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Reykjavik Autumn Marathon 2019

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Quick facts

Location Reykjavík, Iceland

Distance Marathon

Date 26 Oct 2019

About Reykjavik Autumn Marathon 2019

The Marathon runners Association (Félag maraþonhlaupara – FM) in Iceland arranges two race events each year: The Reykjavik Spring and The Reykjavik Autumn Marathon. The history of the races goes back 20 years. This is a fantastic opportunity to participate in a small and friendly marathon and experience the grass roots of the running culture in Iceland. The event offers two distances: A half marathon and a marathon.

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 being able to see the mighty Snæfellsjökull stratovolcano glacier and presidential residence at Bessastadir on the other side of the bay. Now 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 asphalt trails, mostly flat, with small elevation after 3 and 4,5km, and only crossing two small streets each way.

Practicalities

After Race Services

Refreshment including Snacks, Bananas, Drinks (Coke, Powerade, Water), Beer, Icelandic Waffles with whipped cream and rhubarb jam.

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 first 3 places in each distance for both genders. This years trophies are specially made from Icelandic Basalt Columns.

Equipment Storage

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

Maximum Time

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

Parking

Free parking space available near the start.

Refreshments

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

Timing

We use the ChampionChip system from Mylap Sports Timing. 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. 

Reykjavik Autumn Marathon 2019 Route Map

Reykjavik Autumn Marathon 2019 Route Map

Start:

Elliðaárdalur Valley

Rafstöðvarvegur 7, 110 Reykjavík, Iceland

Overview

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.


Reykjavik Autumn Marathon 2019 Ticket prices: 5000.00 isk - 7000.00 isk

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.