22,000 runners from 104 countries and five out of the world’s ten fastest half marathon times in 2016. The only IAAF Silver Label race in Scandinavia, the Copenhagen Half Marathon has quickly become renowned for its fiercely fast course which attracts recreational and elite runners from all over the world. Entries for third race edition on Sunday 17 September, 2017, is now open.


No less than 104 different nationalities were represented at Denmark’s new half marathon this year. This is more than at any other race in Denmark and on par with the number of international runners at some of the world’s biggest races. The international runners formed 16,7 % of the 22,000 participants.

”Considering the race is only two years old, we are thrilled to having been able to attract this many international participants. This clearly indicates the international potential of this race. We believe that, in a short period of time, the Copenhagen Half Marathon will be among those events in Copenhagen that attracts the most international tourists and thereby contributes to shaping the brand of Copenhagen. Our goal is to become the half marathon equivalent to the Berlin Marathon.” says CEO of co-organiser Sparta, Dorte Vibjerg.


Copenhagen Half Marathon is one of the world’s fastest half marathons

The CPH Half boasts world leading results. As much as seven men did a sub 60 minutes-finish, which has happened only once before at the World Half Marathon Championship in Udine in 2007. The Kenyan winner, James Mwangi Wangari, got the world’s second fastest half marathon result in 2016 with his CPH Half race record of 59:07 minutes.

”The Copenhagen Half Marathon course has already proven itself as one of the fastest in the world, and in 2017 we will attempt to push the race records even closer to the world records. At the same time, it is important that the race is not only about results. We are constantly working towards our ambition of giving the participants an experience of a life time. It’s all about service, entertainment, putting a smile on everyone’s lips and making this race a major celebration,” says CEO of the Danish Athletics Federation, Jakob Larsen.


Entry is open

The registration for the Copenhagen Half Marathon 2017 is open at www.cphhalf.com and in the CPH Half App.


Facts about the Copenhagen Half Marathon

Organisers: Sparta Athletics & Running and Danish Athletics Federation

Powered by: Nordea-Fonden

Partners: Sport Event Denmark, The City of Copenhagen, The City of Frederiksberg and Wonderful Copenhagen

Partner in vision: Bevæg dig for livet – Løb

Date: Sunday 17 September, 2017

Entry fee: DKK 450 (DKK 500 from 1 September)

Details and registration: www.cphhalf.com



Henriette Leth Nielsen, Press Manager: (+45) 20 15 22 20