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  • Laugavegur 2017

    The 21st Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will take place on Saturday July 15th 2017. Registration for the race will be open from the beginning of January to June 30th but can be closed sooner if the race is fully booked. Information about entry fee etc will be available in December 2016.
  • The Laugavegur trail

    The Laugavegur trail is located in the southern highlands of Iceland and connects the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork. For many runners the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is the most enjoyable race in Iceland. The course is 55 km and takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty.
  • Big challange

    Competitors must be in a very good physical shape to take part in this 55 km Ultra Marathon. If you want to know what kind of race the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is we recommend that you watch some of the video's here on the web. As the videos show the Laugavegur trail is very challenging and takes the runner through areas of outstanding natural beauty.
  • Web store

    At the marathon.is web store you can buy Laugavegur Ultra Marathon t-shirts. The t-shirts are a must have for Laugavegur finishers and Laugavegur lovers. The link to the web store is marathon.is/shop

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon 2017

The 21st Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will take place on Saturday July 15th 2017. Registration will start in January 2017 and will be open until June 30th unless the race will be fully booked before that date. In 2016 the race was fully booked in March. Information about entry fee and other practical things will be available here at marathon.is before the end of December.

The Laugavegur course takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty at the same time as being a challenging course. The course is multi-terrain; sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams. Hikers normally cover this distance in four days.

With good training and the right preperation the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon can be one of the runners most enjoyable races. Please note that there are time limits so it is very important to be well prepered.

Few interesting links for runners thinking about taking part in the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon:

Photos that show the beauty and diversity of the Laugavegur rout

Videos from the race

Blogs from participants

Important information

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Sebastien Camus and Joe Meek are the 2016 winners

Sébastien Camus and Jo Meek are the 2016 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon winners. Jo Meek from UK finished on a new female course record, 5:00:46. Sébastien Camus from France finished at 4:24:26, 6th best male finish time since 1997.

First three male finishers

1. Sébastien Camus, France, 4:24:26
2. Michael Wardian, USA, 4:34:37
3. Benoit Thomas Branger, France, 4:35:38

First three female finishers

1. Jo Meek, UK, 5:00:46 (brautarmet)
2. Naomi Imaizumi, Japan, 5:25:43
3. Moira Davie, UK, 5:27:09

Total number of finishers was 408. Click here for results.

Some photos are available at Facebook and Instagram. More photos will be added next week. 

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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.