Marathon, 44 K (Saturday)
- Distance: 44 km
- Start in Kungsbacka
- Saturday 07:00
- 3 Aid stations
- Course: Kungsbacka-Vildmosseleden-Sandsjöbackaleden-Änggårdsbergen-Slottsskogen
- Max 500 participants
- Rules and cut-off times are HERE >>
- Enter the race HERE >>
Altitude profile 44 km. Accumulated gain 760 m.
0-8.7 km. First 7k is almost only asphalt as you leave Kungsbacka, running along the stream on quiet streets and bike paths. The first major climb is on gravel, hiking trails start after passing South Grönabur.
8.7-11.0 km. Red hiking trail, a few wet passages but mostly firm surface and easy running in deep forest along Vildmossedalen. At 11 km is the first aid station, featuring water and Umara sports drink.
11.0-16.1 km. Blue trail and Sandsjöbackaleden hiking trail from Kyrkobyn to the Grönabur fields. Technical trail in the wilderness of the southwest Sandsjöbacka forest with lots of up and down and running on solid rock as well as in wet and muddy paths.
16.1-18.8 km. Leaving Sandsjöbackaleden at Grönabur for scenic running on the red and blue trails in the open settings across the iconic Sandsjöbacka drumlin. Mostly nice and easy single track running.
18.8-20.3 km. Red trail back along lake Sandsjö back to Sandsjöbackaleden. Partially quite technical along the shore.
20.3-22.4 km. Easy segment mostly on dual track dirt road from Mellsjö. A slightly more muddy section close to the crossing of Spårhagavägen, where the second aid station is located. Segment ends after Kimmersbo with a sharp right onto a single track forest path.
22.4-26.3 km. Deep forest part of Sandsjöbackaleden and the green hiking trail to Årekärr. This is a technical segment with much up and down and a narrow, winding forest path with roots and rocks.
26.3-28.9 km. Sandsjöbackaleden from the idyllic valley at Årekärr to Oxsjön, still in deep forest, lots of muddy passages here and some uphill, tough running although not extremely technical.
28.9-33.2 km. From the southern shore of Oxsjön, Sandsjöbackaleden ends with wider graveled paths. Some uphill and steep downhill but otherwise easy running. The third aid station is at the end of the hiking trail.
33.2-37.0 km. End of hiking trail. Mixed surfaces, with some paths, some gravel road and some asphalt, first downhill then flat across Fässbergsdalen in western Mölndal. Easy running.
37.0-40.6 km. A few steep climbs with a very short asphalt segment and then a long and really technical passage through the narrow canyon Mölndalsravinen. Ending at the top of Änggårdsbergen with a nice view of Göteborg.
40.6-42.9 km. Downhill with easy running on wide and firm paths through the Botanical garden.
42.9-44.6 km. Asphalt through Slottskogen and then a short trail passage featuring the final twist over the finishing hill and into the stadium