Here we have listed the most frequently asked questions regarding registration for and participation in the Copenhagen Marathon. Please contact customer service, if you would like to have any information added to the FAQ.

Frequently asked questions

How do I register for the Copenhagen Marathon?
Registrations are submitted online at cphmarathon.com or via the Copenhagen Marathon App. Online entry is open until race start. It is also possible to register at the Copenhagen Marathon Expo or at the info desk at the start and finish open from 7:30 am on race day, provided spots are still available.

What is included in the entry fee?
A Nike running T-shirt, a finisher medal, a race bag and personal race photos and video.

Is there a limited number of spots available?
No, there is currently no capacity limit.

When does the Copenhagen Marathon commence?
The race commences in Copenhagen on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 9:30 AM.

How is race start procedure
The Copenhagen Marathon starts in a rolling start. The first to cross the starting line will be the elite runners, followed by the mass participation field. The entire start will take up to 25 minutes. Entrants will not be assigned to a particular start group, but can position themselves freely in the start section corresponding to their expected finish time. The are signs and pace teams line up throughout the start section to help participants position themselves correctly.

Can everyone participate?
Every person who is in good health and able to complete the distance without assistance from others can participate. Blind or otherwise physically disabled individuals are allowed to participate and to be accompanied by a guide.

Are wheel chairs and babyjoggers allowed?

Wheel chairs, hand chairs and babyjoggers are allowed only by previous agreement with the organizers. If you consider running with a babyjogger, please consider the risk of extreme weather conditions, loud noises and music, safety incidents or otherwise potentially harmful conditions. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure both his/her own and her baby’s wellbeing throughout the entire event. Everyone who runs with special equipment are required to show due consideration to fellow runners and to always follow instructions from officials and members of race management.

How can I obtain en elite entry?
To be eligible for an elite entry, you must meet certain qualifying requirements. Learn more her

What personal entry information is required?
When registering for the race, you must fill in your name, email, birthday, gender, postal code, mobile phone number and nationality.

Can I choose my T-shirt size?
You choose your T-shirt size when you register online. T-shirts are collected at the Copenhagen Marathon Expoen.

You can change your T-shirt size up until approximately three weeks before race day.

Can I register more than one person at the same time?
Yes, you have the option of registrering more than one person. You must enter the following data for each additional person you register: name, email, birthday, gender, mobile phone number, postal code and nationality.

Can we submit a group or company entry?
For groups, companies or other groups interested in registering and/or making a collective payment, it is possible to submit a collective entry. First step is to create a group / company account. The account manager will have the option to decide which registration procedure should be used for other members of the group / company to register.

How can I pay?
Payment methods include debit card, Visa debit, VISA, Euro Mastercard, VISA Electron, Diners Club, MobilePay Online, and Maestro (keep in mind that additional fees may apply).Companies / groups who have created a group / company account have the option of paying by invoice (VAT identification number is required).

Can I cancel my registration?
No. Once registration is submitted it is legally binding, and refunds cannot be granted. According to Danish law, running events fall under the category of recreational and leisure activities and the organisers are therefore, according to the Danish Customer Contracts Act concerning e-commerce, not obliged to offer refunds.

However, you have the option of transferring your entry to another person against a free of 100 DKK. If the entry is purchased at reduced price or with a discount, the new entrant will be charged with the difference between the actual fee paid and the current entry fee at any time.

Do I receive an entry confirmation?
Once your registration has been processed, a receipt and an entry confirmation will be sent to e-mail address entered in your entrant profile. If you do not receive these informations, please check your spam mail or contact customer service

How can I change my participant data after I have registered?

It is important that the personal data in your entrant profile is up to date at all times. In case your personal data should change, please be sure to update your entrant profile by logging on with the username and password sent to you by email.

Can I have my name and country flag printed on my bib number?
Yes, all entrants get their first name and nationality printed on their bib number.

I am prevented from participating and wish to transfer my start number to a different person. How do I do that?
If you are prevented from participating, you may transfer your entry to a different person against a fee of 100 DKK. Find detailed instructions here

How do I collect my bib number?
You must collect your bib number along with your race packet at the Copenhagen Marathon Expo in Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, DK-2100 Copenhagen, from Friday to Saturday. To collect your race packet, you must present your registration car, which is emailed to you before the race. Although we strongly recommend collecting your race number at the Expo, it will be possible to collect on race day. Race day pick up will take place from 9:00 AM at the information desk at the Expo and will be entirely at your own risk. The organisers take no responsibility in case of delays or any other circumstances that might prevent the participant to be at the race start in due time, whatever the reason may be.

How is race timing carried out?
Race timing service is provided by Ultimate Sport Service by means of a timing chip incorporated in the bib number. The bib number can be disposed of after the race.

All official race times (except the elite race times) are measured as net times, from the time the participant crosses the starting line to the time he/she crosses the finish line. Split times are registered at every 5 km and at 21.1 km.

All competitions within the CPH Half including the winner times are settled by gross times.

Is there a course time limit?
Yes, the official time limit is 6 hours net for the full distance and 3 hours net for the half marathon mark. Read more here

When can I drop off and reclaim my race bag?
Baggage drop off is located at the start and finish area. It opens at 7:30 AM and closes at 5:00 PM.

How do I collect my participant T-shirt?
Your Nike runing T-shirt is to be collected at the Copenhagen Marathon Expo along with your race packet.

Who are the organizers of the Copenhagen Marathon?
The Copenhagen Marathon is organized by Sparta Athletics & Running.

How can I contact the organizers?
The Copenhagen Marathon customer service team is available Monday through Friday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

[email protected]
Phone: +45 35 26 69 00
Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11
DK-2100 Copenhagen

Remember to have your entry ID ready at all requests, so we can identify your order and help you as quickly as possible.