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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.

Photos from the race day

The 2011 Reykjavik Marathon took place last Saturday. The weather was amazing and absolutely perfect for running. There were a lot of photographers taking photos of the happy runners all around town.

Reykjavik Marathon had two photographers taking photos both on the course and at the finishing area. Click here to view the photos and here to view the photos on Facebook.

ASI Photo / Brightroom had four photographers in Reykjavik on Saturday. They took photos of almost every runner. You can search their photos by bib number or last name. Click here to view the photos.

Hlaup.is is a popular website in Iceland for runners. Hlaup.is has a lot of nice photos from Saturday sorted by finishing times. Click here to view the photos.

Beautiful day

The 28th Reykjavik Marathon took place today. The weather was perfect for running, almost no wind and the sun was shining.

Veronika Sigridur Bjarnadottir and Arnar Petursson where the fastest marathon runners this year. Kári Steinn Karlsson and Rannveig Oddsdóttir, finished first in the half marathon and in the 10k Arndis Yr Hafthorsdottir and Thorbergur Ingi Jonsson where the winners. Kari Steinn set a new Icelandic record in the half marathon, he ran the 21k on 1:05:35. Click here for further results and here for personal results made by RunPix.

12.481 runners registered for the Reykjavik Marathon this year. That is a new participation record. 684 where registered for the marathon, 1852 for the half marathon, 4.431 for the 10k, 33 teams and 116 runners for the relay race, 1.970 for the 3k fun run and 3.428 children for the Lazy Town run. Around 1.400 international runners participated in the race which is also a new record.

Thank you for running with us today – we hope you enjoyed it!


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.