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Copenhagen Marathon

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Quick facts

Location Copenhagen, Denmark

Distance Marathon

Date 17 May 2020

About Copenhagen Marathon

The Copenhagen Marathon is an annual road running event over the marathon distance that takes place on the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark. Established in 1980, it is held in May and has around 10,000 participants. 

Covering most of central Copenhagen, runners get to experience the different atmospheres and moods that feature each and every area of the city, including the green Østerbro, the multi-cultural Nørrebro, the ultra hip Vesterbro and back across the harbour to the finish on Islands Brygge.

The Copenhagen Marathon course is a round course from and to Islands Brygge. The course has a complete flat elevation profile. A genuine city marathon, the course showcases all the central parts of Copenhagen, it's impressive architechture and best highlights. The course surface is mainly asphalt with a few short cobblestone streches. The course is measured and approved by the Danish Athletics Federation and the International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF/AIMS.

Practicalities

After Race Services

Bottled water, Coca-Cola, Erdinger Alkoholfrei, Pågen cinnamon buns, High5 Energy Source, High5Energy bar, bananas, oranges. 

Age Limit

16 years. 

Aid Stations

12 hydration zones are located with 3-4 kilometer intervals in either the left or right hand side of the course. All hydration zones offer cups of water and High5 EnergySource citrus, orange and banana bites (every other station). All stations are equiped with toilets, showers, first aid staff and vaseline. 

Award Medals

All finishers receive a medal at the finish line. 

Equipment Storage

The baggage storage is open from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. The storage is attended, however no guarantee for valuables is provided. 

Maximum Time

The official course time limit is: at 21,1 km (half way), 3 hours net and at 42,2 km (finish line), 6 hours net.

Parking

Parking options near the start and finish are very limited. It is recommended to get to and from the start by public transport – S-train, regional train or Metro – all of which are within walking distance.     

Provided Photo Service

Free photo & video captured in three on-course live zones and at the finish line. All footage is available for download on website and in the app. In the finish area participants can also have a free celebration photo taken and sent to them for free by sms or email.    

Race Kit Includes

Race bag, bib number, bagage tag, safety pins and a Nike running T-shirt. 

Refreshments

High5 EnergySource and water (in cups), banana bites and oranges

Timing

Race timing service is provided by Ultimate Sport Service by means of a timing chip incorporated in the bib number. The bib number can be disposed of after the race.

Transport

It is recommended to get to and from the start by public transport – S-train, regional train or Metro – all of which stations are within short walking distance. For more, see info copenhagenmarathon.dk/en/transport-til-start

Copenhagen Marathon Route Map

Copenhagen Marathon Route Map

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Start:

Islands Brygge

Islands Brygge 18, 2300 København S, Denmark

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

Being launched off into the course over the iconic Langebro across the city harbour, runners will be able to take in a panoramic view of the city with its architectonic monuments and historical towers. Now, a veritable sightseeing tour around the city of Copenhagen is awaiting.

Covering most of central Copenhagen, runners get to experience the different atmospheres and moods that feature each and every area of the city, including the green Østerbro, the multi-cultural Nørrebro, the ultra hip Vesterbro and back across the harbour to the finish on Islands Brygge.

Overview

The Copenhagen Marathon course is a round course commencing at the harbour front on Islands Brygge, continuing through Inner Copenhagen, Østerbro, Nørrebro and Vesterbro and back to the starting point at Islands Brygge.


Copenhagen Marathon Ticket prices: €93.00

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.