Winter Fun Run in Iceland

February 4th 2017
Starts at 19:00 by Harpa

Registration and package pickup
at Harpa from 14:00 to 18:30


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The event

This is a 5 km fun run or walk through downtown Reykjavík where runners will see the city in new colours. Ditch your inhibitions
as you discover illuminated streets of Reykjavík. All participants get their very own illuminating mercandise throughout
the entire event, making you a part of the entire show from start to finish. Participants will get their swag bag
with Bib number and illuminated goodies such as glasses, necklace and a ring. This is a part of
Reykjavík Winter Lights Frestival and an offvenue event at WOW Reykjavík International Games.

This is not a timed event because this is not a "race", this is an experience. Northern Lights Run is all about feeling healthy,
having fun and spending an amazing night out with your friends. As your way through we encourage you
to make it a fun and memorable night. Walkers are welcome! We can´t blame you for wanting to take it slow
and emrace the atmosphere...... we just ask that if you choose to walk,
to stay on the right so runners can pass safely to your left.

This is YOUR electric runway and we invite you to bring the creativity. Dress to impress and help bring this event to life.
We encourage participants to come wearing illuminating lights, neon gear and crazy bright colors.
Don´t hold back – go beyond basic. Keep in mind that the weather in Iceland is full of surprices so dress accordingly.

As much as we would love too we can´t promise you the northern lights. This is a SNOW OR SHINE event
we will do our best in negotiating with the Icelandic weather gods it´s in their hands.

Join us on a Saturday night at 7 p.m. on February 4th 2017, you won´t regret it.

You are able to pick up your package for the run in following places:
Friday February 3rd. from 16:00 -18:00hrs.
Saturday February 4th. from 14:00 - 18:30hrs.
We recommend that participants arrive early on running day.  


Fun stations

There will be fun stations in the race. More information is here below.

Hallgrímskirkja church

Hallgrimskirkja church is one of the main landmarks in Reykjavik. Imagine you are in another dimension when you experience the music and lights in a perfect unity inside the church .Participants are not allowed to run in the church.

Reykjavik art museum

Participants will run or walk through the Reykjavik art museum in Tryggvagata. Through the rhythmic music and lights participants ditch their inhibitions and enjoy their own electric runway. The people that buy deluxe entry will get entrance to the afterparty at the museum.

Reykjavik´s City hall

The City Hall will be decorated with colourful lights. Participants will run or walk through the building while they embrace the music and lights. The City Hall is located by the pond.

Harpa concert hall

The race will start and end at the beautiful concert hall Harpa. Our warm-up party will be here, prepare the mind for action, heat and loosen the body before the run.


You will run or walk a 5k distance in downtown Reykjavik.
Here below you can see the path and we start and end in Harpa Concert and Conference Hall.


There will be some traffic disturbance while the race takes place. The timing will be from 18:30 to 20:45 downtown Reykjavík.
Roads will be closed inside and around the running path while the run is taking place.



All participants take part on their own responsibilty and have to keep the follwing in mind:

Wear your bib number

Dress according to weather

Those who are going to walk we ask you to stay on the right side so the runners can pass safely on your left.

As much as we love dogs, we're asking that pooches sit this one out.

You can bring strollers, but we encourage you to add reflective material, glow stuff or lights to it. We ask you to
stay on the right side so the runners can pass safely on your left.

There is NO running allowed in Hallgrímskirkja church.

Show tolerance to other participants.

We reccomend that you arrive early on race day.


On-line registration will be open until midnight on February 3rd. It will also be possible to register in Harpa on race day February 4th.but then the entry fee will be higher. We recommend that you register sooner than later to get a lower entry fee. You are able to pick up your package for the run in following places: Friday February 3rd. from 16:00 -18:00hrs. in Laugardalshöll Sports Hall, Engjavegi 4, Rvk. Saturday February 4th. from 14:00 - 18:30hrs. in Harpa Concert Hall, Austurbakka 2, Rvk. We recommend that participants arrive early on running day.

Registration package:

Access to Northern Lights Run, illuminating LED necklace, LED ring,
bib number, LED glasses and fleece headband from Cintamani. 


Super early birds              3700 
Early birds                       4300 
Late entry                        4900 
Running day                     5500 

You can register your kids in the run, but bare in mind that kids 8 years and under can partisipate for free if they are 
accopanied by their registered parents. You can buy illuminating gear for the kids in our store when you pick up your race package.

Luxury package:

Age limit is 20 years to buy the luxury package.

 Access to Northern Lights Run, illuminating LED necklace , LED ring,
bib number, LED glasses, gloves and headband from Cintamani, illuminating face paint colours, 
access to the afterparty in Reykjavík Art Museum, Tryggvagötu 16, 101 Reykjavík. 


Super early birds               6700 
Early birds                        7300 
Late entry                        7900 
Running day                     8500 


Flight discount for participants

WOW air is the main sponsor of the WOW Northern Lights Run and all participants can get 5% discount when
they book flights at the WOW air web. You can book your flight with this discount code until February 1st.
Discount code: WOWNLRIBR
Flight period: January 15th to February 15th from any WOW air destination to Iceland.


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