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  • June 20th 2019

    The 2019 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run will take place on Thursday evening June 20th. Participants can choose between three distancesOnlinene registration will open in January 2019..
  • Geothermal pool

    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 for further information. 
  • Three distances

    In the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run you can choose between three distances; half marathon, 10 km race and 5 km race. The rout has some great viewings like the salmon river Ellidaa, lake Raudavatn, and a beautiful golf course. The race starts in Laugardalur valley which is in full bloom this time of year.

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.


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.