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Registration starts in January

The 24th Suzuki Midnight Sun Run will take place on Thursday June 23rd 2016. Participants can choose between three distances:

Half marathon (21,1 km)
10 km race
5 km race

On-line registration will start on January 8th and will be open until June 22nd. Information about registration fee and other practical things will be available here at marathon.is in the beginning of January.

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Pictures from the midnight sun run

Now you can find images from the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run in many different places.

Here on our website you can find images from this year´s event and from events few years back. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram where there are even more images. 

This year we had our friends from hlaup.is taking pictures of participants that you can browse through here. These pictures can be purchased at a reasonable prize through their website. 

Our Instagram contest was popular this year. All photographers that tagged their pictures with @midnightrunis and the hashtag #midnightruniceland had the possibility to win a prize. Three participants have now been chosen as winners and we have sent them a gift certificate that they can use when they register for races at marathon.is. These are their pictures:

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New records have been made!

The Suzuki Midnight Sun Run took place tonight for the 23rd time. A new record was made in registration, 2.720 signed up, 1.386 for the 5 km run, 809 for the 10 km run and 525 for the half marathon. We have never had as many foreign participants, they where 630 in total from 48 different countries. The majority came from USA, UK, Canada and Germany.

The weather was great and perfect for taking a run. Course records where made in both women‘s half marathon and men‘s 10 km run.

The half marthon men‘s winner was the Icelandic runner Kári Steinn Karlsson with the final time 01:12:48. His finishing time was the third best for the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run but the record holder is Zach Miller from USA (1:10:55). The half marathon women‘s winner was Katie Jones from the UK with the final time being 01:27:58 which is the best time ever in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run! The old record was made by the Icelander Silja Stefánsdóttir in 2013 (1:33:58).

Arnar Pétursson from Iceland was the first to the finish line in men´s 10 km run this year with the final time 32:26. This is a record for this route that we started using in 2012. The old record holder is Björn Margeirsson from Iceland made in 2012 (33:00). The first female in 10 km finished at 38:22 and that is the third best finishing time on this 10 km course.

Men´s 5 km winner was Sæmundur Ólafsson from Iceland with the final time 15:51. In 2013 he finished just few seconds earlier (15:40). Tinna Lárusdóttir from Iceland was the winner in women‘s 5 km run with the finishing time 19:37. Tinna took part last year as well where she ended in third place but this year she was 1 minute faster.

For further results press here.



Registration in Laugardalshöll

The 2015 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run takes place tonight on Tuesday 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 same place. See here on a map.

The program tonight is following:

21:20 Half marathon starts 
21:50 5 km race starts 
22:00 10 km race starts

Prizes will be handed out at the finishing area by the old laundry springs. The prizes are given by Camelbak, Under Armour, Powerade and Reykjavik Marathon. See map of finish and start area here.

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. 

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 2 o’clock after midnight.


Take part in our 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 the Reykjavik Marathon races (valid for 3 years). 


On-line registration ends tonight

The 23rd Suzuki Midnight Sun Run will take place on Tuesday June 23rd 2015. On-line registration for the race is open here at marathon.is but ends at midnight tonight. Runners are encouraged to register on-line because the entry fee is higher if registered on race day. 

The Suzuki Midnight Sun Run has three distances:

  • Half marathon - starts at 21:20
  • 10 km - starts at 22:00
  • 5 km - starts at 21:50

The race map can be found here or at Google maps.

After the race all participants are invited free of charge to Laugardalslaug geothermal pool. It is a perfect place to relax after a good race in the bright summer night.


Useful Information

The 2015 Suzuki Midnight Run takes place Tuesday, June 23rd. Registered participants are encouraged to visit 'your page' here at marathon.is to review their phone number and register their running group.

Results in a text message

Runners with registered mobile number will receive their results in a text message shortly after crossing the finish line. Please note that these are unofficial results. Official results will be posted on our website no later than 02.00 am. You can register one phone number only but it does not have to be your own phone number, it could be someone waiting for you by the finish line or even in a different country. If the phone number you want to register is not Icelandic you will need to add 00 and your country code in front of the phone number.

Participants can register a phone number or edit/see the one you have already registered by logging into 'your page'. Please note that 'your pages' will be closing at midnight on Monday. We will also offer those who need to change/add a phone number to do so at the number pick up on race day.

Running groups

Those who want their running group to appear in the final results list can register their running group name at 'your page'. The running group registration is located under actions – web info.

Participant list

Here you can find a list of all registered participants that wanted their name listed. If you want to change your settings you need to log into 'your page' and go to actions – web info. 

For further information or help with 'your page' contact 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.


- Registration

- Entry fee

- Number pickup/Expo

- Your page



- Maps

- Finish area