–  Nordmarka Forest Marathon (Nordmarka Skogsmaraton) in Oslo was founded in 1994, and is one of the most popular marathon races in Norway. Run through the beautiful forested and hilly Nordmarka, a major recreational area both for inhabitants and visitors of Oslo. Since 2021, we had three distances on the programme, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Ultra 63,3 km. All distances will qualify for UTMB points

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Date of the race:

The next race takes place on SATURDAY June 17th 2023

Starting times (changes for 2023 due to the heat):

Ultra race – 63.3km: 08:30 am – NEW TIME: 08:00 AM

Marathon:  9.30 a.m. – NEW TIME: 09:00 AM

Half Marathon: 10.30 a.m. – NEW TIME: 10:00 AM

Time limit:

We do not have any strict time limit. if it is evident that a runner cannot complete in a sensible manner, he or she will be taken out of the race

Start/finish area:

Sognsvann Snøpark, few meters from Lyn Klubbhus, Olav M. Troviks vei 13, 0864 Oslo (Map).

15 minutes’ travel time with Metro Line 5 from the city centre of Oslo to Kringsjå station. It takes about 10 min. to walk from the Metro station (Kringsjå/line 5) to the start of the race. There will be marked and easy to find.

Bips and Startnumbers

For 2022 – You can collect the startnumber and bibs at these times:

Friday June 10th. 14h- 18h at Bull Ski & Kajakk Majorstuen (Sportshop)

Saturday June 11th. 13h-16h Bull Ski & Kajakk Majorstuen (Sportshop)

SUNDAY at Sognsvann Snøpark, at the start. From 07h30. Please be aware of that you will need some extra time for this. MAP to the start/finish arena, Kringsjå.

Maps of the race

Full marathon

Half marathon

The Ultra racers first runs the Full Marathon and then the Half Marathon.

Time limit

We reserve the right to stop runners if it is evident they are unable complete in a sensible manner. We will normally not stop runners just because they use long time unless their progress indicates they will finish later than 18:00.


Stay in Oslo

There are several hotels in the town. Any hotel in the city will have easy access to the start by the metro. The closest hotel i Thon Hotel, Ullevål Stadion. This is on the Metro/Line 5 and is a few stops from the start and finish of the race. There is a discount at Thon Hotel (2024), use the code:

Company: Nordmarka Skogsmaraton

Code: THC2306

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Please to not hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can help you with. We speak English and French. Tél: +47 90 19 98 69 or e-mail: post@nordmarkaskogsmaraton.no