Group Training

The official and free Copenhagen Marathon group training takes place every Sunday from November until race day in May.

Everybody is welcome.

Time & place

We meet at Østerbro Stadion, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on the first weekend of November. The training continues every Sunday until race day.

How to participate

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 teams

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. We’ve even put in a number of opportunities to test your training progress, for instance at the Nike Marathontest series consisting of three races from February to April.

Practical

Changing rooms and showers are available in Idrætshuset, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 7, just next to the stadium. If you need a place to store your personal belongings during the training, you can use the lockers in the hall. Bring your own padlock.

Ruterne opdateres løbende.

Date / month Distance (km) Rute / info
October Distance Rute / info
26 October 5 – 10 – 15 km Sparta race event: Nike Start Op
November Distance Route
3 November 8
10 November 10
17 November 10
24 November 13 Utterslev Mose
Kilometres in total 41
December Distance Route
1 December 13 Danmarks Akvarium
8 December 15 Charlottenlunds Travbane
15 December 15 Degnemosen
22 December 17 Travbanen – Tuborg Havn
31 December 21,1 Sparta race event: Änglamark Nytårsløb
Kilometres in total 71,1 / 92,3
January Distance Route
5 January 18 Lokomotivværkstedet
12 January 18 Tingbjerg – Gyngemosen
19 January 20 Ryparken – Skovshoved
26 January 20 Ryparken – Skovshoved
Kilometres in total 76
February Distance Rute
2 February 10 Sparta race event:
Nike Marathontest 1
9 February 22 Fuglesangsø
16 February 22 Fuglesangsø
23 February 24 Parkovsvej
Kilometres in total 68 / 78
March
March Distance Route
1 March 15 Sparta Løb: Nike Marathontest 2
8 March 24 Parkovsvej / Dyrehavsbakken
15 March 26 Kalvebod Fælled
22 March 26 Ulvedalene
29 March 24 Parkovsvej / Dyrehavsbakken
Kilometres in total 100 / 115
April Distance Route
5 April 21,1 Sparta race event: Nike Marathontest 3
12 April 23 Fortunen
19 April 30 Eremitageslottet
26 April 22 Fuglsangssø
Kilometres in total 84 / 108
May Distance Route
3 May Laps of 3,7 km (18 km according to training programme) Sparta race event:
Wings for Life App Run – a charity run to support spinal cord research. If you can’t join the run, download the app to participate virtually.
10 May 8 Bispebjerg Bakke
17 May 42.195 Copenhagen Marathon 2020
Kilometres in total 8 / 68.195