About the Race :
Iceland has successfully managed to reinvent itself following the financial crisis and has become a more and more popular tourist destination. Fantastic ‘out of this world’ scenery, friendly people, and a very well organised event mean that these mid-summer races are firmly on the running calendar. Running tourists as well as many local athletes take to the parkland paths. With virtually 24 hours sunlight this is an event you cannot miss. These races all start late evening and you get free entry to the Geo-Thermal baths to aid your recovery after the event. Don’t forget your trunks!
The Break Away :
Iceland has a wealth of natural phenomena to take in whilst you are here. There are numerous tours available with coach collection from our hotel. The Blue Lagoon; the Golden Circle; Geysers and glaciers galore; waterfalls, spas and thermal pools; whale watching; walking and bike tours, air, helicopter and balloon trips – take your pick to keep you busy.
In addition we are just a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bus trip in to downtown Reykjavik. Shopping, dining, and sight seeing.
What is included:
• Met at Reykjavik International Airport by Running Crazy staff
• Transfer and return from/to airport
• Good class hotel on bed and breakfast basis
• Conveniently located for race and for sightseeing
• Reception meeting/Map of Area/Explanation of course
• Goody bag, Timing chip and number delivered
• Race T-Shirt available at £20
• Pre-race meal together (cash on night)
• Race memento/medal
• After-race gathering
• Full results service by E-Mail
• Optional sightseeing tours
• Free video of event including you in race action
• Race Support
• Services of the Running Crazy representative throughout
The race begins in the streets near the Sports Stadium and then heads out on paths following Reykjavik's Laugardalur Valley. The course is undulating with the spectacular scenery of the countryside.
The Half Marathon course.
Spectators and Supporters:
We know how important spectators and supporters are at these events. We provide a supporters package at no extra charge. We will advise where on the course are the most advantageous spectator positions, and how to get there easily and in time for the race. More often than not we will take you there and join you for a cup of coffee and have a few surprises planned whilst awaiting the first sight of the runners! Our hotel is comfortably furnished with TV and entertainment facilities. There is an outdoor pool too.
'Running Crazy' are delighted to welcome runners who are raising sponsorship for registered charities. We know that the great feeling of accomplishment when completing the race feels even better when you are helping others in to the bargain! See our Run for Charity link to choose a charity that you can help. Many charities listed there will provide special runners packs including sponsorship forms and tips, and also charity running vests. Just contact them with your details and tell them you intend to run with 'Running Crazy' on their behalf. In addition we will provide you with a 'Running Crazy' Certificate confirming your achievement and result, and also a special commemorative prize. Just specify the charity name in your 'Application'.
‘Running Crazy’ have secured accommodation in a good class hotel on a bed and breakfast basis at a hotel just a few minutes walk from the race start/finish area. The races all start late evening and there is sure to be a party atmosphere straight after the event with free access to the Geo-Thermal pool. This is mid-summer and Scandinavians celebrate this in style. Most runners will leave most of their kit in the hotel but in the case of inclement weather then ‘Running Crazy’ will mind the kit!
Virtually 24 hours daylight – Here are the figures:-
Average sunshine hours per day – 21
Wet days in a month – 11
Average temperature – High 12/Low 7
Humidity – 70%
This is an enjoyable undulating course through some stunning countryside and it takes in stretches along some of the natural harbour. This is mid-summer and for Scandinavians this is party time! Folk dancing shows and locals parties will be in full swing.
This weekend offers a great opportunity for Clubs or Training Partners to get together. It may also make the travel arrangements more convenient and enjoyable.
Our all inclusive prices are extremely competitive - from as little as just £99/€119/US$169 for the weekend - we know we cannot be beaten on price - and our runners continually tell us that they receive so much more on a 'Running Crazy' weekend break. All our 'resort races' offer half board accommodation, and for our 'Big City' races we know all the best value places to eat, drink and have fun. Indeed we book these for our pre-race and after race gatherings, meaning groups and individuals can just sit back, relax, make new running pals and let us do any worrying. No tourist traps for our clients! We know these races and places inside out, and will advise on what to see and do over the weekend, provide directions and maps - all very useful when on a tight timescale. All you have to do is run!
6 weeks before the event, or sooner if "Sold Out" applied to Index page.
What to do next:
If you are interested in taking part in this event, simply complete and return the Application Form . Further details will be sent by return of E-Mail including travel tips, a full price list, and payment arrangements.