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The Puffin Run

06 May 2023 (Sat)

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The Puffin Run

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The race is 20km trail run on a island south of Iceland, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands). The route is 20 km, and you can choose whether to take part in the solo run or be a part of 2 or 4 people teams that divide the distance between them.

The course goes more or less around the island, alongside the coast, with spectacular views over the Atlantic ocean.

Mostly it's on wild trails close to the sea, with small parts on asphalt roads with little or no traffic.

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Course details

Course profile
hilly
Course surface
Trail
Other tags
Island
Nature
Ocean View
Scenic
Single Loop
100-999 Participants
trailrun
Course highlights

The race starts at Skansinn (historic fortress built 1586) to west trough Ægisgata and Tangagata. From there in to Skipasandur and up to Strandvegur. There we take small loop on a trail track beneath a big cliff (follow orange marked sticks) until you hit a street again and fallow that all the way to Herjólfsdalur. There you take one circle around the pond and continue to west on rock laid path trough the beautiful golf course and beside the Elephant. Run on the path to south with the sea view on your right side. First drinking stations is shortly after you past the golf course (5km).

From there you continue all the way south to the black beach Klauf and then up to Stórhöfði where you run on a grassy trail track and there you could find some Puffins flying around. Continue on the path (orange marked sticks) all the way to the top of Stórhöfðu where the next drinking stations is (10km).

Continue down on the east side from Stórhöfði and follow the road to the airplane ranway, then you turn to right (to east) and you are back on a trail track. From there you run to the end of the runway and past it on the east end and follow the path to Eldfell (the Volcano from 1973) where the next drinking station is (15km).

From there you continue to a red sandy path almost half way around Eldfell and into the crater. Then you run on a sandy road until you hit a asphalt road, then take a right turn down that road where you will get amazing view to north up to the mainland. When you have almost reach the end of the asphalt road you turn to left into a bit rocky red sandy path. This path is very technical and around 1km. You run this path until you hit a viewing platform. From there you run down to north to a rocky beach (Skansfjara) around 200m and then on a solid path until you hit the finish line where the race started

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Start address: Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Route map

The Puffin Run Route Map

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Registration closes on 01 March (23 days left)

The Puffin Run

20.00 Km

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60 EUR


The Puffin Run 2 runners team

20.00 Km (for a 2 member team)

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95 EUR

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The Puffin Run 4 runners team

20.00 Km (for a 4 member team)

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130 EUR

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What’s included

These are included in your entry
  • done Finisher medal

  • done Cash prizes

  • done Timing chip (single use)

  • done Pacers

  • done Photo Service

  • done Drink Stations

  • done Bag drop

  • done Toilets

  • done Shower

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