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Hans Christian Andersen Marathon

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Location Odense, Denmark

Distance Marathon

Date 26-27 Sep 2020

About Hans Christian Andersen Marathon

RUN THE H.C. ANDERSEN MARATHON

The H.C. Andersen Marathon, named after Hans Christian Andersen, is held annually in the Danish author’s birthplace of Odense. This year its 21th edition and the city will be livelier than ever come 27 September 2020, buzzing with exited participants and spectators. The race is rewarding for both experienced and first-time participants, made up of a traffic-free route that passes through the city’s streets. Proving it’s the taking part that counts, every runner gets a medal complete with an image of the marathon’s namesake. 

The event includes Marathon, ½ Marathon, "Run the last 10", Danish Championship Marathon and MiniMarathon 4.2K.


Practicalities

Accommodation

There will be hotel accomodation for participants. Please check the offers at the organizers website

After Race Services

Changing room facilities and showers are available at Odense's Sports Centre.

Age Limit

Participants must be 18 years of age or have their 18th birthday within the calendar year of the race.

Aid Stations

First aid stations at every 5K. At the course, there will be ambulances and in the finish area you will find doctors. If you want to drop out of the race, you must contact the nearest first aid station or a fluid replacement station, where you will get a lift to the finishing line.

Award Medals

At the finishing line, you will receive your medal and all female finishers will be given a flower. Diploma and result can be downloaded on www.hcamarathon.dk.

Equipment Storage

You can store the handed baggage bag on the race day from 8 AM in Odense Sports Center (Odense Idrætshal) at Baggage storage in Hall 2.

Maximum Time

The route will be without traffic from 9am until 4pm.

Parking

There is free official parking at Provstegårdsskolen (school) Middelfartvej 180. Around the exhibition area you will find limited parking space. Notice that the exit is limited under the marathon. Please note, that it is not allowed to park on Højstrupvej, Christmas Møllersvej and a part of Stadionvej.

Race Kit Includes

You can pick up your bib number at the Expo at Odense's Sports Center. In the participant bag you will find a sponge that you can bring on the course. Water buckets are at the depots, where you can soak the sponge. After the race, please throw the sponge in the placed dustbins.

Refreshments

The stations are located at intervals of 5K in the following order: Self provisions, energy liquid - in brown cups, Aqua - in white cups, Bananas (from K15) and Sponge water. Moreover, there are fluid depots at K 2.5-7.5-12.5-17.5 and so on. At the first round, you will have a Corny bar at 11K. At the second round Marathon, you will be offered a SIS gel. Aqua, energy drink, banana, apple, Corny Bar, Danone Yoghurt and Beer from the Brewery Vestfyen A/S.

Timing

Timekeeping is by chip as part of your bibnumber. No startnumber, no time! Please stay on the marked route as registration of time is only possible when passing the mats placed at various points.

Transport

If you arrive in Odense Sunday by train, you can use the shuttle bus from the railwaystation to the start area. Departure from 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM From Odense Sport Center to the railwaystation: 12:00 - 4:30 PM Saturday the public bus line 31 can bring you to: Odense Sport Center, Højstrupvej, 5200 Odense V.

Hans Christian Andersen Marathon Route Map

Hans Christian Andersen Marathon Route Map

Start:

Odense Sport Center, DK-Odense V

Israels Pl. 3, 5200 Odense, Denmark

Highlights

Opportunity to visit an ancient city, with connections to the Vikings era and also the hometown of fairy tales writer, Hans Christian Andersen.

Overview

A unique race, suitable for all kinds of runners, taking place in the ancient city of Odense.

At Odense Sport Center - turn left. Stadionvej – turn right. Ruggårdsvej – turn left. Åløkke Allé – turn left. Næsbyvej – turn right Næsbyhovedvej – at. Kanalvej – turn left. Gammelsø – turn left. Toldbodgade – turn left. Havnegade – turn right. Helsingborggade – turn left Tolderlundsvej – turn right. Victoriagade – turn left.Windelsvej – turn right. Sprogøvej – turn right. Skibhusvej – turn left. Thomas B. Thriges Gade – turn right. Hans Mules Gade - turn right. Overgade - straight ahead . Vestergade – turn right. Kongensgade – turn right. Slotsgade - turn left. Jernbanegade – turn left. Vindegade – turn left. Pantheonsgade - turn left .Vestergade – turn right . Klaregade – turn right Holsedore – turn right . Filosoffen – turn left. Munke Mose – turn right. Sadolinsgade – turn left. Lahnsgade – turn right. Læssøegade – turn rigth. Sadolinsgade - turn left. Kastanievej - turn left. Sdr. Boulevard – turn right. J.B. Windsløws Vej – turn right . Heden – turn left Grønløkkevej - turn left. Kildemosevej - right and turn left. Middelfartvej – turn right. Christmas Møllersvej – turn right . Højstrupvej - turn right. Møllemarksvej til.Finish in Odense Athletic Stadium.


Hans Christian Andersen Marathon Trivia

The name of the city where this race takes place, Odense, is derived from Odins Vé, meaning "Odin's sanctuary" as the area was known as a sanctuary for worshippers of the Nordic god, Odin.

Odense is also one of Denmark's oldest cities: archaeological excavations in the vicinity show proof of settlement for over 4,000 years since at least the Stone Age!


Hans Christian Andersen Marathon Ticket prices: 215.00kr dkk - 600.00kr dkk

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.