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We want to make your running dreams come true… but most importantly we want you to travel with confidence; feel part of a community, and have an experience, not just a race!

More than just marathon travel specialists , the team at Travelling Fit have turned our passion for running Marathons, Half Marathons and Ultras in some of the most exciting destinations across the globe into a profession – and love helping others like us by coordinating fully escorted trips with like-minded individuals. We want to work with you to design your race experience, so it doesn’t matter if you are a solo traveller, are travelling with your family or have convinced some friends to come on tour, you’ve come to the right place.

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Using our extensive industry knowledge and real-life experience, when you book an exclusive Marathon package through Travelling Fit you can have peace of mind knowing our packages are designed specifically with the runner in mind. Our service also includes a 24-hour emergency contact number in case you need to contact us at any time, from anywhere in the world.

You’ll also notice some of our larger events have additional services included in their packages; such as meet and greet functions, private transfers and group warm up runs in the lead up to race day. Each package is outlined on the event’s individual page and even if you are travelling with a supporter who isn’t racing but wants to participate in these events, we can arrange their package (minus the race entry) too.

With that in mind, we appreciate that your friendship circle might not all share that same passion for long distance running as you do, but that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. Closer to your event we will connect you with others on your journey, creating a little community where you can get to know each other prior to travelling, and familiarise yourself with the adventure that awaits.

It’s our goal to create that once in a lifetime moment, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Sometimes it can take years and months preparing for an event, so take that first step.

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Race Reviews


Iceland Volcano Marathon FAQs

The Iceland Volcano Marathon is a standard marathon length of 42.195, 26.2 miles which is approximately kilometres. 

There are also half marathon (21.1km) and quarter-marathon (10.55km) race options as well.

The Iceland Volcano Marathon is considered a challenging event, given its unique terrain and environmental conditions. 

The course takes runners through volcanic landscapes, including soft trails, uneven ground, and areas of lava fields, which can be more demanding than the paved surfaces found in urban marathons. 

Additionally, the variable weather conditions in Iceland, even in July, can add to the challenge, with possibilities of wind, rain, or unusually warm temperatures.

The event is well-organised, with aid stations and support to help runners manage the demanding course.

Preparation for the terrain and potential weather conditions is key to enjoying and completing the marathon.

Trail Running: To get accustomed to uneven and soft terrain, improving stability and strength.

Hill Workouts: Include hill repeats to build leg strength and endurance for the course’s inclines and declines.

Appropriate Gear: Train in the shoes and clothing you plan to use on race day to ensure comfort and suitability for the terrain and weather.

Weather Preparation: Train in conditions that mimic Iceland’s potential wind, rain, and cooler temperatures to acclimate.

Pacing Strategy: Start conservatively and consider walking the steeper hills to conserve energy.

Nutrition and Hydration: Practise your race-day nutrition and hydration strategy during long runs to find what works best for you.

Mental Preparation: Visualise the course and mentally prepare for the challenge, building resilience through varied training conditions.

Recovery: Focus on recovery with rest days and techniques like foam rolling or yoga to aid muscle recovery.

Simulation Runs: Do back-to-back long runs to simulate race-day fatigue and practice running on tired legs.

The Iceland Volcano Marathon presents a unique challenge not just because of its terrain but also due to the altitude in which it takes place.

Although Iceland is not known for extremely high elevations like those found in mountainous marathon locations, the race’s location near Lake Mývatn can still have a notable impact on performance due to its elevation above sea level.

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