The Pentecost Trail Race starts in Hafnarfjordur, also known as The Town in the Lava. In the neighbourhood of the twon in the beautiful nature you can find for example. volcanoes, big lava, hot springs and caves. Most people in Hafnarfjörður live on the 18-square kilometer (7-square mile) lava field named Búrfellshraun. This lava originally spewed out of the crater Búrfell, which is located about 7 km (4.3 miles) east of Hafnarfjörður and is part of the Krýsuvík volcano. We offer all runners the chance to run together with the club on Saturday morning a 10 - 25 km trail run where we will among other things visit the Búrfell crater. - Pl. read more on Hafnarfjordur web page Hafnarfjordur
The race will starts in Asvellir and you need only to run 400 meters to find yourself in wild nature. You will start to run on the bank Astjorn - small but beautiful ponds. Next you will start to run to Hvaleyrarvatn (lake) but on the way you will have a nice view. You will run along the bank of Hvaleyrarvatn, located in middle of forestry where residents in Hafnarfjordur have grown a forest from nothing during the past 75 years. Next you will run to Storhöfði - the small mountain. You will have the lava on your right side. You will climp on top of Storhöfði. You will have a great view and see many volcanoes and lava when you reach the top. Next you will run throught the forestry where you can see yourself how a forest is grown in north countries. When you have run through the forestry you will return to Asvellir where you started the race.
Next best Trail Run in Iceland
From the start, the Pentecost Trail Race has been one of best trail run in Iceland. The race was selected as the second best trail run in Iceland in 2015, in 2014 it was fourth and in 2013 it was third. Comments from runners go from "Great run in beautiful surroundings", "Great run in beautiful Hafnarfjordur", "Probably one of the best run in Iceland", to "Most enjoyable run I have ever been involved in and whole structure of 10".
The run is located in Hafnarfjordur - only 10 km from Reykjavik. It is very easy to travel to Iceland. Iceland (Keflavik Airport) has direct flights from almost all capitals cities, from the USA and Europe there are more than 40 daily flights. Biggest airlines that fly to Iceland; Icelandair, WoW, Air Berlin, Easy Jet, Flybe, Norwegian, Primera Air, SAS and more. We have a few hotels in Hafnarfjordur, some of them are located only a few hunders meters from Asvellir where we start the run You will find soon more information and offer from Hafnarfjordur hotels..
Last year we had 350 runners, but we expect to have 500 runners in 2016. When the race was organised in 2013 for the first time we had only 120 runners.
The club that organises the run "Skokkhopur Hauka" have used the area for trail runs during many years. The runners in the team felt as they enjoy this area so much that they needed to show other runners how beautiful and peaceful it is.. The best way to do that was to have public trail race in the area. And today is the area one of most popular areas in Iceland for runners that enjoy trail runs. Now we want to show more runners from abroad our great area and hope that they will enjoy and love it as much as we do.
What kind of weather conditions should runners expect to face in your event?I
In May you can expect all kinds of weather conditions in Iceland, even snow (though this is unlikely). You can expect temperatures to be around 10° C, but if we are lucy we can have warmer weather.
What else should runners do in the city after/before the race?
We will offer the runners to run together with the club members on 8.00 am on Saturday morning. The lenght of run will be between 10 and 25 km depending on the runner. We will run part of the way that you will run on Monday but also into the lava where you will see a world that you have never seen before. The pace will be social so the runners can enjoy the nature and take some pictures as well. After the train, the club will offer you to go to the swiming pool and relax in a hot tub. It is also possible to go to the Blue Lagoon - located only 30 km from Hafnafjordur, take a bus or rent a car to go the Golden Ring, visit Reykjavik, spend the evening in good restaurant, whale watching, ride on Icelandic pony or play golf on one of many golf courses in the neighborhood.
All runners will receive a medal when they finish the race. We have four age groups and the first three runners in each age group will have a prize. The sports distributor for Asics in Iceland will support the race and they will give 10 pairs of Asics running shoes to selected runners + many more prizes. We can promise that you will enjoy this run!
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If you need any more information pl. e mail - Pentecost Trail Race 16.05.2016
We hope to see you in May.
Soon we will give you details and offer from availble hotels in Hafnarfjordur.
Pl. read more information on MyNextRun