Participants in the 2016 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon have bin split up into four start groups. The groups will start the race with five minute intervals. By doing this, we hope to improve the accuracy of finish times and to reduce congestion both at the beginning of the race where the path is narrow and also at the drink stations along the course.
Click on the start groups to see the names of the runners in each group.
Yellow group - starts at 9:00 (lineup starts at 8:45)
Red group - starts at 9:05 (lineup starts at 8:50)
Green group - starts at 9:10 (lineup starts at 8:55)
Blue group - starts at 9:15 (linup starts at 9:00)
Please place your race number at waistline or higher and always keep it in front.
Latest news from the Laugavegur trail are that the conditions are good. You should though expect running in snow by the highest peak, Hrafntinnusker, and note that the weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. Please be well prepared and take winter running clothing with you to Iceland.
The photo below 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 to go inside your shoes (see example here).
All runners taking part in the 20th Laugavegur Ultra Marathon on July 16th 2016 are encouraged to read the race information guide. Click here to download the guide (pdf file).
Soon information about the start group will be available and on Thursday a detailed weather forecast for the Laugavegur trail will be published.