In the Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon 2012 runners are offered help to reach their goals in the 10 km run, halfmarathon and marathon. Pace makers will these distances at an even speed. They will be wearing marked vests and carrying balloons so that runners can follow them.
Pace makers have been offered in the Reykjavik Marathon since the year 2009. Then it was available for participants in in the 10 km run and were runners very pleased with this. Therefore pace makers have been a part of the Reykjavik Marathon since. In the run 2010 pace makers were both in half marathon and 10 km. Last year pace makers were also added to the marathon.
The pace makers are all trained runners that will run at the following times:
|45 minutes||Gísli Páll Reynisson og Þorsteinn Magnússon|
|50 minutes||Björn Ragnarsson og Daði Garðarsson|
|55 minutes||Ásta Laufey Aðalsteinsdóttir og Borghildur Valgeirsdóttir|
|60 minutes||Svanhildur Þengilsdóttir og Þóra Björg Magnúsdóttir|
|1 hour and 45 minutes||Margrét Elíasdóttir og Sigurður Sigurðsson|
|1 hour and 50 minutes||Alma María Rögnvaldsdóttir og Sigurður Þórarinsson|
|1 hour and 55 minutes||Árni Gústafsson og Pétur Valdimarsson|
|2 hours||Elín Reed og Hafdís Reinaldsdóttir|
|4 hours||Guðmundur Guðnason og Sigurjón Sigurbjörnsson|
The pace makers will line up in Lækjargata having a good gap between them. Those who are going fast will place themselves in the front and those who are going slower will place themselves further back. Runners are advised to place themselves behind the pace maker they plan to follow. On the following picture you can see the placement and color of the pace areas. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
The Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon 2012 will take place on Saturday the 18th of August.
Online registration for the run has now ended. Those interested in registering can register for the race at the EXPO, held on August 17th between 10:00 and 19:00. At the EXPO all participants will receive their race package as well as being invited to a Barilla pasta feast between 16:00 and 19:00. Click here for more information about the EXPO.
If you are wondering if you should take part in the 2012 Reykjavik Marathon we recommend you read stories from our runners here on the web. The photos from last year can also give you a good idea about the atmosphere in the race.
Tour operators around the world organize trips to Reykjavik Marathon. Click here to see a list of recommended tour operators.