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  • Laugavegur 2018

    The 22nd Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will take place on Saturday, July 14th, 2018. Registration for the race will be open from January 12th 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 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.

New record in Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

The Laugavegur Ultra Marathon was a grait success this year with 313 runners finishing the race.

The first male runner, Thorbergur Ingi Jonsson, set a new record when he ran the 55 km track on 4 hours and 20 minutes. The old record was 4 hours and 39 minutes set by Charles Hubbard from USA. The first female runner, Holmfridur Vala Svavarsdottir, was close to setting a record and ran on the second best time for women 5 hours and 33 minutes.

Results from the 2009 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon are available here.

Pictures from the 2009 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon are available here.

First three male runners

Race day is fast approaching

Laugavegur Ultra marathon will take place on Saturday July 18th.

Participants should pick up their race packets from the offices of Reykjavik Marathon on Engjavegur 6. Pick-up is on Thursday July 16th and Friday July 17th, between 12 and 17. Click here for runners information’s. Runners are kindly asked to study the information’s carefully.

Registered for this year Ultra marathon are 342 runners from 15 countries, 81 female runners and 260 male runners.

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.