The place for breaking limits
The Copenhagen Half Marathon is a race that’s known around the world for its world record course and high quality elite field. Although only established in 2015, it has quickly become one of Europe’s must-run races.
This is not just a race for elites though. Runners will enjoy the race of their life, running along the event’s flat, wide and traffic-free course. The route itself almost seems like it was planned as a sightseeing tour of the city, covering many of Copenhagen’s most famous sights. Along the way you’ll see The Old Stock Exchange, The Parliament Christiansborg, The Marble Church and The Black Diamant.
Copenhagen is famed for being one of the happiest countries in the world, which is perhaps down to their ‘hygge’ way of life. This essentially means that the Danes live a life that is cosy, relaxed and social – something which everyone could benefit from.
As for the landscape, Denmark itself is characterised by low flat rolling plains, which explains the city’s love affair with cycling. There are hundreds of bicycle hires, so grab yourself a bike and journey your way across this beautiful city.
Top 5 things to do in Copenhagen:
Refshaleøen. Situated in the north of the city’s harbour, this is Copenhagen’s most eclectic area. Here you’ll find a variety of street food, vintage markets, and art galleries.
The Havneringen. Copenhagen is a city of cyclists, and it’s hands down the best way to get around. The ‘Harbour Ring’ is a 13km (8 mile) bike route around the city that passes some of the most famous sights.
GoBoats. Available at the city’s harbour, these are small solar-powered boats that anyone can hire. A great way to see the city by exploring its canals.
Nyhavn. This waterside row of colourful 17th century buildings is what many people picture when they think of Copenhagen. Visit the surrounding jazz bars and restaurants for a great chilled out vibe.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Visit this fascinating museum to see the unbelievable art and sculpture collection that once belonged to Carl Jacobsen of Carlsberg brewery fame.