Älmhult Fights Cancer 6 May 2023

Älmhult Fights Cancer is a new charity race set to take place on 6 May in Älmhult to raise money for cancer research.

Open to the public

Älmhult Fights Cancer is a new charity race set to take place on 6 May in Älmhult to raise money for cancer research.

As cancer is something that can impact us all, whether directly or indirectly, we want to contribute as a community to this important cause. The race is open to everyone and we welcome volunteers and supporters, too.

Along with raising all-important funds for vital cancer research, we also hope that this initiative will empower more people to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

The online registration closes Friday 5 May 23.59. During the race day you can sign up at Aktivitetshuset, but we can’t guarantee a t-shirt and a medal.

6 May 2023

First start will be at 10:00 am. The exact starting time for your starting group will be shared prior to the race.

The event area for the race is located outside Aktivitetshuset at Ikeagatan 8. The course will the take you from the starting line at the corner of Västergatan and Fabriksgatan, through central Älmhult, pass the IKEA store and Live!Älmhult arena, to the finish line outside IKEA Museum.

Not just for seasoned sprinters

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.  The race can be completed in three different distances: 5, 10 or 21 km.

There are 1500 slots to be filled on a first come, first served basis – so be sure to sign up early! Everybody who contributes is a winner! Great job!

How to join

Registration fees
Please find the registration fee per distance below. Your full registration fee will be donated to Mrs. Berta Kamprad’s Cancer Foundation.

5 km: 150 SEK
10 km: 200 SEK
21 km: 250 SEK

When signing up, you will get the chance to choose a t-shirt. We would love to see you wearing it on race day.

The track is 5.3 km. When you run/walk 2 laps, you do actually 10.6 km, and 21,2 km when you run/walk 4 laps.

Once you have signed up, you will get a confirmation e-mail from RaceID. We will share information through e-mail prior to the race. So, keep an eye on your mailbox.

You will be able to choose the start time and start group when you register for the race. Please note it down.

Tracking time
As the purpose of this race is for us all to come together and run for a good cause the time is not that important. Therefore, there will not be an official time tracking at this race. All participants are more than welcome to track their own time.

Click the image to see the full map

Sign up to volunteer!

Safety first

The course and traffic
The race will go through central Älmhult. The course will be well marked, but not completely closed off. There will be a lot of people in the area during the day. Please respect each other. It’s up to each participant to adapt to other participants and the traffic situation.

First aid
Medical staff will be available at the event area. First aid kits and defibrillators will be available along the track. Please make sure to read the Terms & Conditions when signing up.

All participation in the race is at your own risk. Make sure you feel well enough to participate and that you have insurance that covers this type of activity.

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.

Following in the footsteps

Älmhult Fights Cancer is inspired by the well-known initiative IKEA Fights Cancer founded in 2018 by Ulf Johansson, Design Engineer at IKEA of Sweden. Following his cancer diagnosis in 2012, Johansson wanted to turn his diagnosis into a positive action, so he challenged himself and his colleagues to take part in the half-marathon in Gothenburg (together, they raised more than SEK 150,000 for cancer research in 2018 and 2019).

While IKEA Fights Cancer was open to IKEA co-workers only, Älmhult Fights Cancer is open to all.

Älmhult Fights Cancer is arranged by IKEA Älmhult AB in collaboration with Elmhults Sport Club and supported by joined forces from the local community of Älmhult.

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 sign up and find the Privacy Statement for you as a volunteer in Älmhult Fights Cancer.


For questions, check out our Q&A or contact us at: almhultfightscancer@inter.ikea.com

Spread the word!

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