Copenhagen Marathon 2021

9:30am - 5:00pm 16 May, 2021
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Marathon: Spring in Denmark Done Right

Ever wanted to explore Denmark? Now’s your chance. Take your active lifestyle to the next level at the annual Copenhagen Marathon considered one of the best Marathons in Scandinavia.

Over 10,000 participants will partake in a multi-run event that winds through the historic cobblestone and asphalt streets of Copenhagen, Denmark. 

“Enjoy the scenic city of Copenhagen, Denmark during one of the most popular springtime races of the year.”

Your experience

The first-ever Copenhagen Marathon took place in the spring of 1980 and the traditional race has never looked back.

Runners get to enjoy a wide array of the city from the vegetative lands of Osterbro to the cultural towns of Norrebro and Vesterbro before finishing on Islands Brygge. The course has a flat elevation profile making the race a genuine city marathon. Spectators and runners alike will be able to appreciate the extravagant architecture and distinguishable character of the city. 

The loop-style course will start and finish at Islands Brygge. Runners will follow an epic route that will take them down the center of Copenhagen, passing the Little Mermaid, Parliament building and the Royal Palace.

Additionally, live music and several other forms of entertainment will be played for all those in attendance.

Best views 

The Copenhagen Marathon will commence at 9:30 a.m. on May 17 at the Islands Brygge starting line. Spectators can claim spots anywhere on the course, yet the best views are closest to the harbor.

From this position, you can take in the full panoramic view of the city including its impressive monuments and unique historical towers. Participating in this race essentially gives you a free ticket to the city’s sightseeing tour!

Things to do in Copenhagen

Spring may be one of the best times of the year to visit this magnificent city. Endless sightseeing tours, museums and historical attractions await families of all ages.

Experience the city in its fullest form by picnicking at the gardens and parks, biking the sunlit streets or discovering the awe-inspiring architecture.

Eat, drink and shop your life away at the dozens of Danish shops and centers throughout the city. Each district holds true to its own style and characteristic.

Norrebro provides a multicultural feel while Orestad is appreciated for its waterfront location and amazing architecture. Make sure to check out each city area and discover your favorite part of Copenhagen!

Where to stay

The city of Copenhagen supplies a wide range of lodging options to choose from. Stay in the heart of downtown or venture off into the trendy area of the Vesterbro district for a unique Danish experience. 

How to get around 

Public transportation in Copenhagen is extremely efficient. Go to and from any location you wish within the capital region without a hassle. Metro, train and bus services are all conveniently located near the airport upon arrival.

If you plan on using public transportation for the majority of your trip, make sure to look into a Copenhagen Card for unlimited travel options as well as free entrance to more than 80 attractions and museums in the city. The card even gives you added discounts to several restaurants, rentals, sights and more!

Copenhagen Marathon 2021 Dates 

The next marathon begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2021.  

Photo Credit: Copenhagen Marathon

Denmark Travel Tips:

Plan ahead: Book your perfect trip with our Denmark travel guide and destination information. Does Denmark require a visa? Check the visa requirements before you get caught up during your travel.

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Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in Denmark? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.

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