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.
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.