The race day

On this page you’ll find all the information that will be good to know on the race day. Below is info on transports, Runners Corner, the start, the route etc.

1. BEFORE THE RACE

1.1. Getting to the race

We recommend that you use public transport to and from the race.

Show more info below about transport information for the different cities. 

  • Transports Göteborg

    Vi recommend using public transports. From Gothenburg central there are buses and trams to Ullevi. See www.vasttrafik.se for more info about routes and timetables.

    Link to the Västtrafik page

    If you’re arriving by car we recommend the parking areas around Ullevi. For detailed information please see the link below. 

    Both entrance and exit will be at the “Blue Gate” on the south side of Ullevi.

    Parking info

  • Transports Helsinki

    Vi recommend that you leave the car at home and use public transport. The Senate Square is in the centre of Helsinki and there are a lot of connections with metro, buses and trams.

    If you use the metro the closest station is The University of Helsinki. The Helsinki Central Railway Station and several bus and tram stops are situated in walking distance from the Senate Square.  

    Journey Planner – Helsinki Region Transport

  • Transports Malmö

    Vi recommend that you leave the car at home and use public transport. You can get to Stortorget by bus or train, as the square is within walking distance from Malmö Central Station and Gustav Adolfs Torg.

    There are 24h parking available in the parking building at Bagers Plats.

    See bus timetables

  • Transports Stockholm

    Vi recommend that you leave the car at home and use public transport. Practically all of Södermalm is going to be cut off from traffic on the evening of the race.

    When using the Metro the closest station is Zinkensdamm along the red line. If you’re arriving by  Light rail the closest station is Stockholm Södra.

    After the race we offer a bus line from Zinkensdamm Metro station to St Eriksplan with a stop at Västerbroplan. The bus leaves approx. every three minutes from 22:20-00:30.

    Link to Stockholm Public Transport (SL) 

     

1.2. Traffic information and barriers

Midnattsloppet impacts the traffic significantly during the race evening along the route and the nearby areas. 

Show more info about barriers, times and the impact on the traffic in the different cities below.

  • Traffic info Stockholm

    Midnattsloppet will have a significant impact on the traffic on Södermalm on the night of the event. Through the link below you’ll find a interactive map with time tables for barriers that impact the traffic during Midnattsloppet Stockholm. 

    With our route planner you’ll be able to plan your route on Södermalm during the event. The planner takes the barriers into consideration depending on the time you want to plan your route. 

    Interactive map off barriers and route planner

     

    Barrier map

    Full sized barrier map >

1.3. Runners Corner – map, times and service for runners

At Runners Corner you’ll find our services for the runners, including the Info tent, clothes storage, toilets and water station. Runners Corner is the event area in the vicinity of the start and finish. 

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  • Runners Corner Göteborg

    At Ullevi we have our Runners Corner with service for the runners. Here you will find the Info tent, clothes storage, toilets and water station.

    Full sized Runners Corner map >

    Runners Corner opens at 18.30. It is important to be inside the stadium by 21:00, regardless of your start group! 

    Sevice for runners

    Toilets (Toaletter)

    Place: the ladies toilets are outside gates 3 and 4 and the men’s toilets in the stands (see Runners Corner map above).

    Clothes storage (Klädinlämning)

    Place: Inside Ullevi (see Runners Corner map above).

    The clothes storage opens at  20:00, is free of charge to use and you can also store bags in the storage. Midnattsloppet is not liable for valuables left in the clothes storage and there are no lockable lockers. 

    Water station (Vattenpåfyllning)

    There is a possibility to fill your water bottle at Runners Corner before and after the race below section Ä7 of the stands. 

    Information

    The Info tent, where you can get answers to any questions you may have, is located inside Runners Corner.

    Note that you can not pick up your start kit at the Info tent. All picks ups of start kits are at the Stadium store you chose when registering to the race.

    Info masquerade

    Masquerade competition: To compete you have to present yourself to the judges and get photographed at the red masquerade tent between 18:30 and 20:10 (next to the Info tent). 

    The price ceremony is at 20:30 where all participant are photographed together and the winners receive their prizes. 

  • Runners Corner Helsinki

    At the Senate Square we have our Runners Corner with service for the runners. Here you will find the Info tent, clothes storage, toilets and water station.

    Full sized Runners Corner map >

    Runners Corner opens at 18.30.

    Sevice for runners

    Toilets

    Place: Toilets are placed on Runners Corner along the south side of the square (see Runners Corner map above).

    Clothes storage

    Place: Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3). The Porthania building is approx. 150 meters in westward direction from the northwest corner of the square. 

    The clothes storage opens at  20:00, is free of charge to use and you can also store bags in the storage. Midnattsloppet is not liable for valuables left in the clothes storage and there are no lockable lockers. 

    Water station

    There is a possibility to fill your water bottle at Runners Corner before the race. The location is at the west side of the square.

    Information

    The Info tent, where you can get answers to any questions you may have, is located inside Runners Corner in the location of the VIP-tent (see map above).

    Note that you can not pick up your start kit at the Info tent. All picks ups of start kits are at the Stadium store you chose when registering to the race.

    Info masquerade

    Masquerade competition: To compete you have to present yourself to the judges and get photographed at the red masquerade tent between 18:30 and 20:10 (next to the Info tent). 

    The price ceremony is at 20:30 where all participant are photographed together and the winners receive their prizes. 

  • Runners Corner Malmö

    At Stortorget we have our Runners Corner with service for the runners. Here you will find the Info tent, clothes storage, toilets and water station.

    Full sized Runners Corner map >

    Runners Corner opens at 18.30.

    Sevice for runners

    Toilets (Toaletter)

    Place: Toilets are placed on Runners Corner along the west side of the square (see Runners Corner map above).

    Clothes storage (Klädinlämning)

    Place: Tent on Runners Corner (see Runners Corner map above).

    The clothes storage opens at  20:00, is free of charge to use and you can also store bags in the storage. Midnattsloppet is not liable for valuables left in the clothes storage and there are no lockable lockers. 

    Water station (Vatten)

    There is a possibility to fill your water bottle at Runners Corner before the race (the location is marked on the map above).

    Information

    The Info tent, where you can get answers to any questions you may have, is located inside Runners Corner.

    Note that you can not pick up your start kit at the Info tent. All picks ups of start kits are at the Stadium store you chose when registering to the race.

    Info masquerade

    Masquerade competition: To compete you have to present yourself to the judges and get photographed at the red masquerade tent between 18:30 and 20:10 (next to the Info tent). 

    The price ceremony is at 20:30 where all participant are photographed together and the winners receive their prizes. 

     

     

  • Runners Corner Stockholm

    At Zinkensdamm IP we have our Runners Corner with service for the runners. Here you will find the Info tent, clothes storage, toilets and water station.

    Full sized Runners Corner map >

    Time table for Runners Corner:

    12:00 Runners Corner opens
    12:30 Start MiniMil at Runners Corner
    18.30 After Run with Falcon starts
    20:30 Price ceremony Masquerade
    01:00 Runners Corner closes 
    The catering is open from 12.00 to 00.30.

    Find Runners Corner/Zinkensdamms IP

    Service for runners

    Toilets (Toaletter)

    Place: outside Runners Corner/Zinkensdamms IP along the wall by Ringvägen. There are also toilets at both drinking stations along the route. 

    Clothes storage (Klädinlämning)

    Place: Globala Gymnasiet (in the vicinity to Runners Corner, see map above). 

    The clothes storage opens at  20:00, is free of charge to use and you can also store bags in the storage. Midnattsloppet is not liable for valuables left in the clothes storage and there are no lockable lockers. The clothes storage closes at 01:15 so be sure to pick up your belongings before that. 

    Water station (Vattenpåfyllning)

    There is a possibility to fill your water bottle at Runners Corner before the race. See the exact location on the map above. 

    Information

    The Info tent, where you can get answers to any questions you may have, is located inside Runners Corner.

    Note that you can not pick up your start kit at the Info tent. All picks ups of start kits are at the Stadium store you chose when registering to the race.

    Info masquerade 

    Masquerade competition: To compete you have to present yourself to the judges and get photographed at the red masquerade tent between 18:30 and 20:10 (next to the Info tent). 

    The price ceremony is at 20:30 where all participant are photographed together and the winners receive their prizes. 

1.4. The start – groups and start times

Depending on in which city you’re running, the start procedure varies a bit.

Show start times and more info about the  start for the different cities below. 

  • The start – Göteborg

    Start times Göteborg

    The start

    The start will be inside Ullevi. It is important to be inside the stadium by 21:00, regardless of your start group!   Every start group has a gathering area which location is marked on the map of Runners Corner. Look for the sign of your start group.

    While registering for the race you chose a start group that is also visible on your wristband. You are not allowed to start in another start group than the one you have registered to. 

    Warm up

    The warm up will be held from the stage at the inner field and lead by adidas Runners. 

     

  • The start – Helsinki

    Start times Helsinki

    The start

    The start will be at Runners Corner/Senate Square. Every start group has a gathering area which location is marked on the map of Runners Corner. Look for the sign of your start group.

    While registering for the race you chose a start group that is also visible on your wristband. You are not allowed to start in another start group than the one you have registered to.

    Warm up

    The warm up will be held from the stage at Runners Corner.

     

  • The start – Malmö

    Start times Malmö

    The start

    The start will be at Runners Corner/Stortorget. Every start group has a gathering area which location is marked on the map of Runners Corner. Look for the sign of your start group.

    While registering for the race you chose a start group that is also visible on your wristband. You are not allowed to start in another start group than the one you have registered to. 

    Warm up

    The warm up will be held from the stage at Stortorget and lead by adidas Runners before it’s time to move to the gathering areas of the start groups.

     

  • The start – Stockholm

    Start times Stockholm

    Be sure to be punctual, and before it’s time for your group to enter the start area, we ask you to keep some distance in order to avoid unnecessary crowding at the entrance. 

    The start procedure

    The start will be at Ringvägen 45 B. Depending on your start group the procedure to enter the start area will vary a bit. 

    While registering for the race you chose a start group that is also visible on your wristband. You are not allowed to start in another start group than the one you have registered to. 

    Start groups 1A-2A: The start groups will gather in marked areas according to the Runners Corner map. 

    Start groups 2B-7A & 5K start groups 1-3: The start groups gather at the large LED screen with information about times of entrance to the start area for the different start groups. You have to be in place 15 minutes before YOUR start, not later and not to early either. Entrance to the start area will be 14 minutes before the start time of the start group. The entrance is outside Runners Corner/Zinkensdamms IP, Ringvägen 23. 

    Warm up

    The start groups 2B and later will have a joint warm up with adidas Runners shortly before the start. If you want to do extra warm ups before the entrance to the start area, we recommend the areas around and inside Tantolunden or the nearby streets Wolmar Yxkullsgatan, Maria Skolgata and Maria Bangata.

     

2. DURING THE RACE

2.1. The route – information and entertainment

Midnattsloppet is like running through a big happy party. You’ll be running together with thousands of runners, everyone in similar race shirts, late in the dark evening. This creates the solidarity and atmosphere that is so unique for Midnattsloppet.

Show the maps for the different races below and see what kind of entertainment you can expect along the route.

  • Route map Göteborg

    Experience the great running party!

    Midnattsloppet Göteborg is like running through a big happy party. You’ll be running together with thousands of runners, everyone in similar race shirts, late in the dark evening. This creates the solidarity and atmosphere that is so unique for Midnattsloppet.

    Full sized route map >

    Midnattsloppet 10K

    Start and finish will be at Ullevi arena. 

    Midnattsloppet 5K

    The 5K race starts and ends in the same spots as the 10K race. It’s mostly the same route, the same experience and support from the spectators – only with half the distance. 

    Everyone has the same race shirt. The 5 k is purely a fun run, so there is no winner in this race. You can however naturally check out your own result on our results page after the race.  The 5K starts approx. 10 minutes after the last start group in the 10K race. 

    Entertainment
    During the race you will run past several different activities with DJs and live music. So please leave your own music at home and enjoy the atmosphere.

    Energy Zones
    There are two energy zones in the 10K race. One of these will also act as the energy zone in the 5K race.

    Toilets
    There are toilets in the vicinity of Runners Corner and on both drinking stations along the route.

    First aid
    There will be first aid personnel at the start and finish and also along the route for your safety.

    Keep right
    Remember to keep right during the race if you notice that faster runners are passing you. This gives the faster runners the possibility to pass you safely on the left. 

    Max time
    You will have 90 minutes to finish the 10K race and 45 minutes to finish the 5K race. This is counted from the start of the last starting group in the race. 

  • Route map Helsinki

    Experience the great running party!

    Midnight Run Helsinki is like running through a big happy party. You’ll be running together with thousands of runners, everyone in similar race shirts, late in the dark evening. This creates the solidarity and atmosphere that is so unique for Midnight Run.

    Full sized route map >

    Midnight Run 10K

    The start and finish in Midnight Run Helsinki is at the Senate Square in the centre of Helsinki, with the mighty Helsinki Cathedral as a powerful setting. The route runs through the central parts of Helsinki and is quite easy to run. The event offers a run with great atmosphere along many seaside locations and beautiful parts of the city. 

    Midnight Run 5K

    The 5K race starts and ends in the same spots as the 10K race. It’s mostly the same route, the same experience and support from the spectators – only with half the distance. 

    Everyone has the same race shirt. The 5 k is purely a fun run, so there is no winner in this race. You can however naturally check out your own result on our results page after the race.  The 5K starts approx. 10 minutes after the last start group in the 10K race. 

    Entertainment
    During the race you will run past several different activities with DJs and live music. So please leave your own music at home and enjoy the atmosphere.

    Energy Zones
    There are two energy zones in the 10K race. One of these will also act as the energy zone in the 5K race.

    Toilets
    There are toilets in the vicinity of Runners Corner and on both drinking stations along the route.

    First aid
    There will be first aid personnel at the start and finish and also along the route for your safety.

    Keep right
    Remember to keep right during the race if you notice that faster runners are passing you. This gives the faster runners the possibility to pass you safely on the left. 

    Max time
    You will have 90 minutes to finish the 10K race and 45 minutes to finish the 5K race. This is counted from the start of the last starting group in the race. 

  • Route map Malmö

    Experience the great running party!

    Midnattsloppet Malmö is like running through a big happy party. You’ll be running together with thousands of runners, everyone in similar race shirts, late in the dark evening. This creates the solidarity and atmosphere that is so unique for Midnattsloppet.

    Full sized route map >

    Midnattsloppet 10K

    Start and finish will be at Stortorget. The route runs through the most beautiful parts of Malmö. The routes in the Malmö race are the fastest of all the Midnattsloppet events and are perfect if you’re looking to beat your personal record.

    Midnattsloppet 5K

    The 5K race starts and ends in the same spots as the 10K race. It’s mostly the same route, the same experience and support from the spectators – only with half the distance. 

    Everyone has the same race shirt. The 5 k is purely a fun run, so there is no winner in this race. You can however naturally check out your own result on our results page after the race.  The 5K starts approx. 10 minutes after the last start group in the 10K race. 

    Entertainment
    During the race you will run past several different activities with DJs and live music. So please leave your own music at home and enjoy the atmosphere.

    Energy Zones
    There are two energy zones in the 10K race. One of these will also act as the energy zone in the 5K race.

    Toilets
    There are toilets in the vicinity of Runners Corner and on both drinking stations along the route.

    First aid
    There will be first aid personnel at the start and finish and also along the route for your safety.

    Keep right
    Remember to keep right during the race if you notice that faster runners are passing you. This gives the faster runners the possibility to pass you safely on the left. 

    Max time
    You will have 90 minutes to finish the 10K race and 45 minutes to finish the 5K race. This is counted from the start of the last starting group in the race. 

  • Route map Stockholm

    Experience the great running party!

    Midnattsloppet Stockholm is like running through a big happy party. You’ll be running together with 30 000 runners, everyone in similar race shirts, late in the dark evening. This creates the solidarity and atmosphere that is so unique for Midnattsloppet.

     

    Full sized route map >

    The event has been organised in Södermalm since 1982 and is definitely an institution in the area. The start is at Ringvägen outside of Zinkensdamms IP and the finish is at Hornsgatan. 

    Midnattsloppet 10K

    The route is quite tough. The hill up to the Sofia church in the middle of the race is a challenge. However the spectators, who fill the sides of the route, will give their all to help you to the best run of your life.  

    Midnattsloppet 5K

    The 5K race starts and ends in the same spots as the 10K race. It’s mostly the same route, the same experience and support from the spectators – only with half the distance. 

    Everyone has the same race shirt. The 5 k is purely a fun run, so there is no winner in this race. You can however naturally check out your own result on our results page after the race.  The 5K starts approx. 10 minutes after the last start group in the 10K race. 

    Entertainment
    During the race you will run past over 30 different activities (approx. 15 on in the 5K race) with DJs and live music. So please leave your own music at home and enjoy the atmosphere.

    Energy Zones
    There are two energy zones in the 10K race. One of these will also act as the energy zone in the 5K race.

    Toilets
    There are toilets in the vicinity of Runners Corner and on both drinking stations along the route.

    First aid
    There will be first aid personnel at the start and finish and also along the route for your safety.

    Keep right
    Remember to keep right during the race if you notice that faster runners are passing you. This gives the faster runners the possibility to pass you safely on the left. 

    Max time
    You will have 90 minutes to finish the 10K race and 45 minutes to finish the 5K race. This is counted from the start of the last starting group in the race. 

    Lilla Midnattsloppet & Glada Midnattsloppet (blue route)

    The route is 1 980 m with the finish on Hornsgatan, the same place as in Midnattslopppet. 

    Minimil

    The kids will run approx. 300 meter on Runners Corner/Zinkensdamms IP

2.2. Info during the race

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  • Energy Zones

    There are two energy zones in the 10K race. One of these will also act as the energy zone in the 5K race. Depending on in which city you are running the placements of the Energy Zones vary a bit. The exact placements can be seen on the route map. 

    There is also an Energy Zone at the finish and there is a possibility to fill your water bottle on Runners Corner before the start.

     

  • First aid

    There will be first aid personnel at the start and finish and also along the route for your safety.

    For your safety we ask you to fill in your name, social security number and ICE(number to a relative) on your wristband. 

    If you or, any other runner, is in need of first aid during the race you can alert the closest route official (yellow or orange safety vest) about this. 

    In serious cases it’s important to get help as soon as possible. The right course of action is to immediately call the emergency number 112. Ask for help from an official, another runner or a spectator. 

  • Keep right

    If you feel that other runners are running faster than you and that you’re being overtaken a lot, you should keep to the right side of the track. By keeping right you give the faster runners the possibility to pass you safely on the left.

  • Max time

    There is a max time in the race. This is due to timing restrictions in the permit to close off streets for the race. 

    The max time is 9 min/km. The max time for the 10K race is 90 minutes and for the 5K race the max time is 45 minutes. 

    The max time specifies how much time you have to reach the finish line if you start in starting group 7A. For every earlier start group you get 5 min more time to get to the finish in time. There are two check points along the route that you have to reach in time to be able to continue the race.  

    Depending on which city and race you’re running in, the locations of the check points and the times varies. Information about times and check points is available on the route map. 

  • Toilets

    There are toilets in the vicinity of Runners Corner and on both drinking stations along the route.

    The placing of the toilets can be seen on the Runners Corner map.

2.3. Timing

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  • Timing

    Your time is recorded with a timing chip you fasten to the laces of your running shoes. The timing starts when you pass the timing mat at the start line, so there is no need to hurry at the start.

    There are timing stations at 1K, 5K, 9K and at the finish. Your result will automatically be published on our results page soon after you pass the finish line.

     

3. AFTER THE RACE

Show more information below about the race of your choice. 

  • After the race – Stockholm

    When you have crossed the finish line you will get your medal, a Kexchoklad chocolate bar, an apple, an alcohol free beer from Falcon and water. 

    The timing chip is a disposable chip and doesn’t have to be returned after the race. Please recycle it among plastic waste or keep it as a memory.

3.1. The results

Our timing and results service is highly appreciated by our participants. Your start kit includes a timing chip that records your result from the race, including checkpoints. 

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