FAQ

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)

Are there a maximum time limit?

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

Helsingborg Marathon

The maximum time limit for Helsingborg Marathon is 6 hours.

ATEA Helsingborg Half Marathon

The maximum time limit for ATEA Helsingborg Half Marathon is 3 hours.

Resurs Bank Relay

The maximum time limit for Resurs Bank Relay is 5 hours.

Are there toilets at the start line?

You find a lot of toilets both at start and finish line. There are also toilets at every shift station along the course.

Are there pacers during the race?

Are you planning for a course record at the fifth edition of Helsingborg Marathon? Or do you want to beat your friend, or, your own time from last year? No matter what, we have pacers who will help you with 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 2018 offers pacers on the following times: 

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

ATEA Helsingborg Half Marathon 2018 offers pacers on following times:

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

How old do a have to be to participate?

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

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

To participate in Resurs Bank Helsingborg Relay you need to be at least 13 years old.

The age limit for Dole Kids Run is 12 years old.

What's the setup for Resurs Bank Helsingborg Relay?

For the relay you need two to four persons in each team and there are distinct shift stations along the course. You find general information about the relay down below.

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

The relay must be implemented by two to four different runners, and there must be two different runners at every shift 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 shift 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 queue ticket contains a chip that controls the timekeeping that means the team-mates doesn’t need to decide in advance which participant who’s running which part of the course.  Down below you find a map which defines the distances.

DISTANCE AND SHIFT STATIONS 

You’ll find a detailed map of the course on “Resurs Bank Relay”.

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

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

Distance 3: 11,5 km (Start at Fredriksdal 21,6 kmand shift station at Pålsjö Slott 33,1 km)

Distance 4: 9,1 km (Start at Pålsjö Slott and shift station at Gröningen 42,2 km)

TRANSPORT

Free transportation will be offered at every shift station during the race. For more information please read “How do i get between the shift stations?”

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 queue tickets are marked with “Pacer”.

How long are the races?

Marathon is 42.195m.

Half Marathon is 21097,5m.

Resurs Bank Relay, team of 4 runners – totally 42.195m. For further details, see “Resurs Bank Relay”.

Dole Kids Run is 1600m respective 650m.

How does the timekeeping work?

Every runner gets an electronic chip in their queue ticket 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 shift stations.

The chip is for one-time use which means there’s no need to give it back after the race. So, save the queue ticket, take a picture and share your acchievement on Instagram, FacebookChipet är av engångsvariant och behöver därför inte lämnas tillbaka efter loppet. Så spara din nummerlapp, lägg ut på Facebook, Instagram eller häng upp där hemma efter loppet. Var stolt över din bedrift!

How do I get to the shift stations?

It’s possible to get a free ride between the shift stations with Skånetrafikens busses for everyone participating i the relay. Use the tickets you will get with the race bib.

How do you work against doping?

Runners Society Helsingborg who runs Helsingborg Marathon works against doping with guidelines from Riksidrottsförbundet. Click the link for more information: vad det innebär här.

Kan jag efteranmäla mig?

Det finnas möjlighet att efteranmäla sig till Helsingborg Marathon, ATEA Helsingborg Halvmarathon, Resurs Bank Stafet och Dole Kids Run via webben. Detta kommer att ske mot en förhöjd startavgift på 100kr per löpare i maratonloppet (950kr), 100kr per löpare i halvmaratonloppet (595kr) och 200kr per stafettlag (1800kr). I efteranmälan ingår samma saker som vid ordinarie anmälan, förutom att man inte får sitt lag vid stafett eller landsflagga och namn tryckt på nummerlappen.

Det är ett begränsat antal platser tillgängliga vid efteranmälan, mer info kommer när det närmar sig.

Efteranmälan kommer även att vara tillgänglig under dagen för loppet fram till en timme innan start under samma premisser som på efteranmälan på nummerlappsutdelningen.

Till efteranmälan kommer du att behöva ange:

  • Förnamn
  • Efternamn
  • Födelsedata (ÅÅMMDD)
  • Kön
  • Gatuadress
  • Postnummer
  • Ort
  • Epost

Can I leave my bag at the shift station?

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

However, you can ask your team mate who’s running the next distance to bring your bag with ’em.

Can I transfer my registration for the race?

It’s ok to transfer your registration to someone else if you’re unable to attend. Send an email to marathon@hbgm.se with full instructions on the runner who’s replacing you. 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 carry a bib number well noticeable on the chest. You may not fold or in any way change the form on the bib. Of this doesn’t pursuit we no longer can guarantee that you get a time finish and you will risk disqualification.

Bib number will be able to collect at our EXPO at Dunkers Kulturhus. Nummerlappen hämtas ut på

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 queue ticket. 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 queue tickets by showing the start certification which will be send by email one week before the race at the latest. You can also get the queue ticket by bringing a valid ID with your photograph (eg valid passport or driving licence with photograph).

When's the start for the race?

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. 

RESURS BANK RELAY

The relay starts at 10.45 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 Helsingborg Half Marathon

ATEA Helsingborg Halvmarathon starts at 11.40 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. 

DOLE KIDS RUN

Dole Kids Run starts at 11.45 a.m. outside of Via95 (650 meter north of the finish at Gröningen).

When's the Helsingborg Marathon 2018?

The fifth edition of Helsingborg Marathon starts at the 1st of September 2018.

When's the last day for registration?

Last day for registration is 18th of August 2018. 

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 couple of paramedic stations along the course staffed with paramedics from Capio. You will also find Capio and Region Skåne in the target area.

What happens if I can't complete the race?

We’re well known about the fact that things can occur during the race and that you for some reason can’t complete the race. If you in any way can’t complete the race you have no duty to report it. There will be free rides with bus from the shift stations back to the start area. If you need to end the race in some other place you need to get to the shift stations or to the start area by yourself.

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, 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 (ca 5000-9000 photos are taken every year).

Included in the registration for ATEA Helsingborg Half Marathon: A place in the race, service along the course, timekeeping with a chip, a special and unique designed t-shirt for runners participating in ATEA Helsingborg 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 (ca 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, medal and one baton/team. Free photos from the race (ca 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 (ca 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 495

Entry fee Resurs Bank Relay SEK 400/runner (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, gel, oranges and bananas. You’ll find a detailed list of all stations and what they may offer on our map of the course on the web.

Where do I get my race number?

You can collect your race number on Thursday 30th of August, Friday 31st of August and on race day 1st of September at our Expo on Dunkers Kulturhus. Except getting your race number you can meet our partners, talk to our pacers and discuss running with Runners Club.

Preli. Opening hours HBGM Expo 2018:

Thursday 30/8: 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday 31/8:  11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 1/9: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Adress to Dunkers Kulturhus:

Kungsgatan 11, 252 21 Helsingborg

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/b58fUbigVhr

Where can I stay during the Marathon?

Book Grand Hotell or Comfort Hotel Nouveau for your best stay. At these two hotels 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

To book at Comfort Hotel Nouveau , contact the hotel at

co.nouveau@choice.se

Alt. phone 042-371950

Clarion Grand Hotel

Double room SEK 1000/night

Single room SEK 750/night

Comfort Hotel Nouveau

Double room SEK 700/night

Single room SEK 600/night

Where can I keep my bag during the race?

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

Where can I find the results from the race?

The results will appear after the finish both on the web and at the race spot.

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 is at your own risk and the organiser takes no responsibility for injurys 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 defer your place for upcoming years.

Via your registration 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 Helsingborg Half Marathon

  • Men
  • Women

Resurs Bank Relay

  • Men
  • Women
  • Mixed
  • Business

Dole Kids Run

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

Are the courses control measured?

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

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

Helsingborg 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).

ATEA Helsingborg Half Marathon will be measured, also by Per Månsson during Spring and then get sanctioned and approved by the Swedish Athletics Association.