The Copenhagen Half Marathon combines a fiercely fast course with sightseeing in a cool city. Join in to feel the rush on a course designed to break limits.

When the gun launching the 5th race edition of the CPH Half goes off, it is not only heard in Denmark.

Being an IAAF Gold Label half marathon, the CPH Half attracts thousands of runners from all over the world – top athletes as well as recreational runners, who have chosen Copenhagen as the backdrop for their once in a lifetime running experience, regardless of pace and ambitions.


The CPH Half 2019 is held on Sunday, September 15, starting at 11:15 AM CEST.

Number of spots: CPH Half has a limit of 25,000
Start & finish: The race starts and finishes on Øster Allé in Fælledparken, central Copenhagen
Entry fee: Entry fees from 55,25€ – 71,71€. Find more info here
Registration: Online registration at cphhalf.com from December 1, 12:00 noon CET.


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Video: A vibrant half marathon in a cool city


Copenhagen is the place to run a fast time

Despite of having existed only a few years, the CPH Half has become world-wide renowned for it’s fast course.

The world-leading times set in Copenhagen have put the flat capital city of Denmark on the world map as the place to run a really fast time, and 20218 even saw a new women’s European record.

CPH Half – a race of records

Held on traffic-free, wide roads and boulevards, the course is extremely fast and characterized by few and soft curves making for ideal conditions for an enjoyable and fast race.

Not only top runners have discovered the potential for running fast times in Copenhagen. Recreational runners and running enthusiasts from all over the world are traveling to Copenhagen to chase a personal best and have an unforgettable experience over the distance of 21.0975 kilometres.


“In my opinion, Copenhagen Half is the place, if you want to run a fast time.”

Abraham Cheroben, CPH Half ’17 champion


Abraham Cheroben, who won the CPH Half 2017, ran the fastest half marathon time in the world that year. He still holds the race records of 58:40.

Explore the course on the interactive course map


The whole city is cheering for you

The CPH Half is different compared to other major city half marathons, as it boasts a central course, which runs through all the main districts of Copenhagen, the historic city center, and the majestic city of Frederiksberg.

The central course makes the race a one of a kind-sightseeing experience packed with highlights and attractions.

In Copenhagen, you are also sure to never run alone. The whole city will be cheering for you, supporting you from the very start all the way across the finish line.

Thanks to all running people. I felt like we all were one. It was an amazing run. The best one I did ever!! Magic!

Ludmilla, CPH Half-deltager


Power zones and an intense atmosphere

CPH Half boasts an extensive entertainment programme which gives you a boost of energy on more than 20 spots and power zones along the course.

Everything from live music, DJ’s and cheerleaders to fire trucks, big choirs and rock bands will create an amazing atmosphere, put a smile on your face, and suppress your moments of struggle.

You will be carried through every mile!

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