Latest news from the Laugavegur trail is that it has been opened and hikers have started walking the trail. The weather always causes some uncertainty due to increased water flow in the rivers and layers of snow. Participants should expect running in snow 3-4 km before and after the highest peak, Hrafntinnusker. The weather in Iceland is very unpredictable so please be well prepared and take winter running clothing with you to Iceland.
The photo above shows the essential equipment that all Laugavegur Ultra Marathon runners should bring with them to the start. Runners must have available a minimum of a long-sleeved top, long tights or trousers, jacket, gloves and warm head gear to cover both head and ears. Off-road running shoes are recommended and dry fit or wool socks that keep your warm despite being wet are a must since you will get wet. Runners experience have shown that it is good to wear gaiters to prevent snow and gravel from going inside your shoes (see example here).
Runners that want the race staff to bring their bag to the mid-point should be aware that regular plastic bags are not accepted and note that the bag can maximum weigh 3 kg and should be no bigger than 20x35 cm. See further information here.
All runners taking part in the 21st Laugavegur Ultra Marathon on July 15th 2017 are encouraged to read the race information guide. Click here to download the guide (pdf file).
The 2017 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is just around the corner and now there is only one month to go. We hope that your preparation for the race is going well.
We kindly ask all runners to log into “your page – the runner's page” to register some extra information. The extra information we need you to register is your estimated finish time and if you have a request to be in the same start group as your running partner. If you want you can also book a seat on the race bus, a breakfast in Hrauneyjar Highland Center and a warm meal at the finish line. The last day to register the extra information is Sunday, July 3rd, 2016.
Your login details for “your page” were sent to you via e-mail when you registered for the race. Please click on the “i” icon to enter the extra information site at your page. If you cannot find your login information you can request a new one here. Please note that this e-mail sometimes goes straight into your junk mail folder.
Finally, we remind you that in the case of cancellation a 50% of the entry fee can be refunded if requested before July 1st, 2017. Click here to find information about canceling and refund.