IK Tjalve was founded in 1890 and is the oldest track and field club in Norway.
IK Tjalve has organized the Holmenkollstafetten since 1923 with the exception of the war years 1940-1945, and 1937 and 1971 when the Bislett Stadium was undergoing reconstruction. Holmenkollstafetten got its first name sponsor in 2013, and has since had the name YT Holmenkollstafetten. The participant record is from 2015 with 3454 registered teams.
In 2017 YT Holmenkollstafetten received a quality stamp and was certified by the Norwegian Athletics Association. The reason for the certification was, among other things, that the relay is organized on sports premises and values, and that profits return to sports.
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