Participants must pick up their race package on the 11th or the 12th of July. For further information click here.
The race starts in Landmannalaugar, on Saturday, July 13th 2019 at 9:00 am and ends in Husadalur in Thorsmork. Click here for information about how to get there.
For security reasons, all participants must wear the race number at all times above their waistline and in front. A part of the race number will be torn off when entering your colour group by the start line and again by the hut at Alftavatn and the hut at Emstrur.
There are four start groups and the colour of a runner's race number indicates the start group. This is done to prevent congestion at the start of the race and to ensure that minimal time elapses before runners cross the start line. By doing this, we hope to improve the accuracy of finish times and to reduce congestion both at the beginning of the race where the path is narrow and also at the drink stations along the course.
Progam for the race day - Saturday, 13th of July 2019
Please note that there may be some changes in the schedule when it gets closer to the race.
04:30 The race bus departs from Laugardalur Reykjavik (The ice rink, Mulavegur 1, 104 Reykjavik)
06:45 30 minutes breakfast break at Hrauneyjar
08:30 Estimated arrival at the start point, Landmannalaugar (mountain hut with WC, no dressing rooms)
Landmannalaugar security check:
All participants must wear their race number on their front side and at waist hight or higher. When entering your colour group line up a small ticket will be torn off your race number and you will be asked to show your whistle and space blanket.
08:45 Yellow group lines up
08:50 Red group lines up
08:55 Green group lines up
09:00 Blue group lines up
09:00 Yellow group starts running
09:05 Red group starts running
09:10 Green group starts running
09:15 Blue group starts running
Alftavatn and Emstrur cut off time:
Those participants that do not leave the drinking station by the Alftavatn cabin within the 4 hours time limit and do not leave the drinking station by the Emstrur cabin within the 6 hours and 30 minutes time limit will not be allowed to continue the race and will be driven back to Reykjavik.
There will be a 2-3 hour wait at Alftavatn/Emstrur before leaving to Reykjavík with a few hour stop in Hvolsvollur as well. See further information here.
13:00 First male runner expected
14:00 First female runner expected
14:00 Food served (further information here)
17:30 Prize ceremony
18:00 First bus departs to Reykjavik from Husadalur/Thorsmork
18:30 Timing ends (more about the time limits here)
20:00 Last buses depart to Reykjavik from Husadalur/Thorsmork
21:00 First buses arrive to Reykjavik
23:00 Last buses arrive to Reykjavik
After finishing the race, runners that have bought a seat on the race bus to Reykjavik should show up by the buses between 18:00 and 20:00. The first bus will depart when it is full and then the next one and so on. The last bus will leave at 20:00.
Further information about the race bus here.