This is race day.

You want to be here. You want it to be over. And you’ll want to do it again. Even better. Because you are a runner.

Get ready on race day

Get to the start

The start area is located on Øster Allé at Østerbro. It’s easy to access and in walking distance from the metro stations Vibenhus Runddel, Poul Henningsens Plads or Trianglen. Please note, that the start line up is only open to participants.


The start area opens at 7:30 AM to welcome the first runners.

It closes again at 5 PM after the last runner has crossed the finish line.


The start and finish area is located close to the M3 metro stations; Vibenhus Runddel, Poul Henningsens Plads and Trianglen. If you use public transportation, you can use an event ticket from DOT and get a discount.

Race bag storage

Drop off your race bag at the bag drop in Runners’ Area. If you have a backpack or a gym bag, you can purchase storage in a Volt locker.


There are toilets in the start area at various locations. Please notice that there may be queues just before the start.

Shower and changing rooms

After you finish it is possible to shower and change. The shower and changing and facilities are located close to the finish area in Idrætshuset by Østerbro Stadion.

Don’t forget your race bib

The race bib must be placed visibly on the chest which means it should not be placed e.g. on the back or the lower body. If your bib is not placed correctly, it can affect your time keeping. please, make sure not to bend the bib, as it can damage the timing chip.

Start in the correct start group

Before the race, you have been assigned a start group based on your expected finish time. The color of your start group is on your race bib.

Make sure to start in the correct start group and please consider whether you should stand at the front or back of your start group.

Know your time keeping

Your time keeping is done by Ultimate Sport Service and in addition to an overall time, you will get split times for every 5 km and on the half marathon distance. It is possible for your friends and family to track you in the Copenhagen Marathon app.

Venue map

Explore the venue map, to be well prepared for race day.

Event program

Check out the event program to know all the important event times.

Do you have people cheering for you?

Send your friends and family our Spectator guide. We have gathered everything they need to know to have an amazing day.

More about Race day
  • There are medics located at the start and finish line and at all refreshment zones along the course.

    Please note that you have the option of writing any relevant health issues on the back of your bib.

  • Use our Help desk if you have any last minute questions, have forgotten something for race day or if you need to do a late registration.

    The Help desk opens at 7:30 AM and is located outside of the Sparta hall at the same place as it was during the Copenhagen Marathon Expo.


  • Unclaimed race bags is submitted to:

    Sparta Atletik & Løb
    Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11
    2100, Copenhagen Ø

    The race bags can be collected from the following Monday at 12 PM.