Iceland- land of the Blue Lagoon, endless waterfalls, geysers, ice caves, mountains, glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields and…
the 2017 Reykjavik Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Events – August 19, 2017! 

Iceland is on your exotic travel wish list, and running or walking a marathon or half marathon for Challenge Aspen will make the experience even more momentous.

Whether you are a never-ever runner or a seasoned Ultra racer, this is a unique opportunity for you!  You may choose to train with the 2017 Challenge Aspen team and participate in the marathon, half marathon or 10K events in beautiful Reykjavik, Iceland.

Help fund scholarships, adaptive equipment and programming for Challenge Aspen while training for your race, making life-long friends and memories.  Your goal is the Reykjavik Marathon events in August!  

To join the Challenge Aspen 2017 Marathon Team you must commit to fundraise $3,950 for Challenge Aspen programs (donations are tax deductible).

What do you get out of this?

Roundtrip airfare (Denver – Reykjavik) 

4 nights deluxe hotel accommodations in old town Reykjavik, Iceland (Aug 17-21, 2017)
• Race entry fee
• Awesome team running gear
• Coach Trey Barnes as your running coach for 20 weeks
• Victory dinner in Reykjavik
• Permanent place in Challenge Aspen’s family

REGISTER NOW to join the team!  We will send you instructions how to set up your social fundraising page. It’s fairly simple, and we’re here to help you if needed! Here is an example: Jenni’s page.  Any questions?  Contact Jenni Petersen ( or call (970) 923.0578

About the Reykjavik Marathon Events:

The race offers an atmosphere which is both relaxed and welcoming. The marathon brings around 1,000 runners and a half marathon around 2,000, making both races less crowded and fun! Since the Reykjavik Marathon also includes 10k, 3k fun run and children’s run distances, it’s also a family event.

The Viking name, Reykjavík, may literally translate as ‘smoky bay’, but the name in fact refers to the steam rising from Iceland’s many geothermal springs. Reykjavík actually has some of the cleanest air of any city. Situated on a peninsula, water features heavily in the self-proclaimed ‘Party Capital of the North’, with the old-town even nestled around a large pond called Tjörnin. Teeming with birdlife, Tjörnin is like an oasis in the maze of old wooden houses covered in colourful corrugated iron that comprise downtown. Reykjavík has the very unusual feel of a modern international city trying to fit into a nineteenth century fishing village.

For more information about the marathon click here