In the first Reykjavik Marathon in 1984 214 runners took part. Like you can see on the following bar graph the event has grown into a big festival with around 15.000 runners taking part 2016.

Past few years the participation in the timed distances has grown a lot. In the table below you can see registration numbers in all distances from 1984-2016.


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.