Have you got the stamina and determination for the world's largest cross country race? Find out at Lidingöloppet in Stockholm featuring a challenging 30km route on the island of Lidingö.
If you're running at Stockholm's Lidingöloppet, it's probably best to pass on the beers and vodka shots the night before; after all, this weekend event hosts the world's largest cross country race.
Every year during September, thousands flock to Stockholm from across Sweden and neighbouring countries to take part in Lidingöloppet which has been running since 1965. Taking place on the island of Lidingö, it's now a major bookmark for active types on the Swedish events calendar. As well as the variety of categories available to all ages and abilities, it's Lidingö's cross country routes which attract people to take part, with beautiful lush green scenery and natural landscapes.
The four main races are on the Saturday with four distances to choose from. If you struggle for breath going up the stairs then the 4km option is probably your best bet, while the 10km and 15km races prove to be a little more difficult. However, it's the 30km distance which is known as the world's largest cross country race and the one which draws the most competition from keen runners looking to be the first to cross the finish line on Grönsta Gärde.
So how about swapping your average weekend for a muddy run at Lidingöloppet this September? Just think how good that Swedish beer will taste at the end.
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