Stats & facts 2024

The first Copenhagen Marathon took place in the streets of Copenhagen in 1980. Back then, the race had just 995 participants, but that number has evolved quite a bit since then.

In 2024, we hosted the 43. Copenhagen Marathon (the race was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19). 2024 was a record year, and for the first time in the history of the race, we sold out with 15,000 participants.

On top of that number came Sparta members, who are guaranteed a race number, as well as elite runners and special invitees, bringing the total number of runners to 16,363.

Find more facts and figures about Copenhagen Marathon 2024 below.

Total run km:
Times around the earth:
631.133 km
15,75 times
Number of participants

16.363 registered participants

15.100 participants started

14.655 participants crossed the finish line

First time runners

43,1% of all runners were first time runners.

97,2% of first time runners finished.

Average speed

Age distribution at the finish

Nationalities
Danish runners

52%

International runners

48%

Number of nationalities

109 different nationalities

Top 10 countries

 

🇩🇰 Denmark
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇸🇪 Sweden
🇳🇴 Norway
🇩🇪 Germany
🇫🇷 France
🇺🇸 USA
🇮🇪 Ireland
🇧🇪 Belgium
🇳🇱 Netherlands

Demographics

 

Gender:

  • Men: 73,1%
  • Women: 26,8%
  • Other: 0,07%

Age:

  • Biggest group of age: 25-29 years
  • Average age: 35,4 years
Distribution of residence

 

Denmark:

  • Sealand: 75,92%
  • Jutland: 20,38%
  • Fyn: 3,49%
  • Bornholm: 0,21%