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Run for charity?

Just over three thousand participants in the 2017 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon are collecting donations for charity at the website hlaupastyrkur.is. There is still time to join them.

Easy to collect donations

It is very easy to start collecting donations at hlaupastykur.is. In a few steps, you can choose a charity to run for, add your photo and write why you run for this charity. You can share your collection site on facebook or twitter to encourage friends and family to donate. Click here if you want to run for a good cause. 

You can choose between several Icelandic charity organizations. Note that many of the Icelandic charities are part of international charity organizations. Click here to find a list of registered charity organizations.  

Simple to make a donation

Anyone can go to hlaupastyrkur.is and make a donation to a registered runner in the Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon. You can make the donation via credit card or an SMS text message (Icelandic telephone numbers only). 
Running Teams

All runners that are collecting donations for a charity via hlaupastyrkur.is can form a running team where co-workers, friends, and families or other groups can collect donations together. Runners are registered as individuals but can tag themselves together in a running team that has a page where the team can post their photos, collection goal and reasons for participation. Click here for further information.


Runners in the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon have collected almost 60 million ISK for charity since 2006. In the year 2016 just over 97 millions ISK were collected via hlaupastyrkur.is for 164 charity organizations. Runners are amazing people!


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.