• Six lakes marathon

Welcome August 14, 2021.

The year 2020 was not as we planned. We had only 45 marathon runners. 2021 we hope to welcome 800 runners in all four distances. 

In case of Corona-trouble: If you can’t participate by some reason 2021, you are guaranteed to get your money back, minus 50 SEK (about € 5). 

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.

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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 14, 2021:

  • 10:00 – 42,2 km, marathon
  • 10:30 – 21,1 km, half marathon
  • 11:00 – 10,5 km
  • 11:30 – 5,5 km (Lower price 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 free direct buses from Uppsala central station, please find further info here. The buses run on fossil-free fuel. There are a plenty of parking lots if you come by car (preferable a fossil free version).