The course


A unique running experience through nature, along waterfalls, fjords and the cosy atmopsphere of the smalles capital of the world.

The Tórshavn Marathon course is commencing from the center of Tórshavn, continuing around the city along the seaside, on nicely paved roads and through peaceful city spaces.

After a scenic 8k around a large part of the city, the runners continues to the beautiful and scening fjord of Kaldbak, offering both demanding hills and completely flat areas. This is the hilliest and literally most breathtaking part of the route.

Returning from the fjord the runners continues through the city and will be able to take in the authentic and cosy atmosphere of the diverse architecture and narrow streets of the old parts of Tórshavn.

Walking half marathon

In 2024 the course for the walking half marathon will be a different. The course will be from the lovely village of Kaldbak – which is the marathon turningpoint – and to Tórshavn city centre. The walkers will get to experience the wunderful and peaceful nature outside Tórshavn.

The walkers will start their walk at the same time as the runners. The walkers will walk towards and meet the marathonrunners on the course.

Walkers will be driven by buss to the starting area in Kaldbak. More information on this will come.

Course features

Combined course of hills and flat areas

Experience both nature, scenic views and cosy atmosphere of a small city

The course surface is all over asphalt

The courses are measured in accordance with the regulations of AIMS.

Course records

Female: Helena Javornik (SL): 3:09:16 year 2018
Male: Raul Jankowski (DE): 2:35:11, year 2022

New course records will be awarded with 3000DKK sponsored by Leif Mohr and LM Electric

Race Timing

Your bib will have a chip for race timing. Your racetime will be registered with regular intervals and your familiy and friends can follow you from the finishline or from home on their smartphone.

Running weather

The weather in the Faroe Islands during the summer period can be very challenging. When you arrive in Tórshavn for the Tórshavn Marathon you must be prepared for a bit of everything.

The sun might be out and the temps warm, but it can also be raining and windy or just foggy and tranquil, you just don’t know until the start goes off. Be sure to pack long and short tights, singlet and long sleeve shirts and a running jacket. And let mother nature decide the rest.

You can follow this link for the weather updates, bearing in mind that exact weather predictions on the Faroe Islands are very difficult.




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