5 km race
5 km participants running down street Engjavegur

In the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run the 5 k distance is the most popular one. About 1.000-1.400 participants register for the race every year.

    
 Participants

    Participants

    The 5 k distance is a distance for people of all ages. It is a popular distance for groups of friends and/or family members.

    
 Registration

    Registration

    Registration should be done online here at midnightrun.is. It will also be possible to register on race day but then the entry fee will be higher. Click here for further information about the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run registration. 

    
 Refreshment stations

    Refreshment stations

    Participants in the 5 km race will be able to quench their thirst once they cross the finish line. It is the Icelandic company CCEP that provides Powerade drinks and water.

    
 Toilets

    Toilets

    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.

    
 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 5 k race prizes are awarded to the first three men and women as well as the first man and woman from each age group will receive a prize. 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 participant's 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

    5 km participants will run a circle around the valley Laugardalur, beginning and ending their race within the valley. By this time of year Laugardalur is in full bloom. Among other things runners will pass many sports facilities in Laugardalur including Laugardalshöll Sports Hall. Also the runners will pass Laugardalsvöllur, the National stadium of Iceland (soccer and athletics) as well as one of Reykjavik’s wonderful geothermal outdoor swimming pools, Laugardalslaug. The course mainly follows paths but also streets.

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

    Click here to find a map of the course.

    
 Further information

    Further information

    Send us an e-mail to [email protected] if you need further information about the 5 km race in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run.

Sponsors
  • Suzuki lógó
  • Powerade lógó
  • Adidas lógó
  • Budget lógó
  • Culiacan lógó
  • Garmin lógó
  • Promennt lógó
  • Camelbak lógó
  • Margt smátt lógó
  • ÍTR lógó
  • 66 north lógó

The Suzuki Midnight Sun Run is organized by Reykjavik Sports Union, union of sports clubs in Reykjavik. Other events organized by the Reykjavik Sports Union are: Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Tour of Reykjavik in June, Reykjavik International Games in January and the Northern Lights Run in February.