Lidingöloppet is without a doubt a challenge for most people irrespective of which distance they choose to run. It depends whether you want to improve your time from last year, run faster than your neighbour, take your first steps in jogging or even try the Little Lidingölopp for the first time.
47 years ago the history of Lidingöloppet started and in 1982 the race was mentioned in the Guiness book of records as the biggest cross country run in the world. In 2011 more than 35.000 runners are expected to participate in the different races on the weekend of 23-25.September. The main categories are 30 km for men and 10 km for women, but there are also races with other distances for different levels.
While the 30km race is open for men and women, the Womens-Lidingölopp is open only for women to run 10km on the last third of the original course. Lidingö Relay, is the perfect way to either end a working week or to kick of the weekend on the Friday afternoon. Gather friends, family or colleagues and run different distances. Little Lidingöloppet and the Kiddies race are events for children with distances between 1,7km, for the youngest from 3 to 6 years, and 6km for older children and those who might already have started with running as a hobby.
The winner in 2010, Japhet Kosgei Kipkorir, ran the very hilly 30km course 1.36.30.