10 km race
Happy runner in the 10 km race in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run

ATTENTION! The Suzuki Midnight Sun Run 2020 has been cancelled. 
More information can be found on the front page.

The 10 km distance has been available from race one. In 2012 a new and better course was used and has been used since then. Around 1000 runners take part in this distance every year.

    
 Participants

    Participants

    The 10 k race is intended for people that have reached the age of 12 and is not expected that children under that age participate. 

    
 Registration

    Registration

    Registration should be done online here at midnightrun.is.  Click here for further information about the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run registration. 

    
 Refreshment stations

    Refreshment stations

    Participants in the 10 k race will be able to quench their thirst at the finish area. This year we have one drinking station on the course but participants have to bring their own refreshments. More information regarding this will be published when it gets closer to race day. It is the Icelandic company Egils that provides Gatorade drinks and water. See further location of the refreshment stations on the race maps.

    
 Prizes

    Prizes

    In the registration process participants in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run can choose whether or not to receive a medal when they cross the finish line. Therefore all participants can receive a medal if they want to.

    In the 10 k race prizes are awarded to the first three men and women 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

    Timing

    Timing is done with the mylaps system. All participants must securely fasten the timing chip they receive, in their race package, to their shoelaces. The chip is linked to the participants name and number. Timing mats are crossed in the start and at the end of the race so runners will get both their personal time (chip time) and gun time. Gun time is used to rank runners and prizes are given according to gun time. Click here for further information about timing.

    
 The course

    The course

    The 10 k 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.

    The course is measured by certified AIMS measurer and accredited by the Icelandic Athletic Federation.

    Click here to view a map of the course.

    
 Further information

    Further information

    Send us an e-mail to [email protected] if you need further information about the 10 k race in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run.

Sponsors
  • Suzuki
  • Adidas
  • Budget
  • Culiacan
  • Garmin
  • Promennt
  • Margt Smátt
  • ÍTR
  • 66 north
  • Korta
  • Gatorade
  • Hey Iceland

The Suzuki Midnight Sun Run is organized by Reykjavik Sports Union, a union of sports clubs in Reykjavik. The Union also organizes four other events. Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Reykjavik International Games in January and the Northern Lights Run in February.