ARCHIVED RACE: Laugavegur Ultra Marathon @ Southern highlands of Iceland, From Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork, South Iceland, Iceland on 12 July 2014

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Laugavegur Ultra Marathon
  • Distance (KMs): 55
  • Distance (Miles): 34
  • Date: 12 July 2014
  • Start Time: 09:00
  • Venue: Southern highlands of Iceland
  • Best Time (Men): 4:19:55 Margeirsson
  • Best Time (Women): 5:00:55 Mudge
  • Organised By: Reykjavik Marathon
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is a 55 km mountain race that will take place for the 18th time on Saturday July 12th 2014. Registration is open at until June 30th.

Laugavegur is located in the southern highlands of Iceland and connects the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork. Due to its location, Laugavegur is serviced for only a few weeks a year.

For many runners the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is the most enjoyable race in Iceland. The course takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty at the same time as being a challenging course. Hikers normally cover this distance in four days. The course is multi-terrain; sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams.

Competitors must be in a very good physical shape to take part in this 55 km Ultra Marathon which under no circumstances is suitable for beginners. For those who are taking part in this marathon for the first time we recommend ultra marathon training on trails and hills and the steeper the better! The route has demanding hills that most runners walk up so it is also necessary to practice power walking.

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