The Reykjavik Culture Night is an annual event, held in the city of Reykjavik since 1996. The Reykjavik Marathon and the Reykjavik Culture Night take place on the same day, Saturday August 20th.
Reykjavik Culture Night has become an essential part of cultural life in Iceland, with thousands of people strolling the streets of the city on this exciting and eventful night. Culture Night offers the change to enjoy a variety of activities ranging from guided tours, traditional show and exhibitions to more unusual happenings. A number of cultural institutes such as galleries, shops, cafes, churches, restaurants and bars in downtown of Reykjavik stay open until late.
Click here to find information about the Culture Night and it´s program.
The winner of Reykjavik Marathon 2009 and 2008, David Kirkland, is returning back to Reykjavik this year and is aiming for his third title. David ran the Reykjavik Marathon on the time 2:32:52 in 2008 and on 2:28:48 in 2009. In 2010 David ran a marathon in Italy on 2:23 so it will be exciting to see his results in Reykjavik Marathon this year.
Almost 500 runners are now registered for the marathon distance in Reykjavik Marathon 2011 and more are expected to join later on. Runners in Reykjavik Marathon can also choose to run half marathon, 10k, relay race and 3k fun run. Online registration is open until 16:00 on Wednesday August 17th. Click here to register.