Reykjavik Marathon and Half-Marathon

Marathon Half Marathon 10k
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Event Information

RACE DATE:  August 19, 2023

RACE TIME:  8:40 AM – Marathon and Half-Marathon; 9:30 AM – 10K

COURSE: The marathon and the half-marathon are both one lap. Both races are together for the first 18.5K, then they split (the last 10K of the marathon goes nearly the same route as the beginning of the race). The 10K race is the first 10K part of the marathon course. The courses go westward out of the city center for about 3 km and then turn eastward along the seashore with a beautiful view of the mountains north of Reykjavik.

After about 15 km, the course turns again west and winds through the city center, completing the loop. The course is 60% flat and 40% rolling and has been certified by Mr. John Dislay, an official AIMS measurer. The total difference in altitude is only about 30 meters. Every 5km is clearly marked.

Course Map

TEMPERATURE: Average temperatures range between 45F and 55F.


  • Marathon: $115 USD
  • Half-Marathon: $75 USD
  • 10K: $50 USD

TIME LIMIT - The course time limit for the Marathon is seven (7) hours and thirty (30) minutes.  

NUMBER PICKUP – The group will meet and walk together to the Expo on Thursday, August 17 to pick-up your bib.  

AWARDS – Every runner who finishes receives a medallion and commemorative t-shirt.  

RUNNING SHOES - Although not mandatory, you may consider training and bringing trail shoes for the race.  The trail is raked, but you will still come across rocks and potentially thorns.  Regular running shoes are worn by the majority of participants.  

DIFFICULTY - Moderate 60% flat and 40% rolling hills