ARCHIVED RACE: Laugavegur Ultra Marathon @ The southern highlands of Iceland, From Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork, Iceland on 14 July 2012

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Laugavegur Ultra Marathon
  • Distance (KMs): 55
  • Distance (Miles): 34,18
  • Date: 14 July 2012
  • Start Time: 09.00
  • Venue: The southern highlands of Iceland
  • Best Time (Men): 4:20.32
  • Best Time (Women): 5:21.12
  • Organised By: Reykjavik Marathon
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

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

Race Description

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is a 55 km mountain race that will take place for the 16th time on Saturday July 14th 2012. Registration is open but closes on 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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