Although the opportunities for group training and competition are limited during the pandemic, exercise, health and wellness are perhaps more important than ever. Interest in running and general health is constantly on the rise and we run and work out like never before. Once a year we do it – in thousands along the city streets – during the Norrköping City Race.

The first start for the City Race was in 2012. Over the years, it has become a respected competition that attracts both national and international elite. But the race is basically about getting people moving and having fun at the same time. Holmen Paper is the biggest partner and all employees, with families, are offered to participate in the City Race for free.

To encourage as many people as possible to train, run or just be a part of the local festivities is important for Holmen Paper, being one of Norrköping’s largest employers.

The organizer Tjalve Friidrott also has a large childrens’ and youth activity that depends on the attention and income of the City Race. The association has 430 members, of which about 200 are athletic children and young people who can jump, run and train more, thanks to everyone who contributes to the race’s success.