The 21st Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will take place on Saturday July 15th 2017. Registration will start in January 2017 and will be open until June 30th unless the race will be fully booked before that date. In 2016 the race was fully booked in March. Information about entry fee and other practical things will be available here at marathon.is before the end of December.
The Laugavegur course takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty at the same time as being a challenging course. The course is multi-terrain; sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams. Hikers normally cover this distance in four days.
With good training and the right preperation the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon can be one of the runners most enjoyable races. Please note that there are time limits so it is very important to be well prepered.
Few interesting links for runners thinking about taking part in the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon:
Sébastien Camus and Jo Meek are the 2016 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon winners. Jo Meek from UK finished on a new female course record, 5:00:46. Sébastien Camus from France finished at 4:24:26, 6th best male finish time since 1997.
First three male finishers
1. Sébastien Camus, France, 4:24:26
2. Michael Wardian, USA, 4:34:37
3. Benoit Thomas Branger, France, 4:35:38
First three female finishers
1. Jo Meek, UK, 5:00:46 (brautarmet)
2. Naomi Imaizumi, Japan, 5:25:43
3. Moira Davie, UK, 5:27:09
Total number of finishers was 408. Click here for results.