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.
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
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
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.
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
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 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.