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Registration is open

Registration for the 2019 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run is now open. The race will take place on Thursday, June 20th. Click here or on the "on-line registration" button on the right to register.

It is recommended that runners register in good time since the entry fee gets higher closer to the race. Click here for information about the entry fee.

Here at marathon.is you can find list of people that have registered, note that some people did not want to be listed.

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Next races

The midnight sun run has taken place in Laugardalur valley in Reykjavik close to Midsummer or summer solstice since 1993.

Upcoming races are:

2019 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run - Thursday evening June 20th

2020 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run - Thursday evening June 25th

Registration for the 2019 race will start in January 2019. Information about entry fee, program, etc. will be available here at midnightrun.is at the beginning of January 2019.

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Course and participation record in the 2018 race

The 2018 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run took place tonight and this was the 26th race. Elín Edda Sigurðardóttir from Iceland broke the course record in the female 10 km race and a new participation record was also set, 2.857 registrations. Around 1200 international runners from 46 countries took part this year.

Prize winners

Half marathon men
1. Arnar Pétursson, ISL, 01:09:59
2. Marius Skeide Ruth, NOR, 01:10:07
3. Matthew Thomas Wilber, USA, 01:13:42

Half marathon women
1. Andrea Kolbeinsdóttir, ISL, 01:23:51
2. Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, ISL, 01:31:31
3. Anna Karen Jónsdóttir, ISL, 01:33:35

10 km men
1. Rimvydas Alminas, LTU, 33:07
2. Jacob Halloran, CAN, 35:56
3. Alan Hume, GBR, 37:22

10 km women
1. Elín Edda Sigurðardóttir, ISL, 36:19
2. Fionna Fallon, USA, 38:28
3. Agnes Kristjánsdóttir, ISL 40:13

5 km men
1. Þórólfur Ingi Þórsson, ISL, 16:20
2. Vilhjálmur Þór Svansson, ISL, 16:28
3. Vignir Már Lýðsson, ISL, 16:47

5 km women
1. Íris Anna Skúladóttir, ISL, 19:25
2. Vaka Njálsdóttir, ISL, 20:04
3. Hrönn Guðmundsdóttir, ISL, 20:27

Click here to find the results from the 2018 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run.

Photos from the prize ceremony can be found on Facebook. More photos will be added within few days.


Suzuki Midnight Sun Run tonight

The 2018 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run takes place tonight on Thursday, June 21st. On-line registration for the race is now closed but registration will be possible today in Laugardalsholl (big white sports hall), Engjavegur 8, 104 Reykjavik from 16:00 until no later than 45 minutes before the start of each race. Registered runners have to pick up their registration package (number, chip, etc.) at the same place. See location here on a map.

The start times for tonight are following:

21:00 Half marathon starts
21:00 10 km race starts
21:20 5 km race starts

Click here for further information about the program of the race day.

Free admittance to one of the geothermal baths and pools in Reykjavik, Laugardalslaug swimming pool, is included in the entry fee. Runners will find a ticket for the swimming pool in their registration package. The ticket is only valid on June 23rd. Participants can enter the pool until 00:30 and it will be open until 01:00.

At the finish line participants can get Powerade and water to drink. After the race, there will be Mexican food from Culiacan Mexican Grill for sale. Putting some cash or a credit card in your pocket before the race starts is therefore recommended.

Here you can follow live results from the race. Note that these are only preliminary results that are updated every 10 seconds. Official results will be published at midnightrun.is no later than at 2 o’clock after midnight.

Useful links

Raceday program
Preliminary results

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Instagram contest

Share your Suzuki Midnight Sun Run experience by taking part in our Instagram game. If you tag @midnightrunis in your photos and use the hashtag #midnightruniceland you can be one of three people to win a 10.000 ISK gift certificate for one of the Reykjavik Sports Union events (valid for 3 years).



Registration in full swing

The 2018 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run takes place on Thursday, June 21st. Registration is in full swing here at marathon.is and will be open until midnight on Wednesday, June 20th. We encourage runners to register online since the entry fee is 20% higher if registered on race day.

Around 1600 runners are now registered for the race. Almost 1000 runners living outside Iceland have entered. Most of the international guests are coming from USA, UK, and Canada. 

In the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run you can choose between three distances:

5 k race
10 k race
half marathon

The course is measured by certified AIMS measurer and accredited by the Icelandic Athletic Federation.

Close by the start and finish of the race is one of the city’s wonderful geothermal outdoor swimming pools, Laugardalslaug. All participants are invited to the swimming pool, hot tubs, and steam baths after the race. It's a perfect way to relax after a successful race in the midnight sun.

Click here to register.

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See you soon

It is getting closer to the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run in Iceland and we hope that everybody's preparation for the race is going well. We´ve put together a list of things and links that participants might be wondering about when doing their final preparations.

The half marathon and the 10 km starts at 21:00 and 5 km at 21:20. See further information about the race day program here.  

Number pick up
Runners should pick up their registration material (number, chip, etc.) on the day of the race from 16:00 and no later than 45 minutes before the start of the race. The location is Laugardalsholl (big white sports hall) in front of the start area. The address is Engjavegur 8, 104 Reykjavik. See further information here.  

The Suzuki Midnight Sun Run starts on the road Engjavegur. Half marathon runners should know that the route is demanding, hilly and steep from km 3 to 12, but very beautiful. Here you can find maps of the course on a Google map along with elevation map. 

Service and medical assistance
Timing, refreshments at four refreshments stations, free entry to the geothermal pool and prizes (if ordered online) are among the service that we provide for runners in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run. Around 200 staff members and volunteers from the sports clubs in Reykjavik are working around the race on race day. The race marshals will show you the way along the course and welcome you to the finish line. Please note that they will not provide any medical assistance. If medical assistance is needed, they can call for a taxi or an ambulance. Please check your insurance before you travel to Iceland in case you need to visit a hospital.

Participants list and running groups
Here you can find a list of all registered participants that wanted their name listed. If you want to change your information on the list you need to log into 'your page' and go to actions – web info. At the same place, you can register your running group if you want it to be listed on the participant's list and results.

Results in a text message
Shortly after runners cross the finish line a text message with their unconfirmed chip-time will be sent to their registered mobile number. Confirmed results will be published on midnightrun.is no later than at 02:00. You can change your mobile number on 'your page' or by sending us an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If the mobile number you want to register is not Icelandic you will need to add 00 and your country code in front of the number.   

At the ice rink (Skautahöllin í Laugardal) participants can leave their clothes and other personal belongings. A staff member will stay around but all belongings left there is your own responsibility.

How to get there?
The Laugardalur valley where the race starts and ends is not very far from the city center and many hotels are close by.

Please arrive early since there are other events going on in the area at the same time and therefore possible traffic disturbance.

If you arrive by car we recommend parking by Laugardalshöll sports hall when you pick up your race number and by street Suðurlandsbraut just before the race. 

Many public buses stop nearby. Visit straeto.is to find the best option for you. Note that the buses stop driving just before midnight. After that, you can use taxi e.g. Hreyfill taxi tel: +3545885522 or BSR taxi tel: +3545610000. 

Car rental
We want to let you know that Budget is the official car rental for our events. If you plan to rent a car in Iceland we recommend that you book it through our website to get a good deal.   

Tours in Iceland
Reykjavik Excursions is a leading organizer of coach and bus tours in Iceland and one of our partners. They are a fully licensed tour operator and travel agent that offers day trips and guided tours, traveling all over the country since 1968. Book their fly-bus or tours with a special Suzuki Midnight Sun Run discount here.

Geothermal pool
We recommend that you take your swimming clothing with you to Iceland. After the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run all participants are invited free of charge to Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool which is located around 950 m from the finishing area. It's a perfect way to relax in the midnight sun. Please show your pool ticket (inside registration material) at the entrance. See further information here

Feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.


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 Tour of Reykjavik in June, Northern Lights Run, powered by Orkusalan in February and Reykjavik International Games in January.