The Hafnarfjörður Run will be held for the first time on Thursday, June 8 at 20:00 in cooperation with the FH Athletics Department, Hafnarfjarðarbær and Fjarðarkaup.
The Hafnarfjörður race will join a small group of street races in Iceland, as the race will actually take place on the streets of the town, but traffic will be closed during the race.
The center of the race will be at Thorsplan, where the race will both start and end. There will be a varied program before and after the race, but spectators and competitors will be invited to compete in a variety of freestyle puzzles.
On the running route there will be a refreshment station at the 5 km mark and at Thorsplan at the end of the race, but there will also be other refreshments available. Competitors will be able to use storage for their items during the race, and there will also be toilet facilities on Strandgata.
After the race, all participants will be invited to go swimming in Suðurbæjarlaug, which will be open until midnight.
All participants will have the chance to win impressive prizes that will be awarded in collaboration with the tournament's partners. Most notably, there will be prizes for the runners who finish in the top three, in the men's and women's categories, but there will be cash prizes along with other impressive prizes. The amounts involved will be:
- 1st place – ISK 100,000
- 2nd place – ISK 50,000
- 3rd place – ISK 25,000
In addition, prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group separately, as well as lucky draw prizes.
The following age groups will be in the Hafnarfjörður race:
- 18 years and younger
- 19-29 years old
- 30-39 years old
- 40-49 years old
- 50-59 years old
- 60 years and older
The Hafnarfjörður Run is a 10 km street race. An attempt was made to limit turns and slopes in the race, so the course should be ideal for improvements.
The race will start on Strandgatu by Thorsplan and run along it towards Suðurbæjarlaug. From there, Suðurgatan will be run and you will cross the creek and up Álfaskeið, where a very flat and fast section begins. There you will go through the lava and into Norðurbær Hafnarfjörður, where, among other things, you will run on Hjallabraut, Breiðvangi and Norðurvangi. Next, runners take a small lap at our greens in Garðabær around Garðaholt, but then come down to Herjólfsgata, where a fast final section begins with a nice descent that ends back at Thorsplan.
You can see a map of the route at the bottom of the page.
Delivery of race numbers
Runners can pick up the race numbers in Fjardarkaup Store in Hafnarfjordur at the following times:
- June 7th: 09:00 – 18:00
- June 8th: 09:00 – 18:30
The race numbers are with a timing device that must not be bent, otherwise the timing device may be destroyed. To get a free swim that night, runners had to show their race number.
Registration and participation fees
Registration is open until midnight on June 7th, but the pre-sale ends on May 24th, and then the participation fee will increase. Participation fees are as follows:
- 18 years and younger: Advance sale ISK 2,500 - From May 25th: ISK 3,000.
- Adults: Advance sale ISK 4,500 - From May 25th: ISK 5,000.
The race's Facebook page: Hafnarfjörður race
More information can be found by contacting the organizers via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org