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  • Laugavegur 2019

    The 23rd Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will take place on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. Registration for the race will be open from January 11th to June 30th but can be closed sooner if the race is fully booked. Information about entry fee, terms etc will be available at the beginning of January. Is this race for you?
  • Big challenge

    Competitors must be in a very good physical shape to take part in this 55 km Ultra Marathon. the Laugavegur trail is very challenging and takes the runner through areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you want to know what kind of race the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is we recommend that you read "Is this race for you?" 
  • The Laugavegur trail

    The Laugavegur trail is located in the southern highlands of Iceland and connects the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork. For many runners the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is the most enjoyable race in Iceland. The course is 55 km and takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon 2019

 

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is a 55 km mountain race that will take place for the 23rd time on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. Registration starts in January 2019.

The race is open to runners from 18 years old and up. It is very important that participants are well trained and prepared for mountain running.

Laugavegur is located in the southern highlands of Iceland and connects the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork. Due to its location, Laugavegur is serviced for only a few weeks a year.

For many runners, the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is the most enjoyable race in Iceland. The course takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty at the same time as being a challenging course. Hikers normally cover this distance in four days. The course is multi-terrain; sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams.

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Þorbergur and Rannveig are the 2018 winners

The 2018 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon winners are Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson, Iceland, and Rannveig Oddsdóttir, Iceland. The conditions were pretty good today, dry weather and not much wind.

First three male runners

1. Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson, Iceland, 4:10:44
2. Simon Karlsson, Sweden, 4:32:21
3. Ingvar Hjartarson, Iceland, 4:34:40

Þorbergur Ingi finished on the third best time in the race history he is now the holder of the four best times. This was his fifth Laugavegur Ultra Marathon title. 

First three female runners:

1. Rannveig Oddsdóttir, Iceland, 5:16:11
2. Anna Berglind Pálmadóttir, Iceland, 5:26:28
3. Diana Dzaviza, Latvia, 5:30:04

Rannveig finished on the best time that an Icelandic woman has ever run on in this race and 21 minutes better than her best time.

Click here to find the total results.

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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.