The race will start late evening of the 5th of July, at 17:00, on a bright summer night. Runners should expect to embrace the sunset and sunrise, during the night! Hopefully in a clear sky weather.
The 82km race starts just in the town of Grindavik soon leading to ascending the 229 meter “mountain” Þorbjörn which will give the runners a very nice view over the Blue lagoon on a bright summer night. Runners will experience different kinds of trails, lava fields, gravel roads, green trails, bush trails, flats and semi tough hilly areas with nice views.
Water and refreshment stations will only be three (3). At around 30km distance from the start and around 30km and 10km from the finish line. Remember that you have to bring your own cup or bottle to get your drinks there. All refreshment stations will have warm tent in case of participants having to leave the race.
The routes take you through very nice and scenic areas. When arriving into Reykjavik when around 11km are left to the finish line runners will still be running nice trails through scenic routes. The finish line is in the Nauthólsvík beach area just beside a nice hot tub where runners can rest after a nice warm shower. The center of Reykjavik is just minutes away by car. But why hurry away as refreshments will be at the finish line and you can speed up your recovery time by dipping into the refreshing cold sea just meters away from the finish line before or after entering the hot tub where you can be cheering other runners on their final meters to the finish line.
- Minimum 1 litre water supply
- Food supply, energy gels/bars.
- A personal cup or bottle.
- Mobile phone *
- Smart watch with tracking to download the route. Make sure you have the knowledge to follow the route/track on your watch or phone, and have battery life lasting the whole race.
- Proof of identity.