Tórshavn Marathon - Local.fo

Tórshavn Marathon

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Date(s) - 03/06/2018
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tórshavn Marathon


In the Faroe Islands the summer months are cool and well suited for marathon running. On the 19th July 2003 the starting shot was fired for the first Atlantic Airways Torshavn Marathon. In perfect conditions: calm, partially misty and 13 degrees Celsius about 200 participants set out from the city centre. For the first 5,8 km – a nice lap around the streets of Tórshavn – all the runners ran together. The “Fun” runners turned towards the finish, while the rest, about 60 runners participating in the Marathon and half marathon – evenly split – continued along the coast line to the turning point in Kaldbak.

The half marathon course is quite hard. The course, which is free from traffic, is hilly and has two long hard hills just before the turning point. These hills must be navigated on the way home too. The hills are also part of the marathon course, but the marathon runners continue past the hills to a completely flat stretch of road along the Kaldbak fiord to the turning point in the village Kaldbak. The course is in its entirety a great nature experience.