The 10K distance has been available from race one. Around 1000 runners take part in this distance every year.
The 10K race is intended for people that have reached the age of 12 and is not expected that children under that age participate.
Participants in the 10K race will be able to quench their thirst in the race. There will be a refreshment station after 5K, and at the finish line. Ölgerðin provides Gatorade drinks and water. See further location of the refreshment stations on the race maps.
All participants will receive a medal at the finish line.
In the 10K race prizes are awarded to the first three men, women and non-binary as well as the first man and woman from each age group. See further information about the prizes available in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run here.
Timing is done by an electronic timing. Each participant gets a number with a chip that measures the time. More information here.
The 10K course starts just outside the Laugardalshöll sports hall in Laugardalur. Runners will make their way out of the beautiful valley Laugardalur following its streets. Then participants run through a deep rooted residential area before entering Elliðaárdalur. Elliðaárdalur valley is one of Reykjavik's most popular outdoor areas. Through the valley run the famous salmon rivers Elliðaár which the valley is named after and runners will run along side. Although participants start the race on the streets the course mainly follows paths. The 10 km course is demanding, hilly and steep from km 3 to 5.
Click here to view a map of the course.
Participants in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run can use the bathrooms at Laugardalshöll sports hall (number pickup). Temporary toilets are also available at the finish area behind the Ice skating Rink, in Elliðaárdalur Valley by the dam (after about 5K).