The BMW Oslo Marathon running group and Jevi Majid

In January 2023, BMW Oslo Marathon, in collaboration with ambassador Jevi Majid, started a running group for minority women, with the idea of lowering the threshold for exercise. After a collaboration with Lia trening, Jevi and BMW Oslo Maraton were given the opportunity to offer free treadmill running lessons for minority women only. The aim was to prepare the women for participation in the optional distance at the BMW Oslo Marathon 2023!

Weekly running lessons every Sunday at 11:00 continued until the spring, when the running group moved out and away from the treadmills. Now the asphalt was to be defeated!
From spring through the summer, the group ran without a break at Lambertseter Stadium every Sunday. Coach Jevi offered hill intervals, strength training, running technique, advice and guidance. Everything was on the menu! During this year, the group had attracted around 50 women who came by. Several of the women came Sunday after Sunday and these were the ones who ran the Oslo Marathon.

Then it was race day

A total of 25 women registered for this year's event. A record number of girls wanted to run the BMW Oslo Marathon after participating in the running group.

Unfortunately, due to injury and illness, some had to drop out, but 21 girls were ready at the starting line. Everything from 10 for Grete, half marathon and marathon were run on race day.
The women were ecstatic! What an achievement and the feeling of standing with a medal around their necks! This was the feeling of mastering something the running group didn't think was possible. But sometimes it's the belief that others have in you that helps you to take the next step. The girls got this with the help of coach Jevi.

The running group has created a fantastic sense of unity and community! We look forward to continuing to grow and the girls are looking forward to running the BMW Oslo Marathon next year. Because then the girls who ran 10 for Grete will embark on a half marathon 😊💪🏽

Are you interested in joining the running group? Join the Facebook group here. 



Age: 45

Residence: Bærum

Distance during the BMW Oslo Marathon 2020:
I run half, and of course aim to have the widest smile all the way.

Previous participation in the Oslo Marathon:
«10 for Grete» 2013, Half Marathon 2014 and 2015, 2017 and 2018 and marathon in 2019.

Three words that describe me:
Outgoing, Smiling, Energetic

Instagram: @muddylicious