BIB numbers (race numbers) are picked up at the sports exhibition. The Sport Exhibition will be open Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of August from 09.00 to 20.00.
Place: Vikinghallen, Øvre Dreggsalm. 7, 5003 Bergen. Tlf. + 47 55 36 53 46. (If you are traveling to Bergen and do not have time to pick up your BIB number within Friday at 20:00, we will help you in the same location Saturday before the race).

NB! Medical form on the back of the BIB MUST be filled out!
Wednesday 25th of August you will receive a SMS with your BIB number. You use this when collecting your BIB number in Vikinghallen. The SMS will also give
you infomation about your starting group.

If you have ordered our BCM t-shirt it will be handed out at the sports exhibition.
Additionally our sponsors will line up with their own sports outlets. There will be a lot of great offers and a broad selection of sports equipment for sale. Sport1, Ronhill, and Squeezy will all have their own shops.


Marathon blue bib number

Half marathon green bib number

Relay red bib number

5km yellow bib number

2km KidsRun orange bib number

Program Saturday 28th of August

kl. 06.30 Opening of Changing rooms in Vikinghallen
kl. 07.00 -15.00 Storage service in Vikinghallen
kl. 07.45 Warm up together with our instructor
kl. 08.00 Start Sport 1 Marathon from Bryggen
kl. 09.00 Entertainment starts
kl. 09.30 Warm up together with our instructor
kl. 09.40 Start Sparebanken Vest relay from Bryggen
kl. 09.45 Warm up together with our instructor
kl. 10.00 Start BMW Halvmarathon from Bryggen
kl. 12.00 Start Thon Run 5km from Nygårdsparken
kl. 12.30 Award ceremony
kl. 13.00 Start KidsRun 2km from Nordnesparken
kl. 14.00 Traffic opens (Max time marathon 6 hours)

Everyone who signs up before April 1st gets his/her name on the BIB number. By transfer the BIB number after this date, the buyer will not get his/her name on the BIB number.

This year’s BCM T-shirt can be ordered when you sign up for 100 NOK. The t-shirt, both in women’s and men’s models, has a good fit. We also sell the t-shirt at the Sport Expo for 150 NOK.

When you collect your BIB number an orange luggage bag will be handed to you. In the envelobe together with the bib, you will find a sticker with your number. This sticker MUST be placed on the bag, or else we won’t accept it. No other bags can be used for storing clothes in Vikinghallen. There is only one bag for each runner!

Pacemakers on marathon and half marathon

The pacemakers will be a few minutes ahead of schedule to be able to “slow down a bit” at the end. Descents and ascents will also affect the speed. It is not smart to run to fast in the uphill and become to tired, or to run to fast in the downhill and become injured.

Consider your own strengths and weaknesses during the race. If you loose the flag at the drinking-
stations, do not stress, you will soon catch up with them in a few kilometres. With many runners the drinking stations can become a bit chaotic, but try to get enough nutrition. Think positive! Smile to the crowd! Give out some “high fives” to the children! Remember that pain is temporary. Endorphins are your friend. Use your own watch – the pacemakers are only human 😉 Good luck!

The pacemakers are equipped with flags on their back. They will be very visible. We have pacemakers who run the times shown here:


At the refreshment stations we serve water, sports drinks, bananas and dark chocolate.

Refreshment stations:

Sandviken Sykehus  3,5 km
Fjellveien v/ “Hesten trenger hvile” 6,5 km
Haraldsplass Sykehus 10 km
AdO-arena 14 km
Nordnesparken 19 km
Bryggen (for full maratonløperne) 21,5 km

We have toilets in the following places:

  • Outside the course
    – In Vikinghallen
    – At Sandbrogaten next to Vikinghallen
    – Near the start area at Nikolaikirkealmenningen
  • Along the course:
    – In Fjellveien by ‘Hesten trenger hvile’ (6,5km)
    – In Bjørndalen by Svartediket (9,5km)
    – In Møllendalsveien (12km)
    – In Nygårdsparken (15,7km)
    – In Nordnesparken (19km)

In Vikinghallen we have several changing rooms/showers for our runners. It will be open from 07:00 to 18:00. Address: Øvre Dreggsalm. 7, 5003 Bergen (same place as the Sports Expo).

HERE you can find the course map, elevation profile and description of the course for the various distances.

Deadline / last runner

In connection with the release of the track to traffic, the participant must have passed the finish line within a certain time limit. Participants who finish outside the time limit are not included in the results.

We have the following time limits:
– Half marathon: 4 hours;
– Marathon: 6 hours.

Cut-off time for marathon runners:

21 km – Passing on the pier/Bryggen after 10:45 AM. (If you pass the time limit point later than 10:45 AM you will be stopped, but you will be approved completed half-marathon).

Total time limits:
– Half marathon: 4 hours.
– Marathon: 6 hours.


All participants in Bergen City Marathon (BCM) 2019 receive a medal.

The great medal has a known and loved design from Bergen. Bergen Municipality has given BCM the opportunity to use the beautiful motif from Kulturby 2000.

Awards ceremony from the stage at 12:15 to:

  • For the three best in the ladies and men’s class at the marathon.
  • For the three best in the ladies and men’s class at the half marathon
  • For the top three in the ladies and men’s class at 5km
  • For the best team in the three different classes in the Sparebanken Vest relay

In addition, you can win gifts on your BIB number. Check if you are a lucky winner at after the race.

Do you want to sign up for a group and get an invoice by mail – follow these steps:

Group leader register the company on our sign-up page by using the button ‘Create a group’. Group leader will receive an email with username and password and forward it to the others who will join the group. Group members sign up by using the button ‘Join a group’ .

Up to 450 teams can compete in the Sparebanken Vest Relay. The Relay consists of 10 legs with a total distance of 21,097 metres. Teams and companies compete with colleagues and club friends.

There is guaranteed to be a lot of cheering along the course from the crowd.

Competition classes:
Women’s team
Men’s team
Mix team
Award for the best team in the three different classes in Sparebanken Vest Relay

The relay follows the same route as the half marathon.

Leg: length: KM TOTAL:
1st leg – Bryggen – Gamle Bergen 3237m 3237m
2nd leg – Gamle Bergen – BKK i Fjellveien 1342m 4579m
3rd leg etappe – BKK i Fjellveien – Mon Plaisir 1025m 5604m
4th leg – Mon Plaisir – Slutten av Fjellveien (før utgang til trafikk) 2570m 8174m
5th leg – Fjellveien – Svartediket 1263m 9437m
6th leg – Svartediket – Helikoterplassen/Grønneviksøren 3049m 12486m
7th leg – Helikopterplassen/Grønneviksøren –Nygårdsparken 3230m 15716m
8th leg – Nygårdsparken – Hurtigruteterminalen 2097m 17813m
9th leg – Hurtigruteterminalen – Nordnesparken 1385m 19198m
10th leg – Nordnesparken – Bryggen 1899m 21097m

We will open a resale solution January 1th to August 21st.

This procedure`s done through the regular sign up system. Go to login (Use the username and password sent to you when you signed up.) When logged in, proceed to “Transfer your BIB number.”

You will receive a discount code that`s used for payment upon a new registration. Send the code to the buyer, which he/she will use to sign up for the race.

A changing fee at 100 NOK is applied, and payed along the new registration. The code only applies to the same distance as the seller was registered. Buying and selling tickets will be possible up to August 23rd.

Ordinary registration closes on April 22th. It`s also possible to sign up at Sportsmessen (A sign-on fee of 50 NOK will be applied).

See all our prices HERE. It pays off signing up early!

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