The Oslo triple has been arranged twice, where 47 men and 9 women completed the 73 km long distance in the streets of Oslo in 2016. The participants started fresh with the distance marathon, continued with the half marathon and ended the day with "10 for Grete".
- The newcomer in 2015 was quickly fully booked with his 50 participants, and we thus increased to 75 participants in 2016. Now we only have 6 places left for the Oslo trip, so it is important to sign up quickly if you want to participate in this distance, says Communications Manager in the Oslo Marathon, Julie Uggen.
Participants of the Oslo Triple receive extra follow-up and their own tent at the start and finish area at Rådhusplassen. The Oslo Marathon has therefore set a maximum limit to take care of the participants' safety and needs at this distance.
But it is not only those who want to run far who have started the registration for this year's folk festival. More than 5,500 people have secured their place at the 2017 BMW Oslo Marathon.
- We are in a good position with the registrations for this year's race, and see that more are earlier in setting their training goal for 2017. As of today, we are around 700 participants ahead of the race in 2016, says Communications Manager in the Oslo Marathon, Julie Uggen.
The BMW Oslo Marathon consists of several distances where we find the main emphasis on participants in the half marathon and «10 for Grete».
-We want to create an event for everyone, regardless of physical shape and ambition. The BMW Oslo Marathon starts with «3 for all» (3 km) on Friday 15 September. On Saturday 16 September, you can, among other things, participate with the whole family during the Children's Marathon in Spikersuppa, says Uggen.
The Oslo Marathon is also pleased to announce that a new General Manager is in place in the Oslo Marathon and SK Vidar. Karen Kvalevåg took up her position on 1 December 2016, and has previously worked as General Manager in Løvenskiold and Umoe Restaurants.
-I look forward to further developing the BMW Oslo Marathon and SK Vidar. My heart is burning to contribute to a good environment for all people, especially for children and young people, where sport and volunteering play a central role. Activity is important for public health, both physically and mentally. The BMW Oslo Marathon has distances and training goals for everyone, and I look forward to meeting YOU there, says General Manager of the Oslo Marathon / SK Vidar, Karen Kvalevåg.