ABOUT

On the weekend of 22-23 April 2023, Hestra IF and IK Ymer will welcome you to the 44th Linnémarschen, a walk in the beautiful Rya Åsar nature reserve, visited by Carl von Linné (Linneaus) back in 1746. We are now an IML international walk.

Start and finish are at the Borås Arena, just a stone´s throw from the Rya Åsar nature reserve.

DATE AND START/FINISH

Dates: Saturday/Sunday 22 – 23 April 2023.

Start/Finish: Borås Arena.

PROGRAM

See Routes.

PARKING

Parking in the vicinity of Borås Arena. Sign posts from the roundabout in Knalleland and also from Getängsvägen/Ålgårdsbron.

CHANGE / SHOWERS

You can shower and change clothes within Borås Arena.

TOILETS

There is toilets at the start and finish area at Borås Arena and along the route at the following places:

Saturday  (Marathon Walk + 57 km): Kypegården, Ymergården, Kransmossen, Älmås, Transåssjön, Pickesjön.

Saturday (21 km): Kypegården, Ymergården

Sunday (21 km): Hestrastugan, Hästhagen, Almenäs and Ramshulan.

SIGNS AND VIEW POINTS

Along the courses there are several information signs for culturel och botanical interesting points in the nature reservat of Rya Åsar. The courses are marked up with plastic bands.

Sunday: 21km, 30 km + 57 km are passing the beautiful viewing point Hestra klint with a fantastic view over the valley of the river Viskan and the city of Borås.

OTHER

Entertainment, lotteries and souvenirshop at Borås Arena.

Information about the City of Borås other events and further information on boras.com.

WALKING STICKS / NORDIC WALKING

You are free to use walking sticks.

INFORMATION / CONTACT

Contact the office of Hestra IF, open monday-thursday between 8-16,  phone +46 708 243357, or write an e-mail to kansliet@hestraif.se.

ENTRY FEES

Until 14 April 2023:

  • 57 km 2-days, incl breakfast (all ages) = 550 SEK
  • 42 km Marathon Walk (all ages) = 360 SEK
  • 30 km Hestra/Rya Åsar (all ages) = 280 SEK
  • 21 km Kype-Ymer, 21 km Rya Åsar:
  • 10,5 km Kype and 10,5 km Viskan:
    Children/ Youth (born 2006 – 2015) = SEK 50 discount on distances 21 km, 10,5 km, 8 km and 3 km.

LATE ENTRY (at event day saturday-sunday)

On-site entry is possible at Borås Arena Saturday/Sunday from 07.30 AM until start.

(Instant entry is not possible to 57 km 2-days)

  • 42 Marathon Walk (all ages) = 500 SEK
  • 30 km Hestra/Rya Åsar (all ages) = 380 SEK
  • 21 km Kype-Ymer, 21 km Rya Åsar
  • 10,5 km Kype and 10,5 km Viskan
    Children/ Youth (born 2006 – 2015) = SEK 50 discount on distances 21 km, 10,5 km, 8 km and 3 km.

BUY ENTRY / PAYMENT

Please, do your entry at our website www.linnemarschen.com and pay with credit card.

The payment must be made to Hestra IF before 14 April 2023. The entry fee includes refreshments along the routes, and a “Linné” souvenir.

FOOD AND WATER

Food and water stations along the routes are included in the fee.

Number of stations are:

Saturday

  • 42 km Marathon Walk – 12 stations
  • 21 km Kype-Ymer – 4 stations
  • 10,5 km Kype – 2 stations
  • 6 km Adventure Walk – 2 stations

Sunday

  • 30 km Hestra/Rya Åsar – 6 stations
  • 21 km Rya Åsar – 5 stations
  • 10,5 km Viskan (River Walk) – 2 stations
  • 6 km Adventure Walk – 2 stations

After the finish you can just relax and enjoy. You can buy hamburgers, sandwiches coffee, etc. There are lotteries where you can win flowers and other things.

RESPONSIBILITY

You walk on your own responsibility.

WALKING CLASSICS

Linnémarschen is one of the largest walking events in the North and are a member of the Swedish “Folksport” Association (IVV) Walking Classics and in the nordic “Vandrebukett”. Stamps/registry and walkingpassports in the area of start and finish.

IML WALKING ASSOCIATION

Linnémarschen are a member of the international walking organization IML since 2012.

ROUTES LINNÉMARSCHEN

Routes saturday 2023

Start between 8 am and 8:30 am. Official start 8 am.

Start between 8 am and 8:30 am. Official start 8 am.

Start between 8 am and 9 am. Official start 8 am.

Start between 8 am and 9 am. Official start 8 am.

Start between 9 am and 12 pm. Groups / families.

Routes sunday 2023

Start between 8 am and 8:30 am. Official start 8 am.

Start between 8 am and 10 am. Official start 8 am.

Start between 8 am and 9 am. Official start 8 am.

Start between 8 am and 10 am. Official start 8 am.

Start between 8 am and 10 am. Official start 8 am.

Start between 9 am and 12 pm. Groups / families.