Hera are the race dates for 2017 we already know of. Bear in mind that some of the smaller races are still unconfirmed.

Keep coming back as more races will be added later as we get more information.

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

Road race Road Race 
Trail race : Trail Race

JANUARY
Date Race Distance Type Location
12.1.2017 Powerade WinterRun 2016-2017 nr. 4 10 Road race Reykjavik
19.1.2017 Flandraspettur 2016-2017 nr. 4 5 Road race Borgarnes
26.1.2017 FH and Atlantsolía 5k series- January 5 Road race Hafnarfjordur
28.1.2017 Egilsstaðir WinterRun 2016-2017 nr.4 10 Road race Egilsstaðir
28.1.2017 UFA WinterRun 2016-2017 nr. 4 10 Road race Akureyri
FEBRUARY
4.2.2017 WOW Northern Lights Fun Run 5 Road race Reykjavik
9.2.2017 Powerade WinterRun 2016-2017 nr. 5 10 Road race Reykjavik
16.2.2017 Flandrasprettur 2016-2017 nr. 4 5 Road race Borgarnes
23.2.2017 FH and Atlantsolía 5k series- February 5 Road race Hafnarfjordur
25.2.2017 Egilsstaðir WinterRun 2016-2017 nr.5 10 Road race Egilsstaðir
25.2.2017 UFA WinterRun 2016-2017 nr. 5 10 Road race Akureyri
MARCH
9.3.2017 Powerade WinterRun 2016-2017 nr. 6 10 Road race Reykjavik
16.3.2017 Flandrasprettur 2016-2017 nr. 6 5 Road race Borgarnes
25.3.2017 Egilsstaðir WinterRun 2016-2017 nr.6 10 Road race Egilsstaðir
25.3.2017 UFA WinterRun 2016-2017 nr. 6 10 Road race Akureyri
30.3.2017 FH and Atlantsolía 5k series- March 5 Road race Hafnarfjordur
APRIL
1.4.2016 Floahlaupið 3 5 10 Road race Gaulverjabaer
20.4.2017 Kambahlaup 19 Trail race Hveragerdi
20.4.2017 Víðavangshlaup ÍR – Powerade summer run series 5 Road race Reykjavik
22.4.2017 Reykjavik Spring Marathon hm M Road race Reykjavik
MAY
1.5.2017 Jotunhlaupid 5 10 Road race Selfoss
4.5.2017 Icelandair Airport Run 7 Road race Reykjavik
6.5.2017 Neshlaup TKS 7.5 15 Road race Seltjarnarnes
20.5.2017 Kópavogshlaup 10 hm M Road race Kópavogur
20.5.2017 Stjornuhlaup VHE 5 10 Road race Garðabær
25.5.2017 Fjölnishlaupið – Powerade summer run series 10 Road race Reykjavik
25.5.2017 Ölkelduhlaup 24 Trail race Hveragerdi
27 or 28.5.2017 Fylkir 50th Anniversary Race 10 Road race Reykjavik
JUNE
3.6.2017 Mývatn Marathon 3 10 hm M Road race Mývatn
3.6.2017 Mýrdalshlaupið 10 Trail race Vík
3.6.2017 Valshlaupið 3 10 Road race Reykjavik
5.6.2017 Pentecost Trail Race / Hvítasunnuhlaup Hauka 14 17.5 22 Trail race Hafnarfjörður
10.6.2017 Gullspretturinn 8.5 Trail race Laugarvatn
10.6.2017 Color Run Reykjavik 5 Road race Reykjavik
12.6.2017 Alafosshlaupið 9 Road race Mosfellsbaer
18.6.2017 Women’s Celebration Run Various Road race Gardabaer
18.6.2017 Mt.Esja Ultra 14 42 77 Trail race Reykjavik
23.6.2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run 5 10 hm Road race Reykjavik
24.6.2016 Bláskógaskokk HSK 5 16.1 Road race Thingvellir
JULY
1.7.2017 Snæfellsjökulshlaupið 22 Trail race Snæfellsnes
1.7.2016 Thorvaldsdalur Terrain Run 25 Trail race Eyjafjordur
5.7.2017 Ármannshlaupið – Powerade summer run series 10 Road race Reykjavik
8.7.2017 Komaso race – Trail to 101 12 21 42 80 Trail race Grindavik
10.6.2017 Color Run Akureyri 5 Road race Akureyri
14.7.2017 Runner’s Festival Westfjords 10 hm Road race Ísafjörður
15.7.2017 Laugavegur Ultra 55 Trail race Landmannalaugar
16.7.2017 Runner’s Festival Westfjords – Vesturgatan 10 24 45 Trail race Ísafjörður
22.7.2017 Four Forest Run 10.3 17.6 30.6 Trail race Fnjóskadalur
22.7.2017 Dyrfjöll Trail Race 23 Trail race Borgarfjörður in the East
28.7.2017 Fáskrúðsfjarðarhlaupið 5 10 hm Road race Fáskrúðsfjörður
AUGUST
2.8.2017 Adidas Boost Race 10 Road race Reykjavik
5.8.2017 Barðsneshlaupið 13 27 Trail race Norðfjörður
10.8.2016 Hreppslaugarhlaup 3 7 14 Road race Hreppslaug
12.8.2017 Dettifoss Trail Run 13.2 21.2 32.7 Trail race Ásbyrgi
19.8.2017 Reykjavik Marathon 10 hm M Road race Reykjavik
24.8.2017 Fossvogshlaupið 5 10 Road race Reykjavik
26.8.2017 Tindahlaupið 12 19 35 37 Trail race Mosfellsbær
SEPTEMBER
2.9.2017 Westman Islands race 5 10 hm Road race Westman Islands
2.9.2017 Hengill Ultra 5 10 24 50 83 100 Trail race Hveragerdi
10.9.2017 Globeathon 5 10 Road race Reykjavik
14.9.2017 UFA autumn race 10 Road race Akureyri
16.9.2017 Volcano Trail Run 12 Trail race Þórsmörk
23.9.2017 Hjartadagshlaupið 5 10 Road race Reykjavik
OCTOBER
12.10.2017 Powerade WinterRun 2017-2018 nr. 1 10 Road race Reykjavik
21.10.2017 Reykjavik Autumn Marathon hm M Road race Reykjavik
NOVEMBER
9.11.2017 Powerade WinterRun 2017-2018 nr. 2 10 Road race Reykjavik
DECEMBER
14.12.2017 Powerade WinterRun 2017-2018 nr. 3 10 Road race Reykjavik
26.12.2017 TKS Churches Fun Run ca 14km Road race Reykjavik
31.12.2017 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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    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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