Copenhagen Marathon 2016/2017
Copenhagen Marathon takes place every year in May. The event has since its
initial race in 1980 grown to be a highly anticipated annual tradition for both
runners and spectators. The 31st version of the race on 22 May 2011 set yet another record as the
number of finishers were the highest ever. 9,209 runners completed the 42 kilometers on the streets of Copenhagen.
In 2012, a record-breaking number of 12,300 runners took to the streets.
Copenhagen Marathon takes place on a
spectator-friendly course as the route consists of three parts of which the first
and the third are almost identical. This means that the watching fans on several
spots along the course get a chance to cheer the passing contestants more than once.
Apart from roaring and howling supporters, the marathoners will be pushed forward
by numerous bands and dancers making the event look as much like a samba festival
as a marathon.
The route will start and finish in front of the Royal Library’s building,
The Black Diamond, by the waterfront and close to the parliament building. From
here it runs through several of Copenhagen’s various districts passing some famous
landmarks along the way. About 8 km of the course runs along the waterfront where
the usual busy bustle will be even livelier in honour of the occasion. The overall
impression of the course is flat. The highest point will occur around the 20K-mark,
where the street reaches 15 m above ground level.
The next Copenhagen Marathon will be held on 25 May 2015. The
event will as usual include all the traditional facilities of a marathon event:
A three-day Sports Expo, pastaparty, pace makers, water and energy drinks
every fourth km and medals and T-shirts for everybody. Registration and
additional information on the marathon can be found at the official Copenhagen Marathon website
Copenhagen Marathon Results and Information 2016/2017