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  • August 23rd 2014

    The 2014 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will place on Saturday August 23rd. Registration for the race is in full swing here at marathon.is. Participants can choose between six different distances.
  • Webstore

    The Reykjavik Marathon Webstore offers jackets, t-shirts and more with the race logo. You can find beautiful souvenir to remember a nice race and good training gear in preparation for next race. Check it out at www.marathon.is/shop.   
  • 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 23rd. Click here for information about the Culture Night.
  • „The cleanest course I´ve ever run”

    Tim Heming a writer from the English newspaper The Sun ran the Reykjavik Marathon. He tells the readers of The Sun that the Reykjavik Marathon course was the cleanest one he has ever run. Click here to read the Reykjavik Marathon story. 

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.