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Athletes, who meet the qualifying requirements, are eligible to apply for an elite entry at the Copenhagen Marathon.

Qualification standards

For times set over the marathon distance

Men: 2 hours : 32 minutes
Women: 2 hours : 55 minutes

For times set over the half marathon distance

Men:1 hour : 12 minutes
 1 hour : 23 minutes

Subject to change 

Additional requirements

Qualification times must be set between 1/1-2021 and 10/9-2023 at an official competition certified by a national athletics federation and/or AIMS.

Furthermore, the course must be correctly measured and approved by the national athletics federation and/or AIMS. Documentation for qualifying times will be required.

Subject to changes

Applications & contact

The elite field is divided into an international A field and a B field.

To place into the B field, please apply online via this form

If you wish to apply for a place in the A elite field, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Prize money

The full prize money breakdown and bonuses for the Copenhagen Marathon will be announced soon.

Prize money is taxed at a rate of 15%.

Race records

Men: 2:08,23 – Berhane Tsegay, ERI – 2022

Women: 2:24,21 – Hela Kiprob, KEN – 2022

Doping disclaimer

Any athlete who is subsequently determined to have committed a doping offence at the time of the event or is suspended from competition due to an offence committed prior to the event resulting in his/her performance at the event being invalidated shall be liable to refund any and all sums from the race organisers relating to his/her performance at the event.

Practical Information

Elite athletes will enjoy special amenities and services before, during and after the race. Detailed information will be sent out to all elite athletes and/or managers prior to the race.