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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.

Almost 600 international runners registered

Registration for the 2011 Reykjavik Marathon is in full swing. 1337 runners have registered for the race that will take place on Saturday August 20th.

Most people have registered for the half marathon, 471 runners. The 10k race is also popular with 471 runners registered. The full marathon has 356 runners registered.

Registered runners are from 36 countries around the world, 754 Icelandic runners and 583 from other countries. Most of the runners come from the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Click on the red “ON-LINE REGISTRATION” button on the right to register for the 2011 Reykjavik Marathon.

Why Reykjavik Marathon?

The Reykjavik Marathon is an annual running event, established in 1984. In its 27 year long history it has grown from a small race to a great event with over 10.000 runners taking part in several distances.

A survey was sent to all runners in the 2010 Reykjavik Marathon with questions about the race and possibility to write comments. If you are wondering about taking part in the 2011 Reykjavik Marathon you should read some of the comments from the survey...

„The Reykjavik Marathon was the first race that I have ever run, and it could not have been better! I thought that the organisation was brilliant, and had a wonderful day. I hope to be able to come back and run it again in the future.”

„Thought the idea of involving all ages and abilities is excellent to promote healthy living.”

„I had a wonderful time running Reykjavik. Thank you.”

„The marathon is a great fun event and has a very friendly and professional atmosphere (run it twice and hope to run next year too).”

„I just want to say that visiting Iceland and running the half-marathon in Reykjavik was absolutely brilliant!!! I honestly do not have any complaints. If the arrangement surrounding the race is of the same quality as it was this year, there is basically no room for improvement. It was like a well-oiled machine. Congratulations to all of the people in involved in making the race such a pleasure to participate in.”

„It was a wonderful event! The marathon route was fantastic along the water and through the city."

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.