This Saturday, we and 27 000 other runners ran through the new Stockholm City Line. A unique race beneath the city centre and this was the only chance to run in the tunnel.
The mood was on top from the start, after we´ve got warmed up by Susanne Lanefelt and 2 hip hop boys.
Just before start we learned that the hill "aborrbacken" has a 12 % upgrade and in the tunnel the hills have a grade between 12-14%. Didn´t know there were hills in a tunnel!
After 2 km around Karolinska the 6 km tunnel waited for us. Running trough the tunnel you forgot all about hills, tiredness and to many layers of clothes. There were light shows, a choir singing, music on big screens, running facts with Calle Moraeus, cheering volunteers, signs so you knew when you were running under Central stationen......
This was a unique race in many ways. We´ve never seen so many smiling people running, even running the last km uphill, they had a smile! This is what all training and work out should be about; having fun!
They welcomed us back in 2025, so probably there will be another race then, somewhere! Run it! We will guarantee you a running memory for life!