Online registration has started at www.hlaupahatid.is and is open until 12:00 wednesday, July 11 but you can also register at the CraftSport sports shop in Ísafjörður town centre as follows:

* Friday, July 13  from 11:00.

Those who register online need to come to Craftsport to pick up their bibs and timing chips. We will also be handing out bibs and chips in a tent outside the sports hall in Þingeyri on Saturday and Sunday morning.

It is possible to register for the 45 km run on race-day morning. However, we cannot guarantee same-day registrations for the shorter distances, as the buses taking competitors to the start might be full.

Buses will leave in front of the church in Þingeyri as followed:

For the 24 km race the bus will leave at 9.00 and it is recommended that you turn up at least 15 minutes before.

For the 10 km race the bus will leave at 11.15 and it is recommended that you turn up at least 15 minutes before

Start times:

The 45 km run starts at 8:00 in front of the church in Þingeyri

The 24 km run starts at 11:00

The 10 km run starts at 12:45

 

Vesturgatan ultra
This 45 km run starts in front of the church in Þingeyri. Shortly after leaving the village, you will find yourself on a gravel/mud trail that takes you through the narrow valley Kirkjubólsdalur. At the end of the valley you come to the biggest climb of the day, which takes you up to 550 m altitude. At the highest point you will go through a mountain pass right under the highest peak in the Westfjords area, Kaldbakur. Note that it is not impossible that you might have to run through some patches of snow close to the highest point. When you come down to sea level again, you follow the trail by the shore of the fjord Arnarfjörður all the way to the very tip of the peninsula where you enter the fjord Dýrafjörður again. The finish is at Sveinseyri, an abandoned spit 10 km outside Þingeyri. There you will find a tent with refreshments.

Although the biggest climb of the day comes relatively early on in the race, don’t underestimate the rest of the course. There are numerous shorter hills on the way, some of them quite steep. The rough surface also calls for your attention. Through the years there have been quite a few nasty falls resulting in bruised knees and elbows, so please be cautious.

Your clothes will be brought to the finish area, but please remember that it is your responsibility to put your bag in the transportation vehicle or hand it to our staff at the start line.

There are no toilets at the finish line, but quite a few places to hide!

Buses from the finish line back to Þingeyri are included in your registration fee.

Please remember that the trail is open for jeeps and good 4WD vehicles. It is, therefore, likely that there will be some cars on the course although the traffic is usually very little. However, all participants must obey general traffic rules and conduct themselves in a manner that does not create hazards for themselves, other athletes, staff, spectators or drivers.

Feeding stations:                                                                 

There are seven feeding stations on the way, at 5, 10, 21, 27, 33, 39 and 42 km. The stations at 5, 10 and 42 km are self-service with drinks only. The others have energy drinks, water, bananas and chocolate.

 

Vesturgatan original
This 24 km run starts with a scenic bus tour for about an hour. The bus (included in your registration fee) leaves from Þingeyri, takes you over Hrafnseyrarheiði mountain road (due to be replaced by a tunnel in 2020) and then along the coast of the fjord Arnarfjörður until you come to the deserted valley Stapadalur. There, at the shore and under steep and picturesque cliffs, the race will start.

Although the course mostly follows the coastline it is surprisingly hilly, with numerous climbs on the way. Most of them are relatively short, although perhaps steep. Make sure to save some energy for the very last uphill, which is quite long and strenuous. The rough surface also calls for your attention. Through the years there have been quite a few nasty falls resulting in bruised knees and elbows, so please be cautious.

The finish is at Sveinseyri, an abandoned spit 10 km outside Þingeyri. There you will find a tent with refreshments.

Bags with warm-up clothes etc will be brought to the finish area, but please remember that it is your responsibility to put your bag in the transportation vehicle or hand it to our staff at the start line.

There are no toilets, neither at the start nor at the finish line, but quite a few places to hide!

Buses from the finish line back to Þingeyri are included in your registration fee.

Please remember that he trail is open for jeeps and good 4WD vehicles. It is, therefore, likely that there will be some cars on the course although the traffic is usually very little. However, all participants must obey general traffic rules and conduct themselves in a manner that does not create hazards for themselves, other athletes, staff, spectators or drivers.

Feeding stations:

There are feeding stations on the way, at 6, 12, 18 and 21 km. The last one is a self-service station with drinks only, while the others have drinks, bananas and chocolate.

 

 

Vesturgatan short

To get to the start of this 10 km race, you will be taken by a bus and/or a rescue service vehicle to the lighthouse in Svalvogar, at the tip of the peninsula between the fjords Arnarfjörður and Dýrafjörður. This ride, which some may find a bit hair-raising at times, is included in your registration fee.

The race starts close to the Svalvogar lighthouse. As the surface is rough and uneven, please be cautious and try to avoid nasty falls. There are a few relatively small hills on this course, although the last one would probably not count as “relatively small”. So, save some energy for it and again, watch your step.

The finish is at Sveinseyri, an abandoned spit 10 km outside Þingeyri. There you will find a tent with refreshments.

Bags with warm-up clothes etc will be brought to the finish area, but please remember that it is your responsibility to put your bag in the transportation vehicle or hand it to our staff at the start line.

There are no toilets, neither at the start nor at the finish line, but quite a few places to hide!

Buses from the finish line back to Þingeyri are included in your registration fee.

Please remember that the trail is open for jeeps and good 4WD vehicles. It is, therefore, likely that there will be some cars on the course although the traffic is usually very little. However, all participants must obey general traffic rules and conduct themselves in a manner that does not create hazards for themselves, other athletes, staff, spectators or drivers.

Feeding stations:

There are two feeding stations on the way, at 6 and 8 km. The last one is a self-service station with drinks only, while the first one has drinks, bananas and chocolate.