Fjölnishlaupið is a 10 km and 5 km long road race. It has a long tradition and will now be held for the 31st time. It is a part of a series of road races sponsored by Powerade that are held in Reykjavik every year.
The race is organized by Fjölnir which is a sports club in Grafarvogur. Grafarvogur is a suburb in Reykjavik where about 20,000 people live. The race is both for beginners and also for serious competitors. It starts by the swimming pool in Grafarvogur at Dalhús 2, 112 Reykjavik.
The course takes you down to the seaside and back again. The path along the seaside is very beautiful with interesting birdlife. The course is very flat except in the beginning and at the end. At the same time there will be a short race intended for kids and families. It is 1,4 km long. After the race a lot of prizes are randomly given out to the participants. All runners get a free ticket to the pool after the race where they can relax in the hot tub or sauna.
This year the race will be held on Thursday, 30th of May and will start 11:00 am. Registration is until midnight 29th of May or at the swimming pool 2 hours in advance of the race.