There are less than 100 days left until this year's folk festival kicks off in the capital. Almost 11,000 participants are registered for one of the distances, and the longest distance, the Oslo Triple, has long been fully booked. With a new chair of the board in place, Anne Grethe Solberg, the Oslo Marathon is ready to arrange a running party in the city center on 15 and 16 September.
Anne Grethe Solberg (59) was elected chairman of the board of Oslo Maraton AS on 5 June 2017. On a daily basis, she develops companies through her own company Gender Consulting AS. In addition, she is a researcher at the Labor Research Institute (AFI).
-In September, thousands of runners broke out in the streets of Oslo, and many pieces will be in place by then. My vision is to have steel control of all processes from A to Z in this year's event. I look forward to being part of arranging this autumn's big folk party in the city center, says chair of the Oslo Marathon, Anne Grethe Solberg.
Anne Grethe knows what good track conditions and a smooth event mean. She is an avid marathon runner despite a defective hip and amputated arm, and trains with Team Funkis in SK Vidar. The Oslo Marathon has a clear and competent chairman of the board.
The BMW Oslo Marathon is fast approaching and the organizers are well on track with the planning of this year's event.
With almost 11,000 registered, we are almost equal to the number of participants in the same period in 2016. The longest distances fill up the fastest, but most can be found on the shorter distances, says General Manager of the Oslo Marathon, Karen Kvalevåg.
The BMW Oslo Marathon has distances for everyone, and wants everyone to find a distance adapted to their goals and ambitions.
-We will create an atmosphere on May 17 in Oslo in September. This is not just about a running event, but we arrange for a folk festival for runners, volunteers and the public, Kvalevåg concludes.