Update, March 17: The planning of this year's Copenhagen Marathon continues. The race will be held in an adjusted, corona-safe version with a 14 km flat loop course.

Read about the planned changes here

Date May 16, 2021
Race start 9:30 AM CEST
The course A flat round course through the heart of Copenhagen
Certifications World Athletics Road Race Label

Entry fee

Entry fee DKK 710,- (96 EUR)

All entrants who register no later than April 28, 2021, automatically gets their first name and nationality printed on the bib number.

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COVID-19: This year's Copenhagen Marathon will, if approved by the authorities, be held in a version that is adjusted to corona restrictions and a reduced number of participants. As a consequence of these adjustments, participants are offered extended rights of entry deferment or refund; please read our FAQ for more details. We take our responsibility to provide a safe race seriously. All our events must be approved by the city authorities, so you can be assured that all necessary safety and health precautions will be taken. In case we have to cancel the race due to corona, you will be offered a refund of your entry fee. Read all terms and conditions here

Copenhagen Marathon 2020

The 42nd edition of the Copenhagen Marathon will be taking place on Sunday, May 16, 2021, where the Danish capital city once again will welcome runners for an amazing running party in the streets of Copenhagen.

Whether you want to relive the fantastic atmosphere or take on the challenge for the first time, prepare to experience a cool city unfold at your feet and around every next corner.


Extremely flat and spectator-friendly, the Copenhagen Marathon is a round course running through the very best of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg with start and finish at the harbour front of Islands Brygge.

Marathon på Islands Brygge

Feel the presence of history running through the old part of Copenhagen past Nyhavn (New Harbour), The old Stock Exchange "Børsen" and the parliament building Christiansborg. Take in the sizzling atmosphere while being cheered on by the amazing crowd at Dronning Louises Bro, and enjoy the good vibes in the hip Vesterbro-district.

More than 100,000 spectators will make sure you get all the support you need to get to all the way across the finish line. All the struggles, emotions, unpredictable moments and personal overcomings awaiting you once you take the first step onto your journey, will expand your world and your mind.


Copenhagen Marathon offers the perhaps world's best pacer services. Close to 60 pacers in 13 pace teams will be lining up with only one obejctive: To get you across the finish line in your dream time.

This ensures a good and safe marathon experience for runners at all levels, whether you are chasing a PB or just aiming to get through with a smile on your lips.

The 13 pace teams will target finishing times from 3 – 5 hours.

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Pictures speak louder than words. Indulge in last year's photos to get an idea of what is awaiting you.