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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.

Start groups 2016

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. 

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Essential Equipment

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.

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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.