Þórsgata Volcano Trail Run will be held in Þórsmörk Nature Reserve for the ninth time on the 9th of September 2023. The annual race is now one of the most popular trail runs for local runners in Iceland and marks the end of the trail running summer for a lot of runners.
Registration is now open on the main trail running website in Iceland, www.hlaup.is
Registration fees are as follows
Registrations until June 30: ISK 7,900
Registrations from July 1st - September 7th: ISK 8,900
Registrations from September 8 - September 10: ISK. 12,900
Registrations until June 30: ISK 2,900
Registrations from July 1st - September 7th: ISK 3,400
Registrations from September 8 - September 10: ISK. 3,900
Registration will close at 18:00 on hlaup.is on the 9th of September and at 11:00 on 10 September at the Volcano Huts.
The maximum number of participants in the 12 km race is 500.
Included in the participation fee is timing chip, access to showers, sauna and small sitting pool after the race.
12 KM: Starting 9 September 2023, at 12 PM at the Volcano Huts cabin in Þórsmörk. The race ends at the same place.
4,5 KM: Starting September 9, 2023 at 12:15 PM at the Volcano Huts in Þórsmörk. The race ends at the same place.
The route: The race is into Húsadalur on the way up Laugavegur. When coming up from Húsadalur, turn right towards Langadalur and follow the path up to Slyppugilshrygg and along it until the path goes down to Slyppugilið. Then turn left towards Tindfjallaslétta and then down Stangarháls to Stóraendi. From there, run along Krossáraurar to Langadalur and head up Valahnúkur (275 m ascent) and down again to the west to the end of Húsadalur.
The route: The run is into Húsadalur and from there you enter a path that leads to Langadalur. When you get to Langadalur, head up Valahnúkur (275 m ascent) and down again on the west side to the end in Húsadalur. The route is suitable both for those who want to cross quickly and also for those who want to take a light jog or walk.
Further information on the delivery of bib numbers will be available in Reykjavík on the 8th of September as well as on the location on racing day. Further information will be available and posted here and on the race Facebook site.
Bus departs from BSI bus station in Reykjavík at 7:00 am and at 16:00.
Bookings for a bus ticket to and from the race is available here on this website.
Please note that you need an F-Road approved 4x4 vehicle to get to Krossá River.
Food can be booked on this website along with the bus tickets.
Food and drinks can also be purchased on location.
Water bottles can be filled up on location.
Prizes will be awarded for the first three places for men and women. Special Race Number lottery will take place at the prize ceremony.
Instead of awarding a participation prize (medal), a corresponding amount will be awarded to the Volcano Trails environmental fund for the construction, marking and maintenance of hiking and running trails in Þórsmörk.
Track guards will be at selected locations along the way. The path is clear most of the way and the path is marked with flags.
Drinking stations are not available along the racecourse.
Clean and safe to drink water flows in streams here and there along the route. You can reach down and take a sip or fill your water bottle.
The race is held by Volcano Trails in Húsadalur Þórsmörk in collaboration with Hlaupár.
The Þórsgata Volcano Trail is available for runners of any experience. We encourage people to bring their family and friend with them for support.
The 4,5 Valahnúkur trail is ideal for anyone wanting to sprint, jog or walk this panoramic trail in Þórsmörk.
Suggestions and inquiries regarding the race should be sent to [email protected]