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Mt. Esja Ultra will be held for the third time on the 21st of June 2014


The Xtreme distance gives TWO ITRA qualifying point for the The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® 2015


• Mt. Esja Ultra II: 2 laps (14 km and 1200 m +elevation gain)
• Mt. Esja Ultra V: 5 laps (35 km and 3000 m +elevation gain)
• Mt. Esja Ultra Xtreme: 11 laps (77 km and 6600 m +elevation gain)​


Registration will be available on www.hlaup.is. Registration ends at midnight 19th of June. Distribution of race bibs will be at TRI STORE, Suðurlandsbraut 32, Reykjavík June 21st frpm 15:30-18.

Those running 5 and 11 laps need to register with race director, at the starting point before the race at least 30 min before the start.

FEE (until 19th of June):

  • 2 laps: 3.000 ISK
  • 5 laps: 5.000 ISK
  • 11 laps: 10.000 ISK


  • Kl. 5:00 for Xtreme
  • Kl. 10:00 for V laps
  • Kl. 13:00 for 2 laps


All participants must sign a declaration confirming that they are physically and mentally fit to compete and that they have prepared sufficiently well to finish within given time limits.

Each runner agrees to:

  • Do appropriate training to be able to finish within time limit.
  • Runners oblige to compete in a civilized manner and keep true to organized paths.
  • Respect the nature. It is strictly forbidden to throw garbage of any kind on the course, except at Esjustofa (at startpoint)
  • Be dressed according to weather and weather forecast
  • Bring sufficient nutrition and liquid for the entire race
  • Respect rules about personal assistance. Each runner can accept assistance from one person at a time regarding gear and nutrition in a specially reserved zone at Esjustofa. It is forbidden to accept assistance in other places in the race except in an emergency
  • Show other competitors and visitors in Mt.Esja respect on the route.
  • To wear the race bib on the chest or the stomach. The bib must be fully visible throughout the entire race.
  • To register at given checkpoints (Steinn and Esjustofa) in each lap.
  • It is essential that each runner helps anybody in need and until appropriate help is available.
  • Race director is not responsible for competitors in regards to weather conditions and/or natural disasters.
  • Runners are at own risk during the race and are encouraged to seek appropriate assistance in the case of accidents, injuries or illness.
  • Race director can and will dismiss anyone who does not obey the rules of the race.
  •  Race director is in full right to cancel or bring a halt to the race due to external conditions or reasons.

Age limits:
• 5 laps: 18 year old
• 11 laps: 20 year old


Race director strongly recommends the following gear (obligatory gear for runners competing in 5 and 10 laps):

  • Personal cup to drink liquid at aid stations and to get water in the brook
  • Survival blanket
  • Mobile phone
  • 0,5-1 liters of liquid
  • Sufficient nutrition and liquid for each lap
  • Adhesive or/and elastic band for making a bandage or a strapping
  • Waterproof and breathable jacket
  • Warm hat and warm gloves

Recommended gear:

  • Walking poles
  • Water belt and/or camel bag
  • Cap or Buff
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bandage for blisters and sore feet

It will be possible to store extra equipment in a specially marked zone at Esjustofa. Runners are allowed to seek assistance from one external person. It’s crucial that runners plan nutrition, equipment, running gear and assistance before the race.

Runners need to bring with them their own nutrition that will cover them the whole race.


  • 2 laps: 4 hours (at 14:00 hours) – max time for lap is 120 minutes
  • 5 laps: 9 hours (at 19:00 hours) – max time for lap is 108 minutes
  • 11 laps: 18 hours (at 04:00 hours ) – max time for lap is 108 minutes

If you have any questions about the race and registration please contact race directors:

Elísabet Margeirsdóttir elisabet@betanaering.is

Sigurður Kiernan: siggi@investum.is