Copenhagen Half Marathon

Copenhagen, Denmark

Organiser's Description

Covering most areas of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, the Copenhagen Half Marathon showcases the very best of the Danish capital. It is extremely fast, at the same time highly spectator-friendly, featuring lots of entertainment, power zones and city highlights. The course is completely traffic-free and extensively fenced.

The race starts and finishes in the midst of the big city park Fælledparken in Copenhagen. The mixed gender elite race begins concurrently with the mass participation event.

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  • Half Marathon
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Øster Allé, Fælledparken, Østerbro, DK-2100 Copenhagen.

By car: We strongly advise against arriving by car to the start and finish area, due to the very limited parking options in the area.

If you are obliged to take the car, we recommend parking in the outskirts of Copenhagen and using public transport in from there. Be aware of race day road closures and redirections.

By public transport: We recommend taking the Metro or S-train to the starting area. While some busses are redirected on race day, Metro and S-train are not affected by the race, however, we recommend that you plan your journey beforehand to be sure that public transportation is not affected by construction work or other alterations.

Nearest S-train stations are:

Nordhavn st. (1.8 km) Østerport st. (2.1 km) Svanemøllen st. (1.9 km)

Nearest Metro station is Nørreport st. (2.7 km) from where you can take any northbound S-train stopping at all city stations including Nordhavn, Østerport and Svanemøllen stations. Northbound S-trains also depart from Copenhagen Central Station.

The course has been measured and certified by the Danish Athletic Federation and AIMS, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races.

The course is completely traffic-free and extensively fenced. Vehicular traffic can, however only in certain time periods, cross the course through six gateways throughout the City. Pedestrians and bicyclists are allowed to cross the course when there are no runners present.

In 2017 the Copenhagen Half Marathon was awarded with the IAAF Road Race Gold Label, which is considered the most prestigious quality designation.

The criteria that must be fulfilled in order to become an IAAF Label road race event cover areas such as elite field composition, fencing, safety, race timing, communication and broadcasting, etc.

The CPH Half attracts a strong international elite field. Seeing lots of fast times since the beginning in 2015, the CPH Half has claimed itself as one of the World’s fastest half marathons.

Leading up to the race, a three-day expo is held in Sparta Hallen on Østerbro in Copenhagen, where participants collect their race packet containing their bib number with integrated timing chip, a Nike T-shirt and a baggage bag.

The race is transmitted live by the national broadcasting company on and DR TV and live streamed on from 11:00 am, and on big screens in the start and finish area.

A live transmission recap will be available on

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