAFETY DEPOSIT SERVICE: For safe keeping of your valuables we advise you to hand them in at the safety deposit service at ”Östermalms IP”. You will receive a smaller label for this when you get your number bib. You must present your number bib, when you reclaim your valuables after the race. THE RACE STARTS at 14.00 on ”Lidingövägen”, a street which runs alongside ”Östermalms IP”. (see map on next page) Runners are divided into six start groups according to previous marathon results. The letter on your number bib shows your start group. Group A: Seeded elite runners, men with numbers 1–100 and women with K1–K100 starts first. Group B: Men with numbers 101–400 and 15001–15500. Group C: Men with numbers 401–2500 and 16001–17000 plus women with numbers K101–K250 and K5001–K5500.
runners assemble before the start, is open from 9.00 on Saturday 30 May.
CHANGING ROOMS: A limited number of changing
•The male and female seeded elite runners in
group A can use the changing rooms at the Olympic Stadium.
rooms are available:
CLOTHING: You are advised to place your track suit or any other clothing in specially designated areas at ”Östermalms IP”. Place your clothing in the plastic bag/rucksack you get at the registration. On this bag, please stick the adhesive label, marked with your name and start number, which you get with your number bib. Leave the bag in the designated area not later than 13.30. Please show your number bib when you collect your clothing after the race. Do not leave any valuables in the bag!
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RACE
• Group D: Men with numbers 2501–5500 and • •
17001–18000 plus women with numbers K251–K850 and K5501–K6000. Group E: Men with numbers 5501–8600 and 18001 and higher numbers plus women with numbers K851–K2000 and K6001 and higher. Group F: Men with numbers 8601– 15000 and women with numbers K2001–K5000. Runners who finished the 2008 Stockholm Marathon have been allocated the same start number as their place in last year´s marathon. Runners who did not run the 2008 Stockholm Marathon have been allocated start numbers according to previous results in races.
TO THE START: Each group has its own start pen on the street ”Lidingövägen”. From 13.15 you may walk from ”Östermalms IP” to your group´s start pen. There are two exits from ”Östermalms IP” to the start. Each exit is clearly marked with the letters of the start groups which use the respective exit. The short walk from ”Östermalms IP” to ”Lidingövägen” is also marked with the letter of your start group. Race officials are at the entrance of each start pen at “Lidingövägen” to ensure that runners are in the correct group. You must be in your start pen no later than 13.45. At each start pen there will be water on the right side of the street and toilets on both sides. THE COURSE is two laps through the central parts of
Stockholm. The course is 42 195 metres. Note that the two laps are not identical. The first lap is 20 kilometres, the second lap 22 kilometres. Each kilometre is indicated by a sign. To avoid problems when the top runners lap the slower runners , runners on lap one must keep to the right. Runners on lap two keep to the left! Runners must follow instructions from the police and race officials along the course.
REFRESHMENT STATIONS are positioned about every third kilometre (about every 2 miles) along the route. The first lap has 7 stations and the second lap 10 stations. See the map on the next page for exact locations. At three refreshment stations (5 km, 19 km and 25 km) only water is served. At all other refreshment stations the sport energy drink Maxim Electrolyte Grapefruit & Lemon flavour is served on the first set of tables, covered with red plastic. On the second set of tables, covered with blue plastic, water is served. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: All cups used during the
STOCKHOLM MARATHON START AND FINISH AREA
Stockholm Olympic Stadium and Östermalms IP.
race are compostable and will be collected in compostable bags. The official waste disposal company Ragn-Sells will collect and ensure that all cups are composted. The large trash bags for used cups will be placed after the refreshment stations. Please leave your cups here.
Registration and runners EXPO Barilla Pasta Party
EXTRA ENERGY: There will be energy stations along
the course provided by race sponsors. Pickled gherkins, dextrose, energy bars and sweets are provided at these extra stations. At 32 kilometres Knorr vegetable stock will be served, at 36 kilometres a cola soft drink will be served. At two of the refreshment stations you can pick up bananas.
SPONGE: At the registration you get a sponge. You
D C B A
can keep this sponge during the race and use it to refresh yourself at the sponge stations that are at each refreshment station. After the race, please put your sponge in the large barrels that are placed after the finish line.
SHOWER STATIONS will be located along the course. TOILET facilities are situated at ”Östermalms IP”, the
start area and at each refreshment station. If you decide NOT TO FINISH the race, please report to the nearest refreshment station or to the Information centre at ”Östermalms IP”. You must return your Champion Chip to an official. Free transportation will be provided by Taxi Stockholm from the refreshment stations to the finish area for non-finishers.
INTERMEDIATE TIMES are shown on digital clocks
Idrottshögskolan Stockholm Olympic Stadium
positioned along the route at 5 kilometres, 10 kilometres, 15 kilometres, 20 kilometres, 21.1 kilometres (halfway), 25 kilometres, 30 kilometres, 35 kilometres and 40 kilometres. At these points your individual intermediate times are recorded.
THE MAXIMUM RUNNING TIME is 6 hours, which
means that the finish will be closed at 20.00. Three check points along the course must be passed by a certain time. The first point is located at 21.1 kilometres at “Valhallavägen” and will be closed at 17.00. The second point, at 28 kilometres at “Strandvägen”, will be closed at 18.00.
1 st Lap
Finish at Stockholm Olympic Stadium The first lap is run around Kaknästornet at Gärdet
Energy drink and water Water
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The second lap is run through the green park Djurgården Both laps cross Västerbron bridge
+30 +20 +10 5km 10km 15km 20km 25km 30km 35km 40km 42,2km
The start is outside the 1912 Olympic Stadium and the finish is inside this classic arena. The highest point of the course is the bridge ”Västerbron” which you will pass after 12 kilometres and 33.5 kilometres.
• The third, at 32 kilometres at ”Söder Mälarstrand”
will be closed at 18.35. Runners who do not reach the second and third check points in time will be provided with transportation to ”Östermalms IP”.
RESULTS: The preliminary results will be on www.StockholmMarathon.se from 21.00 on race day. The official results will be on the website a few days after the race. AGE CATEGORIES: The 2009 Stockholm Marathon includes the following age categories for men and women: Open (born 1970–91), 40 plus (born 1965–69), 45 plus (born 1960–64), 50 plus (born 1955–59), 55 plus (born 1950– 54), 60 plus (born 1945 – 49) and 65 plus (born 1944 or earlier). SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Runners who have
In case of sunshine and high temperatures be sure to drink enough before, during and after the race. The effects of dehydration are magnified on a hot day!
FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact the Stockholm
MEDICAL PERSONNEL will be in attendance at the start
and finish areas and at each refreshment station along the course. The medical personnel are authorised to order exhausted or injured runners to drop out.
FINISH: The race will finish in the 1912 Olympic
Marathon Office. Phone: +46–8 545 66 440. (If you call from Sweden dial 08–545 66 440). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FINAL NOTE: Take it easy! Remember that running
Stadium where no less than 83 officially recognised world records in track and field have been set.
MEDAL: Each runner who finishes the race in less
than 6 hours will receive the unique 2009 Stockholm Marathon medal.
POST RACE: After finishing the race you will be given a
completed Stockholm Marathon five times are awarded a diploma. After ten races a commemorative medal is presented. Diplomas are also awarded after 15 and 20 finishes. After finishing 25 times the honorary medal is awarded. The medal or diploma will be sent to you in July.
RULES: The Stockholm Marathon is conducted in accordance with the rules laid down by the Swedish Athletic Association and by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations). COURSE CERTIFICATION has been made by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Road Races) course measurer Hugh Jones. INSURANCE: You participate at your own risk.
42 195 metres on hard roads is demanding. Do not start unless you are entirely healthy. If you are uncertain please contact our medical team at the registration. Remember that there is no reason for embarrassment if you cannot finish the race. Anyone can have an unlucky day. Good luck in the 2009 Stockholm Marathon!
ORGANISERS: The Stockholm Marathon is organised by athletic clubs Hässelby SK and Spårvägens FK. The race is presented by SJ (Swedish Railways). The race is sanctioned by AIMS (Association of International Marathons) and the Swedish Athletic Association.
bottle of mineral water just outside the Olympic Stadium. Then please proceed to ”Östermalms IP” (about 300 metres from the finish) where you will find the post race service offering water, soft drinks, coffee, snacks, fruit, hot dogs, recovery drinks, etc. There will also be a massage service for tired muscles.
RETURN YOUR CHIP: At ”Östermalms IP” you must
return your Champion Chip. Then you will receive the 2009 Stockholm Marathon finisher´s T-shirt and your goodie bag. If you do not finish, leave your chip in the Information centre at ”Östermalms IP” or mail it to: Stockholm Marathon, Box 10023, 100 55 Stockholm, Sweden.
All runners are however insured against accidents which might occur during the race. For information, please contact the Stockholm Marathon office.
IMPORTANT TO DRINK: The average temperature in Stockholm at this time of the year is 18 degrees C or 57 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather might however be much warmer sometimes.
THE HISTORY OF THE RACE The first Stockholm Marathon was staged in 1979. On www.Stockholm Marathon.se you will find the history of the race as well as results for all runners who have finished the marathon since 1979.
NO CHIP – NO TIME
Stockholm Marathon uses Champion Chip for timing. You will receive your chip at the registration. During the race the chip must be attached to your left shoe. You will receive detailed instructions with your chip. At Stockholm Marathon black chips will be used which all runners must return after the race. If you do not return the chip you must pay SEK 200. If you have a personal chip this can not be used. Your time is recorded when you pass the start line and the finish line. This time is called net time and is the time which will be used in the result list for all runners except the seeded PACE RUNNERS If you want help to keep an even pace during the race you can run with one of our pace runners. The pace runners – dressed in red shirts – carry 1.5 metre high flags of different colours to indicate what pace each runner will keep. Finishing time of 3.00: Blue and yellow flag. Finishing time of 3.15: Black and white flag. Finishing time of 3.30: Red flag. Finishing time of 3.45: Green flag. Finishing time of 4.00: Yellow flag. Finishing time of 4.15: White flag. Finishing time of 4.30: Blue flag. Finishing time of 4.45: Pink flag. Finishing time of 5.00: Black flag. Finishing time of 5.15: Green and white flag. Finishing time of 5.30: Orange flag. Please come to the Pace Runner booth at the registration for more information. Here you can pick up an extra number bib that shows which pace group you are running in. Attach this number bib on your back during the race. elite runners. The gross time – the time from the starting gun to crossing of the finish line – will also be in the results list. Intermediate times will be recorded at 5 km, 10 km, 15 km, 20 km, 21.1 km (half way), 25 km, 30 km, 35 km and 40 km. These times will be printed on your certificate and will also be in the results on the Internet. After the race you must return your chip at ”Östermalms IP”. When this is done you will receive your official finisher´s T-shirt. SOUVENIRS Stockholm Marathon T-shirts, sweat suits, sweat shirts, etc. will be sold at the registration. BARILLA PASTA PARTY All runners are invited to the Barilla Pasta Party at ”Östermalms IP” (close to registration) on Friday 29 May,
STOCKHOLM – THE CAPITAL OF SCANDINAVIA
Stockholm is bursting with life and bustting with activity all year round, offering visitors a rich variety of events and activities, culture, shopping, restaurants and great nightlife. When in Stockholm, try to visit the archipelago – one of the world's most spectacular. While the Stockholm Archipelago may seem practically infinite, it actually consists of 24000 islands, islets and rocks. During summer, the archipelago is filled with sailboats as many Stockholmers ply the waters from island to island. Visitors can enjoy our archipelago by travelling on one of the many white steamers or modern vessels. For more information on what to see and do in Stockholm, contact the Stockholm Tourist Center. E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: +46 – 8 508 28 508. Website: www.stockholmtown.com
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from 17.00 to 20.00. Barilla pasta and pasta sauce, bread and mineral water will be served. This is free for all runners. You will get your invitation card to the Pasta Party at the registration. OFFICIAL HOTEL Quality Hotel Globe is the official hotel for Stockholm Marathon. This deluxe hotel will serve all their running guests with extra energy food before the race. For reservations please call +46–8 686 63 20. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.globehotel.se OTHER ACCOMMODATION There can be a shortage of rooms at this time of the year, so we suggest you make reservations well in advance! For information about accommodation in Stockholm – hotels, hostels, bed & breakfasts or camping, please check the website: www.stockholmtown.com STOCKHOLM MARATHON 5 JUNE 2010 The 32nd Stockholm Marathon will be staged on Saturday 5 June 2010. On-line entries will open 30 May on www.StockholmMarathon.se If you enter at the Registration on 28-30 May (entry fee SEK 815 – approx. 74 euro) you will get a complimentary official training T-shirt for the 2010 Stockholm Marathon. CLEAN WATER FOR CHILDREN IN KENYA The Salvation Army will continue to be Stockholm Marathon's partner in 2009. This means that the Salvation Army will be along the course collecting money towards a project for clean water for school children in Kenya. Stockholm Marathon is committed to doing as much as possible to minimise the impact of the marathon and associated events on the environment.We are taking on the concept of sustainability in organising the event. Already embedded into the culture of the race, of course, is foot power – the greenest transport method possible. Participants’ travel and transport of equipment have the largest emissions impact of any live event. The Stockholm Marathon´s transport impact is reduced through various initiatives. We work closely with SJ, Swedish Railways and SL, Stockholm Local Transport Authority and we encourage competitors to use public transport to the start of the race. We also work closely with waste collection company, Ragn-Sells and use their full programme of recyling and waste management. At all water stations we use compostable cups from Stellata AB which are collected in compostable bin bags and then transported to RagnSells’ composting plant. The plastic PET bottles distributed after the finish to runners are all collected and recycled. All plates, knives, forks, cups used at the pasta party on the day before the race are compostable. Each year we work to add more and more products which are recycleable to make Stockholm Marathon a greener event.
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