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  • August 18th 2018

    The 2018 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will place on Saturday, August 18th. Participants can choose between five different distances. On-line registration will open in January 2018 at marathon.is.
  • Reykjavik Culture Night

    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 18th 2018. Click here for information about the Culture Night.
  • Run for charity

    All runners registered for the Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon can run for a good cause. Collection of donations takes place on the web hlaupastyrkur.is. In 2017 runners collected more than 100 million ISK for 167 different charities. Click here for further information.
  • „I highly recommend Reykjavik Marathon”

    Kamiar Kouzekanani recommends Reykjavik Marathon as a destination marathon. Click here to read his race report and some other comments and blogs from runners all over the world.

Happy race day

Today around 15 thousand people will take part in the 2015 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon.

We hope that both runners and spectators will have a happy day. Below are links to the information most people need on race day.


Race map

Live results

Good pep up places

Traffic disturbance

Opening hours of the thermal baths and pools (Vesturbæjarlaug is closed)

The culture night web

The race information center on race day is MR the white school building by the start and finish area. Information center opens at 7:00. 

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Pace makers

In the 2015 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon runners are offered help to reach their goals in the 10 km run, halfmarathon and marathon. Pace makers will run these distances at an even speed. They will be wearing marked vests and carrying balloons so that runners can follow them. 

The pace makers are all trained runners that will run at the following times:

10 km race

40 minutes Leifur Þorbergsson and Snorri Sigurðsson
45 minutes    Sigurður Ingi Viðarsson and Margrét Elíasdóttir
50 minutes Svanhildur Þengilsdóttir and Ingigerður Guðmundsdóttir
55 minutes Ásta Laufey Aðalsteinsdóttir and Hlín Hjartar Magnúsdóttir
60 minutes Sif Jónsd., Sigríður Klara, Haraldur Halldór and Auður Ævarsd.
65 minutes Baldur Haraldsson and Jóhanna Eiríksdóttir
70 minutes Bergljót S. Einarsdóttir and Tryggvi Haraldsson

Half marathon

1 hours og 35 min Guðmundur Guðnason and Gísli Páll Reynisson
1 hours og 40 min    Steindór Eiríksson
1 hours og 45 min Sigurður Sigurðsson and Arnar Aðalgeirsson
1 hours og 50 min Alma María Rögnvaldsdóttir
1 hours og 55 min Pétur Valdimarsson and Árni Gústafsson
2 hours Jóhanna Arnórsdóttir


4 klst    Dagur Egonsson and Ólafur Briem
They will run with the 2 hour pace maker the first 20 km 


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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.