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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.

What speed do you plan to be running at?

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:

10 km

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.

Online registration has ended

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.

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.