ÍR 5K Road Race

Run into the arctic summer

ÍR 5K race

On may 13, one of the most populous 5 km races in Iceland takes place in the heart of the city. The course runs through the city center. The icelandic name of the race indicates that the race is a track and field race, but that’s not the case! Víðavangshlaup ÍR is one of the few street races in the country where streets are closed and runners get the opportunity to hit the streets of Reykjavik ! The race that for 106 years has been considered a great honor to win! The IR race was first held 1916 and has since then been an integral part of the City of Reykjavik’s First Day of Summer celebrations. No sporting event in Iceland has such a long and continuous history as the IR race.