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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.

Volcanic eruption

As the world has heard there is a volcano eruption in Iceland that has made an impact on people’s lives over the past few weeks, especially those travelling with planes.

Runners registered for the Reykjavik Marathon to be held on August 21st 2010 should not worry about travelling to Iceland. Daily life goes on as usual as the immediate effects of the eruption remain for the most part localized - limited to an area in the south of Iceland. Businesses, public services, and public transportations have remained open and all infrastructures, such as electricity and communications networks, remain secure.

Although the volcano poses no safety threat to people in Iceland, visitors are nevertheless encouraged to follow developments and seek factual information from the relevant authorities. Very little ash has fallen over the last few days – and is only visible as a very fine dust on cars near the eruption site. The volcanic eruption is now stable, and is roughly one tenth of the size it was during the first few days. Although some ash mist might reach the capital area, it is not likely to cause more air pollution than a heavy traffic day in Reykjavik. So no need for masks!

The Civil Protection Department of the Icelandic Police publishes news releases about the eruption at the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic system on their website every day. Click here to visit their website. Information’s are also updated regularly on the Icelandic Tourist Board website visiticeland.com. The new service boston.com has gathered some amazing pictures from the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. Click here if you want to see the pictures. More useful links about the volcanic activity can be found here.

See you in August!

Registration is open

Registration for the 2010 Reykjavik Marathon Íslandsbanka is open. Click here to register.

Information about registration, registration fees, program etc is available in the menu bar on the left. 

Iceland Travel is Reykjavik Marathon´s main partner in travel arrangements and bookings for all foreign guests. They offer good variety of land arrangement as well as good price on flight for all runners in the Reykjavik Marathon. Iceland Travel is offering hotel prizes from 12.100 ISK per night and lots of exciting day tours. Their hotel prizes should be the lowest you can findClick here to see list of hotels and day tours. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for booking and further information.

Registered runners can log on to "your page" to view their registration, change their distance, update personal information, register for the team competition etc. Click here to log on to "your page".

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.