The Reykjavík Marathon was created in 1983 with the goal of attracting more tourists to Iceland and it has indeed grown massively since then and become an annual Marathon where over 15,000 people from Iceland and abroad participate in. There are many options offered so everyone can participate, from beginners to athletes, or somewhere in between:
- Fun Run - 600m (All ages)
- Fun Run - 3km (All ages)
- 10km Run - For 12 years and older
- Half Marathon - 21,1km for 15 years and older
- Full Marathon - 42,2km for 18 years and older
Lækjargata in the center of Reykjavík is the start and finish point. At the end of the race, all runners get free entry at all of the cities geothermal swimming pools.
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