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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 January 11th to June 30th but can be closed sooner if the race is fully booked. Information about entry fee, terms etc can be found in the menu bar above. Is this race for you?
  • Big challange

    Competitors must be in a very good physical shape to take part in this 55 km Ultra Marathon. the Laugavegur trail is very challenging and takes the runner through areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you want to know what kind of race the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is we recommend that you read "Is this race for you?" 
  • 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.

Thorbergur broke the record again

thorbergur2Thorbergur Ingi Jónsson from Iceland was the first male runner to finish the 2015 Laugavegur Ultra Marthon. His time 3:59:13 was a new trail record. Thorbergur also broke the record last year when he ran on 4:07:47.

The first three male runners to finish:

1. Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson, ISL, 3:59:13
2. Vajin Armstrong, NZL, 4:31:19
3. Ryan Kelly, USA, 4:40:52

The weather was very nice on the trail today but the first part was very though because the runners had to cross a lot of snow.

The winners in each male age group were:

18-29 years - Guðni Páll Pálsson, ISL
30-39 years - Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson, ISL
40-49 years - Alan Rozendaal, USA
50-59 years - Cristiano Consolati, ITA, 4:58:55 (new record) 
60-69 years - Stephen Button, GBR

Click here for further results.

Updated weather forecast

Updated weather forecast for the Laugavegur trail tomorrow has arrived. Outlook on Friday morning indicates that a trough of low pressure will be stationed to the south of Iceland with north-easterly winds dominating the weather. Wind speed has increased somewhat from yesterday’s forecast but it will mostly be tailwind. The wind will be northeast 5-8 m/s at the start of the race and can go up to 10 m/s at the highest peak but decreases as both the race and the day goes on. High clouds are expected, with less chance of fog so good visibility is expected. Click here to see the weather forecast on a map.

Our previous instructions about what to wear have not changed but sun glasses and sunblock might be useful too because of the bright weather when you run on the snow. This is due to the fact that the snow can melt and change into very cold slush ice. Note that when you get to Bláfjallahvísl (mid-point) you have the option of dropping off clothes that you don't need any more. After that point the trail is easier and has no snow.

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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.