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Why Reykjavik Marathon?

The Reykjavik Marathon is an annual running event, established in 1984. In its 27 year long history it has grown from a small race to a great event with over 10.000 runners taking part in several distances.

A survey was sent to all runners in the 2010 Reykjavik Marathon with questions about the race and possibility to write comments. If you are wondering about taking part in the 2011 Reykjavik Marathon you should read some of the comments from the survey...

„The Reykjavik Marathon was the first race that I have ever run, and it could not have been better! I thought that the organisation was brilliant, and had a wonderful day. I hope to be able to come back and run it again in the future.”

„Thought the idea of involving all ages and abilities is excellent to promote healthy living.”

„I had a wonderful time running Reykjavik. Thank you.”

„The marathon is a great fun event and has a very friendly and professional atmosphere (run it twice and hope to run next year too).”

„I just want to say that visiting Iceland and running the half-marathon in Reykjavik was absolutely brilliant!!! I honestly do not have any complaints. If the arrangement surrounding the race is of the same quality as it was this year, there is basically no room for improvement. It was like a well-oiled machine. Congratulations to all of the people in involved in making the race such a pleasure to participate in.”

„It was a wonderful event! The marathon route was fantastic along the water and through the city."

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.