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Registration is open

Registration for the 2018 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon, that will be held for the 35th time on August 18th is now open here on marathon.is.

The race consists of four different distances so people of all age groups and fitness levels should be able to find a suitable distance.

Marathon (42,2 km)
Half marathon (21,1 km)
10 km race
Fun Run

Runners are encouraged to register early because the entry fee will increase as it comes closer to the race. The last change to register at the early bird price is May 15th.

Those who want to run for an Icelandic charity organization can collect donation at the web hlaupastyrkur.is. You can register as a charity runner here if you are already signed up for the race. You can also choose to donate 2000 ISK or 4000 ISK to the Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon charity collection in the registration process. All donations will be divided proportionately between all the participating charity organizations. 

To see the list of registered runners click here.


35th Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon

The 2018 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will take place on Saturday, August 18th.

Registration for the race starts on January 12th, 2018 at 16:00.



The 34th Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon took place today in the City Centre of Reykjavik. We had over 14 thousand participants this year taking part in five different distances. The weather was perfect for running and many managed to beat their best personal finish time. Congratulations, all finishers. To review the total results of the race press here. Pictures taken during the race have been uploaded to Facebook and Instagram and there are even more to come over the next few days.

While the race is over this year the charity collection is still going strong at our charity collection page, hlaupastyrkur.is. So if you are someone you know has yet to reward a proud finisher after the race there is still a chance. Hlaupastyrkur.is will be open for donations until midnight, Monday the 21st of August.

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Race day information

On Saturday, August 19th around 14 thousand people will take part in the 2017 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon.

We hope that both runners and spectators will have a happy day. Below are links to the information most people need on race day.


Race map

Result service

Good pep up places

Traffic disturbance

Opening hours of the thermal baths and pools

The culture night web

The race information center on race day is MR the white school building by the start and finish area. Information center opens at 7:00.

Registration for the Kid´s Run, Georges Wacky Outfit Race, will be in a tent in the south end of Hljómskálagarður garden from 12:30. 

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Online registration for the 2017 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon has been closed. Those who missed the online registration can register at the race EXPO in Laugardalsholl Sports Hall. At the same place, all registered participants have to pick up their race packet.

Registration and number pickup at the EXPO is open from 15:00-20:00 on Thursday, August 17th and 14:00-19:00 on Friday, August 18th. Please use entrance A (see photo below).

The Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon EXPO is a part of Fit & Run EXPO 2017. The EXPO is dedicated to the runner's preparation for the Reykjavik Marathon, health, gear, shoes and other products for runners, among with many interesting and exciting happenings. We encourage you to take a good time to visit all the exciting EXPO booths. The Fit & Run EXPO is open for anyone interested in running and health, no entry fee will be collected.


Pace makers

In the 2017 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon runners are offered help to reach their goals in the 10 km run, half marathon and marathon. Pace makers will run these distances at an even speed. They will be wearing marked vests and carrying balloons so that runners can follow them. 

The pace makers are all trained runners that will run at the following times:

10 km race

45 minutes    Gísli Páll Reynisson
50 minutes Margrét Elíasdóttir and Ragnheiður Sveinbjörnsdóttir
55 minutes Ásta Laufey Aðalsteins and Hlín Hjartar Magnúsdóttir
60 minutes Sif Jónsdóttir and Árni Gústafsson
65 minutes Jóhanna Eiríksdóttir and Karl Gíslason
70 minutes Pétur Valdimarsson and Tryggvi Haraldsson


1 hour og 45 min    Snorri Gunnarsson and Þorsteinn Tryggvi Másson
1 hour og 50 min Friðrik Á Guðmundsson and Svanhildur Þengilsdóttir
1 hour og 55 min Karl Arnar Aðalgeirsson and Sigríður Gísladóttir
2 hours Jóhanna Arnórsdóttir and Valur Þór Kristjánsson

Those who plan on running a half marathon in 2 hours can also hang around the pace makers with the 4 hour marks on them for the Marathon because the course is the same for the half marathon and the full marathon the first 18 km.


4 hours    Dagur Egonsson and Ólafur Briem 



Result service on race day

On race day it is possible to follow the race results almost live here at marathon.is. Note that these are only preliminary results. Official results will be published on the web at 16:00.

It is also possible to receive a message on your Facebook wall or in your Twitter feed when chosen runners cross the finish line on Saturday. If runners want friends on Facebook or Twitter to know when they finish they should choose their own name from the list. Click here to activate this. Note that not all registered runners are on the list because they could choose not to be on it in the registration process.


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 WOW Tour of Reykjavik in June, WOW Northern Lights Run in February and WOW Reykjavik International Games in January.