Online registration for the 2019 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run has ended. It will be possible to register participants at Laugardalshöll sports hall today, number pickup takes place at the same time. The registration and number pickup is open from 16:00 until no later than 45 minutes before the start of the race. We kindly ask everybody to show up in time so that we can deliver the registration material to all runners before the start of the race.
Program at the start and finish area
The start times of the race are:
Half Marathon - 21:00
10 km - 21:00
5 km - 21:20
After the race, all participants will get Powerade and water and the half marathon runners will get a warm soup from Culiacan Mexican grill as well. Bæjarins beztu pylsur will bring their hot dog van to the finish line where they will have hot dogs for sale. Putting some cash or a payment card securely in your pocket before the race starts would, therefore, be an excellent idea.
Iceland Power Yoga will invite runners to take part in a 10-15 minutes yoga session in the finish area and they will also take care of the warm-up just before the start. Live music will be played by the Icelandic musician and singer, Eyþór Ingi, after the race.
Free admittance to one of the geothermal baths and pools in Reykjavik, Laugardalslaug swimming pool, is included in the entry fee. The pool is located around 900 meters from the finishing area. You will find a ticket for the swimming pool in your registration package. The ticket is only valid on Thursday, June 20th. Runners can enter the pool until 00:30 and stay in the pool until 01:00.
Reykjavik Park and Zoo (Fjölskyldu- og húsdýragarðurinn) will be open on Thursday evening June 20th at 21:00-00:00. There will be free admission this evening but a normal prize for rides. An old Icelandic legend says that animals talk on Midsummer nights. We recommend a visit to the Zoo after the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run to find out.
The prizes for the first three finishers will be handed out as soon as confirmed results are in at the stage by the ice rink. The winning prizes this year are from Suzuki, GÁP, Garmin, Powerade, Camelbak and the Reykjavik Sports Union. Age group prizes can be picked up at the ice rink between 22:30 and 00:20 or at the Reykjavik Sports Unions office, Monday after the race, 24th of June after 9 am.
Discount on running gear
The Suzuki Midnight Sun Run has many good sponsors and three of them are offer discounts for participants in their online stores. Camelbak, creator of water bottles, running vests and other drinking-related products offers a 25% discount. Adidas will be offering a 20% discount on Adidas products and Garmin will be giving a 15% discount on their training- and health watches. This is a great opportunity for those that need to update their running gear and gadgets. For more information click here.
At the number pickup in Laugardalshöll sports hall, you will get your timing chip and bib number. It is very important to fasten the chip to your shoelaces because otherwise, you won't get a finishing time. The bib number is to be put visibly on the front of your shirt and be attached securely. On official results will be posted on the website timataka.net shortly after participants cross the finish line but the official results will be posted on our website midnightrun.is no later than 2:00 am.
Running course - changes to the course
All participants are encouraged to study the race map for the distance they are running because the courses have changed a little bit since last year. Check them out here! The race starts on the street, Engjavegur, right in front of the Laugardalshöll Sports Hall. The finish line will be located in a different location but nearby, in the so-called tree tunnels where the entrance to the Zoo is. Due to increased interest and participation in this race, the half marathon and 10 km course have been changed a little. Instead of running on the pedestrian walking bridge across the road Miklabraut runners will be crossing Miklabraut by going over the bridge that connects the streets Skeiðarvogur and Réttarholtsvegur. Runners will run Sogavegur from the east, down Bústaðavegur and from there down to Elliðaárdal valley. The pedestrian walking bridge will be used on the way back to the finish line since the group will be more spread at this point in the course.
At the ice rink (Skautahöllin, Múlavegur 1, 104 Reykjavik) participants can leave their clothes and other personal belongings. A staff member will stay around but all belongings left there is your own responsibility. Click here to find a map of start and finish area. The Ice Rink will be open from 19:00 (7 pm) until 00:20.
If you arrive by car we recommend parking by Laugardalshöll sports hall when you pick up your race number or by the road Suðurlandsbraut just before the race since road Engjavegur will be closed some parts of the evening. Press here for further information about parking and traffic disturbance.
Pictures during the race
Photographers from hlaup.is, an Icelandic runners website, will be in the area to try and get pictures of as many participants as possible. They will be available for sale a few days after the race on their website.
Runners that share their Suzuki Midnight Sun Run experience on Instagram can win a 10.000 ISK gift certificate for the Reykjavik Sports Unions events(valid for three years). If @midnightrunis is tagged in a picture and the hashtag #midnightruniceland is used the owner has a change to be one of the three participants that will be drawn out.