EuroGames Stockholm 2015 and the organizers Stockholm Marathon Group will together arrange a 50 kilometers (31 miles)race on August 8th 2015. This will be the first LGBTQ Ultra Marathon ever arranged in the world, open for anyone regardless of gender expression, sexuality and nationality.

– It’s fantastic that EuroGames is held in Stockholm and wants to collaborate with Stockholm Ultra Marathon. It will certainly mean that 50 km distance will get more participants, but it also feels great to show off what a great running city Stockholm is, says Tommie Nordh, Event Director Stockholm Marathon Group.

-We are extremely happy that the world’s first ever LGBTQ Ultra Marathon will take place in beautiful Stockholm, home of world famous Stockholm Marathon. This will be a run for human rights, gender and sexual equality where anyone regardless of gender, sexuality and nationality will be able to run in run “the extra mile” in our male, female or gender neutral class. It’s also wonderful that we have a gender-neutral division alongside with the National Swedish Championship, says Jakob Jansson, President EuroGames Stockholm 2015.

The world’s first ever LGBTQ Ultra Marathon is arranged by EuroGames Stockholm 2015 and the Stockholm Marathon Group in a unique collaboration. The competition will be held in conjunction with Stockholm’s third Ultra Marathon on August 8th2015.

EuroGames Stockholm takes place between August 5th – 9th 2015, and is the world’s largest pro lgbtq sport event 2015 with 30 sports, more than 6.000 participants and over 250.000 visitors.