Half marathon - 21.1K

In the first Reykjavik Marathon in 1984, 68 runners took part in the half marathon distance. Past few years the number of participants has been close to 3,000. 

The half marathon is 21.1 km or 13.1 miles long and starts at the same time as the marathon. We do not recommend that inexperienced runners register for the event. Participants must be 15 years or older.


    Everyone that is 15 years or older and has been training for this event may register and take part in the marathon. There is a time limit of 6 hours and 30 minutes. If participants have not crossed the finish line before that limit they will be disqualified and the finish area will be closed. Thate that are still on Sæbraut to the east will be asked to run on the walkway after about 3 hours from the start.


    Registration to the Marathon is available online on our site and at the expo during race package pickup in Laugardalshöll Sportshall. Click here to see further information regarding the registration.


    The course goes through the greater part of Reykjavik. It is scenic and flat although some parts can be trying. The run starts at the same place as other distances, on Sóleyjargata and ends on Lækjargata, in front of the school Menntaskólinn við Reykjavík. The course is as follows:

    Sóleyjargata, Njarðargata, Sturlugata, Sæmundargata, Eggertsgata, Suðurgata, Lynghagi, Ægisíða, Nesvegur, Suðurströnd, Lindarbraut, Norðurströnd, Eiðsgrandi, Ánanaust, Fiskislóð, Hólmaslóð, Grandagarður, Mýrargata, Geirsgata, Kalkofnsvegur, Sæbraut to the east, Sægarðar, Sæbraut to the west, Kalkofnsvegur and Lækjargata. Click here to view the map. The course is measured by certified AIMS measurer.


    Refreshment stations will be located every 4-5K. Gatorade and water will be provided. The locations of the stations are marked on the route map.


    Temporary toilets are available at the start and finish area.


    The Half Marathon race prizes are awarded to the first three men, women, and non-binary. The first man, woman and non-binary from each age group will also receive a prize. The age group awards ceremony is held on the Tuesday after the race.


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


    Further information regarding the Reykjavik Marathon can be found here.



  • Íslandsbanki
  • Corsa
  • Suzuki
  • 66 Norður
  • Kynnisferðir / Reykjavik Excursions
  • Gatorade