All participants in the 2010 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will be given a small waist bag with their number and other registration things.
The waist bag is intended as a trash bag for runners and it is also very convenient to fasten the race number on it. Change of clothing on the way will be easier by having the race number fastened on the waist bag.
The Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is run around the nature reserve Fjallabak where is strictly forbidden to throw away litter. Unfortunately, there has been failure in this past year and runners have been throwing away their litter. Where hundreds of participants are racing each participant must be aware of the responsibility for their own litter. In the race 2010 it is obliged to carry the bag for your own litter. We hope that the runners take this new provision greeted with a view to promote litter-free Laugavegur Ultra Marathon 2010
The waist bag is made of soft and comfortable material. It is small and lightweight, or only just over 50 grams. The material it is made off is very elastic so it can take a lot although it is small when it is empty.
After careful consideration it has been decided to go on with the Laugavegur ultra marathon as originally planned on July 17th, despite volcanic ash which covers the route.
Race staff has inspected the last part of the route which was most heavily affected. Conditions were judged good enough to carry on with the race plan especially when taken into account that conditions will almost certainly improve in the coming month. In dry weather, conditions can be difficult. Dust can in that case be airborne from runners on the path or if the wind is strong it can be blown up from the surrounding area and form a dust storm. As this dust is directly originated from volcano activity it can be more harmful to breathe in than normal dust. People with asthma are especially sensitive to this kind of dust.
In the case of dry weather the days before the race and strong wind on race day it is likely that the race will be cancelled. In that case registered runners will be granted priority registration in 2011. Cancelation rules apply regardless of all this. If registered runners cancel their registration before July 1st, half the registration fee will be refunded.
In the time up to the race staff will monitor the route extra carefully, especially during the week before the race. By doing so it is hoped that runners can be informed in reasonable detail about the conditions on the route.