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Registration starts on January 11th

The 34th Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will take place on Saturday August 19th 2017. Participants can choose between six distances:

Marathon (42,2 km)
Half marathon (21,1 km)
Relay race (2-4 runners in a team)
10 km race
3 km fun run
Kids Run (for children 9 years and younger)

Registration will start on January 11th and will be open until August 17th at 13:00. Information about registration fee and other practical things will be available here at marathon.is in the end of December.


Thank you for today

This years Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon in now over. We had great running weather in Reykjavik today and the participants where happy with the conditions. 

The run was held for the 33rd time today and there where just over 15 thousand participants registered.

You can find the results of the run here and few photos here.

The charity collection website hlaupastyrkur.is is still up and running and will be open until Monday the 22nd of August at midnight. Participants have now collected over 90 million ISK. 

The Reykjavik Marathon office wants to thank the participants, staff, sponsors and the audience for this amazing day we have had.



Happy race day

Today around 15 thousand people will take part in the 2016 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

Live results

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.

Registraton for the Kid´s Marathon will be in a tent in the south end of Hljómskálagarður garden. 

laekjargata custom

Result service on race day

Tomorrow 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.


Pace makers

In the 2016 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon runners are offered help to reach their goals in the 10 km run, halfmarathon 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 hlaup

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 Hafdís Reinaldsdóttir and Jóhanna Eiríksdóttir
70 minutes Pétur Valdimarsson and Tryggvi Haraldsson


1 hour og 35 minutes Guðmundur Guðnason and Friðleifur Friðleifsson
1 hour og 40 minutes   Birna Varðardóttir
1 hour og 45 minutes Sigurður Sigurðsson and Erlendur Sturla Birgisson
1 hour og 50 minutes Friðrik Ármann Guðmundsson and Svanhildur Þengilsdóttir
1 hour og 55 minutes Karl Arnar Aðalgeirsson and Sigríður Gísladóttir
2 hours Jóhanna Arnórsdóttir

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


4 hours    Dagur Egonsson and Ólafur Briem 




On-line registration for the 2016 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon has been closed. Those who missed the on-line 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 18th and 14:00-19:00 on Friday August 19th. Please use entrance A (see photo below).

This year the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon EXPO is a part of Fit & Run EXPO 2016. The EXPO is dedicated to the runners 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 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.


On-line registration ends soon

The 2016 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will take place on Saturday August 20th. Click here to find the program for the race day.

On-line registration is in full swing here at marathon.is but it will close at 13:00 (1pm) on Thursday August 21st. We encourage everybody to register on-line because the entry fee is higher at the EXPO. Click here to register for the 2016 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon and here to find information about the entry fee.

The 2016 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon EXPO, FIT & RUN EXPO, will take place at Laugardalsholl Sports Hall on Thursday August 18th and Friday August 19th. Click here for further information.


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.