Reykjavik Marathon

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Reykjavik Marathon Package

WELCOME TO ICELAND

Travelling Fit is excited to offer this unique event as part of an overall amazing experience in Iceland.

Note that there are two different packages on offer, the first package option provides accommodation at the 4* Apotek Hotel and the second option at the 3.5 * Grandi by Center Hotel. Both Hotels are located in the heart of Reykjavik and within easy walking distance to the start & finish line. The 7 Day / 6 Night package offers so much including a meet and greet dinner, a tour of Reykjavik City, a visit to the stunning South Coast and Glacial Lagoon, group lunches, dinners, gatherings and of course the Reykjavik Marathon.

Travelling Fit are also offering 2 amazing optional tours to include the Golden Circle, combining both natural and historical wonders, and the Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich geothermal waters after the marathon.

Travelling Fit is a member of AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents) and is ATAS accredited, giving you the confidence to book with a reputable Tour Operator.

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  • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
  • 6 Nights Accommodation
    Check in: Tue 20 Aug – Check out: Mon 26 Aug 2024
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour including lunch and Local Guide (Wed)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Welcome Meet and Greet Dinner (Wed)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Full day South Coast Tour with extension to Glacier Lagoon including Lunch and local guide (Thu)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Pre-Race Day Dinner (Fri)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Supporters will be looked after on race day
    exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
  • Informal get together post-race (own expense)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Reykjavik Marathon Closed Facebook Group
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Travelling Fit Representative on site available for questions
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Service Charges and Taxes including VAT

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$300per Runner
$300per Supporter
Initial Deposit
With prelim
$400per Runner
$200per Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without prelim
$700per Runner
$500per Supporter
Second Instalment
$600per Runner
$600 per Supporter
Due Friday 02 February 2024
Final Balance
Due no later than Friday 24 May 2024
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The Course

The course of the Reykjavik Marathon is unique, and very scenic and takes you along many of Reykjavik’s main sights. Highlights include: Harpa Concert Hall, Sólfar (the Sun Voyager) by the seaside, Höfði where Reagan and Gorbachev made a step in ending the Cold War, Grótta lighthouse and the Government Offices in Lækjargata.

The Marathon is one lap (except for the last part, as it goes nearly the same route as in the beginning of the race). The race starts and finishes downtown within sight of the pond and the city hall.

The first part of the course runs through a residential area where many of the locals come out of their houses to cheer the runners on. This is followed by a section where the runners pass along the seaside and have excellent views of the ocean, but also of the mountains surrounding Reykjavik, including Esjan and the Snaefellsjokull glacier. Participants in the marathon also run through the Ellioaardal valley, the location of one of the country’s more popular salmon fishing rivers, a small waterfall, and some woodland.

In the last part of the race, the participants pass a number of famous buildings, including Hofdi House, a Reykjavik City Council reception venue where US president Ronal Reagan and USSR General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev met for a summit in 1986.

Most of the race takes place on the streets of the city, although parts of the route are run on tracks, particularly the seaside and salmon rivers sections.

Reykjavik and surrounding areas only have about 200.000 inhabitants so the crowds are not huge however the support is fairly strong when running through residential areas. The spectators are very enthusiastic and there is also entertainment along the course.

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Entry Fees

Entry is included in your Marathon package

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Reykjavik Marathon

Start Time

The full Marathon starts at 8:40am

Cut-Off Times

There is a 6 hour 30 minute cut-off for the Reykjavik Marathon

Race Timing

Timing for each participant is done with a chip.

This data chip has to be securely fastened to one of the participant’s shoes using their shoelace.

If a participant does not have a chip fastened to their shoe it is not possible to measure their time.

Race Packets

Race Packs include race bib, timing chip, official handbook, t-shirt, free entry to the geothermal baths post-race day and plastic bag to place your belongings on race day.

For everyone booked on a Travelling Fit package, your race pack will be personally delivered to your hotel for pick up.

Pace Setters

There are pace makers in all timed distances. The pace makers will run in bright coloured vests with balloons fastened on them.

Information about the pace makers speed will be available one week before the race.

Aid Stations

Refreshment stations are situated approximately every 4-5 km.

Gatorade and water will be provided (and bananas and oranges to the marathon runners on every other station in the second half of the route).

The exact location of the refreshment stations are 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K, 25K, 30K, 35K, 39K

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Competitors can leave their personal belongings at the information centre in Menntaskólinn í Reykjaví (big white school building). The information centre is located by the start/finishing area.

This area will be opened from 7am to 3pm on race day.

The belongings will be guarded but responsibility is not guaranteed for any valuables or money left in the storage area.

Runners in the full marathon can leave a refreshment at the EXPO on Friday, the day before the race.

It will be brought to the 20K, 30K and/or the 35K refreshment station.

Be sure to mark your refreshments with your bib number.

TRANSPORT
Both hotels offered on the Travelling Fit marathon package are within a few minutes’ walk to the start/finish area.
Expo

NOTE: For everyone booked on a Travelling Fit package, your race pack will be personally delivered to your hotel for pick up.

Alternatively, race pack with bib number, chip for timing, t-shirt etc. can be picked up in Laugardalshöll Sports Hall, Engjavegur 8, Reykjavik.

Opening hours (to be confirmed)
Thursday 22 August 15:00-20:00
Friday 23 August 14:00-19:00

Various exhibitors will present health related business and products and it will also be possible to buy some Reykjavik Marathon official clothing at the EXPO.

Please use entrance A when you come to the EXPO.

Note that bib pick-up on race day is NOT recommended

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates
A Medal for all Finishes and Special prizes for winners.
Weather Conditions

The Reykjavik Marathon takes place in August and the average temperature for this time of the year is about 14,5°C or 58°F, which is ideal for running a marathon.

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