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
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.
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.