• 6 lakes marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

Welcome August 17, 2019

The name of the race “6 sjöar” – six lakes – is obvious: all distances encircles lakes, the marathon encircles all six lakes. It is an unique event and an opportunity to enjoy Swedish landscape with your running shoes on. You can register for the race 2019 here.

You find your results 2018 here.

Images from the race are on their way. Some are published on the Facebook page and some will be sent by mail to participants.

The location of the event, Fjällnora, is an isthmus between two of the lakes. Here you will find the most popular beach around Uppsala. So you can choose any distance – 5, 10, 21 or 42 km – and celebrate your finish with a well deserved swim in the lake. We expect 600 runners 2018.  Last year attracted 313 participants including runners from the Czech Republic, Holland, UK and US.

The idea

It is more fun to run around something, and doing one lap. And what is more nice than running around a lake, and finish with a jump right in the blue? The lakes east of Uppsala make up for the magic combination of 5, 10, 21 and 42 kilometres.

One of our founders tried a six lake run last winter. The GPS stated 42,2 km. Not more, nor less than a full marathon! He had earlier noted that the distances around four lakes completed a half marathon. At the center of the courses there the best beach in the area, with café, parking etc.

6 lakes – the short version

Register here. Start and finish is on the same place, with four separate starts on Saturday, August 11, 2018:

  • 10:00 – 42,2 km, marathon (SEK 650)
  • 10:30 – 21,1 km, half marathon (SEK 550)
  • 11:00 – 10,5 km (SEK 400)
  • 11:30 – 5,5 km (SEK 300 – SEK 150 for participants 15 years or younger)

Forest marathon

Environmental running

Running is a lovely way of enjoying nature – not spoiling it. So we keep our paths clean. Instead of disposable cups we will give you a multi-use cup, a Hydrapouch. T-shirts are optional and you will find a lot less merchandise, and much more experiences in our race.

Forest, lakes and a steam train

The shortest (5,5 km) is a beautiful forest run around the lake Ramsen. All other distances are mostly flat. Mainly on small roads through forest or rural areas. You will se a typical part of the region of Uppland, including glimpses of the lakes. You will see the century old summer houses of Marielund and cross the tracks of the steam train Lennakatten. But beware – the train is on duty, cross the tracks with care. Please find detailed course descriptions here.

Marathon in Sweden

Getting here

Fjällnora is located 15 km east of Uppsala. Uppsala is easily reached with train from Arlanda airport (20 minutes) or Stockholm (40 minutes).
There are direct buses from Uppsala central station, please find further info here. There are a plenty of parking lots if you came by car.