Älmhult Fights Cancer 4 May 2024

It’s official, IKEA is doing it again! Älmhult Fights Cancer is a race set to take place on 4 May 2024 in Älmhult to raise money for cancer research. 

Open to the public

We did it again!

Together we raised more than 230 000 SEK for cancer research. Together we got Älmhult moving!

Photo: Henrik Palmberg

Everybody can join

Whether you want to run, jog, walk, sign up as a volunteer, or simply cheer on your friends and family, we encourage you to sign up. New this year is that we have a special race for our youngest participants and we have made it possible to participate with a stroller.

Along the course you will meet Kulturskolan, ABF and local musicians who cheers and play music. There will also be water stations and, of course, happy and cheering Älmhult inhabitants!

Support a good cause

The registration fee will be donated to the Mrs. Berta Kamprad Cancer Foundation. Founded in 1986 by IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad – named after his mother who died of cancer only 53-years-old – the Mrs. Berta Kamprad’s Cancer Foundation supports the research and treatment of cancer, preferably by supporting the cancer research conducted at Skåne University Hospital, Lund.  

Photo: Henrik Palmberg


Registration & late registration

You register and choose distance and start time, via RaceID. The registration is open online until Friday 3 May 20:00. Please note that children´s race have 100 spots per distance. Since this is a charity race, we don’t refund any fees in case of impediments or cancellations.

It’s possible to sign up on site during the race day if there is room for more participants. Unfortunately, no timekeeping will be available and we can’t guarantee a t-shirt for late registrations. 

Group registration
It is possible to register several participants for the same distance and pay for all at once. Just click “Add another racer” and fill in next participant’s details.

Confirmation email
In the confirmation email you receive from RaceSupport, you will find your distance and start time as well as a list of the participants you have registered.

Photo: Henrik Palmberg

Number bib  
From Monday 29 April at 11:30 you can pick up your number bib at Aktivitetshuset (IKEAgatan 8). It is also possible to pick up your number bib on the event area the day of the race. Please note! On top of the bib there is a strip to use for the bag storage.

Opening hours at Aktivitetshuset week 18:

Mon 07:30-17:00
Tues 07:30-17:00
Thurs 07:30-21:00
Fri 07:30-17:00

Win on your number bib
After the finish, you have the opportunity to win on your number bib. Welcome to the orange container at the bag storage.

This year timekeeping will be available when you register (latest 12 April).

Please note that the number of participants with timekeeping is limited per distance and the start time will be the same for everyone in the same start group. The timekeeping chip is located on the back of the number bib.

Also, please note that the course is not officially measured and not approved by the Swedish Athletics Federation.

This since the main purpose of this race is to raise money for cancer research and get everyone moving.

Those of you who have signed up for a t-shirt, can pick it up when you pick up your number bib. If you have one from last year, we recommend that you reuse it this year. 

Bag storage
It will be possible to hand in bags and belongings by the start area. Use the strip on top of the number bib. The bag storage is open until 14:00.

Wheelchairs and walkers
It is possible to join the race also with wheelchair and walkers. By the hills in Haganäsparken, there will be volunteers to support if needed. 

Water stations 
We have three water stations: by Haganäsparken, where you start a new lap and by the finish line.  

For the smaller ones 
We start the race day with a children’s race with two separate start times for children up to 13 years old (guardians are responsible for their children).
0.5 km = 1 lap around the IKEA Museum
1 km = 2 laps around the IKEA Museum

All children participating in the children’s race will receive a t-shirt before the race and a small goodie bag at the finish line.

Children‘s activities
For the smaller children, Live! will arrange activities on the event area; crafts with Playbox, floorball with Älmhults innebandyklubb, quiz with Barn- och fritidsprogrammet, bike lane with Lekolar and more. Guardians are responsible for their children.

It is possible to bring strollers during the races. 

For you who have chosen timekeeping, the result will be shown on the web and you will get the link emailed to you. 

Photo: Henrik Palmberg

Food and beverage 

Älmhults IF will have a tent on the event area and offers burgers, hot dogs, fika and more. IKEA Museum has their ordinary meny and Grillen (IKEA Hotel) have After Run from 15:00.

Toilettes, changing rooms and showers
Please change clothes before you arrive, since we don´t have any changing rooms or showers available. There will be extra toilettes on the event area.

Our highly engaged volunteers with orange vests will be standing along the racecourse and by the event area to support you with directions, traffic controls and general support. 

First aid
Medical staff will be available. First aid kits and defibrillators will be available by the event area and in Haganäs forest.

Pets are allowed by the event area, but not on the race course. 

IKEA Hotell offers special prices for overnights during the weekend of the race. 

Training opportunities 
Älmhult has many associations that offer sports and exercise, such as Elmhults SportClub, Friskis&Svettis, and OK Älme. As an IKEA employee, you also have the opportunity to take part in Aktivitetshuset’s range of exercise options.

Friskis&Svettis Älmhult offers all who are registered for the race (without an active membership) one month free training. Read more and take part of the great offer here.

Elmhults SportClub has a running group every Tuesday and you are very welcome to join. Read more here. Only membership is required.

There will be plenty of spaces to leave your bikes by the event area. 

If you still need to arrive by car, some designated parking places will be available by by IKEA of Sweden (Tulpanvägen), IKEA TestLab (Bäckgatan), IKEA Kontorshus (IKEAgatan) or behind IKEA Museum (Västergatan). The parking slots by IKEA Hotel and IKEA Museum are only available for their visitors.

Be considerate
The race will go through central Älmhult and we share the space with other traffic and pedestrians. Walkers and you with wheelchair, rollator or stroller, please keep to the left. Runners keep to the right. Please follow the marking and be considerate to your surroundings and the other participants. In the event of an interruption in the race, you will be informed by our volunteers.

After-run at Grillen

Keep the opening celebrations of the IKEA Hotell restaurant Grillen going! At 15:00, The DJ cranks up the music and we get the barbecue season going for everyone attending the Älmhult Fights Cancer race. See you at Grillen!


Please contact us on almhultfightscancer@inter.ikea.com

Photo: Henrik Palmberg

For participants

Here you can find the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Statement for you as a participant in Älmhult Fights Cancer.

For volunteers

Here you can find the Privacy Statement for you as a volunteer in Älmhult Fights Cancer.

Spread the word!

Do you want to inspire more people to sign up? Here you find our posters and presentation material about the race and a press release.

Rest your feet at IKEA Hotell

Kickstart before the race with a hotel breakfast – and rest your feet afterwards. The world’s only IKEA Hotell has great prices during the whole runner’s weekend.