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Essential Equipment

Latest news from the Laugavegur trail are that the conditions are good. You should though expect running in snow by the highest peak, Hrafntinnusker, and note that the weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. Please be well prepared and take winter running clothing with you to Iceland.

The photo below shows the essential equipment that all Laugavegur Ultra Marathon runners should bring with them to the start. Runners must have available a minimum of a long-sleeved top, long tights or trousers, jacket, gloves and warm head gear to cover both head and ears. Off road running shoes are recommended and dry fit or wool socks that keep your warm despite being wet are a must since you will get wet. Runners experience have shown that it is good to wear gaiters to prevent snow and gravel to go inside your shoes (see example here).

All runners taking part in the 20th Laugavegur Ultra Marathon on July 16th 2016 are encouraged to read the race information guide. Click here to download the guide (pdf file).

Soon information about the start group will be available and on Thursday a detailed weather forecast for the Laugavegur trail will be published.

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About Reykjavik Sports Union

The Reykjavik Sports Union was established in 1944 and is the association of sports clubs in Reykjavik. The Reykjavik Sports Union organizes six sports events every year: Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run and WOW Tour of Reykjavik in June, WOW Northern Lights Run in February and WOW Reykjavik International Games in January.