Memo Karlstad Grand Prix 25th of July 2017

IF Göta Karlstad has the honour to welcome you to Karlstad GP, one of three competitions in the Folksam Grand Prix- series. We hope for good weather, a large and enthusiastic crowd, and great results!

The competition takes place at Tingvalla IP stadium, located centrally in Karlstad. It is within walking distance from the official hotel.

The timetable is published on our website ( and you can get a copy of your own at the hotel.

Entry Fee
The entry fee of 120 SEK/event shall be paid before the competition at IF Göta´s pg 47 37 91-2. (not invited athletes)

The official hotel is Scandic Klarälven,
Sandbäcksgatan 6, 653 40 Karlstad,
Tel. +46 54-776 45 13
It is located approx. 500 metres from the stadium.

Athletes’ office
In the lobby of the hotel there is an athletes’ office, with staff from the organising club, open Sunday July 23 – Wednesday July 26. There you can get memos, timetables, maps and get information about transportation.

Massage service is offered for free in the hotel on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Book on site but there is a limited number of times available.

All rooms have wireless internet access for free if you bring your own computer.

Parking for athletes and officials will be just outside the stadium to the north.

The entrance for athletes and coaches is just outside the finishline and the clubhouse of IF Göta Karlstad.

The bibs are handed out on the hotel (Athletes Office) Tuesday morning (for athletes staying at the hotel) until 11.30 and on the stadium from 12.00 just inside of the athletes entrance. You must pick up your bib at latest 90 min before your event starts. It is open from 12.00 on the day of the competition on the stadium. The bibs should not be folded in any way.

Own implements
Athletes who wish to use their own implements shall bring it to the west part of the stadium just outside the last curve, 90 min before competition for checking.

In the stadium, under the stands, there will be two dressingrooms, one for men and one for women. We recommend you to change clothes at your hotel.

Warm Up Area
Athletes must perform their warm up in the fields to the north of the Stadium. Throwers can warm up at the throwing field on the other side of the highway across from the hotel.

Calling is just inside of the athletes entrance.
Track events 15 min before start.
Hurdling 20 min before start.
HJ M/LJ/HT/JT/DT 30 min before start.
HJ W 40 min before start.
PV 60 min before start.

Track events
There will be A-B-C-etc. finals in all track events and no heats to qualify for finals.

Jump levels
Will be presented on the night before the competition and in the infodesk (Athletes Office) at the hotel.

Athletes stand
All athletes will be shown to the stands just beyond the finishline.

Autograf zone
All athletes should go through the autograf zone on the way out from the infield. The event coordinator will guide the athletes out.

Mixed zone
All athletes should go through the mixed zone on the way out from the infield. The event coordinator will guide the athletes out.

The results will be shown at the notice-board just beside the athletes stand and as soon as possible on our website:

Protests concerning the result or conduct of an event shall be made within 30 minutes of the official announcement of the result of that event. It shall be in writing, signed by the athlete, by someone acting on his behalf or by an official representative of a team and shall be accompanied by a deposit of USD 100.

Prize ceremony
There will be a ceremony for the winner in each event at the podium as soon as possible. In track events there will be prize money only for the runners in A-finals. Only events in the main program has prize money.

Travel reimbursements, appearance fees and prize money are bank transferred after the meet. There will be a 15 % tax reduction on all prize and appearance money, in accordance with Swedish laws.

Medical services
Medical service is available at the stadium during competition.

We remind everyone that it is not allowed to be on the infield unless one is competing.

Further information, faq, late entries and so on. Just be kind to call Meeting director Johan Engberg +46-730 35 00 55 or mail;


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