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  • June 23rd 2017

    The 2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run will take place on Friday June 23rd. Participants can choose between three distances. On-line registration starts in January 2017.
  • Geothermal pool

    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. 
  • Three distances

    In the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run you can choose between three distances; half marathon, 10 km race and 5 km race. The rout has some great viewings like the salmon river Ellidaa, lake Raudavatn, and a beautiful golf course. The race starts in Laugardalur valley which is in full bloom this time of year.

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.


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

- Entry fee

- Number pickup/Expo

- Your page



- Maps

- Finish area