2023 Reykjavik Marathon and Laugavegur Ultra open registration for non-binary athletes
Participants can now select female, male or non-binary in the entry system for all Reykjavik Sport Association (RSA) running events.
Reykjavik Sport Association is working on creating a better society and now for the first time, a non-binary gender option will be offered in the registration for 2023 events. Registration opens in the beginning of November in Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon and the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run.
The three gender options (female, male and non-binary) will be offered to all participants registering for the Reykjavik Sport Association events. For the first time awards will be given for three categories in the running events.
“We are excited to welcome everybody in our events, regardless of gender, gender identity and gender characteristics. We welcome everybody to our running events,” says Hrefna Hlín Sveinbjörnsdóttir event manager.
Laugavegur Ultra Marathon
Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is a 55 km trail race where runners run from Landmannalaugar to Húsadalur in Þórsmörk. Registration for Laugavegur Ultra is open for a week, November 3rd to 10th. Runners need at least 370 ITRA Performance Index to register. Unfortunately, ITRA (International Trail Running Association) offers only male and female registration as of now. Because of this, non-binary participants may not have ITRA Performance Index, and therefore we encourage them to contact us.
Reykjavik Sport Association is taking the first steps in creating standards for non-binary participants in the events and look forward to learning and doing even better in future projects. RSA has worked with Trans Iceland and Samtökin 78, the National Queer Association of Iceland, to make the events more friendly for everyone.
”We are very happy to finally be able to open the registration for everybody and that all participants can feel welcome in our events” says Birta Björnsdóttir project manager of equality and human rights issues.
Reykjavik Sport Association is a rainbow certified workplace that works according to an action plan for queer issues.
Reykjavik Sport Association Running events
Northern Light Run Powered by Orkusalan, February 4th
The Suzuki Midnight Sun Run, June 22nd
Laugavegur Ultra Marathon, July 15th
Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon, August 19th
* Please note that the events websites are being reviewed following these changes