For the 3 km fun run, 10 km, half marathon, and marathon automatic timing will be used. The timing device is from MyLaps.

The timing chip is built into the race bib. Mats will be located at the start/finish line where participants will run over. No race bib = no time. Each chip has a number in our database which is linked to an individual runner. Timing starts when a participant runs over the mat and finishes when he runs over it again when finishing the race. Chip time therefore gives an accurate time for the assigned runner regardless of his position at the start. There will also be so called 'gun time' which is the time from the shot being fired from a gun at the start of the race until participants cross the finish line. The gun time is the is the official timing for the race as according to international rules on certified races. In addition to the mats placed at the start/finish line, mats will be located on 6 places along the track: at 10 km, 16 km, 20 km, 21,1 km, 25 km, 30 km and 37,2 km. The participants will get their split time registered if they cross over the mats.


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