The 2018 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run takes place on Thursday, June 21st. Registration is in full swing here at marathon.is and will be open until midnight on Wednesday, June 20th. We encourage runners to register online since the entry fee is 20% higher if registered on race day.
Around 1600 runners are now registered for the race. Almost 1000 runners living outside Iceland have entered. Most of the international guests are coming from USA, UK, and Canada.
In the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run you can choose between three distances:
5 k race
10 k race
The course is measured by certified AIMS measurer and accredited by the Icelandic Athletic Federation.
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.
Click here to register.
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 participants might be wondering about when doing their 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 (big white sports hall) in front of the start area. The address is 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 on 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 online) 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 to 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 information on the list 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 on the participant's list and results.
Results in a text message
At the ice rink (Skautahöllin í Laugardal) participants can leave their clothes and other personal belongings. A staff member will stay around but all belongings left there is 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.
Please arrive early since there are other events going on in the area at the same time and therefore possible traffic disturbance.
If you arrive by car we recommend parking by Laugardalshöll sports hall when you pick up your race number and by street Suðurlandsbraut just before the race.
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 950 m from the finishing area. It's a perfect way to relax in the midnight sun. Please show your pool ticket (inside registration material) at the entrance. See further information here.