Hike information

Hike information – 42 km, 21 km and 11 km distance of SKOGSMARAN

Note! The information below has been updated August 23, 2023.

Saturday September 23th 2023

(PLEASE NOTE: that there is other specific information regarding the marathon run)

Your registration is personal and cannot be transferred to someone else. All participants compete at their own risk.


  • Start of the 42 km DISTANCE:  Skatås motionscentrum 07.00 am.
  • Start of the 21 km DISTANCE: Härryda IP 10.05 am.
  • Start of the 11 km distance: Härskogen parking lot 10.30 am.
  • Maximum time to complete the 42 km distance is 10 hours

Number tag with a chip

Envelopes containing a number tag with a chip, and instructions are distributed at the assigned starting points. Envelopes can also be collected between the 20th and 22th of September at Löplabbet in Gothenburg, Östra Hamngatan 7 http://www.loplabbet.se/butik/goteborg-ostra-hamngatan

Changing rooms

  • Skatås:  below the Motionscentralen, marked with a Skogsmaran banner
  • Härryda IP: the clubhouse by the parking lot
  • Härskogen: outdoor at parking lot
  • Finish line Hindås: changing rooms and showers are located in the middle school gym next to the finish line area

Bags and personal belongings

Bags with personal belongings can be taken care of at the starting points and delivered to the finish line. They will be marked with your starting number. We do not take responsibility for any lost items, so please do not leave any valuables in your bag.

Trail markings

Preexisting markings for Vildmarksleden will guide the way. Additional signs and markings may be put up.

Hydration stations

There will be water or sports drink at five stations along the full distance where it passes close to a bigger road.

42 km21 km11 km
Kåsjön 10 km (water, sports drink)
Härkeshult 18 km (water, sports drink, soup, banana, candy)
Härsjödamm 24 km 5 km (water, sports drink, banana)
Härskogen 30 km 11 km (water, sports drink, coca cola, banana, candy, pickles, chips)
Gransjöås 35 km 15 km 5 km (water, sports drink, coca cola, banana, candy, pickles, chips)
Dalavägen 36 km16 km6 km (candy)

Participation at your own risk

Basic first aid kits will be available at the hydration stations. If anything serious occurs, 112 will be contacted


Everyone that finishes Skogsmaran will receive the Skogsmaran Plaque.


There are good parking options around the finish line. Public transportation connects you with Gothenburg and Borås approximately every half hour with the occasional train as well. Please see Västtrafiks website for more detailed information: http://reseplanerare.vasttrafik.se/


If you are looking for housing, you can visit the tourist agency of Gothenburg at http://www.goteborg.com/turistbyran

Finish line

When you have finished the distance, you’ll be served with water, energy drinks, chocolate biscuits and fruits right away. We will also be serving a meal, coffee and icecream (this is included for participants).