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New Year's Eve run

New Year’s Eve 10 K run in Iceland!

GAM2012_1666Every year the ÍR track and field club of Reykjavik celebrates the end of the year with its New Year´s Eve 10K run on December 31st. The annual 10 K run held in downtown Reykjavík attracts both elite runners as well as recreational runners of all ages. It has become a tradition for runners in Iceland to end the year with this fast course 10K run. Many participants dress up and run in costumes and a special prize is awarded to the most unique costume. Many runners from abroad participate in this 10K run and then enjoy the unique bonfires and spectacular fireworks in Iceland on New Year´s eve.

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Date and time

December 31st 2015 at 12:00 noon.


The start is at Sæbraut outside of Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center.


Registration will be through the internet at  until midnight on the 30th of December, please note that online registration will open around middle of November.    Runners are encouraged to register through the internet as the fee increases on race day. Registration will be open on race day in Harpa from 10 AM until 11:30 AM.

Runners who pre-register can pick up their registration package on the 30th of December at ÍR, Skógarsel 12, 112 Reykjavík from 16:30 PM - 19:00 PM. All other runners must pick up their registration package in Harpa prior to the run on December 31st  from 9:30 AM -11:00 AM.



For those who pre-register before midnight on December 29th
1800 ISK for 16 years old and older.
1000 ISK for 15 years old and younger.

Registration  30th of December and race day registration
2700 ISK for 16 years old and older.
1500 ISK for 15 years old and younger.


10 km

Route and map

The race start and finishline is at Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center. Map of the route can be viewed here.


Chip timing. The chips must be returned after the race. 


There will be one drinking station at km 5,5 offering our pure icelandic water. 
There will also be refreshments after the race.

Age caegories

There are 8 age division for men and women
15 years and younger
16-18 years old
19-39 years old
40-44 years old
45-49 years old
50-54 years old
55-59 years old
60 years old and older



All participants 15 years old and younger receive a medal. First 3 male and female runners receive a medal and as well as the first runner in each age category both male and female.  Special prize is awarded for the best costume. 

Prize ceremony

The price ceremony will take place in Harpa right after the race.

Storage for clothing – restrooms

The restrooms are located in Harpa. You can leave your clothing at Harpa during the race but the organizers do not take any responsibility for them.

Other information

All participants must have their bip number fastened to their front and visible at all times. This is a street race and some traffic throughout the course so runners are asked to be cautious. There will be aids at all the big intersections throughout the course. Due to security participants are asked not to run with an iPod or any other music players. Also runners are not allowed to have a baby carriage or a baby jogger in the race.

Further information

Race Director: Inga Dís Karlsdóttir

Organizer ÍR track and field club: