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Volcanic eruption

As the world has heard there is a volcano eruption in Iceland that has made an impact on people’s lives over the past few weeks, especially those travelling with planes.

Runners registered for the Reykjavik Marathon to be held on August 21st 2010 should not worry about travelling to Iceland. Daily life goes on as usual as the immediate effects of the eruption remain for the most part localized - limited to an area in the south of Iceland. Businesses, public services, and public transportations have remained open and all infrastructures, such as electricity and communications networks, remain secure.

Although the volcano poses no safety threat to people in Iceland, visitors are nevertheless encouraged to follow developments and seek factual information from the relevant authorities. Very little ash has fallen over the last few days – and is only visible as a very fine dust on cars near the eruption site. The volcanic eruption is now stable, and is roughly one tenth of the size it was during the first few days. Although some ash mist might reach the capital area, it is not likely to cause more air pollution than a heavy traffic day in Reykjavik. So no need for masks!

The Civil Protection Department of the Icelandic Police publishes news releases about the eruption at the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic system on their website every day. Click here to visit their website. Information’s are also updated regularly on the Icelandic Tourist Board website visiticeland.com. The new service boston.com has gathered some amazing pictures from the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. Click here if you want to see the pictures. More useful links about the volcanic activity can be found here.

See you in August!

Registration is open

Registration for the 2010 Reykjavik Marathon Íslandsbanka is open. Click here to register.

Information about registration, registration fees, program etc is available in the menu bar on the left. 

Iceland Travel is Reykjavik Marathon´s main partner in travel arrangements and bookings for all foreign guests. They offer good variety of land arrangement as well as good price on flight for all runners in the Reykjavik Marathon. Iceland Travel is offering hotel prizes from 12.100 ISK per night and lots of exciting day tours. Their hotel prizes should be the lowest you can findClick here to see list of hotels and day tours. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for booking and further information.

Registered runners can log on to "your page" to view their registration, change their distance, update personal information, register for the team competition etc. Click here to log on to "your page".

Reykjavik Marathon 2010

The next Reykjavik Marathon Íslandsbanka will take place on August 21st 2010. Registration will open in January 2010. Information about registration, registration fees, program etc are available in the menu bar on the left.

Reykjavik Marathon is proud of appointing Iceland Travel as a its main partner in travel arrangements and bookings for all foreign guests. Iceland Travel will be offering good variety of land arrangement for our runners. Further information´s will be available in January 2010.

Iceland Travel´s main goal is offering a varied range of tours and outstanding service. They put pride in quality service and work only with licensed suppliers. For the individual traveler they offer a broad spectrum of organized self-drive tours, guided coach tours, various accommodations around Iceland, transfers and activities. All further information about Iceland Travel is to be found on their website.


Reykjavik Marathon pictures

Photos from Reykjavik Marathon Íslandsbanka 2009 are now available on the web www.asiphoto.net. Photographers from ASI Photo took a lot of pictures on the track and at the finishing area. Go to the website asiphoto.net, write your name or bib number and see if you are there. You can order prints, posters or digital products of you or your friends.

Thank you...

...11.487 runners participating in the 2009 Reykjavik Marathon for a grait day.

David Kirkland, GBR, and Veronika Sigríður Bjarnadóttir, ISL, where the fastes marathon runners this year. Károly Varga, HUN, and Martha Ernstdóttir, ISL, where the fastes half marathoners. Click here for results in all distances and chatagories.

Arni Torfason took a lot of grait photos of the runners today. You can see few of them by clicking here.


 

Reykjavik Marathon Íslandsbanka - are you ready?

Reykjavik Marathon Íslandsbanka will take place on August 22nd in the centre of Reykjavik. Around 8.000 people pre-registered this year. Registration is also available at the EXPO in Laugardalsholl where race packages are handed out. It is expected that around 11.000 people in total will take part in the event.


Race package with bib number, chip for timing, t-shirt etc. should be picked up on Friday August 21st between 10:00-19:00 hrs in Laugardalshöll Sports Hall, Engjavegur 8, Reykjavik. More information can be found here.


The start and finish line of all distances expect Lazy Town Run are in Lækjargata (by Islandsbanki). The Lazy Town Run will take place in Hljomskalagardur. Press here to see the program of the race day.

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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.