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Reykjavik Spring Marathon

22 Apr 2023 (Sat)

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Reykjavik Spring Marathon

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Join Reykjavik Spring Marathon 2023

The Reykjavik Spring and The Reykjavik Autumn Marathons are two races with a history that goes back 24 years. The Reykjavik Spring marathon is the first big race in Reykjavik in the spring. It is always held on the third day of summer or on Saturday. The first day of summer is a Thursday. Don´t ask me why. Probably to prevent us from having a long weekend because it´s a holiday. The possible dates are between the 21st and 27th of April.

The summer hasn´t usually arrived in Iceland at that time but it´s often sunny although the temperature is not so high. For runners, these can often be perfect conditions. The race is a relatively small event and we try to create a friendly atmosphere, we invite everyone for warm waffles with real cream and jam with coffee or other drinks 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 being able to see 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.

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Course details

Course surface
Urban trail
Other tags
City
Park
Scenic
AIMS certified
Out and Back
100-999 Participants
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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Start address: Reykjavík, Iceland

Finish address: Rafstöðvarvegur 7, 110 Reykjavík, Iceland

Route map

Reykjavik Spring Marathon  Route Map

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Registration closes on 22 April (298 days left)

Half Marathon

21.10 Km

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36 EUR


Marathon

42.20 Km

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50 EUR


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What’s included

These are included in your entry
  • done Finisher medal

  • done Timing chip (single use)

  • done Photo Service

  • done Post-race meal info

  • done Drink Stations

  • done Toilets

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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.

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. NB. The bus is not an option for the marathon runners because of early start.

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