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  • Laugavegur 2019

    The 23rd Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will take place on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. 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 will be available at the beginning of January. Is this race for you?
  • Big challenge

    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.

Race packet pickup

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Runners registered for the 2018 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon must pick up their race package in Laugardalsholl sports hall (address: Engjavegur 8, 104 Reykjavik). The opening hours are Thursday, July 12th between 12:00-17:00 and Friday, July 13th 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 here on the web so please read the race rules carefully. Those who are unable to make it to the race package pick up and want to send a representative instead must print out and sign an agreement. Click here to download the agreement

Useful information the days before the race

Start groups 2018

Essential equipment

Information guide for participants

Weather forecast

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 on Friday. According to their forecast, there will be rain at the beginning of the race and fog, rain and headwind near the highest peak at Hrafntinnusker. Should be dry, cloudy and light wind from Álftavatn to the finish line in Þórsmörk. Click on the photo to see further information.

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Since the weather in this area can change fast and because there is a lot of snow around Hrafntinnusker 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 information 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. There is a strict prohibition against throwing any kind of litter along the way. Each and everyone has to take care of not losing their gel wrapper and drinking cups as well as all other kinds of packaging. Litter can be left at the refreshment stations or at the finish line. To minimize the liter runners will only get one cup on each refreshment station but of course, it is possible to get a refill as often as needed. See further information about the refreshment stations and the service on the trail here.

About Reykjavik Sports Union

The Reykjavik Sports Union was established in 1944 and is the association of sports clubs in Reykjavik. The Reykjavik Sports Union organizes six sports events every year: Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run and WOW Tour of Reykjavik in June, WOW Northern Lights Run in February and WOW Reykjavik International Games in January.