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 no capacity limit.
Where and when does the Copenhagen Marathon commence?
The race commences on Islands Brygge in Copenhagen on Sunday, May 17th, 2020, at 9:30 am.
How is race start procedure
What personal entry information is required?
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.
When registering for the race, you must fill in your name, email, birthday, gender, postal code and nationality.If you wish to receive important entrant information per SMS text message – such as your bib number – remember to enter your mobile number in the online registration form or log in on your entrant profile to add it later on.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.
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, 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. 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. An entry transfer will be charged with a transfer fee of DKK 100 and a handling fee of DKK 15.
The unauthorized use of a bib number can lead to disqualification, and organizer can not be held responsible for fraud and abuse related to the transfer of entries, including entries that have been sold or bought via the official Facebook page.
Please note, that the unauthorized use of a bib number may lead to disqualification.
Do I receive an entry confirmation?
Once your registration has been processed, an e-mail confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address entered in your entrant profile. If you do not receive this info mail, 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?
Everyone who registers before the cut off date has their 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 DKK 100,- and a handling fee of DKK 15 (VAT included) per entrant. Find detailed instructions here
All entrants, including transferred ones, who sign up after the cut off date, will not have their name and nationality printed on their bib number. Instead, they will receive a blank bib number.
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, Thursday thru 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 at the information desk at the start and finish area 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 (exect the winner 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 winner times are measured as 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. Read more.
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 thru Thursday 10:00 – 17:00 and Friday 10:00 – 15:00:
Phone: +45 35 26 69 00
Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11
Remember to have your PO number ready at all requests, so they can identify your order in the systems.