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Reykjavik Autumn Marathon

22 Oct 2022 (Sat)

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Reykjavik Autumn Marathon

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The Reykjavik Spring and The Reykjavik Autumn Marathons are two races with a history that goes back 23 years. The Reykjavik Autumn marathon is the last big race in Reykjavik in the autumn. It is always held on the first day of winter the Saturday at the end of the 26th week of summer. In the old nordic calendar, this was the beginning of the first winter month called the Gor-month. 

So the winter is coming but this is sometimes the nicest time of the year. The arctic darkness is taking over, the northern lights are showing up now and then and the main tourist season is over so there is more space for everyone. The race is a relatively small event and we try to create a friendly atmosphere and we invite everyone for warm waffles with real cream and jam with coffee or chocolate after the race as we have always done when we have guests dropping by. Don´t miss this opportunity to come to Iceland and participate in this fantastic race, meet the people, and experience all the wonders that this island in the middle of the Atlantic has to offer.

Route description:

The course lies through the most beautiful parts of Reykjavik away from the street traffic. The race starts in Elliðaárdalur valley in the east part of the city at the bank of the Elliðaá river, one of Iceland’s best salmon rivers, surrounded by 5500 years old lava formations and small fissures. Through Fossvogur valley, on the boundaries of Reykjavik city and Kópavogur the neighboring town, the route takes the runners down to the seaside south of the city. At Reykjavik University there is a right turn away from the sea alongside Öskjuhlíð hill, once an island after the last ice age 10000 years ago when the sea level was more than 40m higher than now, and then back to the shoreline passing Natura Hotel and the domestic airport. At Nauthóll, with a sand beach heated up by geothermal water during the summer, the route continues to the west with a beautiful view over the ocean, sometimes seeing the mighty Snæfellsjökull stratovolcano glacier and presidential residence at Bessastadir on the other side of the bay. In the western part of the city, after 10,5km kilometers from the start, the runners take a u-turn and head the same way back. The marathoners run this route twice. The entire course is on a paved trail, mostly flat, with small elevation after 3 and 4,5km, and only crossing two small streets each way.

Course Highlights

The course lies through the most beautiful parts of Reykjavik away from the street traffic. The race starts in Elliðaárdalur valley in the east part of the city at the bank of the Elliðaá river, one of Iceland’s best salmon rivers, surrounded by 5500 years old lava formations and small fissures. Through Fossvogur valley, on the boundaries of Reykjavik city and Kópavogur the neighbouring town, the route takes the runners down to the sea side south of the city. At Reykjavik University there is a right turn away from the sea alongside Öskjuhlíð hill, once an island after the last ice age 10000 year ago when the sea level was more then 40 m higher then now, and then back to the shore line passing Natura Hotel and the domestic airport. At Nauthóll, with a sand beach heated up by geothermal water during the summer, the route continues to the west with a beautiful view over the ocean sometimes being able to see the mighty Snæfellsjökull stratovolcano glacier and presidential residents at Bessastadir on the other side of the bay. Now in the western part of the city, after 10,5 km kilometres from the start, the runners take an u-turn and head the same way back. The marathoners run this route twice. The entire course is on asphalt trails, mostly flat, with small elevation after 3 and 4,5 km, and only crossing two small streets each way.

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directions_runStart Address: Rafstöðvarvegur 7, 110 Reykjavík, Iceland

flagFinish Address: Rafstöðvarvegur 7, 110 Reykjavík, Iceland

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Registration closes on 17 October (317 days left)

Marathon

42.20 Km

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47 EUR


Half Marathon

21.10 Km

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34 EUR


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Included in the fee

  • Race bib and chip
  • Drinks (water, Powerade and Coke) at the refreshment stations at 5K intervals
  • Medals for all participants and trophies for three first places for both genders 
  • Drinks, bananas, snacks, Icelandic waffles, hot chocolate and a cold beer at the finish.   

Practicalities

Accommodation

A big house at the start for the runners to stay inside before and after the race. The address is Rafstöðvarvegur 7, 110 Reykjavik.

After Race Services

Refreshments including Snacks, Bananas, Drinks (Coke, Powerade), Beer, Coffee, Icelandic Waffles with whipped cream, and jam. Nothing like it.

Age Limit

Half Marathon: 15 years of age                                                Marathon: 18 years of age

Aid Stations

Refreshment stations with water, Powerade and Coke are at 5 km interval.

Award Medals

Everyone who completes the race will receive a medal. Trophies and special prices are given for the first 3 places in each distance for both genders.

Equipment Storage

Race bags and other personal things can be stored in the house at the race start.

Maximum Time

Marathon max time: 6 hours  -  Half Marathon max time 3 hours.

Parking

Plenty of free parking space available near the start.

Refreshments

Refreshment stations with water, Powerade and Coke are found in 5 km intervals.

Timing

Electronic timing system with the chip in the bib. The split time is after 5K, 10.5K, 16K, 21K, 26K, 31.5K and 37K.

Transport

Bus (not available for the marathon runners because of early start), Taxi or Car. 

Refund Policy

Full refund minus commission until one week before the race unless registration is more the 180 days old.

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Frequently asked questions

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?

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You can pick up the bib at the start.

Can someone collect my race pack for me?

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Yes.

How do I get to the race location?

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By car. Plenty of free parking at the start. By bus no. 3, 11 og 12. For more information see www.bus.is. Taxi. The address is Rafstöðvarvegur 7, 110 Reykjavik.

Can I change the distance after I purchase a ticket?

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Yes, just send us e-mail.

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