|Year of 1st edition:||1980|
|World Athletics Label Road Race:||Yes|
|Type of race:||Flat, fast, city run|
|Time limit:||6 hours|
After I have been running many times the Copenhagen Half Marathon it was time to double up the distance!
This was my first attempt to run a marathon, and I decided to do in the city I live. There are many good reasons to run here. There are also many for you to come here and run this marathon!
- First of all, it is in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, and the route is flat and scenografic (we will talk about it later).
- Secondly, it is amazingly organised, queues are limited (if any) in any part of the process. And I have lots of advises about what to do once you are here!
- But most important, this is a very beautiful running event and – if weather conditions allow, the track conditions give you the perfect conditions for a great running experience.
The 2022 was the year of the 43rd edition of this race, much older than the little sister, the half marathon.
The booking process and the organization
Easy, the website is clear (the english version is complete). Few clicks and the booking is complete. You can also buy a voucher for someone else to redeem the participation. A perfect gift 😉
Moving to the organization, it is a perfect machine. I can’t remember a single moment I had to wait in a line: the amount of volunteers, their coordination and the organization create a perfect mechanism that allows the runners to enjoy without big headaches (if not an hangover the day after, but this is another story!).
The EXPO is very well organized and you will be able to find tempting deals on gears, GPS watches or technical equipment. Usually no queue, thanks to the already mentioned amount of volunteers.
Great attention to the detail, starting from the wall with all the participants’ names is printed out, and you can take a picture with it.
The course is very flat and on large streets, moving from and to Islands Brygge touching many landmarks. It passes by the vibrant district of Nørrebro, the green area of Frederiksberg. The path follows through Vesterbro and to the city center, where you will see iconic elements like the Black Diamond royal library, the central square of Kongens Nytorv, the beautiful Nyhavn (the harbor with colored houses) and other landmarks.
Maybe I am biased, but it is difficult to find back sides of this event. I recommend to book this trip with fair notice to have more options: prices for accommodation are high in Copenhagen.
The price is on the high end too, but the quality and the level of the organization justifies the price.
Regarding tips for drinking and eating for all the budgets, read my guide about things to do in Copenhagen, I am sure it will be helpful!
Read about the Copenhagen Half Marathon
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