The 100th anniversary of the IR Cross Country race was celebrated in Reykjavik today in style ! More than twice as many as last year took part in the race today.

Conditions were above average for the time of the season.  A bit cold but not too windy and the sun was shining.
The new course is absolutely fantastic. For the first time (at least as far as we can remember) we get to race on Laugavegur and Bankastræti, two of Reykjavik’s main shopping streets.
The route also takes us past all the main monuments in Reykjavik’s center.

The course starts with an uphill but from then on it is very flat and a lot more fun than the old course.

A ship horn was blown when the first runner crossed each kilometer mark adding even more excitement to the race.

After the race all participants were invited to a bbq at Harpa concert hall.

We are already looking forward to next year !

IR Cross Country Race Reykjavik
in Harpa before the race
IR Cross Country Race Reykjavik
The start !
IR Cross Country Race Reykjavik
Running up Hverfisgata
IR Cross Country Race Reykjavik
Coming down Laugavegur and Bankastræti
IR Cross Country Race Reykjavik
Tjörnin (the Pond)
IR Cross Country Race Reykjavik
Running in Reykjavik!
IR Cross Country Race Reykjavik
Tjörnin and Hallgrimskirkja church
IR Cross Country Race Reykjavik
After the race

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