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5 k race

In the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run the 5 k distance is the most popular one. More than 1.000 participants register for the race every year.


The 5 k distance is a distance for people of all ages.


Registration should be done online here at marathon.is. It will also be possible to register on race day but then the entry fee will be higher. Click here for further information about the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run registration. 

The course

5 k runners will run a circle around the valley Laugardalur, beginning and ending their racewithin the valley. By this time of year Laugardalur is in full bloom. Among other things runners will pass many sports facilities in Laugardalur including Laugardalshöll Sports Hall. Also the runners will pass Laugardalsvöllur, the National stadium of Iceland (soccer and athletics) as well as one of Reykjavik’s wonderful geothermal outdoor swimming pools, Laugardalslaug. The course mainly follows paths but also streets.

The course is measured by certified AIMS measurer and accredited by the Icelandic Athletic Federation.

Click here to view a map of the course.

Refreshment stations

Participants in the 5 k race will be able to quench their thirst once they cross the finish line. It is the Icelandic company Vífilfell that provides Powerade drinks and water.


Participants in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run can use the bathrooms at Laugardalshöll sports hall (number pickup). Temporary toilets are also available at the finish area behind the Ice skating Rink.


In the registration process participants in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run can choose whether or not to receive a medal when they cross the finish line. Therefore all participants can receive a medal if they want to. In the 5 k race prizes are awarded to the first three men and women as well as the first man and woman from each age group will receive a prize. See further information about the prizes available in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run here.


Timing is done with the mylap system. All participants must securely fasten the timing chip they receive, in their race package, to their shoelaces. The chip is linked to the participant's name and number. Timing mats are crossed in the start and at the end of the race so runners will get both their personal time (chip time) and gun time. Gun time is used to rank runners and prizes are given according to gun time. Click here for further information about timing.

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About Reykjavik Sports Union

The Reykjavik Sports Union was established in 1944 and is the association of sports clubs in Reykjavik. The Reykjavik Sports Union organizes six sports events every year: Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run and Tour of Reykjavik in June, Northern Lights Run, powered by Orkusalan in February and Reykjavik International Games in January.