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Course and participation record

The 2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run took place tonight and this was the 25th race. Lisa Ring from Sweden sat a new course record in the female half marathon, she ran on 01:23:46. The total number of registrations was 2826, more than ever before. The total number of visitors from abroad was also a record, just over 1300 guests from 52 countries. 

Click here to find the results from the 2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run.

On Facebook and Instagram, there are some photos of the happy runners tonight, more will be added after the weekend. In a few days, photos will also be available at the Icelandic runner's website, hlaup.is

We encourage all participants to share their Suzuki Midnight Sun Run experience on Instagram and thereby take part in our Instagram game. If you tag @midnightrunis in your photos and use the hashtag #midnightruniceland you can be one of three people to win a 10.000 ISK gift certificate for one of the Reykjavik Sports Union events (valid for 3 years).

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Suzuki Midnight Sun Run tonight

The 2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run takes place tonight on Friday, June 23rd. On-line registration for the race is now closed but registration will be possible today in Laugardalsholl (big white sports hall), Engjavegur 8, 104 Reykjavik from 16:00 until no later than 45 minutes before the start of each race. Registered runners have to pick up their registration package (number, chip, etc.) at the same place. See location here on a map.

The start times for tonight are following:

21:00 Half marathon starts
21:00 10 km race starts
21:20 5 km race starts

Click here for further information about the program of the race day.

Free admittance to one of the geothermal baths and pools in Reykjavik, Laugardalslaug swimming pool, is included in the entry fee. Runners will find a ticket for the swimming pool in their registration package. The ticket is only valid on June 23rd. Participants can enter the pool until 00:30 and it will be open until 01:00.

At the finish line participants can get Powerade and water to drink. After the race, there will be food for sale at the finishing area. You will be able to choose from The traditional Icelandic hot dog from Bæjarins bestu pylsur and Mexican food from Culiacan Mexican Grill. Putting some cash or a credit card in your pocket before the race starts is therefore recommended.

Here you can follow live results from the race. Note that these are only preliminary results that are updated every 10 seconds. Official results will be published at marathon.is no later than at 2 o’clock after midnight.

Useful links

Raceday program
Maps
Facebook
Instagram
Prizes
Preliminary results

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Instagram contest

Share your Suzuki Midnight Sun Run experience by taking part in our Instagram game. If you tag @midnightrunis in your photos and use the hashtag #midnightruniceland you can be one of three people to win a 10.000 ISK gift certificate for one of the Reykjavik Sports Union events (valid for 3 years).

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See you soon

It is getting closer to the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run in Iceland and we hope that everybody's preparation for the race is going well. We´ve put together a list of things and links that you might be wondering about when doing your final preparations.

Program
The half marathon and the 10 km starts at 21:00 and 5 km at 21:20. See further information about the race day program here

Number pick up
Runners should pick up their registration material (number, chip, etc.) on the day of the race from 16:00 and no later than 45 minutes before the start of the race. The location is Laugardalsholl sports hall, Engjavegur 8, 104 Reykjavik. See further information here

Maps
The Suzuki Midnight Sun Run starts on the road Engjavegur. Half marathon runners should know that the route is demanding, hilly and steep from km 3 to 12, but very beautiful. Here you can find maps of the course both on pdf and a Google map along with elevation map.

Service and medical assistance
Timing, refreshments at four refreshments stations, free entry to the geothermal pool and prizes (if ordered on-line) are among the service that we provide for runners in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run. Around 200 staff members and volunteers from the sports clubs in Reykjavik are working around the race on race day. The race marshals will show you the way along the course and welcome you at the finish line. Please note that they will not provide any medical assistance. If medical assistance is needed, they can call for a taxi or an ambulance. Please check your insurance before you travel to Iceland in case you need to visit a hospital.

Participants list and running groups
Here you can find a list of all registered participants that wanted their name listed. If you want to change your list settings you need to log into 'your page' and go to actions – web info. At the same place, you can register your running group if you want it to be listed in the participant's list and results.

Results in a text message
Shortly after runners cross the finish line a text message with their unconfirmed chip-time will be sent to their registered mobile number. Confirmed results will be published on marathon.is no later than at 02:00. You can change your mobile number on 'your page' or by sending us an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If the mobile number you want to register is not Icelandic you will need to add 00 and your country code in front of the number.

Storage
At Laugardalshöll sports hall (EXPO) participants can leave their clothes and other personal belongings. A staff member will stay around but all belongings left there are your own responsibility.

How to get there?
The Laugardalur valley where the race starts and ends is not very far from the city center and many hotels are close by. We recommend parking by Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium if you arrive by car. The address is Reykjavegur, 104 Reykjavik. Many public buses stop nearby. Visit straeto.is to find the best option for you. Note that the buses stop driving just before midnight. After that, you can use taxi e.g. Hreyfill taxi tel: +3545885522 or BSR taxi tel: +3545610000.

Car rental
We want to let you know that Budget is the official car rental for our events. If you plan to rent a car in Iceland we recommend that you book it through our website to get a good deal.

Tours in Iceland
Reykjavik Excursions is a leading organizer of coach and bus tours in Iceland and one of our partners. They are a fully licensed tour operator and travel agent that offers day trips and guided tours, traveling all over the country since 1968. Book their fly-bus or tours with a special Suzuki Midnight Sun Run discount here 

Geothermal pool
We recommend that you take your swimming clothing with you to Iceland. After the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run all participants are invited free of charge to Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool which is located around 700 m from the finishing area. It's a perfect way to relax in the midnight sun. See further information here

Registration in full swing

Registration for the 2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run is in full swing. Just over 1200 participants are now registered for the race, 33% more than the same date last year.

Most of the registrations are for the half marathon, 644 runners. 311 are registered for the 10k and 254 for the 5k.

Click here to register.

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Get the lowest entry fee

The 2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run takes place on Friday June 23rd. Registration is in full swing here at marathon.is and is open until midnight on Thursday June 22nd. We encourage runners to register before Friday April 28th and get the lowest entry fee

Close by the start and finish of the race is one of the city’s wonderful geothermal outdoor swimming pools, Laugardalslaug. All participants are invited to the swimming pool, hot tubs and steam baths after the race. It's a perfect way to relax after a successful race in the midnight sun.

In the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run you can choose between three distances:

5 k race
10 k race
half marathon

The course is measured by certified AIMS measurer and accredited by the Icelandic Athletic Federation.

Click here to register.

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Registration is open

Registration for the 2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run is now open. The race will take place on Friday June 23rd. Click here or on the "on-line registration" button on the right to register.

It is recommended that runners register in good time since the entry fee gets higher closer to the race. Click here for information about the entry fee.

Here at marathon.is you can find list of people that have registered, note that som people did not want to be listed.

In 2016 about 2.700 people registered for the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run including around 900 people from abroad.

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About Reykjavik Marathon

Reykjavik Marathon is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1984. Reykjavik Marathon organizes three events every year: Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July and Suzuki Midnight Sun Run in June.

REGISTRATION

- Registration

- Entry fee

- Number pickup/Expo

- Your page

 

MAPS

- Maps

- Finish area