What you see is what you don’t get
Picture this: An island studded with opulent villas surrounded by meadows, forests, and coastal inlets. Now, imagine a cross-country run across the island. What a treat! But not for a minute should you let the scenic beauty of this island trick you into believing the run is a cakewalk. For nearly 60 years, this 30-km course has challenged even the world’s best runners.
Welcome to Lidingö, an island just outside Stockholm, where the world’s biggest cross-country race, TCS Lidingöloppet, takes place from September 23 to 25, 2022. The main event—a 30-km course through lush meadows, dirt roads, and steep ascents—will see 35,000 runners take on the island’s rough terrain.
TCS Lidingöloppet is not for the faint-hearted. The course tests a runner’s endurance and fitness with its sharp, upward slopes and abrupt descents. Participants can only take it easy when they make it to the last stretch—a downhill meadow that leads them to a grand finish before thousands of cheering spectators.
Innovation at TCS Lidingöloppet
TCS is the proud title sponsor of the Lidingöloppet race. Our partnership goes beyond traditional sports sponsorship; it is built on the belief that running promotes healthy lifestyles and reduces the burden on healthcare systems.
TCS’ race app for Lidingöloppet 2022 aims to build a better world through digital innovation. The 2022 version of the app, available on Google Play and App Store, comes with a new, exciting feature—digital qualification races. By completing virtual runs, participants can qualify for start waves and get seeded for the race day.
The app provides a unique experience for runners and spectators—on and off the course. It allows runners to track progress and adjust their performance. They can also share bib details with friends and family to monitor their run. One can download event pictures and use a chatbot to answer race-related questions.
Running for good
Thousands of runners taking part in TCS Lidingöloppet contribute towards raising funds for various charities and other noble causes. Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital, a part of the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, will be partnering with TCS for the seventh time to raise funds through the event. So far, TCS has donated close to 1 million Swedish Kronor (SEK), and has helped the hospital acquire modern and interactive audio/visual technology, a sensory room, and a play therapy ward.
Raising money, breaking records, or just pure love—whatever be your reason to run, the TCS Lidingöloppet celebrates it with you, to the finish line.