Göteborgsvarvet 2022

Take the opportunity to join over 400 colleagues in a half marathon when we run in the fight against cancer. The race is open for IKEA co-workers located in Älmhult.

Sign up here

The race is taking place in Gothenburg.

When: 21 May 2022
Fee: 300 SEK

Let´s do this, together we can make a difference!

*If you signed up for IKEA fights cancer 2020 or 2021 (and haven´t cancelled your spot) your registration will be transferred and there is no need to sign up again.

Questions? Please reach out to marie.petersson4@inter.ikea.com

The story behind IKEA goes Göteborgsvarvet

I got diagnosed with myeloma in 2012 which is cancer in my bone marrow, and it is so far incurable. I did a stem cell transplantation it was hard for me and a quite long rehab to get back in good condition. Then I had Vasaloppet as a goal and it took 2.5 years to manage. Physical activities are the only thing I can do by myself to keep my body in a good shape to manage my coming medical treatments in the best way. Because of that my disease is chronic I need to do medical treatments long the way rest of my life to keep my cancer down.

When I in 2017 got the message that I needed to do a new stem cell transplantation with the stem cells I had left, and with my earlier experiences, I knew that I must have a challenging goal to manage my recovering. The most realistic goal for me was Göteborgsvarvet 2018. At the same time, I informed my colleagues about my condition and I challenged them to run Göteborgsvarvet with me and I got a heavy response. It was spread outside my department and it grew more than I could imagine to the whole IKEA in Älmhult. With this support, it was a big opportunity to invite people to donate money to Berta Kamprads Cancer Foundation for supporting cancer research.

The feeling I had during the race was fantastic – with yellow IKEA Fights Cancer t-shirt everywhere, music in every corner, cheering people and the satisfaction when passing the finish line was very good, I will say. 2019 we did it again, with a lot more runners, and I am very proud and grateful to you who will join IKEA Fights Cancer group and run/walk Göteborgsvarvet in coming years.

Kind Regards, Ulf Johansson