We have now received a weather forecast for the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon on Saturday. Veðurvaktin (the weather watch) made the forecast and we will get an update tomorrow.
This Thursday morning the weather forecast indicates relatively calm weather. Light easterly winds at the start with partly cloudy skies. Winds turn to light variable and then westerly as the day goes on. Rain showers expected in the latter half of the trail after noon. Click here for a map of the trail including the weather forecast.
Although the weather forecast is good for runners it is important to have ready the equipment recommended before. It is also important to put a bag of warm clothing inside the race bus in Landmannalaugar. This bag will be transported to the finish line in Þórsmörk and will be available for you when you finish the race. See further about baggage here.
It is a necessity that each runner carries his/her own water bottles, energy gels and other food despite there being refreshment stations along the way. Carrying salt tablets or a teaspoonful of salt in a plastic bag which can be taken a few grains at a time and washed down with water has also proven to be successful. Refreshment stations will be at Hrafntinnusker, by Álftavatn, on the sands by innri Emstruá, in Emstrur, by Ljósá and by Þröngá.
There is a strict prohibition against throwing any kind of litter along the way. Each and everyone have to take care of not losing their gel wrapper and drinking cups as well as other packaging. Litter can be left at the refreshment stations or at the finish line.
All participants must pick up their race package for the 2016 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in Laugardalsholl sports hall (address: Engjavegur 8, 104 Reykjavik). The opening hours are Thursday July 14th between 12:00-17:00 and Friday July 15th between 9:00-17:00.
When picking up the race package, participants must prove their identity by showing their passports or an equivalent ID. All participants must also sign and fill out an agreement. Runners are among other things agreeing that they have studied the race rules that can be found here on the web. Those who are unable to make it to the race package pick up and want to send their representative instead must send with him/her the signed agreement. Click here to download the agreement.
Luggage to be transported to Bláfjallakvísl (mid-point) must be dropped off at Laugardalsholl sports hall (when package pick-up is open). It is very important that the mid-point luggage is brought to the staff before 17:00 on Friday. 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.