Number pickup/Expo

Race package with bib number, chip for timing, t-shirt etc. should be picked up in Laugardalshöll Sports Hall, Engjavegur 8, Reykjavik. It will also be possible to register at the EXPO.

Opening hours

Thursday August 16th 15:00-20:00
Friday August 17th 14:00-19:00

The 2018 Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon EXPO is called Fit & Run EXPO. The Expo is dedicated to the runners preparation for the Reykjavik Marathon, health, gear, shoes and other products for runners, among with many interesting and exciting happenings.

Please use entrance A when you come to the EXPO.

Number pickup on race day

For those who are not able to show up at the EXPO it will be possible to pick up the race packages at the race information center on Saturday morning August 18th from 7:00 o'clock. You can expect to wait in a line. The location is MR (white big school building) by the start/finishing area. We do not recommend picking up your race package this late because the wait can be long and stressful. We can not guarantee that everyone will be serviced before the start of their race.

Guest Speakers

The Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon celebrates it’s 35th birthday this year and will be hosting a grand birthday seminar for that reason. It will be part of the Fit&Run EXPO in Laugardalshöll Sports Hall taking place on the 16th and 17th of August. The guest speakers are all individuals who have achieved incredible things in their fields after fighting their way to the top.

Thursday the 16th of August 2018

17:00 - Double Olympic Marathon Participant

Jess Petersson has taken part in the Marathon at the Olympics twice and has her eyes set on the next games.

At 43, she made the cut to go to the Olympics and was criticised for participating due to her age and gender. She will be talking about how she kept going despite the negative voices and how she has been reaching her goals.

17:30 - Guinness World Record holding runner

Kate Jayden has run 300 marathons and holds among other things, the Guinness World Record for runs in one year. Running has helped her battle depression and bulimia. She is an Inspiring and interesting speaker.

18:00 - The English Channel in one stroke

Sigrún Þuríður Geirsdóttir was the first Icelandic lady to swim across the well known English Channel in 2015. She will lead the audience through her experience and challenges she faced during the swim in a honest way. It took her 22 hours and 34 minutes to finish the challenge.

Friday the 17th of August 2018

17:00 - Marathon on a skateboard

Christofer Koch is an adventurous man and a known speaker who has traveled the world to tell is story. He was born without legs and only parts of arms but he sees life in a positive light despite the challanges he faces every day due to his disabilities. He has finished four Marathons, a few half marathons and many 10 k races on his skateboard.

18:00 - Boston Marathon Winner

Jack Fultz won the Boston Marathon in 1976 and is a sports psychiatrist who has trained many great runners. He has had a big part in the success of the Dana-Farber Cancer Society who have collected 90 million dollars in the last 29 years and is here to tell his story.


The Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon is organized by Reykjavik Sports Union, union of sports clubs in Reykjavik. Other events organized by the Reykjavik Sports Union are: Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run and Tour of Reykjavik in June, Reykjavik International Games in January and the Northern Lights Run in February.