The 2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run took place tonight and this was the 25th race. Lisa Ring from Sweden sat a new course record in the female half marathon, she ran on 01:23:46. The total number of registrations was 2826, more than ever before. The total number of visitors from abroad was also a record, just over 1300 guests from 52 countries.
Click here to find the results from the 2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run.
On Facebook and Instagram, there are some photos of the happy runners tonight, more will be added after the weekend. In a few days, photos will also be available at the Icelandic runner's website, hlaup.is.
We encourage all participants to share their Suzuki Midnight Sun Run experience on Instagram and thereby take 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).
The 2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run takes place tonight on Friday, June 23rd. 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 food for sale at the finishing area. You will be able to choose from The traditional Icelandic hot dog from Bæjarins bestu pylsur and Mexican food from Culiacan Mexican Grill. 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 marathon.is no later than at 2 o’clock after midnight.