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Overall Rating (1 Review)
5
(1 Ratings)(1 Review)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
3
Stavanger Marathon starts and ends in the central city square outside Norway’s oldest Cathedral. The course goes out along Hafrsfjord where runners pass the memorial “Swords in Rock. One day – many race options. With great variation in length and route the Stavanger Marathon festival of running provides a challenge … MORE
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    renee93420 FIRST-TIMER '16

    Stavanger, Norway, was a wonderful race. The course routes through town and a part of it is on cobblestone (not too much, though). The scenery throughout the race was worth … MORE

    Stavanger, Norway, was a wonderful race. The course routes through town and a part of it is on cobblestone (not too much, though). The scenery throughout the race was worth it. We stayed at a hotel that was walking distance to the race start. Race day had perfect weather. The race was well organized and marked. You don’t need to know how to speak Norwegian.

    This is a perfect excuse for a vacation in Norway. The country is very beautiful and has a lot to offer. Not only did we do the race, we visited the Priekestolen a.k.a. Pulpit Rock. This is a rocky hike to a plateau with a 604 meter straight drop into the Lyseford. We also climbed the Flori 4444 stairs. Yes, there are 4444 stairs up the mountain that took us 2.5 hours and then a 3.5 hour hike down the mountain.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    M_Sohaskey Nov 27, 2017 at 2:04pm

    Wow, what an amazing experience – after talking with you at the Ventura expo, Renee, we immediately added Reykjavik-followed-by-Stavanger to our "future races" itinerary. And your reviews are a great… MORE

    Wow, what an amazing experience – after talking with you at the Ventura expo, Renee, we immediately added Reykjavik-followed-by-Stavanger to our "future races" itinerary. And your reviews are a great starting point. I assume you must have hiked Pulpit Rock and the Flori 4444 stairs after the race? Can't imagine running 13.1 or 26.2 miles with all that up-and-down already in my legs. Thanks so much for the valuable insights, and hope you'll continue to share your racing adventures here on RaceRaves! LESS

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