Half marathon

It was in the 2012 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run that the half marathon distance was first available to participants. The total number of registered participants for the 2012 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run was 1.990 and 159 of them registered for the new distance, the half marathon. Last few years about 7-800 runners take part in this distance. The half marathon distance is 21,1 km long. 

Race maps will be updated closer to the race!


    The half marathon distance is open for all runners 15 years and older. It is not recommended that inexperienced runners participate in this distance. The time limit for this distance is 3 hours.


    Registration should be done online here and the registration finishes 30 minutes before the race starts. Runners can also register at the race package pickup on June 19th 16:30-20:30. Click here for further information about the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run registration. 

    Refreshment stations

    Participants in the half marathon will be able to quench their thirst every 5k. So, when they reach the finish line, they will have also reached the fourth refreshment station. It is the Icelandic company Ölgerdin that provides Gatorade drinks and water. See detailed location of the refreshment stations on the race map.


    Participants in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run can use the bathrooms at Laugardalshöll sports hall during bib-number pickup until 21:15. Temporary toilets are also available at the start and finish area behind the Ice skating Rink, in Elliðaárdalur Valley by the dam (after about 5K) and by the golf course in Grafarholt (after about 11K).


    All participants will receive a medal at the finish line. In the half marathon prizes are awarded to the first three men, women, and non-binary. The first participants from each age group will be awarded. See further information about the prizes available in the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run here.


    Timing is done by electronic timing. Each participant gets a number with a chip that measures the time. More information here.

    The course

    The half marathon begins in the streets of the valley Laugardalur but after that the course mostly follows paths. Following Laugardalur 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 runs the famous salmon river Elliðaár which the valley is named after, and runners will run alongside. Also, in this beautiful valley runners will run alongside a riding trail. The course will take runners by lake Rauðavatn before they run through a golf course in the newly built residential area Grafarholt. 

    The course is measured by certified AIMS measurer.

    The 21 km course is demanding, hilly and steep from km 3 to 12. Click here to view a map and an elevation map of the course.


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