Start & Finish Area

The Telenor CPH Marathon commences at 9:30 am from Islands Brygge, which is located by the harbour front, just 15 minutes walk from the City Square and Copenhagen Central Station.

From here the participants will get an amazing start across the Langebro Bridge and into the centre of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. Spectators, friends and family are more than welcome to watch the race from the grandstands or along the course at Islands Brygge.

Start and finish area site map

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Site map start and finish area Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018

Entrance & exits / meeting points

Runners enter and exit the dedicated runner’s area marked by the red dotted line through gate A, B or C. Spectators are not allowed into the dedicated runner’s area. It’s recommended that runners reunite with family and friends at one of the three gates.

Information desk

The Information desk located in the starting and finish area will be open from 7:30 am on race day. Our service team will be accepting late registrations, assist you with any questions you might have and provide you with safety pins, shoelaces, patches or other supplies you might need.

Info desk and bib number pick-up for the Telenor Teen Run is located towards the harbour front outside of the dedicated runner’s area and will be open from 9:00 AM.

Baggage storage

During the race you can have your baggage stored in the baggage tents in the starting and finish area. Baggage drop-off and pick-up storage will be possible from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.

The baggage storage is attended, however, no guarantee for valuables is provided. Unclaimed baggage can be retained at Spartas office, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, from Monday 12:00 pm.

We recommend you drop off your baggage well in time – there will be rain ponchos available until race start. If you are bringing extra clothes to keep your warm until race start, you can leave those in dedicated cages at the start.

Please use the official baggage bag handed out to you along with your race packet. Don’t forget to attach your baggage tag sticker with your bib number printed on it.

Get a free Telenor victory photo

All runners can have a free Telenor victory photo taken right after crossing the finish line. The photo is sent directly to you by email or sms text message, provided you have entered your mobile number in your entrant profile.

Food & fluids at the start and finish

There is a water station located in the starting and finish area.

After crossing the finish line, you are offered the following selection of food and beverages:

  • A bottle of water (refill is possible)
  • High5 EnergySource
  • H5 EnergyBar
  • Pågen kanelgiflar (soft cinnamon buns)
  • Hot chocolate
  • Coca-Cola
  • Oranges and banana bites
  • Erdinger Alkoholfrei


There are several toilets in the starting and finish area. However, queues just before race start should be expected. There are also toilets at all hydration zones on the course.

Positioning at the start

Place yourself behind the starting line according to your expected finish time. There will be large signs with finish times printed on them along the entire start section to help you place yourself correctly.

You can also follow one of the 13 official pace teams targeting finish times from 3 to 5 hours. They will be wearing coloured balloons indicating their finish times.

Read about the pace teams here

Finisher medal

All runners who finish the race within the official course time limit receive a medal after crossing the finish line.

Be aware that medals will be handed out all the way down along the finishing area in order to avoid queueing.

Medical team

Medical staff and doctors are present at the start and finish as well as on the course and at all hydration zones.

You may use the back of your bib number to inform about any medical conditions or health problems that the medical staff should be aware of in case of an emergency.

Showers and changing facilities

Gender divided showers and changing facilities are available in Sturlasgade.

Post-race massage

Sportseducation offers post-race massage to all runners. The massage is free, however waiting time should be expected.