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University Run

The University Run 2018 takes place on Thursday 20 September at 6 pm in the vicinity of the University campus. The run is open for staff and students and participants can choose to run either 3K or 7K.The route for 3K is by Suðurgata, to Reykjavík airport and passed Vatnsmýri Nature Reserve where as the 7 K rout goes around Reykjavík airport. There is a time tracker for the longer run.

Map of the running routes
3 K route

7 K route 


Registration for the University Run takes place in Ugla, the University's intranet and the registration fee is ikr 2000 kr. Included in the fee is a dry-fit running shirt marked: Háskólahlaup 2018 (University Run 2018).

The deadline for registration is midnight 18 September.

Participants are asked to pay through their personal online banking if at all possible. Please mark the payment: „University Run 2018“ and send an email to

Bank details: Id. No.: 600169-2039, account 137-26-85.

It is also possible to pay in cash or with a debit/credit card at the Information office in the Main Building when you pick-up your running kit.

Please Note. It is not possible to sign up for the run at the Information office. All registrations go through Ugla.

Running kit

The running kit, a T-shirt (for both routes), and a number (for the time tracker in the 7 K run), will be handed out at the Information office in the Main Building on 19 and 20 September 9 am - 4 pm. Participants that paid with bank transfer are kindly asked to show the receipt with identification when picking-up the running kit.

Facilties on running day and programme 

Participants can change their clothes in the University gym, adjacent to the University Centre (Háskólatorg). Please note that you have to bring your own lock for the locker if you wish to leave any valuables.

Warm-up begeins at 5.45 P.M. on the lawn in front of the University Main building and will be lead by students in Sport and Health Sciences at the School of Education. The run starts at 6 P.M. on the dot!

About the University Run

The University Run takes place for the eleventh time, but this is the first time it takes place in the autumn.

Video of the University Run 2013 

Please note that the University running group meets twice a week; at 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the gym on campus. Might be a good idea to join that dynamic group which is open to both University students and staff.

Photos from former University runs

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