menu
menu

Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon

Quick facts

Location Reykjavík, Iceland

Distance Marathon

Date 24 August, 2019

About Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon

The annual Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon takes place in August, the same day as Reykjavik Culture Night. The Marathon starts and finishes in Laekjargata, in the heart of Reykjavik.

Runners can choose from five different distances: marathon, half marathon, 10 km race, 3 km fun run and a 600 m fun run. 

The race offers an atmosphere which is both relaxed and welcoming. Around 1,500 runners participate in the marathon and 3,000 in the half marathon, making both races less crowded than is generally the case in larger events. Since the Reykjavik Marathon also includes 10k and a fun run, it’s also a family event and fits all age groups and levels.

The running conditions in the Reykjavik Marathon are usually extremely comfortable – the route is smoothly paved and very flat, while the weather tends to be breezy and in the mid-teens centigrade. Much of the Reykjavik Marathon route is along the coastline of Reykjavik and Seltjarnarnes, offering participants the benefits of the fresh breeze from the ocean with some blue mountains in the backdrop. Participation in the Reykjavik Marathon is surely a lifetime experience and a unique way to see the city. 

Practicalities

Age Limit

42,2 km marathon - For 18 years and older - 21,1 km half marathon - For 15 years and older - 10 km timed race - Not recommended for children under the age of 12 - Fun Run - All age groups

Award Medals

All the runners that finish the race will receive a medal. The top three runners in 10 km, 21,1 km and 42,2 km will also receive special awards.

Maximum Time

Timing will stop 7 hours and 30 minutes after the start of the first distance. Runners arriving to the finishing area after that will not get a registered time.

Provided Photo Service

Marathon-photos.com

Race Kit Includes

Rented chip for timing that has to be delivered to the race staff after the race. Bib number. Medal for the finishers. Powerade drinks. One free admittance to the geothermal baths and pools in Reykjavik on race day or the day after the race. T-shirt.

Refreshments

Refreshment stations are situated approximately every 4 km. Powerade and water will be provided (and bananas to the marathon runners in the second half of the route).

Timing

Timing is done with Mylaps system 

Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon Route Map

Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon Route Map

Start:

Lækjargata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.