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  • August 18th 2018

    The 2018 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will place on Saturday, August 18th. Participants can choose between five different distances. On-line registration will open in January 2018 at marathon.is.
  • 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 18th 2018. 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 2017 runners collected more than 100 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.

Want to run for charity?

All runners registered for the Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon can run for charity. Collection of donations takes place on the web hlaupastyrkur.is.

Runners can choose between over 100 Icelandic charity organizations, many of them are part of international organizations. Click here to view a list.

Since 2007 participants in the Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon have been able to run for a good cause. Over 500 million ISK has been collected to almost two hundred charities since 2007. In the year 2016 just over 97 million ISK were collected via hlaupastyrkur.is for 164 charity organizations.

Click here if you want to start collecting donations.

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More than 3000 registered

The 2017 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will take place on Saturday, August 19th, 2017. More than 3000 participants are now registered for the race, including 1000 Icelandic runners and 2000 from other countries. 

Most of the registered participants are taking part in the half marathon, just over 1000 people, and around 900 people are registered for both the 10 km race and the marathon. The gender ratio is almost equal, 54% of the registered participants are female runners and 46% male runners.

On-line registration for the race will be open until 13:00 on Thursday, August 17th but participants are encouraged to register sooner than later since the entry fee gets higher closer to the race.

Click here to register.


About Reykjavik Sports Union

The Reykjavik Sports Union was established in 1944 and is the association of sports clubs in Reykjavik. The Reykjavik Sports Union organizes six sports events every year: Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run and WOW Tour of Reykjavik in June, WOW Northern Lights Run in February and WOW Reykjavik International Games in January.