Registration for the 2014 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon that takes place on Saturday August 23rd is now in full swing. 6.295 participants have already registered for the race, 7% more than at the same date last year.
Most of the participants have registered for the 10 km race or 3.198 and second most for the half marathon, 1.621 runners. 60% of the registered participants are female.
Almost 1700 runners from abroad have registered for the race. Most of the international runners are from USA, 350 registered runners. Second most are from UK, 324 runners, and third most from Germany, 174 runners. Registered participants from Canada are 143, 97 from Norway and 76 from Sweden.
On-line registration for the 31st Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will be open here at marathon.is until 13:00 on Thursday August 21st. Runners are encouraged to register on-line to get lower entry fee. Click here or on the red “on-line registration” button to register.
The 2014 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon donation collection website is hlaupastyrkur.is. All participants registered for the race can collect donation at the website. Although the donation collection has just resently started the total amount is over four millions Icelandic kronas.
It is very easy to start collecting donations at hlaupastyrkur.is. In a few steps you can choose a charity to run for, add your photo and write why you run for this charity. You can share your collection site on facebook to encourage friends and family to donate. Click here if you want to run for a good cause. Note that you can only collect donations for Icelandic charities at hlaupastyrkur.is. Click here to find list of registered charity organisations.
All runners that are collecting donations for a charity via hlaupastyrkur.is can form a running team where coworkers, friends and families or other groups can collect donations together. Runners are registered as individuals but can tag themselves together in a running team that has a page where the team can post their photos, collection goal and reasons for participation. Click here for further information.