Group Training

Free and for runners of all abilities, the official group training organized by Sparta Athletics & Running takes place every Sunday all year around.

Practical details

Time & place: We meet at Østerbro Stadion, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. The training is free and open to everyone – no matter your level or ambitions. You don’t need to sign up, and you can join as many or few trainings you feel like.

We recommend you join the training events on Facebook, which is where any changes and practical information will be posted.

Pace groups: All runners will be divided into 11 different pace teams from 4:15 to 6:30 min/km. Both new and experienced marathon runners are most welcome.

The paces are (min/km) 4:15 – 4:30 – 4:45 – 5:00 – 5:15 – 5:30 – 5:45 – 6:00 – 6:15 – 6:30 – 7:00

Training plan & test races: Long slow runs are a vital part of almost every marathon training programme, which makes this training easy to combine with most training plans or philosophies.

Facilities: Due to COVID-19, there are no changing rooms and showers available for the time being.

Date / month Distance (km) Course / event
November Distance Course
15 November 8 / 12
22 November 10 / 14
29 November 10 / 14
Total kilometres 28 / 40
December Distance Course
6 December 13 / 17
13 December 13 / 17
20 December 15 / 19
27 December 17 Fedtforbrændingsløbet (Sparta members only)
Total kilometres 71.1 / 92.3
January Distance Course
3 January 18
10 January 18
17  January 18
24 January 18
31 January 20
Total kilometres 92
February Distance Course
7 February 10
14 February 20
21 February 22
28 February 22
Total kilometres 74
March Distance Course
7 March 15
14 March 24
21 March 24
28 March 26
Total kilometres 89
April Distance Course
4 April 26
11 April 21,1
18 April 30
25 April 20
Total kilometres 97.1
 May Distance Course
2 May 12  
9 May 8
16 May 42.195 Copenhagen Marathon 2021
Total kilometres 20 / 62.195