Faq

There are no stupid questions

There are a lot of practicalities associated with a big event that are good to know. You’ll find the answers to the most common questions below. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at marathon@hbgm.se

Are there showers and sauna?

You will find showers, sauna and changing rooms at Kallis Kallbadhus, approx. 300 meters north of the finish line. This is included in the entry fee.

Is there a maximum time limit?

Unfortunately we can’t give you unlimited time to get to the finish line in any of our races.

Maximum time limit:

Helsingborg Marathon – 6 hours

ATEA Half Marathon – 3 hours

HBGM Relay – 5 hours

When is the prize ceremony?

Prize ceremony times for the different races:

Dole Kids Run – 12:15 p.m.
Helsingborg Marathon – 13:45 p.m.
Atea Half Marathon – 13:55 p.m.
HBGM Stafett – 15:00 p.m.

Many thanks to Löplabbet Helsingborg, Elgiganten, Kullamust and Clarion Grand Hotel Helsingborg who sponsor the races with prizes.

Are there toilets at the start area?

You’ll find a lot of toilets in both the start and the finish area. There are also toilets at every relay exchange station along the course.

Are there pacers during the races?

Are you planning on beating your friend or your own time from last year? No matter what, we have pacers who will help you reach your goal. We are grateful for our friends from HLK-92, IS Göta and ambassadors of HBGM who helps us with this task. A pacer is a runner who keeps a certain pace during the race and gets to the finish line on a certain time.

Helsingborg Marathon 2019 offers pacers on the following times: 

3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00 and 5:15

ATEA Half Marathon 2019 offers pacers on following times:

1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10 and 2:20

Pace per kilometer is equal to the average pace. For example the 4 h-group will run with an average pace at 5 min and 40 sec per kilometer. Due to the fact that the first part of the course is flatter and more lightly sprung than many other parts of the race (plus higher levels of energy and adrenaline in the body) the pacers will start the race in an approx. 10 seconds faster pace than the planned one. For example, the 4 h-group will start the race in a 5:30 pace in order to be able to slow down a bit while running uphills and still manage to complete the set time for the race.

How old do I have to be to participate?

Do to the rules of the Swedish Athletics Association, Helsingborg Marathon demands that you turn at least 17 the same year as your participation.

Do to the rules of the Swedish Athletics Association, ATEA Half Marathon demands that you turn at least 17 the same year as your participation.

To participate in HBGM Relay you need to turn at least 13 the same year as your participation.

The maximum age limit for Dole Kids Run is 12.

How does HBGM Relay work?

For the relay you need 2-4 persons in each team and there are distinct exchange stations along the course. You find general information about the relay below.

You have to run every distance with a baton (which you get together with your bibs). The baton needs to be noticeable during the whole race and will be handed over to your team-mate at the next exchange station.

The relay must be run by 2-4 different runners, and there must be two different runners at every exchange station. Every distance have a maximum time limit from 1 h 15 min up to 1 h 30 min (counting from the start time at 10.30). If any runner doesn’t succeed to get to the exchange station before the stated time the next runner will get the opportunity to start anyway. This will happen with a common start signal after the previous stations maximum time limit (station 1 = 11.50, station 2 = 13.05 och station 3 = 14.20). These runners will get a baton in replacement. Teams who implement the race in this way will get there final time within two days after the race.

The bib envelope contains a bib with a chip that controls the timekeeping. That means the team doesn’t need to decide in advance which team-mate who’s running which part of the course. You find a detailed map of the course here.

DISTANCE AND EXCHANGE STATIONS 

Distance 1: 11,1 km (Start at Dunkers Kulturhus 0 km and relay station at Ättekulla 11,1 km)

Distance 2: 10,5 km (Start at Ättekulla 11,1 km relay station at Fredriksdal 21,6 km)

Distance 3: 11,5 km (Start at Fredriksdal 21,6 km and relay station at Pålsjö Castle 33,1 km)

Distance 4: 9,1 km (Start at Pålsjö Castle and finish at Gröningen 42,2 km)

TRANSPORT

Everyone who participates in HBGM Relay may use the public buses (the green ones) for free during race day. Download Skånetrafikens app to plan your trip and by tickets. Skånetrafiken for IOS or for Android.

CHANGE OF RUNNER IN THE RELAY

The team can change a team member just before the start but that person will keep the previous runners name. No registration will be required.

How do I recognize a pacer?

Our pacers are running with balloons marked with estimated final time. They are also dressed in exclusive t-shirts and there bibs are marked with “Pacer”.

How long are the different races?

Helsingborg Marathon – 42 195 meter

Atea Half Marathon – 21 097,5 meter

HBGM Relay (team of 2-4 runners) – totally 42 195 meter

Dole Kids Run – 650 respective 1600 meter

How does the timekeeping work?

Every runner gets an electronic chip in their bib which controls the timekeeping.  The timekeeping starts when you cross the start line and will track your time all the way to the finish line. With that said, there’s no need to be worried if you’re far back when race starts. However, it’s really important that you run all the way through the gates at the start and finish line as well as the relay stations.

The chip is for one-time use which means there’s no need to give it back after the race. So, save your bib, take a picture and share your achievement on Instagram, Facebook. Be proud of your achievement!

How do I get to the relay exchange stations?

Everyone who participates in HBGM Relay may use the public buses (the green ones) for free during race day. Download Skånetrafikens app to plan your trip and by tickets. Skånetrafiken for IOS or for Android.

How do you work against doping?

Runners Society Helsingborg who is the organizer of Helsingborg Marathon works against doping with guidelines from Riksidrottsförbundet. Click HERE for more information.

Can I leave my bag at the relay exchange station?

Unfortunately we can’t offer any storage for your bag at the relay exchange stations.

However, you can ask your teammate if you can leave your big with him/her. So you get the relay baton from your teammate and your teammate gets your bag.

Can I transfer my registration for the race?

It’s ok to transfer your registration to someone else if you’re unable to attend. Bye your transfer in our shop here! This needs to be done 2 weeks before the race at the latest.

Do I need to wear a bib number?

Every runner have to wear a bib number well noticeable on the chest. You may not fold or in any way change the form on the bib. If these rules are not followed we can’t guarantee that you get a finish time and you will risk disqualification.

Bib number will be able to collect at our EXPO at Dunkers Kulturhus.

When do I get my start certification?

Start certifications will be send to every participant on Helsingborg Marathon, ATEA Helsingborg Half Marathon and Resurs Bank Relay by mail one week before the race at the latest. This will be needed for you to get the bib. For the relay the start certification will be send to the relays team manager. (the person registered as the first runner)

One person from the relay team can get all of the teams bibs by showing the start certification which will be send by email one week before the race at the latest. You can also get the bib by bringing a valid ID with your photograph (eg valid passport or driving licence with photograph).

When does the race start?

Helsingborg Marathon

Helsingborg Marathon starts at 10.00 a.m. outside of Dunkers Kulturhus. There’s no specified waves at Helsingborg Marathon but there will be references to where you should stand in the waves depending on which target time you have. Runners are recommended to be in place at the start 15 minutes before the start at the latest. 

HBGM RELAY

The relay starts at 10.30 a.m. outside of Dunkers Kulturhus. There will not be any specified waves for the relay. All runners on the first distance will start at the same time.
Runners are recommended to be in place at the start 15 minutes before the start at the latest. 

ATEA HALF MARATHON

Atea Half Marathon starts at 09.30 a.m. outside of Dunkers Kulturhus. There’s no specified waves at Atea Half Marathon but there will be references to where you should stand in the waves depending on which target time you have. Runners are recommended to be in place at the start 15 minutes before the start at the latest. 

DOLE KIDS RUN

Dole Kids Run starts at 09.30 a.m. (650 m) and 09:40 am (1600 m) outside of Via95 (650 meter north of the finish at Gröningen).

Do I need to seed for HBGM?

Due to the non-existing startgroups, you don’t need to seed yourself for HBGM. Instead there will be information about where to stand in the start depending on your planned finish time. All the runners start at the same time.

When is Helsingborg Marathon 2019?

Helsingborg Marathon starts 31st August 2019.

When is the last day for registration?

Last day for registration for all races is 17th August 2019. 

What happens if I need paramedics during the race?

During the race their will be two ambulances with qualified staff from Region Skåne and they will circulate along the course. There will also be a medical tent at the finish line.

What happens if I can't complete the race?

We’re well aware of the fact that things can occur during the race and that you for some reason aren’t able to finish it. If you in any way can’t complete the race you have no duty to report it. In order to get to the finish area on Gröningen you can grab one of Taxi-Tjänst’s cars for free. They will have cars placed every 5th kilometer (starting at 15 km) along the course plus 1-2 circulating cars.

What's included in the registration?

Included in the registration for the marathon: A place in the race, service along the course, timekeeping with a chip in the bib, a special and unique designed t-shirt for runners participating in Helsingborg Marathon and of course a medal for all completing the race. You get the t-shirt when you collect your bib. Free photos from the race. Approximately 5000-9000 photos are taken every year.

Included in the registration for Atea Half Marathon: A place in the race, service along the course, timekeeping with a chip in the bib, a special and unique designed t-shirt for runners participating in Atea Half Marathon and of course a medal for all completing the race. You get the
t-shirt when you collect your bib. Free photos from the race. Approximately 5000-9000 photos are taken every year.

Included in the registration for Resurs Bank Relay: A place in the race, service along the course, timekeeping with a chip in the bib, medal and one baton/team. Free photos from the race. Approximately 5000-9000 photos are taken every year.

Included in the registration for Dole Kids Run: A place in the race, service along the course and at the finish, a medal and timekeeping for the longer race. Free photos from the race. Approximately 5000-9000 photos are taken every year.

How much does it cost to participate?

Entry fee Helsingborg Marathon SEK 850

Entry fee ATEA Helsingborg Half Marathon SEK 595

Entry fee Resurs Bank Relay SEK 1600/team

Entry fee Dole Kids Run SEK 120/participant 

It’s possible to cancel your registration 2 months before the race at the latest and repayment can only be given with a medical certificate. If you’re unable to participate you can transfer your place to another runner. Start place transfer should be done before the last day for registration and this should be reported to Helsingborg Marathon by email, marathon@hbgm.se.

What's being served along the course?

Except for water we do also have sports drink by Maurten, oranges and bananas. You’ll find a detailed list of all energy stations and what they offer on our map of the course.

Where do I get my race number?

You can collect your bib on Thursday 29th of August, Friday 30st of August and on race day 31st of August at our Expo on Dunkers Kulturhus. Except getting your bib you can meet our partners, talk to our pacers and discuss running with Runners Club.

Preli. Opening hours HBGM Expo 2019:

Thursday 29/8: 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday 30/8:  11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 31/8: 7:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Address to Dunkers Kulturhus:

Kungsgatan 11, 252 21 Helsingborg

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/b58fUbigVhr

Where can I stay during the Marathon?

Book Grand Hotell for your best stay. We can offer special prices for every runner during the Marathon, and also their families. The prices includes breakfast. To take part of the deal please enter the code “Helsingborg Marathon” at your reservation.

To book at Grand Hotel, contact the hotel at

reservations.cl.grandhelsingborg@choice.se

Alt. phone 042-380405

Clarion Grand Hotel

Double room SEK 1195/night

Single room SEK 995/night

Where can I keep my bag during the race?

Bag check-in and check-out will be at the finish area on Gröningen, approx. 700 meters from the starting area. It opens att 7.00 a.m. at race day. Helsingborg Marathon takes no responsibility for valuables.

Where can I find the results from the race?

Live tracking and results will be available here at our web page.

Where can I read about the general terms and conditions?

The entry fee should be payed within the given time on the invoice (at invoice payment) for your place in the race to be guaranteed. Participation at Helsingborg Marathon, Atea Half Marathon, Resurs Bank Relay and Dole Kids Run is at your own risk and the organizer takes no responsibility for injury’s that might occur before, during or after the event.

Registrations are individual and binding. It’s possible to cancel your registration 2 months before the race at the latest, but repayment can only be given with a medical certificate. You can not postpone your place for upcoming years.

By registrering you approve to have your times, your name and your organisations/business name published on the web and at social media as well as potential photos and movies. You also approve to our right of using them in our marketing.

In case of cancelling the race do to causes beyond our control the entry fee will not be repaid. Such situations can for example occur as fire, flood, strike or similar circumstances that puts your health at a risk. In this case we have no obligation to pay damages or give you any other compensation.

Who organises Helsingborg Marathon?

Organiser for Helsingborg Marathon is the non-profit sport organisation Runners Society Helsingborg (RSH) and Helsingborg Marathon AB.

Which categories can I participate in?

Helsingborg Marathon

  • Men
  • Women

Atea Half Marathon

  • Men
  • Women

HBGM Relay

  • Men
  • Women
  • Mixed
  • Business

Dole Kids Run

  • 650 m without timekeeping
  • 1600 m with timekeeping (boys and girls)

Are the courses control measured?

Yes. Both marathon, half marathon and relay are control measured by a qualified person (Per Månsson).

Are the races sanctioned and approved by the Swedish Athletics Association?

Helsingborg Marathon and Atea Half Marathon is sanctioned and approved by the Swedish Athletics Association on a national level. The course of the marathon have been control measured by a authorized person (Per Månsson).