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Essential Equipment

Latest news from the Laugavegur trail is that there is are solid layers of snow 3-4 km before and after the highest peak, Hrafntinnusker. Signs in this area are also under snow but we will put out orange flags along the way so no one should get lost. Because of the snow and that the weather in Iceland is very unpredictable we ask all runners to be well prepared and take winter running clothing with them to Iceland.

Essential equipment

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 headgear 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 from going inside your shoes (see example here).

Mid-point bag

Luggage to be transported to Bláfjallakvísl (mid-point) must be dropped off at Laugardalsholl sports hall (when package pick-up is open). It is very important that the mid-point luggage is brought to the staff before 17:00 on Friday. We do not accept regular plastic bags and note that the bag can maximum weigh 3 kg and should be no bigger than 20x35 cm. See further information here.

Information guide

All Laugavegur Ultra Marathon runners should read the 2018 race information guide carefully. Click here to find the information guide.

On Wednesday runners will get a detailed weather forecast for the Laugavegur trail and we will also send them some other emails with important information. Registered runners are therefore encouraged to keep an eye on their e-mail because they will be receiving information e-mails regarding the race from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.