Mývatn marathon

Myvatn Marathon begins and ends at Myvatn Naturebaths, and goes around Lake Myvatn. 

Participants must be at Myvatn Naturebaths two hours before the race.




  • 12:00 Marathon
  • 13:00 ˝ Marathon
  • 14:00 10 km and 3 km
  • 17:00 Award 

Marathon: The road around the lake is 36.2 km. The starting line is a short way from the Mývatn Nature Baths. The run will be started at 12:00 and participants must be at Mývatn Naturebaths at 10:00.

The run is from Mývatn Naturebaths, around the lake and back to Mývatn Naturebaths. The route is marked with orange paint at each kilometer. Drinking bases are every 5 km and there is water and Powerade drinks available.

The entire route runs close to Lake Mývatn, which is 277 m above sea level.  The route’s highest elevation is near Grímsstađir 308 m above sea level, or 31 m above the lake.  The lowest part of the route is near Arnarvatn at the bridge over Laxá, 270 m above sea level, or 7 m lower than the lake.  The difference between highest and lowest point is therefore about 38 m.

Half-Marathon: The run starts near Arnarvatn, which is south-west of the lake and goes past Grímsstađir, through Reykjahlíđ village where it turns east onto road no 1 towards the Mývatn Naturebaths where the finish line is. The run starts at 13:00 and participants must be at Mývatn Naturebaths at 11:00.

10 km run: The run starts at Neslandavík, which is north-west of the lake and goes past Grímsstađir through Reykjahlíđ village and then turns, east onto road no 1 towards the Mývatn Naturebaths where the finish line is. The run starts at 14:00 and participants must be at Mývatn Naturebaths at 12:00.

3 km run: From the village of Reykjahlid to the Nature baths.  The run starts at 14:00 and participants must be at Naturebaths at 13:00.

All contestants must carry a number on the front.  At the finish line, there is a queue where numbers ate written down and organized by order of appearance. Everyone gets a medal for participation. Afterwards is the special presentation of prizes given to the gold medal winners. There will also be a variety of extra prizes which are chosen out of a pot with the numbers of all the contestants.

All participants get a medal after the run, T-shirt, BBQ feast and free ticket to the Naturebaths. 

Registration and price:

Run

20. January – 2. May

2. May – 1. June

3 km 15 years and younger

1.500

2.000

3 km 16 years and older

2.500

3.500

10 km

4.500

6.000

21 km

6.000

7.500

42 km

7.900

9.900

 

Registration is on www.hlaup.is

Contact info
Tel: +354 464 4390. Gudrun Brynleifsdottir, e-mail marathon@visitmyvatn.is

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