Here are the race dates for december 2018 and those that we know of already in 2019.

The dates we have written are not in all cases confirmed. Keep coming back as more dates and races will be added later as we get more information.

Please be aware that although we try very hard to keep the calender up to date we do not organize the races ourselves and are not responsible for any changes that might occur.

All distances are in kilometers.
hm = Half marathon, M = marathon.

Road race Road Race 
Trail race : Trail Race

DECEMBER 2018
Date Race Distance Type Location
9.12.2018 Kaldárhlaupið 9.7 Road race Hafnarfjörður
13.12.2018 Powerade WinterRun 2018-2018 nr. 3 10 Road race Reykjavik
26.12.2018 TKS Churches Fun Run ca 14km Road race Reykjavik
31.12.2018 IR’s New Year’s Eve Run 10 Road race

Reykjavik
JANUARY 2019
10.1.2019 Powerade WinterRun 2018-2019 nr. 4 10 Road race Reykjavik
17.1.2019 Flandraspettur 2018-2019 nr. 4 5 Road race Borgarnes
24.1.2019 FH and BOSE 5k series- January 5 Road race Hafnarfjordur
26.1.2019 Egilsstaðir WinterRun 2018-2019 nr.4 10 Road race Egilsstaðir
30.1.2019 UFA WinterRun 2018-2019 nr. 4 10 Road race Akureyri
FEBRUARY
9.2.2019 WOW Northern Lights Fun Run 5 Road race Reykjavik
14.2.2019 Powerade WinterRun 2018-2019 nr. 5 10 Road race Reykjavik
21.2.2019 Flandrasprettur 2018-2019 nr. 4 5 Road race Borgarnes
23.2.2019 Egilsstaðir WinterRun 2018-2019 nr.5 10 Road race Egilsstaðir
27.2.2018 UFA WinterRun 2018-2019 nr. 5 10 Road race Akureyri
28.2.2019 FH and BOSE 5k series- February 5 Road race Hafnarfjordur
MARCH
14.3.2019 Powerade WinterRun 2018-2019 nr. 6 10 Road race Reykjavik
21.3.2019 Flandrasprettur 2018-2019 nr. 6 5 Road race Borgarnes
21.3.2019 FH and BOSE 5k series- March 5 Road race Hafnarfjordur
27.3.2019 UFA WinterRun 2018-2019 nr. 6 10 Road race Akureyri
30.3.2019 Egilsstaðir WinterRun 2018-2019 nr.6 10 Road race Egilsstaðir
APRIL
X.4.2019 Floahlaupið 3 5 10 Road race Gaulverjabaer
25.4.2019 Víðavangshlaup ÍR – Powerade summer run series 5 Road race Reykjavik
27.4.2019 Reykjavik Spring Marathon hm M Road race Reykjavik
X.4.2019 Katla jarðvangshlaup 7 11 Trail race Vík
MAY
X.5.2019 Jotunhlaupid 5 10 Road race Selfoss
4.5.2019 Puffin run hm Trail race Westman Islands
X.5.2019 Icelandair Airport Run 7 Road race Reykjavik
X.5.2019 Neshlaup TKS 7.5 15 Road race Seltjarnarnes
X.5.2019 Wings For Life 7km circle Road race Rauðavatn Reykjavik
30.5.2019 Fjölnishlaupið – Powerade summer run series 5 10 Road race Reykjavik
X.5.2019 Kópavogshlaup 10 hm M Road race Kópavogur
X.5.2019 Sr. Friðrikshlaup 5 Road race Reykjavik
25.5.2019 Mývatn Marathon 3 10 hm M Road race Mývatn
X.5.2019 Stjornuhlaup VHE 5 10 Road race Garðabær
JUNE
1.6.2019 Color Run Reykjavik 5 Road race Reykjavik
X.6.2019 Mýrdalshlaupið 10 Trail race Vík
X.6.2019 Iceland Running Festival 5 10 hm M Road race Reykjavik
X.6.2019 Women’s Celebration Run Various Road race Gardabaer
X.6.2019 Mt.Esja Ultra 14 42 77 Trail race Reykjavik
10.6.2019 Pentecost Trail Race / Hvítasunnuhlaup Hauka 14 17.5 22 Trail race Hafnarfjörður
X.6.2019 Alafosshlaupið 9 Road race Mosfellsbaer
X.6.2019 Gullspretturinn 8.5 Trail race Laugarvatn
20.6.2019 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run 5 10 hm Road race Reykjavik
X.6.2019 Bláskógaskokk HSK 5 16.1 Road race Thingvellir
X.6.2019 Hreppslaugarhlaup 3 7 14 Road race Hreppslaug
X.6.2019 Snæfellsjökulshlaupið 22 Trail race Snæfellsnes
JULY
X.7.2019 Ármannshlaupið – Powerade summer run series 10 Road race Reykjavik
X.7.2019 Akureyri Run 5 10 hm Road race Akureyri
5.7.2019 Eco Trail Reykjavik 12 21 42 80 Trail race Grindavik
6.7.2019 Thorvaldsdalur Terrain Run 25 Trail race Eyjafjordur
X.7.2019 Color Run Akureyri 5 Road race Akureyri
13.7.2019 Laugavegur Ultra 55 Trail race Landmannalaugar
18-21.7.2019 Runner’s Festival Westfjords TBD – Skálavíkurhlaup Road race Ísafjörður
18-21.7.2019 Runner’s Festival Westfjords 10 hm Road race Ísafjörður
18-21.7.2018 Runner’s Festival Westfjords – Vesturgatan 10 24 45 Trail race Ísafjörður
20.7.2019 Dyrfjöll Trail Race 23 Trail race Borgarfjörður in the East
X.7.2019 Fáskrúðsfjarðarhlaupið 5 10 hm Road race Fáskrúðsfjörður
27.7.2019 Four Forest Run 10.3 17.6 30.6 Trail race Fnjóskadalur
AUGUST
X.8.2019 Adidas Boost Race 10 Road race Reykjavik
3.8.2019 Barðsneshlaupið 13 27 Trail race Norðfjörður
X.8.2019 Vatnsmýrarhlaup 5 Road race Reykjavik
X.8.2019 Brúarhlaup 5 10 Road race Selfoss
X.8.2019 Strandahlaup 5 10 Road race Vogar
10.8.2019 Dettifoss Trail Run 13.2 21.2 32.7 Trail race Ásbyrgi
24.8.2019 Reykjavik Marathon 10 hm M Road race Reykjavik
29.8.2019 Fossvogshlaupið 5 10 Road race Reykjavik
31.8.2019 Tindahlaupið 12 19 35 37 Trail race Mosfellsbær
31.8.2019 Fira and Ice Ultra 125 250 Trail race The highlands
X.8.2019 Ljósanæturhlaup Lífsstíls 3 7 10 Road race Keflavik
SEPTEMBER
X.9.2019 Westman Islands race 5 10 hm Road race Westman Islands
6.9.2019 Hengill Ultra 5 10 24 50 80 100 Trail race Hveragerdi
X.9.2019 Globeathon 5 10 Road race Reykjavik
X.9.2019 UFA autumn race 10 Road race Akureyri
X.9.2019 Volcano Trail Run 12 Trail race Þórsmörk
X.9.2019 Flensborgarhlaupið 3 5 10 Road race Hafnarfjörður
X.9.2019 Hjartadagshlaupið 5 10 Road race Kópavogur
OCTOBER
10.10.2019 Powerade WinterRun 2019-2020 nr. 1 10 Road race Reykjavik
X.10.2019 Sulur Vertical 18 28 Trail race Akureyri
26.10.2019 Reykjavik Autumn Marathon hm M Road race Reykjavik
NOVEMBER
14.11.2019 Powerade WinterRun 2019-2020 nr. 2 10 Road race Reykjavik
DECEMBER
X.12.2019 Kaldárhlaupið 9.7 Road race Hafnarfjörður
12.12.2019 Powerade WinterRun 2019-2020 nr. 3 10 Road race Reykjavik
26.12.2019 TKS Churches Fun Run ca 14km Road race Reykjavik
31.12.2019 IR’s New Year’s Eve Run 10 Road race

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      1. Thanks runningiceland 😀
        I want to organize our family summer holidays (in August) travelling in Iceland, is known any trail race, marathon or ultramarathon in these dates?
        Thanks from Barcelona!
        Kindly,
        Xavier

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  1. Hello Xavier!
    We have updated the race calendar. There are still more races to be confirmed, but we can already recommend the Reykjavik Marathon, the Dettifoss trail race and “Tindahlaupið”.

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  2. Hello again! Are these two races 10 k races?

    26.5.2016 Fjölnishlaupið – Powerade summer run series 10 Road race Reykjavik
    28.5.2016 Árbæjarhlaup 10 Road race Reykjavik

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  3. Hi! We would love to do a race while we are visiting. There are three we are looking at but I can’t find a 2016 registration form for any of them. The three we are interested in are: Armannshlaupio on July 6; the Adidas Boost Race on July 27; and the Dettifoss Trail Run on August 6. Can you please tell me how to register for these? Thank you!

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  4. Looking for registration forms for the Armannshlaupio, Adidad Boost Race and the Dettifoss Trail Run. Thank you!!!!

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  5. Hi Jennifer !
    Registration for the Dettifoss trail run opens on 1st April on the race homepage.
    The other ones will only open registration about a week or two before the race. Last year the Adidas Boost was online only registration but the Armann you could register for on the spot. For those two you don’t need to worry about the races filling up. Drop us a line a week or so before the race and we will send you a link or an email address.
    Te Dettifoss Trail has limited places though, so you should register early for that. If you have trouble registering just let us know and we will help !

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    1. Great! Thank you for your help!

      Jennifer Baker Personal Trainer / Nutritionist 703.795.2958

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    2. Do you know what time approximately the 13k of the Dettifoss would start and the date? Thank you!

      Jennifer Baker Personal Trainer / Nutritionist 703.795.2958

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      1. All the distances start on the 6th August. The exact time I do not know, last year the 13K started at 13.00. To get to the start you have to show up early however as it is an hours drive from Asbyrgi. They will publish full details closer to the race.

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      2. Thank you!

        Jennifer Baker Personal Trainer / Nutritionist 703.795.2958

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      1. Thank you! We actually had to change our vacation weeks so we are going to sign up for the four forest run on July 23. It will be myself, my husband and our three kids – we are very excited! Just bought our plane tickets.

        Jennifer Baker Personal Trainer / Nutritionist 703.795.2958

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    3. I am having difficulties registering for the Dettifoss Trail Run and would like any opportunity to participate traveling all the way from the United States! I would appreciate any assistance getting connected to the right individual directing the race.
      Thank you!
      -Elizabeth

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  6. Sorry for what may be a silly question. I am planning a trip to Iceland this summer and would like to do it to incorporate a race. I just wanted to verify that the ‘6.7.2016 Ármannshlaupið – Powerade summer run series 10 Road race Reykjavik’ is a 10k on Wednesday, July 7th that you register for. And if so, how do you go about registering? Thank you!

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    1. Hi Alice.
      The race is on Wednesday July 6th. Online registration is not yet open, it will probably open in May or June. You can send us a message closer to the race and we will send you a link or an email address.
      It will probably also be possible to register at the location of the race before the start (last year from 17.00-1930 with the start at 20.00)

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  7. I will be in Iceland Jan-24-2017 till Feb-2-2017 for the 75th Hamilton (WPG 34) Memorial. The actual Memorial is Sunday the 29th. By chance is their a 5k in Reykjavik on the 28th? I’ll be traveling from Orlando, Florida.

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      1. Hi Again! Do you know when registration for the Four Forest Run will be out or am I just not seeing it? Thank you!

        Jennifer Baker Personal Trainer / Nutritionist 703.795.2958

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      2. 28.1.2016 FH and Atlantsolía 5k series- January 5 [image: Road race] Hafnarfjörður , Is this one a possiblity?

        On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 11:43 AM, runninginiceland.com wrote:

        > Jennifer Baker commented: “Hi Again! Do you know when registration for the > Four Forest Run will be out or am I just not seeing it? Thank you! Jennifer > Baker Personal Trainer / Nutritionist 703.795.2958 Sent from my iPhone >” >

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  8. Hi, I’m interested in the Sept. 11th Globathon race, is there somewhere I can find out more information? Thank you!

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  9. Can you please give me some informations for the “17.7.2016 Runner’s Festival Westfjords – Vesturgatan 10 24 45 Trail race Ísafjörður”
    – start time
    – how I can do the registration

    I’m stay in Haukadalur and it would be so nice, if I can part of the race 🙂

    Thanks and Greetings
    Uwe

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  10. Going to be in Reykjavik from July 25-29 and am interested in the Adidas Boost 10K race on the 27th. Do you happen to have any information about this race and registration for it?

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  11. Hi! We are coming for the Four Forest Run. Do we register that morning or online, I can’t find a registration. Thanks, can’t wait for our trip!

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  12. Hi! I have a question, How I can register for the the Adidas Boost Race on July 27?
    What is the town race?

    Thanks!!

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  13. Hi!
    Where can we find information about the “26.11.2016 UFA WinterRun 2016-2017 nr. 2 10km Road race in Akureyri? 🙂

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      1. Thanks for your quick reply.
        Can I get a bit more clarification. What time does the race start and where is the sports center in Borgarnes? I’m from Canada and will be in Iceland for the first time in November, so I’m not familiar with Borgarnes yet. Is this just a fun/exercise run or are there finisher and place medals given out? Is this run on a roadway or a track? Thanks again for all your help.
        Sandra.

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      2. Hi Sandra.It is a low key race with realtively few participants. It is a road race and it is timed, but I don’t think there will be finisher medals. We haven’t taken part in the race so I don’t have too many details.
        You can see the route here https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1EOJW7vYIAeOOjW1TteaHtFsefQc
        Perhaps the race organizers can provide you more detail, try audurhi@bifrost.is, sigga@vestskogar.is, stefan@environice.is

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  14. Hello,
    I would like to ask you if is possible to pay via credit card. We are foreingers and it is little bit problem to pay cash. Thank you for your answear

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  15. Hello! We are travelling there 9-14th December and I see we are missing TWO races by a day 😦 I don’t suppose there are any on that weekend?! Even a parkrun? Thanks! Deb

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    1. Hi Debbie.
      There might be a race on the 11th Dec in Hafnarfjordur, 15 mins from Reykjavik. However, it is still unconfirmed but that is not uncommon with smaller Icelandic races and registration might not be open until a week before the race. It is a about 9.7km long, called Kaldárselshlaup.
      Last year a couple from UK that we helped took part, and i remembered there was an interview with them after the race, you can find it on this page http://hlaup.is/displayer.asp?cat_id=1226

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  16. When will the registration for the Spring 2017 marathon open? I think I will be in Iceland that weekend and may give it a go!

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    1. Hi Paula, I am not sure when it will open. It might be a month or two until it does but maybe sooner. You don’t have to worry about the race filling up though, you will be able to register with very short notice. It’s a fun race, we totally recommend it !

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  17. Hi,
    I will be in Iceland (staying in Reykjavik) from Nov 28th to Dec 5th. I know there are no races listed between those dates but I just wanted to check with you if that’s all the races there are. I would be interested in a 5k or a 10k if it fits in with my itinerary.
    Thanks.

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  18. Hi,
    I’m looking to register for the 23.2.2017 FH and Atlantsolía 5k series in Hafnarfjordur but don’t see it. Can you please help?
    Thank you.

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  19. Hello, I have recently signed up for The Iceland Run 10K taking place on July 8, 2017. I do not see any specifics on the actual race course or any detailed information about the organizing group called Alpine High Events.I went to their website but their is virtually no information about them as a professional event company to validate them. I have emailed them but gotten no reply as of yet. Could anyone confirm for me that this is a legitimate event?
    I am coming over from the US to run this event (while vacationing), so it would be great to be able to confirm that it is in fact happening.

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    1. Hi Rebecca. Unlike most other races in Iceland, this one seems not be locally organized. We don’t know this company although we saw their ads about the race.
      We have sent a few emails to them and others as well about this but haven’t gotten any useful replies yet. But we will let you know when we hear anything,

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      1. Thank you so much for this reply. I am hopeful that this company comes through and puts on these races! 😉 And I really appreciate you keeping me in the loop if you should hear anything…likewise I will let you know if I get a response! 🙂
        Regardless, I cannot wait to come visit your majestic country and do as much trail running as I can while I am there!
        With Gratitude,
        Rebecca

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    2. I also am going to be in Iceland that week and signed up for this race- shortly after Eventbrite refunded my registration stating they could not verify the race. Bummed!!

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  20. Hi there, I’m also one of those folks that registered for the Iceland Run 10K in Vik (Jul 8) and am very curious if the race is legitimate as I’ve also not received any response from the organizing company. Would greatly appreciate it if you could keep me in the same loop (as Rebecca F above) and let me know what you find out and/or about the alternative race on the same date. I really want to do a run on the 8th. Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi we still haven’t heard anything. Never got a reply from the organizer. I heard tonight from a race organizer here in Iceland that is planning a trail race near Reykjavik that weekend, hope to have details very soon !

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  21. Hello, after having attempted numerous times to reach Alpine High Events and still getting no response I had to conclude that this entire event is bogus. I have also attempted to report it to EventBrite (the ticketing agency) and they were completely useless. Ultimately I filed a dispute with my credit card company. It completely baffles me how people’s minds work to think of scamming people this way! 😦 I have been very sad as I too was really hoping to run a race while in Iceland, and perhaps that may still work out. We have already booked our little cottage in Vik for the 7th and 8th so I don’t think I will be able to do anything near Reykjavk, but I would still love to know more about the potential event just in case!
    Niya, I might recommend that you too contact EventBrite and/or your credit card company. Perhaps you might be more successful that I was in getting a helpful response? 🙂

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    1. Thank you both, Rebecca and Running in Iceland, for following up and your comments. Rebecca, contacting Event Brite is my next step and then, yes, my credit card too. Will also contact Iceland Tourism or whoever runs the official http://www.iceland.is website, as they are advertising this fake event. Will also tweet about it.
      Running in Iceland, maybe you could warn your FB & Twitter followers about this scam. Looking forward to hearing about the trail race in the works near Reykjavik. We’ll be based in city that weekend, so hopefully, can sign up for that instead. Thanks again.

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  22. Hello, do you have any information about Komaso race – Trail to 101? (8. 7. 2017) Is this local organizer?Google says nothing… Thank you

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    1. We don’t have all the details yet. It is a local organizer, a trail race that is planned to start “near” Reykjavik (the Reykjanes peninsula) and finish at the nautholsvik geothermal beach in Reykjavik.

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  23. Greetings
    California girl here interested in running the half listed on July 28th in Reykjavik. Is there a way to register?

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  24. Is there a race on 23.9.17? Is it possible there will be a race on 30.9.17? I’m coming from Minnesota and would love to race.

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    1. Hi Doug, the only race planned is a 1km/5km “cross country” race in Reykjavik. Still unconfirmed though both date and location. Usually a low-key race with 15-30 participants.

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  25. Hello runningiceland,
    We are planning a holiday in iceland in september 2017, and would love to participate in de globe-athon on 10 september.
    Is there any further information about this event ? As i find it very hard to find details of the event

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  26. Hi, I’m interested in the Sept. 9th Globeathon race, is there somewhere I can find out more information? Thank you! Matt R

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