Participation fee

  • 5 km2.500 kr


  • Distances5 km
  • Date8. August 2024

The Vatnsmýrar Run will be take place for the 29th time Thursday, August 8th. The race will be held in the Vatnsmýrar and Skerjafjörður area, as in previous years. The start and finish will be close to the front of main building of the University of Iceland. Prizes will be awarded for six age groups and chip timing will be used.


Starts at 20:00 at the University of Iceland.


5 km with chip timing. The distance of the running route is certified.


Both genders

  • 14 years and younger
  • 15-19 years old
  • 20-39 years old
  • 40-49 years old
  • 50-59 years old
  • 60 years and older

Registration and price

Registration takes place here at, see top of this page and ends at 22:00 Wednesday 7th of August. It will also be possible to register between 17:00 and 19:30 at the University Square (Háskólatorg) at University of Iceland on race day. The registration fee is ISK 2,500. You can also buy a participation medal for additional ISK 400.

Numbers will be handed out between 17:00 and 19:45 at the University Square (Háskólatorg) on race day.


Participation medals are for everyone aged 14 and under and for others who request it in the registration phase. There will be a prize for the first place in each category.

The running route

The race is in the area of Vatnsmýri and Skerjafjörður. The running route is relatively flat. See also the attached map of the running route at the bottom of this description.

Other information

Track guards are on all main street corners, there will also be a cyclist ahead of the first runners. There will be markings every kilometer.

The popular fruit buffet will be in place as well as raffle prizes.

More information: Laufey Sigrún Haraldsdóttir,