6 lakes Marathon
The name of the race “6 sjöar” – six lakes – is obvious: all distances encircles lakes, the marathon encircles all six lakes. You can register here. It is an unique event and an opportunity to enjoy Swedish landscape with your running shoes on.
The location of the event, Fjällnora, is an isthmus between two of the lakes. Here you will find the most popular beach around Uppsala. So you can choose any distance – 5, 10, 21 or 42 km – and celebrate your finish with a well deserved swim in the lake. The first year (2016) attracted 313 participants including runners from the Czech Republic, Holland, UK and US. The second year the weather forecast promised heavy rain, so we had less runners, 301 showed up. But the rain was short, and ended before the first start.
It is more fun to run around something, and doing one lap. And what is more nice than running around a lake, and finish with a jump right in the blue? The lakes east of Uppsala make up for the magic combination of 5, 10, 21 and 42 kilometres.
One of our founders tried a six lake run last winter. The Nike running app stated 42,2 km. Not more, nor less than a full marathon! He had earlier noted that the distances around four lakes completed a half marathon. At the center of the courses there the best beach in the area, with café, parking etc.