More than 6,000 registered in Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon

The 2014 Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon is nearby. The race takes place on Saturday August 23rd and will be the 31st Reykjavík Marathon. On-line registration for the race opened in January and will be open until 13:00 on Thursday August 21st. More than 6.000 runners are now registered for the race. 

As in previous years, runners can choose between six distances:
  • Marathon (42.2 km) 
  • Half marathon (21.1 km) 
  • Relay race (2-4 a team run a total of 42.2 km) 
  • 10 km 
  • 3 km 
  • Lazytown race (for 8 years and younger) 

Most people are now enrolled in the 10 km race or 3198 and the second most in a half marathon, 1,621 runners. 

Almost 1,700 foreign runners have signed up to participate and most of them are from the U.S. or 350 people. Registered from the UK are 324, 174 from Germany, 143 from Canada, 97 Norwegians and 76 Swedes

Run for Charity 

All runners registered for the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon can run for a good cause. Collection of donations takes place on the web This week an English version of the web was published to give international runners the possibility to take part.

Since 2007 participants in the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon have been able to run for a good cause. Millions upon millions have been donated and over a hundred charities benefit from these donations.

In the year 2013 a record of approximately 73 million ISK were collected via for 150 charities.

Run for Charity if you are a registered runner in the 2014 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon and want to run for a good cause.

To register for the Reykjavik Marathon click here.

Reykjavík Runs

On Reykajvík runs website,, runners and others can explore 21 places on the marathon route through various different types of media, including a partly animated clip showing the former Mayor of Reykjavik Jon Gnarr repeatedly firing a starting pistol in his office. Elsewhere, users find archive photos and films from areas where they’ll be running, animated gifs, music performances, as well as hidden gems located throughout Reykjavik as described by the locals. In the run up to the Marathon more and more places are added to the project’s website. Visitors can also participate in the initiative on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media.

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