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Race day is here

Today more than 15 thousund people will take part in the 2014 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon.

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


Good pep up places

Traffic disturbance

Live results

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.

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Pace makers

In the 2014 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 race

40 min Birgir Sævarsson and Friðleifur Friðleifsson
45 min    Davíð Erik Mollberg and Þorsteinn Magnússon
50 min Sveinn Ásgeirsson and Ásdís Söebeck Kristjánsdóttir
55 min Ásta Laufey Aðalsteinsdóttir and Sif Jónsdóttir
60 min Hlín Magnúsdóttir and Sif Arnarsdóttir
65 min Karl Gísli Gíslason and Jóhanna Eiríksdóttir

Half marathon

1 hours and 40 min Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir and Gísli Páll Reynisson
1 hours and 45 min    Ágúst Kristinsson and Arnar Aðalgeirsson
1 hours and 50 min Sigrún K. Barkardóttir and Alma M. Rögnvaldsdóttir
1 hours and 55 min Pétur Valdimarsson and Árni Gústafsson
2 hours Sigríður Gísladóttir and Þóra Björg Magnúsdóttir
2 hours and 5 min Sigrún Erlendsdóttir and Guðbjörg M. Björnsdóttir


4 hours    Sigurjón Sigurbjörnsson

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Number pickup

On-line registration for the 2014 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon is now closed. 

Registered participants should pick up their race package with bib number, chip for timing, t-shirt etc. in Laugardalshöll Sports Hall, Engjavegur 8, Reykjavik. It will also be possible to register at the EXPO.

The EXPO is open on Thursday August 21st and Friday August 22nd from 14-19.

Please use entrance A when you come to the EXPO.

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On-line registration ends soon

The 2014 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will take place on Saturday August 23rd. On-line registration is in full swing here at marathon.is but it will close at 13:00 (1pm) on Thursday August 21st.

It is also possible to register at the EXPO in Laugardalshöll, but note that the entry fee is higher at the EXPO.

Click here to register for the 2014 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon.

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Interesting stuff

The 2014 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon is near by. Below is interesting stuff runners in the timed distances might want to know about.


Shortly after you cross the finish line on Saturday we will send an SMS to your registered mobile number. The text message will contain your unconfirmed chip time. Confirmed results will be published on marathon.is no later than at 16:00 on the day of the race. Please log in to “Your Page” here on marathon.is to see if your mobile number is registered. Notice that you can only register one mobile number. It does not have to be your number, it can also be the number of a friend or a family member who waits excited on the sidelines. In the case of mobile numbers that are registered abroad then it needs to be registered as if you were calling the number from a different country, for an example 004545264526. To log in to “Your Page” you use the username and password that you received via email when you registered for the race. Here you can get a new password sent to your registered email address. Notice that “Your Page” will close at 13:00, Thursday August 21st, but you can also register your mobile number at the race number pick up in Laugardalshöll sports hall.


Timing in the Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon is done with timing devices from MyLaps. It is possible to receive a message on your Facebook wall when chosen runners cross the finish line if you get the MyLaps app for Facebook. It is simple to get this app and with it you can track as many runners as you want, both yourself and others. Click here to get the MyLaps app for Facebook. If you do not want it to be possible for your results in the Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon to be published on facebook with the MyLaps app then you can send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will have your name removed from the list.

"Live" results

You can also point out to your family and friends, who cannot make it to the sidelines to encourage you, that live results can be found here on marathon.is. Note that these are only preliminary results that are updated every 10 seconds. Official results will be published on the web at 16.00 hours on the race day.

Team competition

Colleagues, families, friends or any group that is taking part in the marathon, the half marathon or the 10 km race can take part in the team competition. The only requirement is that all members of the team are running the same distance. Men and women can be in the same team. The first team to finish each distance will receive a prize. Registration for the team competition is at “Your Page” and more information about the team competition can be found here.

Record sign up for the marathon

Registration for the 2014 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon is in full swing here at marathon.is. 7.880 participants are already registered for the race, 7% more than at the same time last year.

A registration record in the marathon (42,2 km) has already been set. 1.037 runners have registered for the distance but the old record was 977 and was set last year.

The 10 km race is the most popular distance. More than half of the registered participants are planning on running it or 4.103 people. You can also choose to run a half marathon, 3 km fun run, LazyTown Run and a marathon relay race.

More than 2.000 runners from abroad from 60 different nationalities have registered for the 2014 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon. Most of the international runners come from USA, 468 people, and second most from UK, 353 people. Also 219 Germans have entered, 193 from Canada and 106 from Norway.

On-line registration here at marathon.is ends on Thursday August 21st at 13:00. Registration is also possible at the race EXPO but then the entry fee will be higher. Click here to register.

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Charity collection in full swing

The charity collection for Íslandsbaki Reykjavík Marathon, which takes place on Saturday 23rd August 2014, is in full swing at the web hlaupastyrkur.is. Now, only 25 days from the run already almost 11,4 million ISK have been collected for good causes which is 10% more than had been collected this time last year.

The charity website hlaupastyrkur.is was opened in 2010. Every year since then there has been a new record set in raising for charity. Last year runners in the Íslandsbaki Reykjavik Marathon raised 72,5 million ISK to charities which was 58% higher then the previous year.

All participants in the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon 2014 can register to run for charity on hlaupastyrkur.is. In only a few easy steps they can choose between over 150 different charities to run for so everybody should be able to find a charity for them.

Charities can take part in the collection by applying through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . New charities may apply until Wednesday 6th August 2014.


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.