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  • August 19th 2017

    The 2017 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will place on Saturday August 19th. Participants can choose between six different distances. On-line registration will start in January 2017.
  • Reykjavik Culture Night

    The Reykjavik Culture Night is an annual event, held in the city of Reykjavik since 1996. The Reykjavik Marathon and the Reykjavik Culture Night take place on the same day, Saturday August 19th 2017. Click here for information about the Culture Night.
  • Run for charity

    All runners registered for the Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon can run for a good cause. Collection of donations takes place on the web hlaupastyrkur.is. In 2016 runners collected more than 90 million ISK for 167 different charities. Click here for further information.
  • „I highly recommend Reykjavik Marathon”

    Kamiar Kouzekanani recommends Reykjavik Marathon as a destination marathon. Click here to read his race report and some other comments and blogs from runners all over the world.

Elevation map

The Laugavegur Ultra Marathon starts in Landmannalaugar which is approximately 600 meters over sea level. Hrafntinnusker is the highest point of the rout, a little less than 1100 meters over sea level.

A 500 m climb in the beginning does not sound difficult but the route is demanding and many runners make the mistake of going too fast in the beginning when climbing up to Hrafntinnusker. Experienced Laugavegur runners that use Garmin GPS measure altitude in every step have found out that the total climb is about 1900 meters and a total of 2200 meters downhill.  

The run ends in Þórsmörk, about 200 meters over sea level. The following picture shows accurately the height changes on the way along with information on service available on the course.

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.