Start & Finish Area

The 44th Copenhagen 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.

Start & finish area site map

Use the overview map below to find your way around the starting and finish area.

In the official Copenhagen Marathon app you will have an interactive site map available for easy way finding on race day.

Please notice!

Runners can only enter the Runners Area and start sections through entrance/exits A, B or C.

Spectators, friends and family cannot enter the Runners Area, however they are more than welcome to watch the race and cheer you on from the grandstands or along the course at Islands Brygge.

Entrance & exits / meeting points

There are three gates (A, B and C), where runners can enter and exit Runner’s Area. The Runner’s Area is for entrants only, and spectators are not allowed here. 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 ready to assist you with any questions or problems you might have and provide you with last minute essentials such as safety pins, shoelaces, patches or other supplies you might need.

Baggage drop-off / storage

You can drop-off your personal items in the baggage tents in the starting and finish area. Baggage tens will be open from 7:30 AM.

We recommend you use the official race bag handed out to you at the Copenhagen Marathon Expo. Please make sure to attach the baggage tag sticker with your bib number on it, which is enclosed in the envelope with your bib number.

For cheap and safe storage of suitcases and travel bags you can one of LuggageHero’s many certified stores in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.

Get more info here


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.

See the hydration zone locations on course map

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 have the opportunity to 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.

For a smooth and safe start for everyone, please be realistic about your pace and expected finish time.

Read more about start sections here

Food & fluids at the start and finish

After crossing the finish line, you are offered a selection of food, beverages and energy products delivered by our sponsors.

Finisher medal

All runners who finish the race 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 congestion at the finish line.

It is possible to have your time and name engraved in your medal. Find the medal engraving booth in the Runners Area.

Get a free celebration photo

Be sure to have your free celebration photo taken right after crossing the finish line.

The photo will be included into your personal finisher video which will be available a couple of days after the race.

Medical teams

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

You have the option of using 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.

For our medical staff to be able to help you in case of an emergency, please make sure that you are registered with correct personal information, and do not run with another person’s bib number.

Showers & changing facilities

Gender-divided showers and changing facilities are available in the area.

Remember to bring your own towel.