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Running in Östersund

The area around Östersund offers lots of opportunities for those who want to run or practice trail running, regardless of whether you are an elite exerciser or want to train with the whole family.

You can find everything from fast interval stretches to hilly terrain and steep ski slopes with wonderful views at the top. Keep your eyes high when you run, not just for the running step. The chance is great to meet or be run over by one of all the sports stars who live here!

Family training

Here are 3 tips for running with the whole family. Everything from simple running sessions in Badhusparken with an end station to an outdoor gym on the island of Frösön to interval sessions on the bridge Vallsundsbron or at a real training arena.

Badhusparken Östersund

Badhusparken

With Badhusparken in the middle of Östersund as a starting point, it´s easy to get training for the whole family. There are flat runs & wide walkways.

This flat run makes it easier for those who like to run with example a stroller.

Take the footbridge from Badhusparken over to the island of Frösön, it is only a few hundred meters.

There is a large activity area directly on the other side with an outdoor gym, pump track and the city’s most beautiful summer place at Surfbukten.

Bridge Vallsundsbron

If you like fast intervals, this trail is perfect. Along the lake runs a long stretch of pedestrian and bicycle path all the way to Vallsundsbron.

The bridge Vallsundsbron is made for super hundreds or 70/20 intervals. This run can also be extended by running over the bridge itself, which provides both a challenge with the uphill slope and a four extra kilometers round trip.

You also have the luxury of a running pass with a wonderful view of the mountains Oviksfjällen on one hand and Östersund on the other.

Hofvallen

Hofvallen is an athletics facility with a 400-meter track, which is completely newly built. A perfect place to run regardless of age.

Next door to the popular and child-friendly Jamtli is Hofvallen.

If you want to run short intervals, there is probably no better place in the whole of Östersund.

The facility is currently open to the public, but if there is a group that has booked the course, you must get off.

The gates are open weekdays between 07: 00-22: 00 and weekends between 08.00-22.00.

After the “corona restrictions”, it can return to being bookable only for sport clubs and youth activities.

Badhusparken Östersund

Badhusparken

With Badhusparken in the middle of Östersund as a starting point, it´s easy to get training for the whole family. There are flat runs & wide walkways.

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Bridge Vallsundsbron

If you like fast intervals, this trail is perfect. Along the lake runs a long stretch of pedestrian and bicycle path all the way to Vallsundsbron.

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Hofvallen

Hofvallen is an athletics facility with a 400-meter track, which is completely newly built. A perfect place to run regardless of age.

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Challenges

Here are 6 suggestions for challenges to try! Östersund is a hilly city with many and sometimes long slopes, for those who like challenges.

Löpträning Östersund

Frösöberget

A demanding round is the one around Frösöberget. Once at the top, they have done 172 altitude meters during just over four kilometers of running.

Frösöberget If you come on the footpath from Badhusparken, turn right and past Surfbukten.

From here, continue along the water, past Frösö boat harbor and then turn left and a block up on the street Bergsgatan. This street then disappears out of the settlement and turns slowly but surely up towards the riding school Tanne, to then turn left at an intersection immediately after. Now you are up on the village Berge and the road goes in waves until the exit up to Frösötornet.

Here you have two choices. The challenge is of course to run up to Frösötornet! The long turn up to the tower is a cruelly heavy final on the entire stretch. Once at the top, they have done 172 altitude meters during just over four kilometers of running. The slightly easier run is to ignore the Frösötornet and continue to follow the road straight ahead.
Then you get a downhill and then you run past the ski slope Ladängen on the left hand side. After a few more hundred meters you come to “Krönet”, with wonderful views of the city Östersund.

Ladängen

If you want to combine fantastic views and really hard running, Ladängen is the best tip. The ski slope on Frösön has a drop of 78 meters.

The path up Ladängen is 400 meters. This is back training in its hardest form, but the reward at the top is nothing short of magnificent.

Here you breathe out to the views of Frösön’s expanses, lake Storsjön and Jämtlandsfjällen.

Öneberget

Another hill, slightly nicer and only a kilometer long round trip, is up to the ancient castle at the top of Öneberget on the island Frösön.

It can be a little tricky to invent and start from a pedestrian and bicycle path.

The easiest way is to park at Arnjothallen along the road Önevägen and then take the pedestrian / bicycle path west.
After passing the red wooden houses on the right side, you can start looking for the path up into the forest.

The loop is kind to the feet and fun to run in dense vegetation.

Running in Östersund

Kärringbacken

Back training, which is located very central, is Kärringbacken on the island Frösön. 10 laps upward is a challenge.

Another suggestion for back training is the Kärringbacken, which is located on the island of Frösön.

It is not very steep but quite difficult after a dozen rounds up and down. The hill is located just above the road Vallaleden and there are plenty of parking spaces in direct connection.

Östersund skidstadion

Östersund ski stadium

Good challenges can also be found at Östersund Ski Stadium, where World Cup competitions are held every year, among other things, biathlon.

Two terrain tracks are clearly marked, ÖSK Blue white at five kilometers and ÖSK Red at 10.5 kilometers. They both go mostly through forest, on narrow paths where there can sometimes be roots and other things that stick out.

ÖSK Red offers good average slope the first two kilometers, but this must also be taken again. The last three therefore consist mostly of uphill slopes on the way back to the ski stadium. Scenic but hard in other words!

Spikbodarna

Spikbodarna is a large system of terrain tracks with everything from gravel roads to forest land and bog running. Loops are available from 3-15 km.

Just east of town is Spikbodarna.

From the shortest loop of just under three kilometers up to 15 kilometers, if you are hungry for long passes.
The different joints are signposted with colors and it is easy to find around.

Parking space is directly adjacent to where the tracks start.

Löpträning Östersund

Frösöberget

A demanding round is the one around Frösöberget. Once at the top, they have done 172 altitude meters during just over four kilometers of running.

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Ladängen

If you want to combine fantastic views and really hard running, Ladängen is the best tip. The ski slope on Frösön has a drop of 78 meters.

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Öneberget

Another hill, slightly nicer and only a kilometer long round trip, is up to the ancient castle at the top of Öneberget on the island Frösön.

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Running in Östersund

Kärringbacken

Back training, which is located very central, is Kärringbacken on the island Frösön. 10 laps upward is a challenge.

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Östersund skidstadion

Östersund ski stadium

Good challenges can also be found at Östersund Ski Stadium, where World Cup competitions are held every year, among other things, biathlon.

Show more

Spikbodarna

Spikbodarna is a large system of terrain tracks with everything from gravel roads to forest land and bog running. Loops are available from 3-15 km.

Show more